[2K]   2 KINGS

» 2 Kings 1

¶ 2 Kings 1 v1-4

{ heart }   [2K] 1v1

Then Moab rebelled against Israel
after the death of Ahab.

¶ 2 Kings 1 v2-4

{ heart }   [2K] 1v2

And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice
in his upper chamber that was in Samaria,
and was sick:
and he sent messengers, and said unto them,

Go, enquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron,
whether I shall recover of this disease.

{ heart }   [2K] 1v3

But the Angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite,

Arise, go up to meet the messengers
of the king of Samaria, and say unto them,


Is it not because there is not a GOD in Israel,
that ye go to enquire of Baal-zebub,
the god of Ekron?

{ heart }   [2K] 1v4

Now therefore, thus saith the LORD,

Thou shalt not come down from that bed
on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.


And Elijah departed.

¶ 2 Kings 1 v5-8

{ heart }   [2K] 1v5

And when the messengers turned back unto him,
he said unto them,

Why are ye now turned back?

{ heart }   [2K] 1v6

And they said unto him,

There came a man up to meet us,
and said unto us,

 ‘Go, turn again unto the king that sent you,
and say unto him,

Thus saith the LORD,


Is it not because there is not a GOD in Israel,
that thou sendest to enquire of Baal-zebub,
the god of Ekron?
therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed
on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

{ heart }   [2K] 1v7

And he said unto them,

What manner of man was he
which came up to meet you,
and told you these words?

{ heart }   [2K] 1v8

And they answered him,

He was an hairy man,
and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins.


And he said,

It is Elijah the Tishbite.

¶ 2 Kings 1 v9-17

{ heart }   [2K] 1v9

Then the king sent unto him
a captain of fifty, with his fifty:
and he went up to him,
(and behold, he sat on the top of an hill)
and he spake unto him,

Thou man of GOD, the king hath said,

 ‘Come down’.

{ heart }   [2K] 1v10

And Elijah answered and said
to the captain of fifty,

If I be a man of GOD,
then let fire come down from heaven,
and consume thee and thy fifty.


And there came down FIRE from heaven,
and consumed him and his fifty.

{ heart }   [2K] 1v11

Again also he sent unto him
another captain of fifty, with his fifty:
And he answered and said unto him,

O man of GOD, thus hath the king said,

 ‘Come down quickly’.

{ heart }   [2K] 1v12

And Elijah answered and said unto them,

If I be a man of GOD,
let fire come down from heaven,
and consume thee and thy fifty.


And the FIRE of GOD came down from heaven,
and consumed him and his fifty.

{ heart }   [2K] 1v13

And he sent again a captain of the third fifty,
with his fifty.
And the third captain of fifty went up,
and came and fell on his knees before Elijah,
and besought him, and said unto him,

O man of GOD, I pray thee,
let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants,
be precious in thy sight.

{ heart }   [2K] 1v14

Behold, there came FIRE down from heaven,
and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties,
with their fifties;
Therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight.

{ heart }   [2K] 1v15

And the Angel of the LORD said unto Elijah,

Go down with him, be not afraid of him.

And he arose,
and went down with him unto the king.

{ heart }   [2K] 1v16

And he said unto him,

Thus saith the LORD,

Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers
to enquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron
(is it not because there is no GOD in Israel
to enquire of HIS word?)
Therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed
on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

{ heart }   [2K] 1v17

So he died, according to the word of the LORD
which Elijah had spoken:
and Jehoram reigned in his stead,
in the second year of Jehoram
the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah,
because he had no son.

¶ 2 Kings 1 v18

{ heart }   [2K] 1v18

Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah, which he did,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

» 2 Kings 2

¶ 2 Kings 2 v1-7

{ heart }   [2K] 2v1

And it came to pass,
when the LORD would take up Elijah
into heaven by a whirlwind,
that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v2

And Elijah said unto Elisha,

Tarry here, I pray thee:
for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel:


and Elisha said unto him,

As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth,
I will not leave thee.


So they went down to Bethel.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v3

And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel
came forth to Elisha, and said unto him,

Knowest thou

 ‘That the LORD will take away thy master
from thy head to day’?


And he said,

Yea, I know it, hold you your peace.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v4

And Elijah said unto him,

Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee:
for the LORD hath sent me to Jericho.


And he said,

As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth,
I will not leave thee.


So they came to Jericho.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v5

And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho
came to Elisha, and said unto him,

Knowest thou

 ‘That the LORD will take away thy master
from thy head to day’?


And he answered,

Yea, I know it, hold you your peace.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v6

And Elijah said unto him,

Tarry, I pray thee, here:
for the LORD hath sent me to the Jordan.


And he said,

As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth,
I will not leave thee.


And they two went on.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v7

And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went,
and stood to view afar off:
and they two stood by the Jordan.

¶ 2 Kings 2 v8-12

{ heart }   [2K] 2v8

And Elijah took his mantle,
and wrapped it together, and smote the waters,
and they were divided hither and thither,
so that they two went over on dry ground.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v9

And it came to pass,
when they were gone over,
that Elijah said unto Elisha,

Ask what I shall do for thee,
before I be taken away from thee.


And Elisha said,

I pray thee,
let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v10

And he said,

Thou hast asked a hard thing:
nevertheless, if thou see me,
when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee:
but if not, it shall not be so.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v11

And it came to pass
as they still went on and talked,
that behold, there appeared a chariot of fire,
and horses of fire,
and parted them both asunder,
and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v12

And Elisha saw it, and he cried,

My father, my father,
the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.


And he saw him no more:
and he took hold of his own clothes,
and rent them in two pieces.

¶ 2 Kings 2 v13-18

{ heart }   [2K] 2v13

He took up also the mantle of Elijah
that fell from him,
and went back, and stood by the bank of the Jordan.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v14

And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him,
and smote the waters, and said,

Where is the LORD GOD of Elijah?

And when he also had smitten the waters,
they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v15

And when the sons of the prophets
which were to view at Jericho, saw him,
they said,

The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha:

And they came to meet him,
and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v16

And they said unto him,

Behold now,
there be with thy servants fifty strong men,
let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master,
lest peradventure the SPIRIT of the LORD
hath taken him up,
and cast him upon some mountain,
or into some valley.


And he said,

Ye shall not send.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v17

And when they urged him, till he was ashamed,
he said,

Send.

They sent therefore fifty men,
and they sought three days, but found him not.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v18

And when they came again to him,
(for he tarried at Jericho)
he said unto them,

Did I not say unto you,

 ‘Go not’ ?

¶ 2 Kings 2 v19-22

{ heart }   [2K] 2v19

And the men of the city said unto Elisha,

Behold, I pray thee,
the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth:
but the water is naught, and the ground barren.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v20

And he said,

Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein.

And they brought it to him.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v21

And he went forth unto the spring of the waters,
and cast the salt in there,
and said,

Thus saith the LORD,

I have healed these waters;
there shall not be from thence
any more death or barren land.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v22

So the waters were healed unto this day,
according to the saying of Elisha, which he spake.

¶ 2 Kings 2 v23-25

{ heart }   [2K] 2v23

And he went up from thence unto Bethel:
and as he was going up by the way,
there came forth little children out of the city,
and mocked him, and said unto him,

Go up thou bald head,
Go up thou bald head.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v24

And he turned back, and looked on them,
and cursed them in the NAME of the LORD:
and there came forth two she-bears out of the woods,
and tare forty and two children of them.

{ heart }   [2K] 2v25

And he went from thence to Mount Carmel,
and from thence he returned to Samaria.

» 2 Kings 3

¶ 2 Kings 3 v1-3

{ heart }   [2K] 3v1

Now Jehoram the son of Ahab,
began to reign over Israel in Samaria
the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah,
and reigned twelve years.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v2

And he wrought evil in the sight of the LORD,
but not like his father and like his mother;
for he put away the image of Baal
that his father had made.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v3

Nevertheless, he cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam,
the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin;
he departed not therefrom.

¶ 2 Kings 3 v4-8

{ heart }   [2K] 3v4

And Mesha king of Moab was a sheep-master,
and rendered unto the king of Israel
an hundred thousand lambs,
and an hundred thousand rams, with the wool.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v5

But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead,
that the king of Moab
rebelled against the king of Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v6

And king Jehoram went out of Samaria
at the same time, and numbered all Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v7

And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat
the king of Judah, saying,

The king of Moab hath rebelled against me:
Wilt thou go with me against Moab to battle?


And he said,

I will go up:
I am as thou art, my people as thy people,
and my horses as thy horses.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v8

And he said,

Which way shall we go up?

And he answered,

The way through the wilderness of Edom.

¶ 2 Kings 3 v9-12

{ heart }   [2K] 3v9

So the king of Israel went,
and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom;
and they fetched a compass of seven days' journey,
and there was no water for the host,
and for the cattle that followed them.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v10

And the king of Israel said,

Alas,
that the LORD hath called these three kings together,
to deliver them into the hand of Moab.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v11

But Jehoshaphat said,

Is there not here a prophet of the LORD,
that we may enquire of the LORD by him?


And one of the king of Israel's servants answered,
and said,

Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat,
which poured water on the hands of Elijah.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v12

And Jehoshaphat said,

The word of the LORD is with him.

So the king of Israel, and Jehoshaphat,
and the king of Edom went down to him.

¶ 2 Kings 3 v13-20

{ heart }   [2K] 3v13

And Elisha said unto the king of Israel,

What have I to do with thee?
Get thee to the prophets of thy father,
and to the prophets of thy mother.


And the king of Israel said unto him,

Nay:
for the LORD hath called these three kings together,
to deliver them into the hand of Moab.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v14

And Elisha said,

As the LORD of hosts liveth, before WHOM I stand,
Surely were it not that I regard
the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah,
I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v15

But now bring me a minstrel.

And it came to pass, when the minstrel played,
that the hand of the LORD came upon him.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v16

And he said,

Thus saith the LORD,

Make this valley full of ditches.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v17

For thus saith the LORD,

Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain,
yet that valley shall be filled with water,
that ye may drink,
both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v18

And this is but a light thing in the sight of the LORD;
HE will deliver the Moabites also into your hand.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v19

And ye shall smite every fenced city,
and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree,
and stop all wells of water,
and mar every good piece of land with stones.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v20

And it came to pass in the morning,
when the meal offering was offered,
that behold, there came water by the way of Edom,
and the country was filled with water.

¶ 2 Kings 3 v21-27

{ heart }   [2K] 3v21

And when all the Moabites heard

That the kings were come up to fight against them,

They gathered all that were able to put on armor,
and upward, and stood in the border.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v22

And they rose up early in the morning,
and the sun shone upon the water,
and the Moabites saw the water on the other side
as red as blood.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v23

And they said,

This is blood: the kings are surely slain,
and they have smitten one another:
now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v24

And when they came to the camp of Israel,
the Israelites rose up and smote the Moabites,
so that they fled before them:
but they went forward smiting the Moabites,
even in their country.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v25

And they beat down the cities,
and on every good piece of land
cast every man his stone, and filled it,
and they stopped all the wells of water,
and felled all the good trees:
only in Kir-hareseth left they the stones thereof:
howbeit the slingers went about it, and smote it.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v26

And when the king of Moab saw
that the battle was too sore for him,
he took with him seven hundred men
that drew swords,
to break through even unto the king of Edom:
but they could not.

