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Separation of the ten Triber. 2 CHRONICLES, XIII. Rehoboam's fall from God. Shemaiah a the man of God, saying, B. C.975. 3 With twelve hundred chariots, and 3 Speak unto Reboboam the son of

threesccre thousand horsemen : and the Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel a c.12.5. people were without number that came in Judah and Benjamin, saying,

b c.16.8. with him out of Egypt; the Lubims, 4 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go

the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians. up bor fight against your c brethren : re- c Ge. 13.8. 4 And he took the fenced cities which turn every man to his house ; for d this dc.10.15. pertained to Judah, & came to Jerusalem. thing is done of me. And they obeyed Ps.33.11. 5 Then came Shemaiah e the prophet to the words of the LORD, and returned e c.11.2. Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, from going against Jeroboam.

that were gathered together to Jerusalem 5 And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem,

because of Shishak, and said unto them, and built cities for defence in Judah, If c.15.2. Thus saith the LORD, Ye f have forsaksa 6 He built even Beth-lehem, and Etam,

me, and therefore have I also left you in and Tekoa,

the hand of Shishak. 7 And Beth-zur, and Shoco,and Adullam, & Je.13.15,18.6 Whereupon the princes of Israel and 8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph, Ja.4.6,10. the king humbled g themselves; and they 9 And Adoraim, and Lachish,& Azekah, h Ex.9.27. said, The h Lord is righteous.

10 And Zorah,and Aijalon, and Hebron, i 1Ki.21.28,29.7 And i when the LORD saw that they which are in Judah and in Benjamin k 18.22. 10, 11. humbled themselves, the word of the fenced cities.

2 Le.26.41,42. LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They 11 And he fortified k the strong holds, m c.17.19. have humbled themselves, therefore II and put captains m in them, and stores of or, a little will not destroy them, but I will grant victual, and of oil and wine.

while, them 1 some deliverance; and my wrath 12And in every several city he put shields n Ne.9.36,37. shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by & spears, & made them exceeding strong, 1s.26.13. the hand of Shishak. having Judah and Benjamin on his side. 2 presented 8 Nevertheless they shall be his na ser 13 And the priests and the Levites that themselves. vants ; that they may know myservice, & were in all Israel resorted to him out of o De 28.47,48 theserviceof the kingdomsoofthe countries. all their coasts.

p Nu.35.2,&c 9 So Shishak king of Egypt came up 14 (For the Levites left their p suburbs, lg c. 13.9. against Jerusalem, and took away the and their possession, and came to Judah 1 c.9.15,16. treasures of the house of the LORD, and the and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and hiss IKi.12.31. treasures of the king's house; be took sons bad cast them off q from executing 13,33. all: he carried away also the shields of the priest's office unto the Lord : t Le.17.7. gold which r Solomon had made.

16 And he ordained him priests for the De.32.17. 10 Instead of which king Rehoboam high places, and for the devils, t and for 1Co.10.20. made shields of brass, & committed them the calves ú which he had made.) u 1Ki.12.28. to the hands of the chiel v of the guard,

16 And after them, out of all w the 14.9. that kept the entrance of the king's house. tribes of Israel, such as set their hearts Hos. 13.2. 11 And when the king entered into the to seek the LORD God of Israel, came to v 28a.8.18. House of the LORD, the guard came and Jerusalemu to sacrifice unto the LORD God w c. 15.9. fetched them, and brought them again of their fathers.

30.11,18. into the guard chamber. 17 So they strengthened the kingdom! Ps 84.5-7. 12 And when y be humbled himself, the of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of < c. 12.1. wrath of the LORD turned from him, that Solomon strong, three years : for three y c.33.12,13. he would not destroy him altogether years they walked in the way of David Is.57.15. and also a in Judah things went well. and Solomon.

