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was buried in the city of David liis father ;lwe in David ? neither have we inl.erilanes and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead. in the son of Jesse : lo your tents, O Israel CHAP. XII.

Now see to thine own house, David. Solo

raelemarked unto, el enlacemos. all Israel were come to Slechem to inake 17 But as for vie children of Israc! which iám king.

«well in the cities of Judah, Rehoboain And it came to pass, when Jerolioam the reigned over them. son of Nehat, who was yet in Egype, heard of 18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, it.(for he was fed from the presence oí king who was over the tribute; and all Israel Solomon, and Jeroboam dwell in Egypt,) stoned him with stones, thai he died: there.

3 That they sent and called him: and Je- fure king Rehoboam made speed 10 gel lim roboam and all the congregation of Israel (up to his chariot, to fee to Jerusalem. came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying, 19 So Israel rebelled against the house of

4 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now David unto this day. therefore make thou the grievous service or 20 1 And it caine to pass, when all Israel thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put heard that Jeroboam was come again, that npon us, lighter, and we will serve thee. they sent and called lim unto the congrega

5 And he said unto them, Depart yet for tion, and made him king over all Israel. three days, then come again to me. And the there was none that followed the liouse of people departed.

David but the tribe of Judah only. '9 And king Rehoboam consulted with 21 And when Rehoboam was come lo the old men, that stood before Solomon his Jerusalem, lie assembled all the house of Jufather while he yet lived, and said, How do dali, with the tribe of Benjamin, an hundred ye advise that I may answer this people? and fourscore thousand chosen men, which

7 And they spake unto him., saying, If were warriors, to fight against the house of thou wilt be a servant unto this people this Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Relia day, and wilt serve them, and answer thein, boam the son of Solomon. and speak good words to thein, then they ? But the word of God came unto Sle will be thy servants for ever.

maiah the man of God, snying, 8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, 23 Speak unto Relioboain, the son of Sulowhich they had given him, and consulted mon, king of Judah, and unto ali the house with the young men that were grown up with of Judali and Benjamin, and to the remnant him, anil which stood before lim:

of the people, saying, 9 And he said unto them, What counsel 21 Thussaitli the Lorn, Ye shall not go up, give ye that we inay answer this people, who nor figlit against your brethren the children of fiave spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke Israel: return every man to his house ; for this which thy father did put upon us lighter ? thing is from me. They hearkened therefore

10 And the young men that were grown to the word of the Lord, and returred to deup with him spake unto hiin, saying. Thus part, according to the word of the LORD. shalt thou speak unto this people that spake 25 1 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke mount Eplıraim, and dwell therein; and heavy, but make thou il lighter unto us ; thus went out from thence, and built Penuel. shalt thou say walo them, My little finger 26 And Jeroboain said in his heart, Now shall be thicker than my father's loins. shall the kingdom return to the liouse of David.

Il And now whereas my tather did lade 27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your the bouse of the Lord at Jerusalem, thea yoke: my father hath chastised you with shall the heart of this people turn again unto whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. their lord, even unto Relohoani king of

12 1 So Jeroboam and all the people came Judah, and they shal! kill me, and go again to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had to Rehoboam king of Judah. appointed, saying, Come to me again the 28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and third day.

made iwo calves of gold, and said unto thein, 13 And the king answered the people !t is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel behold-thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee that they gave him ;

up out of the land of Egypl. 1 And spake to them after the counsel of 29 And he set the one in Beth-el, and the the young men, saying, My father made your other put he in Dan. yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke : 30 And ilıis thing became a sin: for the iny father also chastised you with whips, but people went to worship before the one, even I wil! cliastise you with scorpions.

unto Dan. 15 Wherefore the king learkened not unto 31 And he made an house of high places, the people; for the cause was from the Lorn, and made priests of the lowest of the people, that he might persorm his saying, which the which were not of the sons of Levi. LORD spake by Ahijali the Shilonite unto 32 And Jeroboain ordained a feast in the Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

eiglith month, on the fifteenth day of the 16 9 So when all Israel saw that the king month, like unto the feast that is in Judah : hearkened not unto them, the people an- and be offered upon the altar, (so did he in Iwered the king, saying, What portion liare) Beth-el,) sacrificing unto the calves that he

hadi male: and he placed in Beth-el thel 14 And went after the man o God, and priests of the high places which he had made. found him sitting under an oak : and he said

33 So be offered upon the altar which he unto him, Art thou the man of God that hal made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the cainest from Judal. And lie said, I am. eighth month, even in the mouth which be 15 Then he said unto him, Come home had devised of his own hear; and ordained wi:me, and eat breau. a feast unto the children of Israel: and he or 16 And he said, I may not return with thee, fered upon the altar, and burnt incense. nor go in with thee; neither will I eat bread CHAP. XII.