{ heart }   [2K] 3v27

Then he took his eldest son,
that should have reigned in his stead,
and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall:
and there was great indignation against Israel,
and they departed from him,
and returned to their own land.

» 2 Kings 4

¶ 2 Kings 4 v1-7

{ heart }   [2K] 4v1

Now there cried a certain woman
of the wives of the sons of the prophets
unto Elisha, saying,

Thy servant my husband is dead
and thou knowest

 ‘That thy servant did fear the LORD’: 

And the creditor is come to take unto him
my two sons to be bondmen.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v2

And Elisha said unto her,

What shall I do for thee? Tell me,

 ‘What hast thou in the house?’ 


And she said,

Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house,
save a pot of oil.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v3

Then he said,

Go, borrow thee vessels abroad, of all thy neighbors;
even empty vessels, borrow not a few.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v4

And when thou art come in, thou shalt
shut the door upon thee, and upon thy sons,
and shalt pour out into all those vessels,
and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v5

So she went from him,
and shut the door upon her, and upon her sons:
who brought the vessels to her, and she poured out.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v6

And it came to pass, when the vessels were full,
that she said unto her son,

Bring me yet a vessel.

And he said unto her,

There is not a vessel more.

And the oil stayed.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v7

Then she came and told the man of GOD:
and he said,

Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt,
and live thou ,and thy children of the rest.

¶ 2 Kings 4 v8-17

{ heart }   [2K] 4v8

And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem,
where was a great woman;
and she constrained him to eat bread:
And so it was, that as oft as he passed by,
he turned in thither to eat bread.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v9

And she said unto her husband,

Behold now, I perceive

 ‘That this is an holy man of GOD’, 

Which passeth by us continually.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v10

Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall,
and let us set for him there a bed,
and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick:
And it shall be when he cometh to us,
that he shall turn in thither.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v11

And it fell on a day that he came thither,
and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v12

And he said to Gehazi his servant,

Call this Shunammite.

And when he had called her, she stood before him.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v13

And he said unto him,

Say now unto her,

 ‘Behold, thou hast been careful for us
with all this care;
What is to be done for thee?
Wouldest thou be spoken for to the king,
or to the captain of the host?’ 


And she answered,

I dwell among mine own people.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v14

And he said,

What then is to be done for her?

And Gehazi answered,

Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v15

And he said,

Call her.

And when he had called her, she stood in the door.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v16

And he said,

About this season, according to the time of life,
thou shalt embrace a son.


And she said,

Nay, my lord, thou man of GOD,
do not lie unto thine handmaid.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v17

And the woman conceived,
and bare a son at that season,
that Elisha had said unto her,
according to the time of life.

¶ 2 Kings 4 v18-24

{ heart }   [2K] 4v18

And when the child was grown,
it fell on a day that he went out to his father,
to the reapers.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v19

And he said unto his father,

My head, my head.

And he said to a lad,

Carry him to his mother.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v20

And when he had taken him,
and brought him to his mother,
he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v21

And she went up,
and laid him on the bed of the man of GOD,
and shut the door upon him, and went out.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v22

And she called unto her

Husband,

And said,

Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men,
and one of the asses,
that I may run to the man of GOD, and come again.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v23

And he said,

Wherefore wilt thou go to him today?
it is neither new moon, nor sabbath.


And she said,

It shall be well.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v24

Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant,

Drive, and go forward:
slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.

¶ 2 Kings 4 v25-30

{ heart }   [2K] 4v25

So she went and came unto the man of GOD
to Mount Carmel:
and it came to pass,
when the man of GOD saw her afar off,
that he said to Gehazi his servant,

Behold, yonder is that Shunammite.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v26

Run now, I pray thee, to meet her,
and say unto her,

 ‘Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband?
is it well with the child?’ 


And she answered,

It is well.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v27

And when she came to the man of GOD to the hill,
she caught him by the feet:
but Gehazi came near to thrust her away.
And the man of GOD said,

Let her alone, for her soul is vexed within her:
and the LORD hath hid it from me,
and hath not told me.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v28

Then she said,

Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say,

 ‘Do not deceive me’?

{ heart }   [2K] 4v29

Then he said to Gehazi,

Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand,
and go thy way:
if thou meet any man, salute him not:
and if any salute thee, answer him not again:
and lay my staff upon the face of the child.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v30

And the mother of the child said,

As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth,
I will not leave thee.


And he arose, and followed her.

¶ 2 Kings 4 v31-37

{ heart }   [2K] 4v31

And Gehazi passed on before them,
and laid the staff upon the face of the child,
but there was neither voice, nor hearing:
wherefore he went again to meet him,
and told him, saying,

The child is not awaked.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v32

And when Elisha was come into the house,
behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v33

He went in therefore,
and shut the door upon them twain,
and prayed unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v34

And he went up, and lay upon the child,
and put his mouth upon his mouth,
and his eyes upon his eyes,
and his hands upon his hands,
and he stretched himself upon the child,
and the flesh of the child waxed warm.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v35

Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro,
and went up, and stretched himself upon him:
and the child sneezed seven times,
and the child opened his eyes.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v36

And he called

Gehazi,

And said,

Call this Shunammite.

So he called her:
and when she was come in unto him,
he said,

Take up thy son.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v37

Then she went in,
and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground,
and took up her son, and went out.

¶ 2 Kings 4 v38-41

{ heart }   [2K] 4v38

And Elisha came again to Gilgal.,
and there was a famine dearth in the land,
and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him:
and he said unto his servant,

Set on the great pot, and boil pottage
for the sons of the prophets.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v39

And one went out into the field to gather herbs,
and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds,
his lap full,
and came and shred them into the pot of pottage;
for they knew them not.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v40

So they poured out for the men to eat:
and it came to pass
as they were eating of the pottage,
that they cried out, and said,

O thou man of GOD,
there is death in the pot.


And they could not eat thereof.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v41

But he said,

Then bring meal.

And he cast it into the pot:
and he said,

Pour out for the people, that they may eat.

And there was no harm in the pot.

¶ 2 Kings 4 v42-44

{ heart }   [2K] 4v42

And there came a man from Baal-shalisha,
and brought the man of GOD bread of the first fruits,
twenty loaves of barley,
and full ears of corn in the husk thereof.
And he said,

Give unto the people, that they may eat.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v43

And his servitor said,

What, should I set this before an hundred men?

He said again,

Give the people, that they may eat:
for thus saith the LORD,


They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.

{ heart }   [2K] 4v44

So he set it before them,

And they did eat, and left thereof,

According to the word of the LORD.

» 2 Kings 5

¶ 2 Kings 5 v1-7

{ heart }   [2K] 5v1

Now Naaman captain of the host
of the king of Syria,
was a great man with his master,
and honorable,
because by him the LORD had given deliverance
unto Syria;
he was also a mighty man in valor,
but he was a leper.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v2

And the Syrians had gone out by companies,
and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel
a little maid,
and she waited on Naaman's wife.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v3

And she said unto her mistress,

Would GOD my lord were with the prophet
that is in Samaria,
for he would recover him of his leprosy.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v4

And one went in, and told his lord,
saying,

Thus and thus said the maid
that is of the land of Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v5

And the king of Syria said,

Go now, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel.

And he departed,
and took with him ten talents of silver,
and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v6

And he brought the letter to the king of Israel,
saying,

Now when this letter is come unto thee,
behold, I have therewith sent with it Naaman my servant,
to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v7

And it came to pass,
when the king of Israel had read the letter,
that he rent his clothes,
and said,

Am I GOD, to kill and to make alive,
that this man doth send unto me
to recover a man of his leprosy?
Wherefore consider, I pray you,
and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.

¶ 2 Kings 5 v8-14

{ heart }   [2K] 5v8

And it was so, when Elisha the man of GOD,
had heard

That the king of Israel had rent his clothes,

That he sent to the king,
saying,

Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes?
Let him come now to me, and he shall know

 ‘That there is a prophet in Israel’.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v9

So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot,
and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v10

And Elisha sent a messenger unto him,
saying,

Go and wash in the Jordan seven times,
and thy flesh shall come again to thee,
and thou shalt be clean.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v11

But Naaman was wroth, and went away,
and said,

Behold, I thought,

 ‘He will surely come out to me,
and stand, and call

On the NAME of the LORD

His GOD,
and strike his hand over the place,
and recover the leper’.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v12

Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus,
better than all the waters of Israel?
May I not wash in them, and be clean?


So he turned, and went away in a rage.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v13

And his servants came near and spake unto him,
and said,

My father, if the prophet had bid thee

 ‘Do some great thing’, 

Wouldest thou not have done it?
How much rather then, when he saith to thee,

 ‘Wash and be clean’?

{ heart }   [2K] 5v14

Then went he down,
and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan,
according to the saying of the man of GOD:
and his flesh came again
like unto the flesh of a little child,
and he was clean.

¶ 2 Kings 5 v15-18

{ heart }   [2K] 5v15

And he returned to the man of GOD,
he and all his company,
and came, and stood before him:
and he said,

Behold, now I know

 ‘That there is no GOD in all the earth,
but in Israel’ 

Now therefore, I pray thee,
take a blessing of thy servant.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v16

But he said,

As the LORD liveth, before WHOM I stand,
I will receive none:


And he urged him

To take it,

But he refused.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v17

And Naaman said,

Shall there not then, I pray thee,
be given to thy servant two mules' burden of earth?
for thy servant will henceforth offer
neither burnt offering, nor sacrifice unto other gods,
but unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v18

In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant,
that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon
to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand,
and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon:
when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon,
the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing.

¶ 2 Kings 5 v19-27

{ heart }   [2K] 5v19

And he said unto him,

Go in peace,

So he departed from him, a little way.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v20

But Gehazi the servant of Elisha the man of GOD,
said,

Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian,
in not receiving at his hands that which he brought:
but as the LORD liveth, I will run after him,
and take somewhat of him.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v21

So Gehazi followed after Naaman:
and when Naaman saw him running after him,
he lighted down from the chariot to meet him,
and said,

Is all well?

{ heart }   [2K] 5v22

And he said,

All is well: my master hath sent me,
saying,

 ‘Behold, even now there be come to me
from Mount Ephraim
two young men of the sons of the prophets:
give them, I pray thee,
a talent of silver, and two changes of garments’.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v23

And Naaman said,

Be content, take two talents:

And he urged him,
and bound two talents of silver in two bags,
with two changes of garments,
and laid them upon two of his servants,
and they bare them before him.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v24

And when he came to the tower,
he took them from their hand,
and bestowed them in the house,
and he let the men go, and they departed.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v25

But he went in, and stood before his master:
and Elisha said unto him,

Whence comest thou, Gehazi?

And he said,

Thy servant went no whither.

{ heart }   [2K] 5v26

And he said unto him,

Went not mine heart with thee,
when the man turned again from his chariot
to meet thee?
Is it a time to receive money,
and to receive garments,
and olive yards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen,
and menservants, and maidservants?

{ heart }   [2K] 5v27

The leprosy therefore of Naaman
shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed forever:


And he went out from his presence
a leper as white as snow.

» 2 Kings 6

¶ 2 Kings 6 v1-7

{ heart }   [2K] 6v1

And the sons of the prophets
said unto Elisha,

Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee
is too strait for us.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v2

Let us go, we pray thee, unto the Jordan,
and take thence every man a beam,
and let us make us a place there,
where we may dwell.