1 Pe.5.6. 13 So king Rehobom strengthened him. 18 And Rehoboam took him Mahala'h a or, and yet self in Jerusalem, and reigned : for Rebo the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David in Judah boam was one and forty years old when to wife, and Abibail the daughter of there were he began to reign, and he reigned sevenEliab the son of Jesse;

good things. teen years in Jerusalem, the city which 19 Which bare him children; Jeush, Ge.18.24. the Lord bad chosen out of all the tribes and Shamariah, and Zaham.


of Israel, to put his name there. And his 20 And after her he took Maachah z the c. 19.3. mother's name was Naamah,an Ammondaughter of Absalom, which bare him z IK1.15.2. iless. Abijah,& Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith. She is called 14 And he did evil, because he pre

21 And Rehoboam loved Maachab the Micbaiah pareů not his heart a to seek the LORD, daughter of Absalom above all his wives the daughter 15 Now the acts of Rehoboan, first and and his concubines: (for he took eighteen of Uriel, last, are they not written in the's book of wives, and threescore concubines; and c.13.2. Shemaiah b'the prophet, ard of Iddo c the begat twenty and eight sous, and three fixed. seer, concerning genealogies? And there score daughters.)

a De.5.29. Locre wars between Rehoboam and Jero22And Rehoboam made d Abijah the son Eže.33.31. boam continually. of Maachah the chief,to beruler among his 5 words. 16Ant Rehoboam slept with

his fathers brethren:for he thought to makehim king. ver.5. and was buried in the city of David: and 23 And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of c. c.9.29. Abijah

e his son reigned in his stead. all his children throughout all the coun.Jd De.21.15-17

CHAP. XIII. tries of Judak and Benjamin, unto every c.12.16.

the eighteenth year of king abundance. And be desired 6 many wives. Abijam. Judah. CHAP. XII.

fiki 15.1,&c.) 2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem:
A had established on the kingdom, and
ND it came to pass, when Rehoboam a multitude his mother's name also was g Michaiah

of wives.
the daughter of Urjel

of Gibeat:) & thero had strengthened himself,he i forsook' kthe 8 c.11.20.

was war between Abijah and Jeroboame law of the LORD, and all Israel with him. hc.11.17.

3 And Abijah 7 set the battle in array 2 And it came to pass, that, in the fifth i Ki. 14.22.

with an army of valiant men of year of king Rehoboam, Shishak king of a De.32.15,18 four hundred thousand chosen men: Jerman Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because 7 bound boam also set the battle in array against they had transgressed against the LORD, together.

him with eight hundred thousand chores

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Jeroboam defeated by Abijah. 2 CHRONICLES, XV. Asa defeats the Ethiop:ans. neo, being mighty men of valour. | B. C. 957. 21 But Abijah waxed mighty, and man 4 And Abijah stood up upon mount Ze

ried fourteen wives, and begat twenty marzim,a which is in inount Ephraim, & a Jos.18.22. and two sons, and sixteen daughters. said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam,& all Israel;

22 And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and 5 Ought ye not to know that the LORD

his ways, and his sayings, are written in God of Israel gave the kingdom over Is. 1 or,commen- the story of the prophet iddo. b rael to David for ever, even to him and tary:

CHAP. XIV. to his song by a covenant d of salt? b c. 18.15. 6 Yet Jeroboam ihe son of Netat, the ser. C28a.7.12-16. N they buried him in the city of David;

O e Abijah slept with his fathers, and

IS. vant of Solomon, the son of David, is risen d Nu.18.19. and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In up, and hath rebelled f' against his lord. e Ki. 15.8,&c. his days the land was quiet ten years.

1 And there are gathered unto him g fiki.11.26. 2 And Asa did that which coas good and vain men, the children of Belia!, and have 12.20. right in the eyes of the LORD his

God : strengthened themselves against Rehobo- & Ju.9.4. 3 For he took away the altars of the am the son of Solocon, when Rehoboam h 1Ki.11.7. strange gods, and h the high places, and was young i and tender-hearted,and could c.15.17. brake down the 2 images, and cut k down not withstand them.

i c.10.16. the groves; 8 And now ye think to withstand the statues.