nur drink water with thee in this place:

17 For it was said to me by the word of the AND beholde horele werden ano Loired

out of Judah by the word of the LORD LORD), Thou shall eat no bread nor o'rink unto Beth-el; and Jeroboam slood by the water there, nor turn again to go by the way altar to burn incense.

that thou camest. And he cried against the altar in the 18 Ile said unto him, I am a proplet also as word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar! thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the thus saiti ilie Lori, Behold, a child shall be word of the Lord, saving, Bring him back bom unto the house of David, Josialı by with thee into thine liouse, that lie may eat wame; and upon thee shall he offer the priests bread and drink water. But belied unto him of the brigh places that burn incense upon thee, 19 So lie went back with him, and did eat and men's bones sliall be burnt upon thee. bread in luis house, and drank waler.

3 And he gave a sign the same day, say. 20 11 And it came to pass, as they sat at the ing, This is the sign which the Lord bail table, that the foord of the Lord caine unio spohen; Behold, ibe aitar shall be rent, and the prophet that brought him back: the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.

SL and he cried unto the men of God that + 11 Aiulit came to pass, wlien 'king Jero- came from Juolab, saying, Thus saith the beam heard the saying on the map of God, Lord), Forasinuch as thou hasi disobeyed the which had cried against tlic altar in Beil-el, mouth of the Lorn, and last nou kept the that lie put forth liis hand from the allar, say commandment which the LORD thy God ing, Lay hoid on liim. And his hand, which coinmanded thre, to put forthi against him, died up, so that he 22 But camest back, and hast eaten bread coule' not pull it in agein to liim.

and drunk water in the place of the which Ő The allar also was rent, and the asbes the LORD did say to thee, Eat no bread, and poured out from the altar, according to the drink no water; thy carcase shall not come sign which the man of God has given by the unto the sepulcire of thy fathers. word of the LORD).

23 9 And it came to pass, after he had 6 And the king answered an: said unto eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that lie the man of God, Entreat now the lace or saddled for him the ass, lo wit, for the prothe LORD thy God, and pray for mne, :hai pher who lie bad brought back. mny law may be restored me again. And 21 And when lie was gore, a lion met him wie man of God besouglit the Lurp, and by the way, and slew inn; and his carcase the king's liand was restored liim again, and was cst in tlie way, and the ass stood by ii, became as it was before.

the lion ako styou hy the carcase. 71. And the king said unto the man of Cou! 2.53 bd, behold, inen passed by, and saw Coine home with me, and refresh dyzell, the carcase cast in the way, and the lior and I will give thee a reward.

starding by the carcase: and they came and 8 And the mau of Cod said unto the king, told it in the city where the old propliet dwet. If thou will give ine ha! thine house, I will 2o S And when the prophet that lovuglit for go in with thee, neither will ! eai bread winbach liom the way heard thereof, he said, mor drink walce ir uis place:

It is the nun of God, who was disobedieni 9 For so was it charged me by the worrlanto the word of the Lord; therefore the of the Lord, saying, Eaino brcad, nor drink Lorobat!: delirered bimantothe lion, which water, nor turn again by the same way that hat! torn him, and slain lim, according othe throul cainest.

word of the LoL), which he spake unto him 10 So he went another way, and returned 27 And lie spake io his sons, saying, Sad not by the way that he came to Beth-el. dle e le ass. And they saddledium.

11 1 Now there dwelt an old propliet in 29 Ard he went, and found his carcasa Belli-el; and his sois came and told in all cast in the way, and ihe ass and t!w lion die works that the mau of Gori had done standing by the carcase: the lion had no that day in Betli-el; the words which lie had eaten the carcase, nor torn the ass. aj ken umto lhe king, them they sold also 10 29 And the prophet took up the carcase of their father.

the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and 12 And their father said unto them, Wlat Irought it back: and the old prophet came way went he:

For his sous bad seen what to the city to mourn, and to bury liim. way the man of God went which came liom

30. And lie laid his carcase in his owngrave: Judah.

and then inourne:! over luinn, saying, Alas, 13 And he said unto his sons, Sadelle me my brother! the ass. So they saddled hini thic ass: and

31 And it came to pass, alter ne had buri be rode thereun,

ed lim, that he spake to his soss, saying,

A fell sick.