And he answered,

Go ye.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v3

And one said,

Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants.

And he answered,

I will go.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v4

So he went with them:
and when they came to the Jordan,
they cut down wood.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v5

But as one was felling a beam,
the axe head fell into the water:
and he cried, and said,

Alas master, for it was borrowed.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v6

And the man of GOD said,

Where fell it?

And he showed him the place:
and he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither,
and the iron did swim.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v7

Therefore said he,

Take it up to thee.

And he put out his hand, and took it.

¶ 2 Kings 6 v8-12

{ heart }   [2K] 6v8

Then the king of Syria warred against Israel,
and took counsel with his servants,
saying,

In such and such a place shall be my camp.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v9

And the man of GOD sent unto the king of Israel,
saying,

Beware that thou pass not such a place;
for thither the Syrians are come down.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v10

And the king of Israel sent to the place
which the man of GOD told him, and warned him of,
and saved himself there, not once nor twice.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v11

Therefore the heart of the king of Syria
was sore troubled for this thing, and he called his

Servants,

And said unto them,

Will ye not show me
which of us is for the king of Israel?

{ heart }   [2K] 6v12

And one of his servants said,

None, my lord O king;
but Elisha the prophet, that is in Israel,
telleth the king of Israel
the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.

¶ 2 Kings 6 v13-17

{ heart }   [2K] 6v13

And he said,

Go and spy where he is,
that I may send and fetch him.


And it was told him,
saying,

Behold, he is in Dothan.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v14

Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots,
and a great host:
and they came by night,
and compassed the city about.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v15

And when the servant of the man of GOD
was risen early, and gone forth,
behold, an host compassed the city
both with horses and chariots: and his servant said unto him,

Alas my master, how shall we do?

{ heart }   [2K] 6v16

And he answered,

Fear not: for they that be with us are more
than they that be with them.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v17

And Elisha prayed,
and said,

LORD, I pray THEE,
open his eyes that he may see.


And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man,
and he saw:
and, behold, the mountain was full of horses,
and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

¶ 2 Kings 6 v18-23

{ heart }   [2K] 6v18

And when they came down to him,
Elisha prayed unto the LORD,
and said,

Smite this people, I pray THEE, with blindness.

And HE smote them with blindness,
according to the word of Elisha.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v19

And Elisha said unto them,

This is not the way, neither is this the city:
follow me,
and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek.


But he led them to Samaria.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v20

And it came to pass,
when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said,

LORD, open the eyes of these men,
that they may see.


And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw:
and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v21

And the king of Israel said unto Elisha,
when he saw them,

My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?

{ heart }   [2K] 6v22

And he answered,

Thou shalt not smite them:
wouldest thou smite those
whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword,
and with thy bow?
set bread and water before them,
that they may eat, and drink, and go to their master.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v23

And he prepared great provision for them:
and when they had eaten and drunk,
he sent them away, and they went to their master:
so the bands of Syria came no more
into the land of Israel.

¶ 2 Kings 6 v24-25

{ heart }   [2K] 6v24

And it came to pass after this,
that Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his host,
and went up, and besieged Samaria.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v25

And there was a great famine in Samaria:
and behold, they besieged it,
until an ass's head was sold
for fourscore pieces of silver,
and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung
for five pieces of silver.

¶ 2 Kings 6 v26-31

{ heart }   [2K] 6v26

And as the king of Israel was passing by
upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him,
saying,

Help, my lord, O king.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v27

And he said,

If the LORD do not help thee,
whence shall I help thee?
out of the barn floor, or out of the winepress?

{ heart }   [2K] 6v28

And the king said unto her,

What aileth thee?

And she answered,

This woman said unto me,

 ‘Give thy son, that we may eat him today,
and we will eat my son tomorrow’.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v29

So we boiled my son, and did eat him:
and I said unto her on the next day,

 ‘Give thy son, that we may eat him’. 

And she hath hid her son.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v30

And it came to pass, when the king heard

The words of the woman,

That he rent his clothes,
and he passed by upon the wall,
and the people looked,
and behold, he had sackcloth within, upon his flesh.

{ heart }   [2K] 6v31

Then he said,

GOD do so and more also to me,
if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat,
shall stand on him this day.

¶ 2 Kings 6 v32-33

{ heart }   [2K] 6v32

But Elisha sat in his house
(and the elders sat with him)
and the king sent a man from before him:
but ere the messenger came to him,
he said to the elders,

See ye how this son of a murderer
hath sent to take away mine head?
Look, when the messenger cometh,
shut the door, and hold him fast at the door:
Is not the sound of his master's feet behind him?

{ heart }   [2K] 6v33

And while he yet talked with them,
behold, the messenger came down unto him:
and he said,

Behold, this evil is of the LORD,
what should I wait for the LORD any longer?

» 2 Kings 7

¶ 2 Kings 7 v1-2

{ heart }   [2K] 7v1

Then Elisha said,

Hear ye the word of the LORD:

 ‘Thus saith the LORD’,


Tomorrow about this time
shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel,
and two measures of barley for a shekel,
in the gate of Samaria.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v2

Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned
answered the man of GOD,
and said,

Behold,
if the LORD would make windows in heaven,
might this thing be?


And he said,

Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes,
but shalt not eat thereof.

¶ 2 Kings 7 v3-8

{ heart }   [2K] 7v3

And there were four leprous men
at the entering in of the gate:
and they said one to another,

Why sit we here until we die?

{ heart }   [2K] 7v4

If we say,

 ‘We will enter into the city’, 

Then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there:
and if we sit still here, we die also.
Now therefore come,
and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians;
if they save us alive, we shall live;
and if they kill us, we shall but die.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v5

And they rose up in the twilight,
to go unto the camp of the Syrians:
and when they were come
to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria,
behold, there was no man there.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v6

For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians
to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses,
even the noise of a great host;
and they said one to another,

Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us
the kings of the Hittites,
and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v7

Wherefore, they arose and fled in the twilight,
and left their tents,
and their horses, and their asses,
even the camp as it was, and fled for their life.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v8

And when these lepers came
to the uttermost part of the camp,
they went into one tent, and did eat and drink,
and carried from thence silver, and gold, and raiment,
and went and hid it,
and came again, and entered into another tent,
and carried from there thence also,
and went and hid it.

¶ 2 Kings 7 v9-16

{ heart }   [2K] 7v9

Then they said one to another,

We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings,
and we hold our peace:
if we tarry till the morning light,
some mischief will come upon us:
now therefore come,
that we may go and tell the king's household.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v10

So they came and called unto the

Porter

Of the city:
and they told them, saying,

We came to the camp of the Syrians,
and behold,
there was no man there, neither voice of man,
but horses tied, and asses tied,
and the tents as they were.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v11

And he called the

Porters;

And they told it to the king's house within.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v12

And the king arose in the night,
and said unto his servants,

I will now show you
what the Syrians have done to us: they know

 ‘That we be hungry’, 

Therefore are they gone out of the camp
to hide themselves in the field,
saying,

 ‘When they come out of the city,
we shall catch them alive, and get into the city’.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v13

And one of his servants answered,
and said,

Let some take, I pray thee,
five of the horses that remain, which are left in the city,
(behold, they are as all the multitude of Israel
that are left in it:

 ‘Behold’, 

I say,

 ‘They are even as all the multitude of the Israelites
that are consumed’) 

And let us send and see.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v14

They took, therefore two chariot horses,
and the king sent after the host of the Syrians,
saying,

Go, and see.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v15

And they went after them unto the Jordan;

And lo, all the way was full of garments, and vessels,
which the Syrians had cast away in their haste.


And the messengers returned, and told the king.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v16

And the people went out,
and spoiled the tents of the Syrians:
so a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel,
and two measures of barley for a shekel,
according to the word of the LORD.

¶ 2 Kings 7 v17-20

{ heart }   [2K] 7v17

And the king appointed the lord,
on whose hand he leaned,
to have the charge of the gate;

And the people trod upon him in the gate,
and he died,


As the man of GOD had said,
who spake when the king came down to him.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v18

And it came to pass
as the man of GOD had spoken to the king,
saying,

Two measures of barley for a shekel,
and a measure of fine flour for a shekel,
shall be to morrow about this time
in the gate of Samaria:

{ heart }   [2K] 7v19

And that lord answered the man of GOD,
and said,

Now behold,
if the LORD should make windows in heaven,
might such a thing be?


And he said,

Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes,
but shalt not eat thereof.

{ heart }   [2K] 7v20

And so it fell out unto him:
for the people trod upon him in the gate, and he died.

» 2 Kings 8

¶ 2 Kings 8 v1-6

{ heart }   [2K] 8v1

Then spake Elisha unto the woman
(whose son he had restored to life)
saying,

Arise, and go thou and thine household,
and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn:
for the LORD hath called for

A famine:

And it shall also come upon the land
seven years.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v2

And the woman arose,
and did after the saying of the man of GOD:
and she went with her household,
and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v3

And it came to pass at the seven years' end,
that the woman returned
out of the land of the Philistines:
and she went forth to cry unto the king
for her house, and for her land.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v4

And the king talked with Gehazi
the servant of the man of GOD,
saying,

Tell me, I pray thee,

 ‘All the great things that Elisha hath done’.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v5

And it came to pass as he was telling the king

How he had restored a dead body to life,

That behold,
the woman whose son he had restored to life,
cried to the king for her house, and for her land.

And Gehazi said,

My lord O king, this is the woman,
and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v6

And when the king asked the woman, she told him.
So the king appointed unto her a certain officer,
saying,

Restore all that was hers, and all the fruits of the field
since the day that she left the land, even until now.

¶ 2 Kings 8 v7-13

{ heart }   [2K] 8v7

And Elisha came to Damascus,
and Ben-hadad the king of Syria was sick,
and it was told him, saying,

The man of GOD is come hither.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v8

And the king said unto Hazael,

Take a present in thine hand,
and go meet the man of GOD,
and enquire of the LORD by him,
saying,

 ‘Shall I recover of this disease?’ 

{ heart }   [2K] 8v9

So Hazael went to meet him,
and took a present with him,
even of every good thing of Damascus,
forty camels' burden,
and came and stood before him,
and said,

Thy son Ben-hadad king of Syria,
hath sent me to thee,
saying,

 ‘Shall I recover of this disease?’ 

{ heart }   [2K] 8v10

And Elisha said unto him,

Go, say unto him,

 ‘Thou mayest certainly recover’: 

Howbeit, the LORD hath showed me
that he shall surely die.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v11

And he settled his countenance steadfastly,
until he was ashamed: and the man of GOD wept.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v12

And Hazael said,

Why weepeth my lord?

And he answered,

Because I know

 ‘The evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel’: 

Their strongholds wilt thou set on fire,
and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword,
and wilt dash their children,
and rip up their women with child.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v13

And Hazael said,

But what, is thy servant a dog,
that he should do this great thing?


And Elisha answered,

The LORD hath showed me
that thou shalt be king over Syria.

¶ 2 Kings 8 v14-15

{ heart }   [2K] 8v14

So he departed from Elisha,
and came to his master, who said to him,

What said Elisha to thee?

And he answered,

He told me

 ‘That thou shouldest surely recover’.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v15

And it came to pass on the morrow,
that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in water,
and spread it on his face, so that he died,
and Hazael reigned in his stead.