4 And commanded Judah to seek the kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the k Ex.34.13. LORD God of their fathers, and to do the sous of David; and ye be a great multitude,

law and the commandment. and there are with you golden calves,

5 Also he took away, out of all the which 1 Jeroboam made you for gods.

LIKI.12.28. cities of Judah, the high places and the 9 Have ye not cast m out the priests of Hos.8.5,6. 3 images ; and the kingdom was quiet the Lord, the sons of Aaron, and the Le- a sun images. before him. vites, and hare made you priests after the m c.11.14, 16. 6 And he built fenced cities in Judah: wanaer of the nations of other lands? so

for the land had rest, and he had no war that whosoever cometh to 4 consecrate n Jos.23.1. in those years; because n the LORD had himself with a young bullock and seven -fill his hand given him rest. Tams, the same may be a priest of them

Ex.29.1. 7 Therefore he said unto Judah, Let

Le.8.2. us build these cities, and make about 10 But as for us, the LORD is our God,

them walls and towers, gates and bars, and we have not forsaken him; and the

while the land is yet before us; because priests, which minister unto the LORD, Ps.105.3,4. we have sought the LORD our God, are the sods of Aaron, and the Levites Je.29.13. we have sought him, and he hath given wait upon their business.

us rest on every side. So they built and !1 And p they burn unto the LORD, P 2.2.4. prospered. very morning and every evening, burnt

8 And Asa had an army of men that sacrifices and sweet incense : the shew

bare targets and spears, out of Judah three bread q also set they in order upon the q Le.24.5-9. hundred thousand, and out of Benjamin, pure table; and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof, to burn r every rEx.27.20,21. hundred and fourscore thousand : all these evening : for we keep the charge of the Le.24.2,3. were mighty men of valour. LORD Our God; but ye have forsaken him. sc.16.8.

9 And s there came out against them !2 And, behold, God t himself is with t Is.8.10. Zerah the Ethiopian, with an host of a us for our captain, 4 and his priests with u. Jos.5.14,15. thousand thousand, and three hundred sounding trumpets w to cryalarm against v Jos.15.44.

chariots; and came unto Mareshab. U you children of Israel, x fight ye not w Nu.10.8.

10 And Asa went out against him, and against the LORD God of your fathers;

Jos.6.13-20. they set the battle in array in the valiey

Job 9.4. of Zephathah, at Mareshah. 13 But Jeroboam caused an ambush- Je.50.24. 11 And Asa cried y unto the LORD his ment to come about behind them : 80 they Ac.5.39. God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with Were before Judah, and the ambushment y Ex.14.10.

thee to help, whether z with many, or was behind them.

c.13.14. with them that have no power : help us, 14. And when Judah looked back, be Ps.18.6.

O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, hold, the battle was before and behind :

· 120.1. and in thy name a we go against_this and they cried unto the LORD, and the z 1Sa. 14.6. multitude.' O LORD, thou art our God; pries's soundled with the trumpets.

a Sa. 17.45. let not s man prevail against thee. 15 Then the men of Judah gave a shout: Pr.18.10,

12 So the LORD smote i the Ethiopians and as the men

of Judah

shouted, it camels or, morta: before Asa, and before Judah ; and the to pass, that God c smote Jeroboam and

Ethiopians fled, all Israel before Atijah and Judah.

I c. 13.15.

13 And Asa, and the people that were 16 And the children of Israel fled before c c. 14.12. with him, pursued them unto Gerar: d Judah; and God delivered them into a Ge.20.1. and the Ethiopians were overthrown,

that they could not recover themselves 17 And Abijab and his people slew broken, for they were 6 destroyed before the them with a great slaughter : so there felle Ge.35 5. LORD, and before bis host; and they cardown slain of Israel five hundred thou. Jos.2.9,24. ried away very much spoil.

c. 17.10. 14 And they smote all the cities round 18 Thus the children of Israel were

Js.31.9. about Gerar; for the fear e of the LORD brought under at that time, aud the chil- f ich.5.20. came upon them: and they spoiled all dren of Jadah prevailed, because they

Ps.22,5. the cities; for there was exceeding much relied upon the LORD God of their fathers.