When I am denil, then bury me in the se 12 Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine pulchreewherein the mar of God is buried : own hou:e : unel whentliy' feet enter into the lay my hones beside his hones :

city, the child shall die, 32 For the saying which he cried by the 13 And all Israel slall moun for him, and word of the Lor against the altar in belli- bury hin; for lie only of Jeroloar slia!

el, and against ail the lionses of the lighi come to the grave, because in him there is ť places which are in the cities of Samaria, found some good thing toward the Lord God riall surels coine to pass.

of Israel in the house of Jeroboam. 331 After this thing Jeroboam returned not 14 Moreover, the Lord shall raise him up from his evibway, bui made again of the low- a king over Israel, who shall cut off the house es: of the people priests of the high places : for Jeroboam that day: but what? even now whoscever would, he consecrated liim, and he jj For the Lord sliall smile Israel. as a reed veca..re one of the priests of the bigli places. is shaken in the water, and he shall root up

34 And this thing became sin unto the Israel out of tiris good land, which he gave io house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to their fathers, and shall scalier them leyond! destroy il from off the face of the earth. the river, because they have made their CHIP. XIV.

groves, provoking the LORD) 10 anger. T that time Abijali the son of Jeroboam 16 And be shall give Israel " because of

the sins of Jeroboam, wlio did sin, and who 2 And Jerohonin said to his wife, Arise, 1 made Israel lo sin. pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou he 1791 AndJerohoam's wise arose, and departe no: known to be the wife of Jeroboain, and ed, and came to Tirzal: anu when she cane get thee to Shilolo; belold, there is Ahijal to the thirestwold of the door, the child wied; the preplied, wiich told me that I should be 18 And they buried liim; an: all Israel king over this people.

mourned for liim, according to the word o 3 And take with thee ten loaves, and crack- the LORD), which die spake by the land of liis r.els, and a cruse of loney, and go to him: le servant Alijali the propliet. snali tellibee wliat shail become of the child. 19: And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam,

4 Ard Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose, how lie warred, and low lie reigred, behold and weul lo Shilolı, and came to the louse Uiey are written in the book of the Chroniof Ahijalı; but Alijah could not see; fur lisicies of the kings of Israel, eyes were sel by reason of his age.

20 And the days which: Jeroboam reigned 5 1 Aud the Loxd said unto Alijalı

, Be- were two and twenty years: and he slepe hold, the wile of Jeroboam cometli to ask a with his father's; anů Nadab his son reigni. thing of thee for bier sop; for ise is sick : ed in lois stead. this and thus shalt thou say unto her ; for it 21 | And Relioboam the son of Solomon shall be, when she cometti in, that she shall reigned in Judalı. Rehoboam was forzy and frigu herself to be another woman.

one years old whien he began to reign; and 6 And it was so, when Ahijalı heard the he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the sound of lier feet, as she came in at the door, city which the Lord did choose out of all that he said, Corne in, thon wife of Jeroboam; the tribes of Israel, lo put l'is naine there : why feignest thou thyself to be another? for and his mother's name was Naamalı, au Tom sent to thee with heavy tilings. Ammonitess.

7 Go, tell Jeroboam, This saith the Lord 22 And Judah did evil in the sight of the God of Israel, Fora much as I exaltod thee Lord), and they provoked him 10 jealousy from among the people, and made thee with their sins which they had coinmitted, prince over my people Israel,

above all that their fathers had done. 9 And rent the kingdom away from the 23 For they also built thein liigh places, bouse of David, and gave it thee; and yet and images, and groves, on every bigla birl, Miou last not been as my servar David, who and under every green tree. kepe my commandmenis, and who followed 24 And there were also sodonites in the me with all lits heart, to do thal only which and: and they did according to all the absolas right in mine eyes:

minations of ine nations which the LORD 9 Bul last done evil above all that were be- cast out before the children of Israel. fore chee: for thou hast gone and made thee 25 1 And it came to pass, in the fifth year other gods, and molten images, to provoke of king Rehoboam, thal Shishak king of me to anger and last cast ire behind thy back; Egypi came up against Jerusalem:

10 Therefore, beholl, I will bring evil up 26 And he took away thie treasures of the on the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off fouse of the Lord, and the treasures of the from Jeroboam bin that pissethi against the king's house; he even took away all : and wall, and him that is sirut up and left in Israel, he took away all the shields of gold which and will take away the remnant of the house Soloinon had made. of Jeroboam, as a man laketh away dung, 27 and king Reliwhoam made in their till it be ail gone.

stead brasensluelds, and committed them into 11 Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city ine bands of the chief of the guard, whicli c'all the dogs eat; and him that dietà in kept the door of the king's house. the field shall the fowls of the air eat: for 28.And it was so, when the king went into Nie LORD hatlı spoken it.