¶ 2 Kings 8 v16-19

{ heart }   [2K] 8v16

And in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab
king of Israel,
Jehoshaphat being then king of Judah,
Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah,
began to reign.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v17

Thirty and two years old was he
when he began to reign,
and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v18

And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel,
as did the house of Ahab:
for the daughter of Ahab was his wife,
and he did evil in the sight of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v19

Yet the LORD would not destroy Judah,
for David his servant's sake, as HE promised him

To give him alway a light, and to his children.

¶ 2 Kings 8 v20-22

{ heart }   [2K] 8v20

In his days Edom revolted
from under the hand of Judah,
and made a king over themselves.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v21

So Joram went over to Zair,
and all the chariots with him,
and he rose by night, and smote the Edomites,
which compassed him about,
and the captains of the chariots,
and the people fled into their tents.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v22

Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah
unto this day.
Then Libnah revolted at the same time.

¶ 2 Kings 8 v23-24

{ heart }   [2K] 8v23

And the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

{ heart }   [2K] 8v24

And Joram slept with his fathers,
and was buried with his fathers in the city of David:
and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.

¶ 2 Kings 8 v25-29

{ heart }   [2K] 8v25

In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab
king of Israel,
did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah,
begin to reign.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v26

Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah
when he began to reign,
and he reigned one year in Jerusalem,
and his mother's name was Athaliah
the daughter of Omri king of Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v27

And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab,
and did evil in the sight of the LORD,
as did the house of Ahab:
for he was the son in law of the house of Ahab.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v28

And he went with Joram the son of Ahab,
to the war against Hazael king of Syria,
in Ramoth-gilead, and the Syrians wounded Joram.

{ heart }   [2K] 8v29

And king Joram went back to be healed in Jezreel
of the wounds
which the Syrians had given him at Ramah,
when he fought against Hazael king of Syria.
And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah,
went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel,
because he was sick.

» 2 Kings 9

¶ 2 Kings 9 v1-3

{ heart }   [2K] 9v1

And Elisha the prophet called

One of the children of the prophets,

And said unto him,

Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine hand,
and go to Ramoth-gilead:

{ heart }   [2K] 9v2

And when thou comest thither,
look out there Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat,
the son of Nimshi, and go in,
and make him arise up from among his brethren,
and carry him to an inner chamber.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v3

Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head,
and say,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD:’


I have anointed thee king over Israel.

Then open the door, and flee, and tarry not.

¶ 2 Kings 9 v4-10

{ heart }   [2K] 9v4

So the young man, even the young man the prophet,
went to Ramoth-gilead.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v5

And when he came,
behold, the captains of the host were sitting:
and he said,

I have an errand to thee, O captain.

And Jehu said,

Unto which of all us?

And he said,

To thee, O captain.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v6

And he arose, and went into the house,
and he poured the oil on his head,
and said unto him,

Thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel,

I have anointed thee king
over the people of the LORD, even over Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v7

And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master,
that I may avenge the blood of MY servants
the prophets,
and the blood of all the servants of the LORD,
at the hand of Jezebel.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v8

For the whole house of Ahab shall perish:
and I will cut off from Ahab
him that pisseth against the wall,
and him that is shut up and left in Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v9

And I will make the house of Ahab
like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v10

And the dogs shall eat Jezebel
in the portion of Jezreel,
and there shall be none to bury her.


And he opened the door, and fled.

¶ 2 Kings 9 v11-15

{ heart }   [2K] 9v11

Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord,
and one said unto him,

Is all well? wherefore came this mad fellow to thee?

And he said unto them,

Ye know the man, and his communication.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v12

And they said,

It is false, tell us now:

And he said,

Thus and thus spake he to me,
saying,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD’,


I have anointed thee king over Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v13

Then they hasted, and took every man his garment,
and put it under him on the top of the stairs,
and blew with trumpets,
saying,

Jehu is king.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v14

So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi,
conspired against Joram:
(now Joram had kept Ramoth-gilead,
he, and all Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria:

{ heart }   [2K] 9v15

But king Joram was returned
to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds
which the Syrians had given him,
when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.)
And Jehu said,

If it be your minds,
then let none go forth nor escape out of the city
to go to tell it in Jezreel.

¶ 2 Kings 9 v16-20

{ heart }   [2K] 9v16

So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel,
(for Joram lay there:)
and Ahaziah king of Judah was come down
to see Joram.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v17

And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel,
and he spied the company of Jehu as he came,
and said,

I see a company.

And Joram said,

Take an horseman, and send to meet them,
and let him say,

 ‘Is it peace?’ 

{ heart }   [2K] 9v18

So there went one on horseback to meet him,
and said,

Thus saith the king,

 ‘Is it peace?’ 


And Jehu said,

What hast thou to do with peace?
turn thee behind me.


And the watchman told,
saying,

The messenger came to them,
but he cometh not again.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v19

Then he sent out a second on horseback,
which came to them, and said,

Thus saith the king,

 ‘Is it peace?’ 


And Jehu answered,

What hast thou to do with peace?
turn thee behind me.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v20

And the watchman told,
saying,

He came even unto them, and cometh not again:
and the driving is like the driving of Jehu,
the son of Nimshi; for he driveth furiously.

¶ 2 Kings 9 v21-26

{ heart }   [2K] 9v21

And Joram said,

Make ready.

And his chariot was made ready.
And Joram king of Israel, and Ahaziah king of Judah,
went out, each in his chariot,
and they went out against Jehu,
and met him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v22

And it came to pass when Joram saw Jehu,
that he said,

Is it peace Jehu?

And he answered,

What peace,
so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel,
and her witchcrafts are so many?

{ heart }   [2K] 9v23

And Joram turned his hand, and fled,
and said to Ahaziah,

There is treachery, O Ahaziah.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v24

And Jehu drew a bow with his full strength,
and smote Jehoram between his arms,
and the arrow went out at his heart,
and he sunk down in his chariot.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v25

Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain,

Take up, and cast him in the portion
of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite:
for remember, how that when I and thou rode together
after Ahab his father,
the LORD laid this burden upon him:

{ heart }   [2K] 9v26

Surely I have seen yesterday
the blood of Naboth, and the blood of his sons,


Saith the LORD;

And I will requite thee in this plat,

Saith the LORD.
Now therefore take and cast him
into the plat of ground,
according to the word of the LORD.

¶ 2 Kings 9 v27-29

{ heart }   [2K] 9v27

But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this,
he fled by the way of the garden house:
and Jehu followed after him,
and said,

Smite him also in the chariot.

And they did so at the going up to Gur,
which is by Ibleam:
And he fled to Megiddo, and died there.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v28

And his servants carried him in a chariot
to Jerusalem,
and buried him in his sepulcher with his fathers
in the city of David.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v29

And in the eleventh year of Joram
the son of Ahab,
began Ahaziah to reign over Judah.

¶ 2 Kings 9 v30-37

{ heart }   [2K] 9v30

And when

Jehu was come to Jezreel,

Jezebel heard of it:
and she painted her face, and tired her head,
and looked out at a window.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v31

And as Jehu entered in at the gate,
she said,

Had Zimri peace, who slew his master?

{ heart }   [2K] 9v32

And he lift up his face to the window,
and said,

Who is on my side, who?

And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v33

And he said,

Throw her down.

So they threw her down,
and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall,
and on the horses:
and he trod her under foot.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v34

And when he was come in, he did eat and drink,
and said,

Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her:
for she is a king's daughter.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v35

And they went to bury her, but

They found no more of her
than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.

{ heart }   [2K] 9v36

Wherefore they came again, and told him:
and he said,

This is the word of the LORD,
which HE spake by HIS servant Elijah the Tishbite,
saying,


In the portion of Jezreel
shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel;

{ heart }   [2K] 9v37

And the carcass of Jezebel
shall be as dung upon the face of the field
in the portion of Jezreel,
so that they shall not say,

 ‘This is Jezebel’.

» 2 Kings 10

¶ 2 Kings 10 v1-6

{ heart }   [2K] 10v1

And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria:
and Jehu wrote letters,
and sent to Samaria unto the rulers of Jezreel,
to the elders,
and to them that brought up Ahab's children,
saying,

{ heart }   [2K] 10v2

Now as soon as this letter cometh to you,
seeing your master's sons are with you,
and there are with you chariots and horses,
a fenced city also, and armor,

{ heart }   [2K] 10v3

Select the best and most fit of your master's sons,
and set him on his father's throne,
and fight for your master's house.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v4

But they were exceedingly afraid,
and said,

Behold, two kings stood not before him:
how then shall we stand?

{ heart }   [2K] 10v5

And he that was over the house,
and he that was over the city, the elders also,
and the bringers up of the children, sent to Jehu,
saying,

We are thy servants,
and will do all that thou shalt bid us,
we will not make any king:
do thou that which is good in thine eyes.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v6

Then he wrote a letter the second time to them,
saying,

If ye be mine, and if ye will hearken unto my voice,
take ye the heads of the men, your master's sons,
and come to me to Jezreel by tomorrow this time:


(now the king's sons being seventy persons,
were with the great men of the city,
which brought them up.)

¶ 2 Kings 10 v7-11

{ heart }   [2K] 10v7

And it came to pass
when the letter came to them,
that they took the king's sons,
and slew seventy persons,
and put their heads in baskets,
and sent him them to Jezreel.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v8

And there came a messenger, and told him,
saying,

They have brought the heads of the king's sons.

And he said,

Lay ye them in two heaps
at the entering in of the gate, until the morning.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v9

And it came to pass in the morning,
that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people,

Ye be righteous:
behold, I conspired against my master, and slew him:
But who slew all these?

{ heart }   [2K] 10v10

Know now

 ‘That there shall fall unto the earth
nothing of the word of the LORD,
which the LORD spake
concerning the house of Ahab’: 

For the LORD hath done
that which HE spake by HIS servant Elijah.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v11

So Jehu slew all who remained of the house of Ahab
in Jezreel,
and all his great men, and his kinsfolk,
and his priests, until he left him none remaining.

¶ 2 Kings 10 v12-14

{ heart }   [2K] 10v12

And he arose, and departed, and came to Samaria:
And as he was at the shearing house in the way,

{ heart }   [2K] 10v13

Jehu met with the brethren of Ahaziah king of Judah,
and said,

Who are ye?

And they answered,

We are the brethren of Ahaziah,
and we go down to salute the children of the king,
and the children of the queen.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v14

And he said,

Take them alive.

And they took them alive,
and slew them at the pit of the shearing house,
even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.

¶ 2 Kings 10 v15-17

{ heart }   [2K] 10v15

And when he was departed from thence,
he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab,
coming to meet him:
and he saluted him, and said to him,

Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart?

And Jehonadab answered,

It is:
If it be, give me thine hand.


And he gave him his hand;
and he took him up to him into the chariot.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v16

And he said,

Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD:

So they made him ride in his chariot.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v17

And when he came to Samaria,
he slew all who remained unto Ahab in Samaria,
till he had destroyed him,
according to the saying of the LORD,
which HE spake to Elijah.

¶ 2 Kings 10 v18-27

{ heart }   [2K] 10v18

And Jehu gathered all the people together,
and said unto them,

Ahab served Baal a little,
but Jehu shall serve him much.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v19

Now therefore, call unto me

All the prophets of Baal,
all his servants, and all his priests,


Let none be wanting:
for I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal;
whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not live.