Da.3.28. spoil in them. 19 And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, Na.1.7. 15 They smote also the tents of cattle, and took cities from him ; Beth-el with Nu.24.2. and carried away sheep and camels in fke towus thereof, and Jeshanah with the Ju.3.10. abundance, and returned to Jerusalem. towas thereof, and Ephraim with the c.20.14.


24.20. 20 Neither did Jeroboam h recover h Ps.18,37,38.1 AND the Spirit g of God came upon

Azariah the son of Oded : strength again in the days of Abijah:

and i 1Sa.25.38. 2 And he went out to meet Asa, and the Lord struck i him, and he died.

7 before. said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all 26*



for ye shall not prosper.


their hand.

and chosen men.

towns thereof.

Asa reforms his Kingdom. 2 CHRONICLES, XVII. His Leigue with Beyondkud. Judah and Benjamin: Thea Lord is with B. C. 941. LORD and of the king's house, and send you while ye be with him : & if bye seek

to Ben-hadad king of Syria, that dwel! al bim, he will be found of you : but if ye a Ja.4.8. 1 Damascus, saying, forsake chim, he will forsake you. b ver.4,15. 3 There is a leigus between me and thee, 3 Now for da long season Israel hath iCh.28.9. as there was between my father and thy been without the true God, and without a c.23,12,13. father: behold, I have sent thee silver and teaching e priest, and without law : Je.29. 12,13. gold, go, break thy league with Baasha

4 But when f they in their trouble did Mat.7.7,8. king of Israel, that he maydepart from me. turn anto the LORD God of Israel, and 1 Darmestk. 4 And Ben-hadad hearkened unto king sought him, he was found of them. cc.24.20 Asa, and sent the captains of his armies

5 And in those times & there was no He.10.38. against the cities of Israel; and they smote peace to him that went out, nor to him d Hos.3.4. ljon, and Dan, and Abel-main, and all That came in, but great vexations were e Le. 10.11. the store-cities of Naphtali. upon all the inhabitants of the countries. Mal.2.7. 5 And it came to pass, when Baasha

& And nation was 3 destroyed of nation, f De 4.29. heard it, that he left of building of Rah and city of city: for God did i vex them Ps.106,44 mah, and let his work cease. vith all adversity.

12 which were 6 Thou Asa the king took all Judah; and 7 Be ye strong, k therefore, and let not his.

they carried away the stones of Ratab, your hands be weak: for your work shall & J4.5.6. and the timber thereof, wherewith Badbe rewarded.

1Sa.13.6. sha was buil

; and be built there 8 And when Asa heard these words, and 3 beaten in with Greba and Mizpah. the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took pieces. 7 And at that time Hapani ? the seer courage, and put away the į abominable h Mat.24.7. came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto idols out of all the land of Judah and Bepli Am.3.6. him, Because m thou hast relied on the jamin, and out of the cities which he had a Jos.1.7,9. taken n from mount Ephraim, and re 1Ch.28.20. thy God, therefore is the host of the king

king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD newed the altar of the Lord, that was bei 1Ki.16.1. of Syria escaped out of thine hand. fore the porch of the LORD.

c. 19.2. 8 Were not the Ethiopians o and the 9 And be gathered all Judah and Ben- 4 atomina. Lubimis $ a huge post, with very many jamin, and the strangers p with them out tions. chariots and horsemen yet, because thou of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of m Ps.146.3,6. didst rely on the LORD, be delivered Simeon ; for they fell to him out of Isra- Is.31.1. them into thine hand, el in abundance, when they saw that the! Je.17.5. 9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and LORD his God was with him.

n c.13.19. fro throughout the whole earth, 6 to slieir 10 So they gathered themselves together o c.12.3. himself strong in the behalf of them whose at Jerusalem in the third month, in the 14.9.

heart is perfect toward him. Hereip thou fifteenth year of the reign of Asa. 5 in abun 11 And they offered unto the LORD 7 the dance.

hast done foolishly; therefore from beace

forth thou shalt bave wars, T same time, of the spoil & which they had (p c.11.16. 10 Then Asa was wrɔth with the seet, brought, seven hundred oxen, and seven Job 34.21. and put him in a prison-house; t for ke thousand sheep.