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mem, ar.d brought then. back into the guarıl- might not suffer any to go out or come in cl.ainber.

tu Asa king of Juda!. 29 1 Now the rest of the acts or Relobo 18 Then Asa touk all the silver and the am, and all that he did, are they not written gold that were left in the treasures of the in the look of the Chronicles of the kings of house of the Lord, and the treasures of the Judab?

king's house, and delivered them into the 30 And there was war between Rehoboam hand of his servants; and king Asa sent tbem and Jeroboam all their days.

to Ben-liadail, the son of Tabrimon, the son 31 And Relioboain slepi with lois fathers, of Hezion, king of Syria, that dweli ai Da. and was buried with his fathers in the city of mascus, saving, David: and his mother's name was Naa 19 There is a league between me and thee, maii, an Ammonitess • ard Abijaın his son and between my father and thy father : beo reigned in his stead.

hold, I have sent unto thee a present or sil CHAP. XV.

ver and gold; coine and break thy league NOW, in the eighteente year of king with Paasla king of Israel, that lie inay de

son of Nebat Abi- part me. jain over Judah.

20 So Ben-haded hearkened unto king I loree years reigned lie in Jerusalem : Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which and his mother's name was Maachalı, the he had against the cities of Israel, and smoke daughter of Abishaloin.

ljon, and Dan, and Abel-betli-maachals, and 3 And he walked in all the sins of his fa- all Cinneroth, with all the land of Napliiali. ter, which lie bad done hefore him: and his 21 And it came to pass, wlien Baasia lieard lieart was not perfect with the Lord liis God, thereof, wat lie left off building of Ramah es the lieart of David his father.

and duelt in Tirzalı. + Nevertheless, for David's sake, did the 29 Then king Asa made a proclamatior Lord his God give him a lainp in Jerusa- throughoutall Judalı; (none wusexempted ;) jenn, to set up his son aller bin, and to es- and they took away ihe stones of Ramais, tablislı Jerusalem ;

and the timber thereol, wherewith Baasha 5 Because David did that which was rig!!! had builded; and king Asa built with them in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah. from any thing that he commanded him all 23 ^ The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all the days of liis life, save only in the matter bis migiit, and all that lie did, and the cities of Crialı the Hinite.

which lie built, are they not written in the 6 and there was war between Rehoboam book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah : Qud Jeroboain all the days of inis life. Nevertheless in the time of lsis old age be was

7! Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, diseased in his feet. and all that he did, are they not written in 21 And Asa slept with his fathers, and was the houk of the Chironicles of the kings of buried with his fathers in the city of David Judalı? And there was war between Abi- his father : and Jehoslapliat liis son reigned jam and Jeroboam.

in his stead. 8 And Abijaın slept with his fathers; and 25 ! And Nadab the son of Jeroboam be. biey buried liin in the city of David: and gan to reig: over Israel in the second year of Asa his son reigned in his stead.

Asa king of Judalı, and rrigned over Israel 9 1 And in the lwentieth year of Jerobo-wo years, um king of Israel reigned Asa over Judalı. 26 Aud he did evil in the sight of the

10 And forty and une years reigned be in Lori), and walked in the way of his father, Jerusalein: and iris mother's rame wus Maa- and in loissin wierewithabe made Israel to sin. :hali, the daugliter of Abislialom.

27 ! Ard Baaslia lhe son of Alijali, of the il And Asa did that which rus right in the house of Issachar, conspired against him : eyes of the LORI), as did David his father, and Baaslia sinote liim at Gibhethon, which

12 And he took away the sodomites out of belonged to the Philistines ; (for Nadab and the land, and removed all the idols that his all Israel laid siege to lijbbethoa ;) Cathers had made.

23 Even in the third year of Asa king of 13 And also Maachali liis mother, even her Judalı did Baasha slay him, and reigned in he removed from being qihen, because shieliad bis stead. made an idol in a grove: and Asa destroyed 29 And it came to pass, when lie reignedl, her isdol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron. that he smole all the house or Jeroboam; he

14 Biit the iriglı places were not removed : left not to Jeroboain any that breained, unnevertheless Asa's leart was perfect with the til he had destroyed him, according unto the LORD all his days.

saying of the LORD, which he spake by big l. And he brougril in the things which liis servant Abijali the Shiiunile : father liad dlicated, and the things which 20 Because of the sins of Jerohoam which hiinself had dedicated, into the house of the he sinned, and which be made Israel sin, hy LURD), siiver, and gold, and vessels. his picvocation wherewith he provoked this

16 11 And there was war between Asa and LORu God of Israel i anger. Baasha king of Israel ali their days.

I ! Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, 17 And Bansia king of Israei went up and all that lie did, are they not written in the against Judah, and built Ramuli, that lie book of the Chronicles of ile kings of Israeli

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32 And there was war between Asa and Tirzah : and the people were encanıped Baasha king of Israel all their days. against Giblethon, which belonged to the

33 lu the third year of Asa king of Judah Pliilistines. began Baasha the son of Aliijali to reign 16 And the people that were encamped over all Israei in Tirzah, ewenty and four heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath years.

also slain the king: wlierefore all Israel 3And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, made Omri, the captain of the host, king and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in over Israel that day in the camp. his sin wlierewith he made Israel to sin. 17 And Omri went up from Gibbellion, and CHAP. XVI.

all Israel with hiin, and they besieged Tirzuh. The word of the Loro came to Je 18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw

hu the son of Hanani against Baasha, that the city was taken, inat he went into saying:

the palace of the king's liouse, and burut the . Forasiruch as I exalted thee out of the king's house over him with fire, and died, dust, and made thee prince over my people 1) For his sins wliich lie sinned in doing Israel, and thou hast walked in the way of evil in the sight of the Lorn, in walking in Jeroboam, and last made my people Israel the way of Jeroboam, and ir: lits sin wliich to sin, to provoke me lo anger with their sins; he did, to make Israel to sin.

3 Behold, I will take away the posterity of 20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and Baasha, and the posterity of his house ; and his teason that he wrought, are they nca wil make thy liouse like the house of Jero-written in thie book of the Chronicles of the boam the son of Vebat.

kings of Israel ?
4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city slrall 21 Then were tlie people of Israel divi
the dogs eat; and him that dieth of his in ded into two parts: hall of ile people follow.
the field shall the fowls of the air eat. ed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make lim

5 | Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and king; and half followed Omri.
what he did, and his might, are they not ve But the people that followed Omri pre.
written in the book of the Chronicles of the vailed against the people that followed Tibui
kings o? Isra:1 ?

the son of Ginach : so Tibni dicel, and Oiri
6 So Baasla slept with lois fathers, and was reigned.
buried in Tirzalı: and Elalı his sou reigned 23 S In the thirty and first year of Asa king
is his stead.

of Judalı began Omri in reign over Israel 7 And also hy the land of the prophet Je- twelve years: six years reigned be in Tirzah. nu the son of Hanani caine ille word of the 24 And lie bouglie the bill Samaria of Lord against Baasha, and against his liouse, Shemer for two talents of silver, and built ven for all the evil that he did in the sight of on the lill, and called the name of the city lie LORD, in provoking him to anger with which he built, after the name of Shemer, he work of his hands, in being like the house owner of the hill, Samaria. f Jeroboam; and because he killed him. 255 Bul Omri wrought evil in the eyes of

91. In the lwenty and sixth year of Asathe LORD, and did worse than all thai were king of Judah, began Elali the son of Baasha before liim. lo reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years. 26 For lie walked in all the way of Jero

9 and his servant Zimri (captain of ball hoam the son of Nebat, and in luis sin wherehis chariots) con-pired against bin, as he with he made Israel to sin, to provoke the was in Tirzalı

, drinking himself drunk in the LORD God of Israel to anger with their house of Arza, steward of his liouse in Tirzalı. vaniljes.

10 And Zinri want in and smole liim, and 27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which killed liim, in the twen!y and seventh year of he did, and his miglit that he sliewed, are Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his stead. they not written in the book of the Chronic

111 And it came to pass, when he began scles of the kings of Israel? lo reign, as soon as hie sat on lois throne, that 228 So Oniri slept with liis fathers, and was he siew all the house of Baasha : be leri lim buried in Sainaria : and Alab his sun reignnot one that pisseth against a wall, ueither ofed in his stead. leis kinsfolks, nor of his friends.

291 And in the thirty and eighth year of 12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Asa king of Judab began Ahab the son of Baaslia, according to the word of the LORD,Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the sin which lie spakt against Baasha by Jehu the of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria propbet;

twenty and two years. 13 For all the sins of Baaslia, and the sins 30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in of Fjah luis son, by which they sinned, and by the sight of the Lord above all that were lie. which they made' Israel to sin, in provoking fore him. the LORD God of Israel to anger with their 31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a vanities.

light thing for him to walk in the sins of Je14 Now the resi of the acts of Elah, and roboam the son of Nebat, that lie took 10 all that he did, are they not written in the wife Jezebel, the daughter of Ethbaal, king book of the Chruicles of the kings of Israel: of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal,

151 In the twenty and seventh year of Asa and worshipped him. king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in 32 And be reared up an allar for Baal in

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