But Jehu did it in subtlety, to the intent

That he might destroy the worshippers of Baal.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v20

And Jehu said,

Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal.

And they proclaimed it.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v21

And Jehu sent through all Israel,
and all the worshippers of Baal came,
so that there was not a man left that came not:
and they came into the house of Baal;
and the house of Baal was full
from one end to another.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v22

And he said unto him that was over the vestry,

Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers of Baal.

And he brought them forth vestments.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v23

And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab
into the house of Baal,
and said unto the worshippers of Baal,

Search, and look that there be here with you
none of the servants of the LORD,
but the worshippers of Baal only.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v24

And when they went in to offer sacrifices
and burnt offerings,
Jehu appointed fourscore men without,
and said,

If any of the men
whom I have brought into your hands, escape,
he that letteth him go,
his life shall be for the life of him.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v25

And it came to pass,
as soon as he had made an end of offering
the burnt offering,
that Jehu said to the guard and to the captains,

Go in, and slay them, let none come forth.

And they smote them with the edge of the sword;
and the guard, and the captains cast them out,
and went to the city of the house of Baal.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v26

And they brought forth the images
out of the house of Baal, and burnt them.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v27

And they broke down the image of Baal,
and broke down the house of Baal,
and made it a draught house unto this day.

¶ 2 Kings 10 v28-31

{ heart }   [2K] 10v28

Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v29

Howbeit, from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
who made Israel to sin,
Jehu departed not from after them,
to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel,
and that were in Dan.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v30

And the LORD said unto Jehu,

Because thou hast done well in executing
that which is right in MINE eyes,
and hast done unto the house of Ahab
according to all that was in MINE heart,
thy children of the fourth generation
shall sit on the throne of Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v31

But Jehu took no heed
to walk in the law of the LORD GOD of Israel
with all his heart;
for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam,
who made Israel to sin.

¶ 2 Kings 10 v32-33

{ heart }   [2K] 10v32

In those days the LORD began to cut Israel short,
and Hazael smote them in all the coasts of Israel:

{ heart }   [2K] 10v33

From the Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead,
the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the Manassites,
from Aroer, (which is by the river Arnon)
even Gilead and Bashan.

¶ 2 Kings 10 v34-36

{ heart }   [2K] 10v34

Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all that he did,
and all his might, are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

{ heart }   [2K] 10v35

And Jehu slept with his fathers,
and they buried him in Samaria,
and Jehoahaz his son reigned in his stead.

{ heart }   [2K] 10v36

And the time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria,
was twenty and eight years.

» 2 Kings 11

¶ 2 Kings 11 v1-3

{ heart }   [2K] 11v1

And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah,
saw that her son was dead,
she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v2

But Jehosheba the daughter of king Joram,
sister of Ahaziah,
took Joash the son of Ahaziah,
and stole him from among the king's sons
which were slain;
and they hid him, even him and his nurse,
in the bedchamber from Athaliah,
so that he was not slain.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v3

And he was with her
hid in the house of the LORD, six years:
and Athaliah did reign over the land.

¶ 2 Kings 11 v4-8

{ heart }   [2K] 11v4

And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched
the rulers over hundreds,
with the captains and the guard,
and brought them to him into the house of the LORD,
and made a covenant with them,
and took an oath of them in the house of the LORD,
and showed them the king's son.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v5

And he commanded them,
saying,

This is the thing that ye shall do:
A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath
shall even be keepers of the watch
of the king's house:

{ heart }   [2K] 11v6

And a third part shall be at the gate of Sur,
and a third part at the gate behind the guard:
so shall ye keep the watch of the house,
that it be not broken down.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v7

And two parts of all you, that go forth on the sabbath,
even they shall keep the watch
of the house of the LORD about the king.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v8

And ye shall compass the king round about,
every man with his weapons in his hand:
and he that cometh within the ranges, let him be slain:
and be ye with the king as he goeth out
and as he cometh in.

¶ 2 Kings 11 v9-12

{ heart }   [2K] 11v9

And the captains over the hundreds
did according to all things
that Jehoiada the priest commanded:
and they took every man his men
that were to come in on the sabbath, with them
that should go out on the sabbath,
and came to Jehoiada the priest.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v10

And to the captains over hundreds
did the priest give king David's spears and shields,
that were in the temple of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v11

And the guard stood,
every man with his weapons in his hand,
round about the king,
from the right corner of the temple
to the left corner of the temple,
along by the altar and the temple.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v12

And he brought forth the king's son,
and put the crown upon him,
and gave him the testimony,
and they made him king, and anointed him,
and they clapped their hands,
and said,

GOD save the king.

¶ 2 Kings 11 v13-16

{ heart }   [2K] 11v13

And when Athaliah heard
the noise of the guard and of the people,
she came to the people, into the temple of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v14

And when she looked,
behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was,
and the princes, and the trumpeters by the king,
and all the people of the land rejoiced,
and blew with trumpets:
and Athaliah tore her clothes, and cried,

Treason, Treason.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v15

But Jehoiada the priest commanded
the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host,
and said unto them,

Have her forth without the ranges;
and him that followeth her, kill with the sword.


For the priest had said,

Let her not be slain in the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v16

And they laid hands on her, and she went by the way,
by the which the horses came into the king's house,
and there was she slain.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v17

And Jehoiada made a covenant between
the LORD and the king and the people,

That they should be the LORD'S people;

Between the king also and the people.

¶ 2 Kings 11 v17-20

{ heart }   [2K] 11v18

And all the people of the land
went into the house of Baal, and brake it down,
his altars and his images
broke they in pieces thoroughly,
and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars:
and the priest appointed officers
over the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v19

And he took the rulers over hundreds,
and the captains, and the guard,
and all the people of the land;
and they brought down the king
from the house of the LORD,
and came by the way of the gate of the guard,
to the king's house,
and he sat on the throne of the kings.

{ heart }   [2K] 11v20

And all the people of the land rejoiced,
and the city was in quiet,
and they slew Athaliah with the sword,
beside the king's house.

¶ 2 Kings 11 v21

{ heart }   [2K] 11v21

Seven years old was Jehoash
when he began to reign.

» 2 Kings 12

¶ 2 Kings 12 v1-3

{ heart }   [2K] 12v1

In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash began to reign,
and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem,
and his mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba.

{ heart }   [2K] 12v2

And Jehoash did that which was right
in the sight of the LORD all his days,
in wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

{ heart }   [2K] 12v3

But the high places were not taken away:
the people still sacrificed and burnt incense
in the high places.

¶ 2 Kings 12 v4-16

{ heart }   [2K] 12v4

And Jehoash said to the priests,

All the money of the dedicated things
that is brought into the house of the LORD,
even the money of every one
that passeth the account,
the money that every man is set at,
and all the money that cometh into any man's heart,
to bring into the house of the LORD,

{ heart }   [2K] 12v5

Let the priests take it to them,
every man of his acquaintance,
and let them repair the breaches of the house,
wheresoever any breach shall be found.

{ heart }   [2K] 12v6

But it was so,
that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash,
the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

{ heart }   [2K] 12v7

Then king Jehoash called for

Jehoiada the priest, and the other priests,

And said unto them,

Why repair ye not the breaches of the house?
Now therefore receive no more money
of your acquaintances,
but deliver it for the breaches of the house.

{ heart }   [2K] 12v8

And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people,
neither to repair the breaches of the house.

{ heart }   [2K] 12v9

But Jehoiada the priest took a chest,
and bored a hole in the lid of it,
and set it beside the altar, on the right side
as one cometh into the house of the LORD,
and the priests that kept the door
put therein all the money
that was brought into the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 12v10

And it was so, when they saw
that there was much money in the chest,
that the king's scribe and the high priest came up,
and they put up in bags, and told the money
that was found in the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 12v11

And they gave the money, being told,
into the hands of them that did the work,
that had the oversight of the house of the LORD:
and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders,
that wrought upon the house of the LORD,

{ heart }   [2K] 12v12

And to masons, and hewers of stone,
and to buy timber and hewed stone
to repair the breaches of the house of the LORD,
and for all that was laid out for the house to repair it.

{ heart }   [2K] 12v13

Howbeit, there were not made
for the house of the LORD
bowls of silver, snuffers, basins, trumpets,
any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver,
of the money
that was brought into the house of the LORD;

{ heart }   [2K] 12v14

But they gave that to the workmen,
and repaired therewith the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 12v15

Moreover, they reckoned not with the men,
into whose hand they delivered the money
to be bestowed on workmen, for they dealt faithfully.

{ heart }   [2K] 12v16

The trespass money and sin money
was not brought into the house of the LORD:
it was the priests.

¶ 2 Kings 12 v17-18

{ heart }   [2K] 12v17

Then Hazael king of Syria went up,
and fought against Gath, and took it:
and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [2K] 12v18

And Jehoash king of Judah,
took all the hallowed things
that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah
his fathers, kings of Judah had dedicate,
and his own hallowed things,
and all the gold that was found in the treasures
of the house of the LORD,
and in the king's house,
and sent it to Hazael king of Syria,
and he went away from Jerusalem.

¶ 2 Kings 12 v19-21

{ heart }   [2K] 12v19

And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

{ heart }   [2K] 12v20

And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy,
and slew Joash in the house of Millo,
which goeth down to Silla.

{ heart }   [2K] 12v21

For Jozachar the son of Shimeath,
and Jehozabad the son of Shomer,
his servants, smote him, and he died:
and they buried him with his fathers
in the city of David:
and Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.

» 2 Kings 13

¶ 2 Kings 13 v1-7

{ heart }   [2K] 13v1

In the three and twentieth year of Joash
the son of Ahaziah king of Judah,
Jehoahaz the son of Jehu,
began to reign over Israel in Samaria,
and reigned seventeen years.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v2

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD,
and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
which made Israel to sin, he departed not there from.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v3

And the anger of the LORD was kindled
against Israel, and HE delivered them
into the hand of Hazael king of Syria,
and into the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael,
all their days.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v4

And Jehoahaz besought the LORD,
and the LORD hearkened unto him:
for HE saw the oppression of Israel,
because the king of Syria oppressed them.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v5

(And the LORD gave Israel a savior,
so that they went out from under the hand
of the Syrians:
and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents,
as beforetime.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v6

Nevertheless, they departed not from the sins
of the house of Jeroboam,
who made Israel sin, but walked therein:
and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)

{ heart }   [2K] 13v7

Neither did HE leave of the people to Jehoahaz
but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots,
and ten thousand footmen:
for the king of Syria had destroyed them,
and had made them like the dust by threshing.

¶ 2 Kings 13 v8-9

{ heart }   [2K] 13v8

Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz,
and all that he did, and his might,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

{ heart }   [2K] 13v9

And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers,
and they buried him in Samaria;
and Joash his son reigned in his stead.

¶ 2 Kings 13 v10-11

{ heart }   [2K] 13v10

In the thirty and seventh year of Joash king of Judah,
began Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz,
to reign over Israel in Samaria,
and reigned sixteen years.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v11

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD;
he departed not from all the sins
of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
who made Israel sin: but he walked therein.