Pr.5.21. was in a rage with him, because of this 12 And they entered inlo a u covenant 15.3.

thing. And Asa & oppressed some of the to seek the LORD God of their fathers Je.16.17. people the same time. with all their heart & with all their soul; 32.19.

11 And, behold, the acts of Asa, first 13 That w whoseever would not seek Zec.4.10. and last, lo, they are written in the book th® LORD God of Israel should be put to cor, strongly of the kings of Judah and Israel. death, whether small or great, whether to hold with 12 And Asa, in the thirty and ninh


year of his reign, was diseased in his feet, 14 And they sware unto the LORD within that day, until his disease was

exceeding great : yet a loud voice, and with shouting, and withir I Ki.15.32. in his disease he sought not to the LORD, trumpets, and with coriaets.

8 c. 14.13, 15. but to the physicians. 15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath c.18.26. ,!3 And Asa slept with his fathers, and for they had sworn with all their heart, Je.20.2. died in the one and fortieth year of his and sought him with their whole desire, u 2Ki.£3.3.

reign. and he was found of them i and the LORD c.34.31. 14 And they buried him in his own segave them rest round about.

Ne, 10.29. pulchres, which he had 9 made for him. 16 And y also concerning Maachah the 8 crushed. self in the city of David, and laid him in mother of Asa the king, be removed her v Ac, 24.14. the bed which was filled with sweek from being queen, because she had made w Ex 22.20. odours and divers kinds of spices prepar an 2 idol in a grove: and Asa cut down De. 13.5-15. ed by the apothecaries art; and they her idol, and stamped it, and burnt it at 17.2-5. made a very great burning for him.

cyer. 12.

CHAP. XVI. the But the high places z were not takenly IK1.15.13, A his stead, and strengthened himself

ND a Jehosbaphat his son reigned in a way out of Israel : nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

9 digged.

against Israel. 18 And he brought into the house oft i. e. grand.) 2 And he placed forces in all the fence! God the things that his father had dedica. mother, cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the ted, and that he himself had dedicated, Kj.15.2,10. land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephsilver, and gold, and vessels.

2 horror.

raim, which & Asa his father had takeo. 19 And there was no more war unto the z c. 14.3,5. 3 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphal, five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa. a IK1.15.24. because he walked in the first wass36f his CHAP. XVI.

& c.15.8. father David, and sought tot unto Barlim;

4 But sought to the LORD God of his of Asa, Baastia king of Israel came up father, and father

and walked in his commandments, against Judah, and built Ramah, to the of David. and not after the doings d of Israel. intent e that he might let none go out or CIK.15.17,&c. 5 Therefore the LORD stablished the come in to Asa king of Judah.

d IK1.12.30. kingdom in his hand; and all Judaba 2 Then Asa brought out silver and gold e c.15.5.

brought 4 to Jehoshaphat presents; and out of the treasures of the house of the * gave. he had riches and houtour in abundant


man or woman.


Yehoshophaty Nance with Ahab. 2 CHRONICLES, XVIII. Micaiah's Prophecy. 6 Atid his heart 1 was lifted up in the B. C. 914. liver it into the king's hand. a ways of the LORD: moreover, he took

6 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not away the high places and groves out of 1 i.e. was en- here a prophet of the LORD » besides,

couraged. that we might inquire of him? 7 Alsu, in the lluird year of his reign, he a Ps.18.21,22. 7 And the king of Israel said unto Jeho sent to his princes, even to Ben-hail, and b c.19.3. shaphat, There is yet one man by whom to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to 20.33. we may inquire of the LORD: but I hated Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to c teach yct, or, him; for be never prophesieth good unto in the cities of Judah.

more. me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah 8 And with thero he sent Levites, e even c c.15.3. the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiab, d Ps.34.21. Let not the king say so. and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jeho- 55,3. 8 And the king of Israel called for one natban, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and

69.14. of his 3 officers, and said, 4 Fetch quickly Tob-adonijah, Levites; and with them

Pr.29.10. Micaiah the son of Imla. Elishama and Jeboram, priests. f

Am.5.10. 9 And the king of Israel, and Jehosha9 And they taught in Judah, and had Lu.6.22. phat king of Judah, sat either of them on the book of the law of the LORD with e c.35.3. his throne, clothed in their robes, and them, and went about throughout all the Ne.8.7. they sat in a 5 void place at the entering cities of Judah, and taught the people.

