[Biblein52weeks-en] Bible in 52 Weeks: 2 Chr 25-28 Day: 297
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II Chronicles 25:1: Amaziah was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
II Chronicles 25:2: And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a perfect heart.
II Chronicles 25:3: Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to him, that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father.
II Chronicles 25:4: But he slew not their children, but did as it is written in the law in the book of Moses, where the Lord commanded, saying, The fathers shall not die for the children, neither shall the children die for the fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin.
II Chronicles 25:5: Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and made them captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, according to the houses of their fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and above, and found them three hundred thousand choice men, able to go forth to war, that could handle spear and shield.
II Chronicles 25:6: He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.
II Chronicles 25:7: But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not the army of Israel go with thee; for the Lord is not with Israel, to wit, with all the children of Ephraim.
II Chronicles 25:8: But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down.
II Chronicles 25:9: And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The Lord is able to give thee much more than this.
II Chronicles 25:10: Then Amaziah separated them, to wit, the army that was come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: wherefore their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in great anger.
II Chronicles 25:11: And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.
II Chronicles 25:12: And other ten thousand left alive did the children of Judah carry away captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, that they all were broken in pieces.
II Chronicles 25:13: But the soldiers of the army which Amaziah sent back, that they should not go with him to battle, fell upon the cities of Judah, from Samaria even unto Bethâhoron, and smote three thousand of them, and took much spoil.
II Chronicles 25:14: Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.
II Chronicles 25:15: Wherefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand?
II Chronicles 25:16: And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.
II Chronicles 25:17: Then Amaziah king of Judah took advice, and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us see one another in the face.
II Chronicles 25:18: And Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.
II Chronicles 25:19: Thou sayest, Lo, thou hast smitten the Edomites; and thine heart lifteth thee up to boast: abide now at home; why shouldest thou meddle to thine hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?
II Chronicles 25:20: But Amaziah would not hear; for it came of God, that he might deliver them into the hand of their enemies, because they sought after the gods of Edom.
II Chronicles 25:21: So Joash the king of Israel went up; and they saw one another in the face, both he and Amaziah king of Judah, at Bethâshemesh, which belongeth to Judah.
II Chronicles 25:22: And Judah was put to the worse before Israel, and they fled every man to his tent.
II Chronicles 25:23: And Joash the king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, at Bethâshemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
II Chronicles 25:24: And he took all the gold and the silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of God with Obedâedom, and the treasures of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.
II Chronicles 25:25: And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.
II Chronicles 25:26: Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, first and last, behold, are they not written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel?
II Chronicles 25:27: Now after the time that Amaziah did turn away from following the Lord they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish: but they sent to Lachish after him, and slew him there.
II Chronicles 25:28: And they brought him upon horses, and buried him with his fathers in the city of Judah.
II Chronicles 26:1: Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.
II Chronicles 26:2: He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.
II Chronicles 26:3: Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.
II Chronicles 26:4: And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah did.
II Chronicles 26:5: And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.
II Chronicles 26:6: And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and brake down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and built cities about Ashdod, and among the Philistines.
II Chronicles 26:7: And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gurâbaal, and the Mehunims.
II Chronicles 26:8: And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah: and his name spread abroad even to the entering in of Egypt; for he strengthened himself exceedingly.
II Chronicles 26:9: Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and fortified them.
II Chronicles 26:10: Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.
II Chronicles 26:11: Moreover Uzziah had an host of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, according to the number of their account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, one of the king's captains.
II Chronicles 26:12: The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the mighty men of valour were two thousand and six hundred.
II Chronicles 26:13: And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.
II Chronicles 26:14: And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings to cast stones.
II Chronicles 26:15: And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.
II Chronicles 26:16: But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the Lord his God, and went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
II Chronicles 26:17: And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the Lord, that were valiant men:
II Chronicles 26:18: And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the Lord, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thine honour from the Lord God.
II Chronicles 26:19: Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the Lord, from beside the incense altar.
II Chronicles 26:20: And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the Lord had smitten him.
II Chronicles 26:21: And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the Lord: and Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land.
II Chronicles 26:22: Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.
II Chronicles 26:23: So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the burial which belonged to the kings; for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.
II Chronicles 27:1: Jotham was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Jerushah, the daughter of Zadok.
II Chronicles 27:2: And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered not into the temple of the Lord. And the people did yet corruptly.
II Chronicles 27:3: He built the high gate of the house of the Lord, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.
II Chronicles 27:4: Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.
II Chronicles 27:5: He fought also with the king of the Ammonites, and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same year an hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand measures of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of Ammon pay unto him, both the second year, and the third.
II Chronicles 27:6: So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.
II Chronicles 27:7: Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
II Chronicles 27:8: He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.
II Chronicles 27:9: And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.
II Chronicles 28:1: Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the Lord, like David his father:
II Chronicles 28:2: For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim.
II Chronicles 28:3: Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.
II Chronicles 28:4: He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
II Chronicles 28:5: Wherefore the Lord his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.
II Chronicles 28:6: For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men; because they had forsaken the Lord God of their fathers.
II Chronicles 28:7: And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah the king's son, and Azrikam the governor of the house, and Elkanah that was next to the king.
II Chronicles 28:8: And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.
II Chronicles 28:9: But a prophet of the Lord was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, because the Lord God of your fathers was wroth with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage that reacheth up unto heaven.
II Chronicles 28:10: And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: but are there not with you, even with you, sins against the Lord your God?
II Chronicles 28:11: Now hear me therefore, and deliver the captives again, which ye have taken captive of your brethren: for the fierce wrath of the Lord is upon you.
II Chronicles 28:12: Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against them that came from the war,
II Chronicles 28:13: And said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither: for whereas we have offended against the Lord already, ye intend to add more to our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.
II Chronicles 28:14: So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the congregation.
II Chronicles 28:15: And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.
II Chronicles 28:16: At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria to help him.
II Chronicles 28:17: For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah, and carried away captives.
II Chronicles 28:18: The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethâshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt there.
II Chronicles 28:19: For the Lord brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the Lord.
II Chronicles 28:20: And Tilgathâpilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not.
II Chronicles 28:21: For Ahaz took away a portion out of the house of the Lord, and out of the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave it unto the king of Assyria: but he helped him not.
II Chronicles 28:22: And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord: this is that king Ahaz.
II Chronicles 28:23: For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
II Chronicles 28:24: And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the Lord, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.
II Chronicles 28:25: And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the Lord God of his fathers.
II Chronicles 28:26: Now the rest of his acts and of all his ways, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
II Chronicles 28:27: And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.
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