¶ 2 Kings 13 v12-13

{ heart }   [2K] 13v12

And the rest of the acts of Joash,
and all that he did, and his might
wherewith he fought against Amaziah king of Judah,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

{ heart }   [2K] 13v13

And Joash slept with his fathers,
and Jeroboam sat upon his throne:
and Joash was buried in Samaria
with the kings of Israel.

¶ 2 Kings 13 v14-19

{ heart }   [2K] 13v14

Now Elisha was fallen sick,
of his sickness whereof he died,
and Joash the king of Israel came down unto him,
and wept over his face, and said,

O my father, my father,
the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v15

And Elisha said unto him,

Take bow and arrows.

And he took unto him bow and arrows.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v16

And he said to the king of Israel,

Put thine hand upon the bow.

And he put his hand upon it:
and Elisha put his hands upon the king's hands.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v17

And he said,

Open the window eastward.

And he opened it. Then Elisha said,

Shoot.

And he shot. And he said,

The arrow of the LORD'S deliverance,
and the arrow of deliverance from Syria:
for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek,
till thou have consumed them.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v18

And he said,

Take the arrows.

And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel,

Smite upon the ground.

And he smote thrice, and stayed.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v19

And the man of GOD was wroth with him,
and said,

Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times,
then hadst thou smitten Syria
till thou hadst consumed it:
whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.

¶ 2 Kings 13 v20-21

{ heart }   [2K] 13v20

And Elisha died, and they buried him.
And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land
at the coming in of the year.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v21

And it came to pass, as they were burying a man,
that, behold, they spied a band of men;
and they cast the man into the sepulcher of Elisha:
and when the man was let down,
and touched the bones of Elisha,
he revived, and stood up on his feet.

¶ 2 Kings 13 v20-25

{ heart }   [2K] 13v22

But Hazael king of Syria,
oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v23

And the LORD was gracious unto them,
and had compassion on them,
and had respect unto them,
because of HIS covenant with
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
and would not destroy them,
neither cast HE them from HIS presence as yet.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v24

So Hazael king of Syria died,
and Ben-hadad his son reigned in his stead.

{ heart }   [2K] 13v25

And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz,
took again out of the hand
of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael,
the cities which he had taken out of the hand
of Jehoahaz his father, by war:
three times did Joash beat him,
and recovered the cities of Israel.

» 2 Kings 14

¶ 2 Kings 14 v1-4

{ heart }   [2K] 14v1

In the second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz
king of Israel,
reigned Amaziah the son of Joas king of Judah.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v2

He was twenty and five years old
when he began to reign,
and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem:
and his mother's name was Jehoaddin of Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v3

And he did that which was right
in the sight of the LORD,
yet not like David his father:
he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v4

Howbeit, the high places were not taken away:
as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense
on the high places.

¶ 2 Kings 14 v5-6

{ heart }   [2K] 14v5

And it came to pass,
as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand,
that he slew his servants
which had slain the king his father.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v6

But the children of the murderers he slew not,
according unto that which is written in the book
of the law of Moses,
wherein the LORD commanded, saying,

The fathers shall not be put to death
for the children,
nor the children be put to death for the fathers,
but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

¶ 2 Kings 14 v7

{ heart }   [2K] 14v7

He slew of Edom in the valley of salt,
ten thousand,
and took Selah by war, and called the name of it

Joktheel

Unto this day.

¶ 2 Kings 14 v8-14

{ heart }   [2K] 14v8

Then Amaziah sent messengers
to Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz,
son of Jehu king of Israel,
saying,

Come, let us look one another in the face.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v9

And Jehoash the 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 trod down the thistle’.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v10

Thou hast indeed smitten Edom,
and thine heart hath lifted thee up:
glory of this, and tarry at home:
for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt,
that thou shouldest fall,
even thou, and Judah with thee?

{ heart }   [2K] 14v11

But Amaziah would not hear:
therefore Jehoash, king of Israel went up,
and he, and Amaziah king of Judah,
looked one another in the face at Beth-shemesh,
which belongeth to Judah.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v12

And Judah was put to the worse before Israel,
and they fled every man to their tents.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v13

And Jehoash king of Israel
took Amaziah king of Judah,
the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah
at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem,
and broke down the wall of Jerusalem
from the gate of Ephraim, unto the corner gate,
four hundred cubits.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v14

And he took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels
that were found in the house of the LORD,
and in the treasures of the king's house,
and hostagess, and returned to Samaria.

¶ 2 Kings 14 v15-16

{ heart }   [2K] 14v15

Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did,
and his might,
and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

{ heart }   [2K] 14v16

And Jehoash slept with his fathers,
and was buried in Samaria, with the kings of Israel,
and Jeroboam his son reigned in his stead.

¶ 2 Kings 14 v17

{ heart }   [2K] 14v17

And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah,
lived after the death of Jehoash
son of Jehoahaz king of Israel, fifteen years.

¶ 2 Kings 14 v18-22

{ heart }   [2K] 14v18

And the rest of the acts of Amaziah,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

{ heart }   [2K] 14v19

Now they made a conspiracy against him
in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachish,
but they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him there.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v20

And they brought him on horses,
and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers,
in the city of David.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v21

And all the people of Judah took Azariah
(which was sixteen years old)
and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v22

He built Elath, and restored it to Judah,
that the king slept with his fathers.

¶ 2 Kings 14 v23-27

{ heart }   [2K] 14v23

In the fifteenth year of Amaziah
the son of Joash king of Judah,
Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel
began to reign in Samaria,
and reigned forty and one years.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v24

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD:
he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam,
the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v25

He restored the coast of Israel
from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain,
according to the word of the LORD GOD of Israel,
which HE spake by the hand of HIS servant
Jonah the son of Amittai the prophet,
which was of Gath-hepher.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v26

For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel,
that it was very bitter:
for there was not any shut up,
nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 14v27

And the LORD said not,
that HE would blot out the name of Israel
from under heaven:
but HE saved them by the hand of Jeroboam
the son of Joash.

¶ 2 Kings 14 v28-29

{ heart }   [2K] 14v28

Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam,
and all that he did, and his might, how he warred,
and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath,
which belonged to Judah, for Israel,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

{ heart }   [2K] 14v29

And Jeroboam slept with his fathers,
even with the kings of Israel,
and Zechariah his son reigned in his stead.

» 2 Kings 15

¶ 2 Kings 15 v1-5

{ heart }   [2K] 15v1

In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam
king of Israel,
began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v2

Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign,
and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem:
and his mother's name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v3

And he did that which was right
in the sight of the LORD,
according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

{ heart }   [2K] 15v4

Save that the high places were not removed:
the people sacrificed, and burnt incense still
on the high places.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v5

And the LORD smote the king,
so that he was a leper unto the day of his death,
and dwelt in a several house,
and Jotham the king's son was over the house,
judging the people of the land.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v6-7

{ heart }   [2K] 15v6

And the rest of the acts of Azariah,
and all that he did, are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

{ heart }   [2K] 15v7

So Azariah slept with his fathers,
and they buried him with his fathers
in the city of David,
and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v8-10

{ heart }   [2K] 15v8

In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah,
did Zechariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel
in Samaria six months.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v9

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done:
he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam
the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v10

And Shallum the son of Jabesh
conspired against him,
and smote him before the people,
and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v11-12

{ heart }   [2K] 15v11

And the rest of the acts of Zechariah,
behold, they are written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v12

This was the word of the LORD
which HE spake unto Jehu,
saying,

Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel
unto the fourth generation.


And so it came to pass.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v13-14

{ heart }   [2K] 15v13

Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign
in the nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah,
and he reigned a full month in Samaria.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v14

For Menahem the son of Gadi,
went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria,
and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh, in Samaria,
and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v15-16

{ heart }   [2K] 15v15

And the rest of the acts of Shallum,
and his conspiracy which he made,
behold, they are written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v16

Then Menahem smote Tiphsah,
and all that were therein,
and the coasts thereof from Tirzah:
because they opened not to him,
therefore he smote it,
and all the women therein that were with child
he ripped up.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v17-20

{ heart }   [2K] 15v17

In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah
king of Judah,
began Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel,
and reigned ten years in Samaria.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v18

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD:
he departed not all his days
from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
who made Israel to sin.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v19

And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land:
and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver,
that his hand might be with him
to confirm the kingdom in his hand.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v20

And Menahem exacted the money of Israel,
even of all the mighty men of wealth,
of each man fifty shekels of silver,
to give to the king of Assyria:
so the king of Assyria turned back,
and stayed not there in the land.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v21-22

{ heart }   [2K] 15v21

And the rest of the acts of Menahem,
and all that he did,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

{ heart }   [2K] 15v22

And Menahem slept with his fathers,
and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v23-25

{ heart }   [2K] 15v23

In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah,
Pekahiah the son of Menahem
began to reign over Israel in Samaria,
and reigned two years.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v24

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD,
he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam
the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v25

But Pekah the son of Remaliah,
a captain of his, conspired against him,
and smote him in Samaria,
in the palace of the king's house,
with Argob, and Arieh,
and with him fifty men of the Gileadites:
and he killed him, and reigned in his room.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v26

{ heart }   [2K] 15v26

And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah,
and all that he did,
behold, they are written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v27-28

{ heart }   [2K] 15v27

In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah,
Pekah the son of Remaliah
began to reign over Israel in Samaria,
and reigned twenty years.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v28

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD,
he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam
the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v29-30

{ heart }   [2K] 15v29

In the days of Pekah king of Israel,
came Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria,
and took Ijon, and Abel-beth-maachah, and Janoah,
and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee,
all the land of Naphtali,
and carried them captive to Assyria.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v30

And Hoshea the son of Elah, made a conspiracy
against Pekah the son of Remaliah,
and smote him,
and slew him, and reigned in his stead,
in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v31

{ heart }   [2K] 15v31

And the rest of the acts of Pekah,
and all that he did,
behold, they are written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v32-35

{ heart }   [2K] 15v32

In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah
king of Israel
began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah
to reign.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v33

Five and twenty years old was he
when he began to reign,
and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem:
and his mother's name was Jerusha,
the daughter of Zadok.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v34

And he did that which was right
in the sight of the LORD:
he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

{ heart }   [2K] 15v35

Howbeit, the high places were not removed:
the people sacrificed and burnt incense still
in the high places:
He built the higher gate of the house of the LORD.

¶ 2 Kings 15 v36-38

{ heart }   [2K] 15v36

Now the rest of the acts of Jotham,
and all that he did,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

{ heart }   [2K] 15v37

(In those days
the LORD began to send against Judah,
Rezin the king of Syria,
and Pekah the son of Remaliah)

{ heart }   [2K] 15v38

And Jotham slept with his fathers,
and was buried with his fathers
in the city of David his father,
and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

» 2 Kings 16

¶ 2 Kings 16 v1-4

{ heart }   [2K] 16v1

In the seventeenth year of Pekah
the son of Remaliah,
Ahaz the son of Jotham king of Judah
began to reign.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v2

Twenty years old was Ahaz
when he began to reign,
and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem,
and did not that which was right
in the sight of the LORD his GOD,
like David his father.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v3

But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel,
yea, and made his son to pass through the fire,
according to the abominations of the heathen,
whom the LORD cast out
from before the children of Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v4

And he sacrificed and burnt incense
in the high places,
and on the hills, and under every green tree.