3 or, in of the gate of Samaria ; and all the 10 And the fear g of the LORD fell upon Hasten. prophets prophesied before them. all the kingdoms of the land that were f Mal.2.7. 10 And Zedekiah the son of Chepaanah round about Judah, so that h they made 5 or, floor,

had made him horps of iron, and said, no war against Jehoshaphat.

& c.14.14.

Thus i saith the LORD, with these thou 11 Also some of the Philistines brought was. shalt push Syria until 7 they be consumed. Jehoshaphat presents, k and tribute-sil- Ex.34.24. 11 And all the prophets prophesied so ver: and the Arabians brought him flocks,

Pr. 16.7. saying, Go up to Ramoth-gilead, and Seven Thousand and seven hundred rams, i Je.28.10,11. prosper; for the LORD shall deliver it inand seven thousand and seven hundred k 28a.8.2. to the hand of the king. hegoats.

ver.5. 12 And the messengers that went to call 12 And Jehoshaphat waxed great ex. ihou con Micaiah spake to him, saying, Behold, ceedingly; and be built in Judah 8 cas- sume them. the words of the prophets declare good to Mes, and cities of store.

8 or, palaces. the king with one's assent: let m thy 13 And The had much business in the ci- 2 c.26.10,15. word therefore, I pray thee, be like one of fies of Judah: and the men of war, mighty ich.27.25-31 theirs,

and speak thou good. Inen of valoar, were in Jerusalem.

9 mouth. 13 And Micaiah said, As the LORD 14 And these are the punibers of them, Im Is.30.10. liveth, even n what my God saith that 2ccording to the house of their fathers:


will I speak. Judah, the capiains of thousands ; n Nu. 22.18,20 14 And when he was come to theking, the Adnah the chief, and with him mightý

23.12,26. king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go en of valour three hundred thousand,

24.13. to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall 1 for 15 And ? next to him was Jehohanan at his hand. bear ? and he said, Go ye up, and prosper. the captain, and with him two hundred

and they shall be delivered into yourhand. and fourscore thousand.

15 And the king said to him, How many 16 And next him wasAmasiah the son of o Ju.5.2,9. times shall I adjure thee, that thou say Zichri, who a willingly offered himself 2C0.8.5. nothing but the truth to me in the name onto the LORD ; and with him two hun- p Je.23.1,2. of the LORD ? dred thousand mighty men of valour.

Eze.34.5,6,8 16 Then he said, I did see all Israel scat17 And of Benjamin ; Eliada a mighty Zec.10.2. tered p upon the mountains, as sheep that man of valour,&with him armed men with

13.7. have no shepherd : and the LORD said, bow and shield, two hundred thousand.


These have no master; q let them return, 18 Aud next him was Jehozabad, and 2K1.10.3. therefore,every man to his house in peace. with him an hundred and fourscore thou- 2 for evil. 17And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaand ready prepared for the war.

r ver. 2. phat, Did I not tell thee that he would 19 These waited on the king, besides Is.6.1,&c. not prophesy good unto me, hut 2 evil? those whom the king put in the fenced

Da.7.9,10. 18Àgain he said, Therefore, hear theword cities throughout all Judah.

Ac.7.55,56. of the LORD; I saw s the LORD sitting upon CHAP. XVIII.

Re. 1.10,12, his throne, and all the host t of heaven NOW u Jehoshaphat had riches and

&c. standing on his right hand and on his left.

19 And the LORD said, Who shall entice antrinity with Ahab.

Ps. 183.21. Abab king of Israel, that he may, go up 2 And after certain years w he went u c.17.5. and fall at Ramoth-gilead ? down to Ahab to Samaria: and Abab kill. v 2Ki.8.18. spake, saying after this manner, and aned sheep and oxen for him in abundance, 2C0.6.14. other saying after that manner. and for the people that he had with him, 3 at the end 20 Then there came out a spirit, 2 and and persuaded him to go up with him to of years:

Istood before the LORD, and said, I will

w1 Ki.22.2,&c entice y him. And the LORD said unto 3 And Ahab king of Israel said unto 2 Job 1.6. bim, Wherewith ? Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Wilt thou go y Job 12.16. 21 And he said, I will go out, and be a with me to Ramoth-gilead And he an-1 Th.2.11,12. lying spirit in the mouth of all his pro$wered him, I am as thou art, and my z 1Sa 23.2,4,9 phets. And the LORD said, Thou shalt people as thy people ; and we will be 2Sa 2.1. entice him, and thou shalt also prevail :

als.19.14. go out, and do even so. And Jehoshaphat said unto the king Eze. 14.9.

22 Now therefore, behold, the LOAD of Israel, Inquire, z I pray thee, at the Je. 18.11. hath put a a lying spirit in the mouth of

Mi.2.3. these thy prophets, and the LORD hath 5 Therefore the king of Israel gathered c Je.20.2. spoken evil b against thee. together of prophets four hundred men,

Mar. 14.65. 23 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaabah and said unto them, Shalı we go to Ra Ac.23.2. came near, and smote c Micaiah upon the mothagilead to battle, or shall I forbeard Je.23.14. cheek, & said, which way went the Spirit And d they said, Go up; for God will de 28.1,&c. lof the LORD from me to speak unto thee?


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word of the LORD to-day:

chab mortally wounded.

Jehoshaphat's prety. 24 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou B. C. 897. | 8 Moreover, in Jerusalem did Jehoshashalt sea on that day when thou shalt go

phat set of the Lerites, a and of the into 1 an 2 inner chamber to hide thyself. a De.17.8,9. priests, and of the chief of the fathers of

25 Then the king of Israel said, Take 1 or, from Israel, for the judgment of the LORD, and
ye Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon chamber to for controversies, when they returned to
the governor of the city, and to Joash chamber. Jerusalem.
the king's son ;

2 a chamber
26 And say, Thus saith the king, Pot in a chamber shall ye do in the fear of the Lord,

9 And he charged them, saying, Thus this c fellow in the prison, and feed him 1Ki.20.30. farthfully, and with a perfect heart. with bread of affliction and with water b 25a.23.3. 10 And what cause soever shall come to of affliction, until I return in peace.

cc 16.10.

you of your brethren that dwell in their 27 And Micaiah said, if d thou certainly d Am.9.10. cities, between blood and blood, between return in peace, then e ha:h not the LORD Nu.16.29. law & commandment, statutes and judge spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, f Eze.3.18. ments, ye shall even warn f them that they all ye people.

trespass not against the Lord, and so 28 So the king of Israel, and Jebosha- & Nu.16.46. wrath g come upon you, & upon your brephat the king of Judah, went up to Rah Ch.26.30. thren : this do, and ye shall not (respass. moth-gilead.

i c.35.22,23 11 And, behold, Amariah the chief priest 29 And the king of Israel said to Je-13 Take cou- is over you in all matters h of the LORD ; hoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and rage and do. and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the will go to the battle; but put thou on thy k c. 15.2. ruler of the house of Judah, for all the robes. So i the king of Israel disguised Ec.2.26. king's matters : also the Levites shall be himself, and they went to the battle. 1 Ps.34.7. officers before you. 3 Deal courageously,

30 Now the king of Syria had command-m Ge. 14.7. and the Lord k shall be with the good. ed the captains of the chariots that were n Jos.15.62.

CHAP. XX. with him, saying, Fight ye not with small) * his face. or great,save only with the king of Israel. o c.19.3.