¶ 2 Kings 16 v5-9

{ heart }   [2K] 16v5

Then Rezin king of Syria,
and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel,
came up to Jerusalem to war:
and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v6

At that time Rezin king of Syria,
recovered Elath to Syria,
and drove the Jews from Elath:
and the Syrians came to Elath,
and dwelt there unto this day.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v7

So Ahaz sent messengers
to Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria,
saying,

I am thy servant, and thy son:
come up, and save me
out of the hand of the king of Syria,
and out of the hand of the king of Israel,
which rise up against me.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v8

And Ahaz took the silver and gold
that was found in the house of the LORD,
and in the treasures of the king's house,
and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v9

And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him:
for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus,
and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir,
and slew Rezin.

¶ 2 Kings 16 v10-18

{ heart }   [2K] 16v10

And king Ahaz went to Damascus
to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria,
and saw an altar that was at Damascus:
and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priesT
the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it,
according to all the workmanship thereof.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v11

And Urijah the priest built an altar:
according to all that king Ahaz
had sent from Damascus, so Urijah the priest made it,
against king Ahaz came from Damascus.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v12

And when the king was come from Damascus,
the king saw the altar:
and the king approached to the altar,
and offered thereon.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v13

And he burnt his burnt offering and his meal offering,
and poured his drink offering,
and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings,
upon the altar.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v14

And he brought also the brasen altar,
which was before the LORD,
from the forefront of the house,
from between the altar and the house of the LORD,
and put it on the north side of the altar.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v15

And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest,
saying,

Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt offering,
and the evening meal offering,
and the king's burnt sacrifice, and his meal offering,
with the burnt offering of all the people of the land,
and their meal offering, and their drink offerings;
and sprinkle upon it all the blood of the burnt offering,
and all the blood of the sacrifice:
and the brasen altar shall be for me to enquire by.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v16

Thus did Urijah the priest,
according to all that king Ahaz commanded.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v17

And king Ahaz cut off the borders of the bases,
and removed the laver from off them,
and took down the sea
from off the brasen oxen that were under it,
and put it upon a pavement of stones:

¶ 2 Kings 16 v19-20

{ heart }   [2K] 16v18

And the covert for the sabbath
that they had built in the house,
and the king's entry without,
turned he from the house of the LORD
for the king of Assyria.

{ heart }   [2K] 16v19

Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz which he did,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

{ heart }   [2K] 16v20

And Ahaz slept with his fathers,
and was buried with his fathers in the city of David:
and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.

» 2 Kings 17

¶ 2 Kings 17 v1-6

{ heart }   [2K] 17v1

In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah,
began Hoshea the son of Elah to reign in Samaria,
over Israel nine years.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v2

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD,
but not as the kings of Israel that were before him.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v3

Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria,
and Hoshea became his servant,
and gave him presents.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v4

And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea:
for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt,
and brought no present to the king of Assyria,
as he had done year by year:
therefore the king of Assyria shut him up,
and bound him in prison.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v5

Then the king of Assyria came up
throughout all the land,
and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v6

In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria
took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria,
and placed them in Halah, and in Habor
by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.

¶ 2 Kings 17 v7-20

{ heart }   [2K] 17v7

For so it was, that the children of Israel
had sinned against the LORD their GOD,
WHICH had brought them up out of the land of Egypt,
from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt,
and had feared other gods,

{ heart }   [2K] 17v8

And walked in the statutes of the heathen,
(whom the LORD cast out
from before the children of Israel,
and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v9

And the children of Israel did secretly
those things that were not right
against the LORD their GOD,
and they built them high places in all their cities,
from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v10

And they set them up images and groves
in every high hill, and under every green tree:

{ heart }   [2K] 17v11

And there they burnt incense in all the high places,
as did the heathen
whom the LORD carried away before them,
and wrought wicked things
to provoke the LORD to anger.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v12

For they served idols,
whereof the LORD had said unto them,

Ye shall not do this thing.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v13

Yet the LORD testified against Israel,
and against Judah,
by all the prophets, and by all the seers,
saying,

Turn ye from your evil ways,
and keep MY commandments and MY statutes,
according to all the law
which I commanded your fathers,
and which I sent to you by MY servants
the prophets.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v14

Notwithstanding, they would not hear,
but hardened their necks,
like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe

 ‘In the LORD their GOD’.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v15

And they rejected HIS statutes,
and HIS covenant that HE made with their fathers,
and HIS testimonies which HE testified against them,
and they followed vanity, and became vain,
and went after the heathen
that were round about them,
concerning whom the LORD had charged them,

That they should not do like them.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v16

And they left all the commandments
of the LORD their GOD,
and made them molten images, even two calves,
and made an grove,
and worshipped all the host of heaven,
and served Baal.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v17

And they caused their sons and their daughters
to pass through the fire,
and used divination and enchantments,
and sold themselves to do evil
in the sight of the LORD, to provoke HIM to anger.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v18

Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel,
and removed them out of HIS sight,
there was none left, but the tribe of Judah only.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v19

Also Judah kept not the commandments
of the LORD their GOD,
but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v20

And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel,
and afflicted them,
and delivered them into the hand of spoilers,
until HE had cast them out of HIS sight.

¶ 2 Kings 17 v21-23

{ heart }   [2K] 17v21

For HE rent Israel from the house of David,
and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king,
and Jeroboam drove Israel from following the LORD,
and made them sin a great sin.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v22

For the children of Israel walked
in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did
they departed not from them:

{ heart }   [2K] 17v23

Until the LORD removed Israel out of HIS sight,
as HE had said by all HIS servants the prophets:
so was Israel carried away out of their own land
to Assyria, unto this day.

¶ 2 Kings 17 v24-33

{ heart }   [2K] 17v24

And the king of Assyria brought men
from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Avva,
and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim,
and placed them in the cities of Samaria
instead of the children of Israel;
and they possessed Samaria,
and dwelt in the cities thereof.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v25

And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there,
that they feared not the LORD;
therefore the LORD sent lions among them,
which slew some of them.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v26

Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria,
saying,

The nations which thou hast removed,
and placed in the cities of Samaria,
know not the manner of the GOD of the land;
therefore, HE hath sent lions among them,
and behold, they slay them, because they know not
the manner of the GOD of the land.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v27

Then the king of Assyria commanded,
saying,

Carry thither one of the priests
whom ye brought from thence;
and let them go and dwell there,
and let him teach them

 ‘The manner of the GOD of the land’.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v28

Then one of the priests,
whom they had carried away from Samaria,
came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them

How they should fear the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v29

Howbeit, every nation made gods of their own,
and put them in the houses of the high places
which the Samaritans had made,
every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v30

And the men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth,
and the men of Cuth made Nergal,
and the men of Hamath made Ashima,

{ heart }   [2K] 17v31

And the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak,
and the Sepharvites burnt their children in fire
to Adrammelech, and Anammelech,
the gods of Sepharvaim.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v32

So they feared the LORD,
and made unto themselves of the lowest of them
priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them
in the houses of the high places.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v33

They feared the LORD,
and at the same time served their own gods,
after the manner of the nations
whom they carried away from thence.

¶ 2 Kings 17 v34-40

{ heart }   [2K] 17v34

Unto this day they do after the former manners:
they fear not the LORD,
neither do they after their statutes,
or after their ordinances,
or after the law and commandment
which the LORD commanded the children of Jacob,
whom HE named

Israel,

{ heart }   [2K] 17v35

With whom the LORD had made a covenant,
and charged them, saying,

Ye shall not fear other gods,
nor bow yourselves to them,
nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v36

But the LORD,
WHO brought you up out of the land of Egypt
with great power, and a stretched out arm,
HIM shall ye fear, and HIM shall ye worship,
and to HIM shall ye do sacrifice.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v37

And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law,
and the commandment which HE wrote for you,
ye shall observe to do for evermore,
and ye shall not fear other gods.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v38

And the covenant that I have made with you,
ye shall not forget,
neither shall ye fear other gods.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v39

But the LORD your GOD ye shall fear,
and HE shall deliver you
out of the hand of all your enemies.

{ heart }   [2K] 17v40

Howbeit, they did not hearken,
but they did after their former manner.

¶ 2 Kings 17 v41

{ heart }   [2K] 17v41

So these nations feared the LORD,
and also served their graven images,
both their children, and their children's children:
as did their fathers, so do they unto this day.

» 2 Kings 18

¶ 2 Kings 18 v1-8

{ heart }   [2K] 18v1

Now it came to pass
in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel,
that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah,
began to reign.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v2

Twenty and five years old was he
when he began to reign,
and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem:
His mother's name also was Abi,
the daughter of Zechariah.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v3

And he did that which was right
in the sight of the LORD,
according to all that David his father did.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v4

He removed the high places,
and broke the images, and cut down the groves,
and broke in pieces
the brass serpent that Moses had made:
for unto those days
the children of Israel did burn incense to it:
and he called it

Nehushtan.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v5

He trusted in the LORD GOD of Israel,
so that after him was none like him
among all the kings of Judah,
nor any that were before him.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v6

For he clave to the LORD,
and departed not from following HIM,
but kept HIS commandments,
which the LORD commanded Moses.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v7

And the LORD was with him,
and he prospered whithersoever he went forth:
and he rebelled against the king of Assyria,
and served him not.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v8

He smote the Philistines even unto Gaza,
and the borders thereof,
from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

¶ 2 Kings 18 v9-12

{ heart }   [2K] 18v9

And it came to pass
in the fourth year of king Hezekiah,
(which was the seventh year of Hoshea
son of Elah king of Israel)
that Shalmaneser king of Assyria,
came up against Samaria, and besieged it.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v10

And at the end of three years they took it:
even in the sixth year of Hezekiah
(that is the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel)
Samaria was taken.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v11

And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel
unto Assyria, and put them in Halah, and in Habor
by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes:

{ heart }   [2K] 18v12

Because they obeyed not
the voice of the LORD their GOD,
but transgressed HIS covenant,
and all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded,
and would not hear them, nor do them.

¶ 2 Kings 18 v13-16

{ heart }   [2K] 18v13

Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah
did Sennacherib king of Assyria,
come up against all the fenced cities of Judah,
and took them.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v14

And Hezekiah king of Judah,
sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish,
saying,

I have offended, return from me:
that which thou puttest on me, will I bear.


And the king of Assyria appointed
unto Hezekiah king of Judah,
three hundred talents of silver,
and thirty talents of gold.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v15

And Hezekiah gave him all the silver
that was found in the house of the LORD,
and in the treasures of the king's house.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v16

At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold
from the doors of the temple of the LORD,
and from the pillars
which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid,
and gave it to the king of Assyria.

¶ 2 Kings 18 v17-25

{ heart }   [2K] 18v17

And the king of Assyria sentTartan and Rabsaris
and the Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah
with a great host against Jerusalem:
and they went up, and came to Jerusalem:
and when they were come up,
they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool,
which is in the highway of the fuller's field.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v18

And when they had called to the

King,

There came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah,
which was over the household,
and Shebna the scribe,
and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v19

And the Rabshakeh said unto them,

Speak ye now to Hezekiah,

 ‘Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria,
What confidence is this wherein thou trustest’?

{ heart }   [2K] 18v20

Thou sayest,

 ‘(But they are but vain words)
I have counsel and strength for the war’: 

Now on whom dost thou trust,
that thou rebellest against me?