TT came to pass after this also

, that the

children of Moab, and the children of 31 And it came to pass, when the cap-P Ezr.8.21. Ammon, and with them other besides the tains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, Je.36.9. Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to that they said, it is the king of Israel Da.9.3. battle. therefore they compassed about him to Joel 2.15,&c. 2 Then there came some that told Je fight : but Jehoshaphat cried out, and the Jon.3.5. hoshaphat, saying, There c meth a great LORD helped I him; and God moved them after multitude against thee from beyond the to depart from him.

in his sim- sea,on this side Syria: and, bebold, they be 32 For it came to pass, that, when the plicity, in Hazazon-tamar, m which is En-gedi. captains of the chariots perceived that it 2Sa.15.11. was not the king of Israel, they turned and between self to seek o the Lord, and proclaimed

3. And Jehoshaphal feared, and set him, back again from s pursuing him.

the breast33 And a certain man drew a bow bat plate.

a fast p throughout all Judah.

4 And Judah gathered themselves to a venture, and smote the king of Israel 8 made sick,gether to ask help of the Lord; even out between the joints T of the harness: there. De.4.39. of all the cities of Judah they came to seeks fore he said to his chariot-man, Turn Jos.2.11. the LORD, thine hand, that thou mayest carry me Ps.115.3. 5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congte out of the host ; for I am 8 wounded. r Da.4.17,25. gation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the

34 And the battle increased that day: 9 thou. house of the LORD, before the new court,
bowbeit the king of Israel stayed himself s Ps.44.2. 6 And said, O LORD God of our fathers,
up in his chariot against the Syrians until c. 16.7. art not thou God in heaven ? and rufest
the even; and about the time of the sun u Is.41.8. not thou over all the kingdoms r of the
going down he died.

u Ja.2.23. heathen ? and in thine hand is there not
w Ps.139.21. power and might,

so that none is able to A .

withstand thee? ND Jehoshaphat the king of Judah < c.32.25.

7 Art not thou oor God, 9 who didst rusalem.

2 c.12.12

drives out the inhabitants of this hand be 2 And Jehu, the son of Hanani t the 17.4,6. fore thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seer, went out to meet him, and said to a Mat.18.20. seed u of Abraham thy friend v for ever? king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help o c.6.20. 8 And they dwelt therein, and have the ungodly, and love w them that hate c c.30.19. built thee a sanctuary therein for thy the LORD therefore 2 is wrath upon Ezr. 7.10.

name, saying, thee from before the LORD.

1 returned 9 lf, y lohen evil cometh upon us, as the 3 Nevertheless, there are good z things and went sword, judgment, or pestilence, or fam. found in thee, in that thou hast taken out. ine, we stand before this house, and in thy away the groves out of the land, and hast d De.2.4,9,19. presence, a (for thy name bis in this prepared c thine heart to seek God. e Nu.20.21.

house, )and cry unto thee in our ailliction, 4 And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem : f De, 16.18. then thou wilt hear and help. and he 1 went out again through the peo- & Ps. 83.12. 10 And now, behold, the children of ple, from Beer-sheba to mount Ephraim, h e. 2.17. Ammon, and Moab, and Mount Seir, and brought them back unto the Lord i Ps.82.1. whom thou wouldest not d let Israel in. God of their fathers.


vade, when they came out of the land of 5And be set judges f in the land, through a matter of Egypt, but they e turned from them, and out all the fenced cities of Judah, city byl. judgment. destroyed them not; city,

k Ps. 1 23.1,2.

11 Behold, I say, how they rewarding & And said to the judges, Take heed 1 De.32.4.

to g come to cast us out of tby possession, what ye do: for h ye judge not for man,

Ro.3,5,6. which thou hast given us to inherit. but for the LORD, who i is with you in 9.14.

12 0 our God, wile

thou not judge shemi the ' judgment.

m De.10.17. for we have no might against this great 7 Wherefore now, let the fear of the

Job 34.19.

company that cometh against us; beittu Lord be upon you ; take heed and do it:

Ac. 10.34.
know we what to do : but

our eyes k ars for there is no iniquity 1 with the LORD

Ro.2 11.

upon thee. our God, nor respect m of persons, por Ep.6.9. 13 And all Judah stood before the Lord

iPe. 1.17; (with their little ones, their wives, und 308

taking of gifts.

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