{ heart }   [2K] 18v21

Now behold,
thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed,
even upon Egypt, on which if a man lean,
it will go into his hand, and pierce it:
so is Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on him.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v22

But if ye say unto me,

 ‘We trust in the LORD our GOD’: 

Is not THAT HE
WHOSE high places and WHOSE altars
Hezekiah hath taken away,
and hath said to Judah and Jerusalem,

 ‘Ye shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem’?

{ heart }   [2K] 18v23

Now therefore, I pray thee,
give pledges to my lord the king of Assyria,
and I will deliver thee two thousand horses,
if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v24

How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain
of the least of my master's servants,
and put thy trust on Egypt
for chariots and for horsemen?

{ heart }   [2K] 18v25

Am I now come up without the LORD
against this place to destroy it?
The LORD said to me,

 ‘Go up against this land, and destroy it’.

¶ 2 Kings 18 v26-36

{ heart }   [2K] 18v26

Then said Eliakim
the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah,
unto Rabshakeh,

Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants
in the Syrian language, (for we understand it)
and talk not with us in the Jews' language
in the ears of the people that are on the wall.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v27

But the Rabshakeh said unto them,

Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee,
to speak these words?
hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall,
that they may eat their own dung,
and drink their own piss with you?

{ heart }   [2K] 18v28

Then the Rabshakeh stood and cried with a loud voice
in the Jews' language, and spake,
saying,

Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria:

{ heart }   [2K] 18v29

Thus saith the king,

 ‘Let not Hezekiah deceive you,
for he shall not be able to deliver you out of his hand’:

{ heart }   [2K] 18v30

Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD,
saying,

 ‘The LORD will surely deliver us,
and this city shall not be delivered into the hand
of the king of Assyria’.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v31

Hearken not to Hezekiah:
for thus saith the king of Assyria,

 ‘Make an agreement with me by a present,
and come out to me,
and then eat ye every man of his own vine,
and every one of his fig tree,
and drink ye every one the waters of his cistern’:

{ heart }   [2K] 18v32

Until I come and take you away
to a land like your own land,
a land of corn and wine,
a land of bread and vineyards,
a land of oil olive and of honey,
that ye may live, and not die:
and hearken not unto Hezekiah,
when he persuadeth you, saying,

 ‘The LORD will deliver us’.

{ heart }   [2K] 18v33

Hath any of the gods of the nations
delivered at all his land out of the hand
of the king of Assyria?

{ heart }   [2K] 18v34

Where are the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad?
where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivvah?
have they delivered Samaria out of mine hand?

{ heart }   [2K] 18v35

Who are they among all the gods of the countries,
that have delivered their country out of mine hand,
that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem
out of mine hand?

{ heart }   [2K] 18v36

But the people held their peace,
and answered him not a word:
for the king's commandment was,
saying,

Answer him not.

¶ 2 Kings 18 v37

{ heart }   [2K] 18v37

Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah,
which was over the household,
and Shebna the scribe,
and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder,
to Hezekiah with their clothes rent,
and told him the words of the Rabshakeh.

» 2 Kings 19

¶ 2 Kings 19 v1-7

{ heart }   [2K] 19v1

And it came to pass,
when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes,
and covered himself with sackcloth,
and went into the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v2

And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household,
and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests,
covered with sackcloth,
to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v3

And they said unto him,

Thus saith Hezekiah,

 ‘This day is a day of trouble,
and of rebuke, and blasphemy:
for the children are come to the birth,
and there is not strength to bring forth’.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v4

It may be the LORD thy GOD
will hear all the words of the Rabshakeh,
whom the king of Assyria, his master,
hath sent to reproach the living GOD,
and will reprove the words
which the LORD thy GOD hath heard:
wherefore lift up thy prayer
for the remnant that are left.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v5

So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v6

And Isaiah said unto them,

Thus shall ye say to your master,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD’,


Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard,
with which the servants of the king of Assyria
have blasphemed ME.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v7

Behold, I will send a blast upon him,
and he shall hear a rumor,
and shall return to his own land,
and I will cause him to fall by the sword
in his own land.

¶ 2 Kings 19 v8

{ heart }   [2K] 19v8

So the Rabshakeh returned,
and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah:
for he had heard

That he was departed from Lachish.

¶ 2 Kings 19 v9-13

{ heart }   [2K] 19v9

And when he heard king of Ethiopia,

Behold, he is come out to fight against thee:

He sent messengers again unto Hezekiah,
saying,

{ heart }   [2K] 19v10

Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah,
saying,

 ‘Let not thy GOD in WHOM thou trustest
deceive thee, saying,

Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand
of the king of Assyria.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v11

Behold, thou hast heard

 ‘What the kings of Assyria have done to all lands,
by destroying them utterly’: 

And shalt thou be delivered?

{ heart }   [2K] 19v12

Have the gods of the nations delivered them
which my fathers have destroyed?
as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph,
and the children of Eden which were in Thelassar?

{ heart }   [2K] 19v13

Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad,
and the king of the city of Sepharvaim,
of Hena, and Ivvah?

¶ 2 Kings 19 v14-19

{ heart }   [2K] 19v14

And Hezekiah received the letter
of the hand of the messengers, and read it:
and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD,
and spread it before the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v15

And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD,
and said,

O LORD GOD of Israel,
WHICH dwellest between the Cherubim,
THOU art the GOD, even THOU alone,
of all the kingdoms of the earth;
THOU hast made heaven and earth.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v16

LORD, bow down THINE ear, and hear:
open, LORD, THINE eyes; and see:
and hear the words of Sennacherib
which hath sent him to reproach the living GOD.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v17

Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria
have destroyed the nations and their lands,

{ heart }   [2K] 19v18

And have cast their gods into the fire:
for they were no gods,
but the work of men's hands, wood and stone:
therefore they have destroyed them.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v19

Now therefore, O LORD our GOD,
I beseech THEE,
save THOU us out of his hand,
that all the kingdoms of the earth may know

 ‘That THOU art the LORD GOD,
even THOU only’.

¶ 2 Kings 19 v20-28

{ heart }   [2K] 19v20

Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah,
saying,

Thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel,

That which thou hast prayed to ME
against Sennacherib, king of Assyria,
I have heard.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v21

This is the word that the LORD hath spoken
concerning him:


The virgin, the daughter of Zion
hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn,
the daughter of Jerusalem
hath shaken her head at thee.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v22

WHOM hast thou reproached and blasphemed?
and against WHOM hast thou exalted thy voice,
and lift up thine eyes on high?
even against the HOLY ONE of Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v23

By thy messengers
thou hast reproached the LORD,
and hast said,

 ‘With the multitude of my chariots
I am come up to the height of the mountains,
to the sides of Lebanon,
and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof,
and the choice fir trees thereof:
and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders,
and into the forest of his Carmel’.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v24

I have digged and drunk strange waters,
and with the sole of my feet
have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v25

Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it,
and of ancient times that I have formed it?
now have I brought it to pass,
that thou shouldest be
to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v26

Therefore their inhabitants were of small power,
they were dismayed and confounded,
they were as the grass of the field,
and as the green herb,
as the grass on the housetops,
and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v27

But I know

 ‘Thy abode, and thy going out,
and thy coming in, and thy rage against ME’.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v28

Because thy rage against ME and thy tumult
is come up into MINE ears,
therefore I will put MY hook in thy nose,
and MY bridle in thy lips,
and I will turn thee back
by the way by which thou camest.

¶ 2 Kings 19 v29

{ heart }   [2K] 19v29

And this shall be a sign unto thee,
ye shall eat this year
such things as grow of themselves,
and in the second year
that which springeth of the same,
and in the third year sow ye and reap,
and plant vineyards, and eat fruits thereof.

¶ 2 Kings 19 v30-31

{ heart }   [2K] 19v30

And the remnant that is escaped
of the house of Judah
shall yet again take root downward,
and bear fruit upward.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v31

For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant,
and they that escape out of Mount Zion:
the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.

¶ 2 Kings 19 v32-34

{ heart }   [2K] 19v32

Therefore thus saith the LORD
concerning the king of Assyria,


He shall not come into this city,
nor shoot an arrow there,
nor come before it with shield,
nor cast a bank against it.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v33

By the way that he came,
by the same shall he return,
and shall not come into this city,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v34

For I will defend this city, to save it,
for MINE OWN sake,
and for MY servant David's sake.

¶ 2 Kings 19 v35-37

{ heart }   [2K] 19v35

And it came to pass that night,
that the Angel of the LORD went out,
and smote in the camp of the Assyrians
an hundred fourscore and five thousand:
and when they arose early in the morning,
behold, they were all dead corpses.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v36

So Sennacherib, king of Assyria departed,
and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

{ heart }   [2K] 19v37

And it came to pass as he was worshipping
in the house of Nisroch his god,
that Adrammelech, and Sharezer his sons,
smote him with the sword:
and they escaped into the land of Armenia,
and Esar-haddon his son reigned in his stead.

» 2 Kings 20

¶ 2 Kings 20 v1-11

{ heart }   [2K] 20v1

In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death:
and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him,
and said unto him,

Thus saith the LORD,

Set thine house in order:
for thou shalt die, and not live.

{ heart }   [2K] 20v2

Then he turned his face to the wall,
and prayed unto the LORD,
saying,

{ heart }   [2K] 20v3

I beseech thee, O LORD,
remember now how I have walked before THEE
in truth and with a perfect heart,
and have done that which is good in THY sight.


And Hezekiah wept sore.

{ heart }   [2K] 20v4

And it came to pass
afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court,
that the word of the LORD came to him,
saying,

{ heart }   [2K] 20v5

Turn again,
and tell Hezekiah the captain of MY people,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD,
the GOD of David thy father,
I have heard

Thy prayer,

I have seen thy tears:
behold, I will heal thee;
on the third day
thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD’.

{ heart }   [2K] 20v6

And I will add unto thy days fifteen years,
and I will deliver thee, and this city
out of the hand of the king of Assyria,
and I will defend this city for MINE OWN sake,
and for MY servant David's sake.

{ heart }   [2K] 20v7

And Isaiah said,

Take a lump of figs.

And they took and laid it on the boil,
and he recovered.

{ heart }   [2K] 20v8

And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah,

What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me,
and that I shall go up into the house of the LORD
the third day?

{ heart }   [2K] 20v9

And Isaiah said,

This sign shalt thou have of the LORD,
that the LORD will do the thing that HE hath spoken:

 ‘Shall the shadow go forward ten degrees,
or go back ten degrees?’ 

{ heart }   [2K] 20v10

And Hezekiah answered,

It is a light thing for the shadow
to go down ten degrees:
nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.

{ heart }   [2K] 20v11

And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD,
and HE brought the shadow ten degrees backward,
by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.

¶ 2 Kings 209 v12-19

{ heart }   [2K] 20v12

At that time Berodach-baladan the son of Baladan
king of Babylon,
sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah:
for he had heard

That Hezekiah had been sick.

{ heart }   [2K] 20v13

And Hezekiah hearkened unto them,
and showed them all the house of
his precious things, the silver, and the gold,
and the spices, and the precious ointment,
and all the house of his armor,
and all that was found in his treasures:
there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion,
that Hezekiah showed them not.

{ heart }   [2K] 20v14

Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah,
and said unto him,

What said these men?
and from whence came they unto thee?


And Hezekiah said,

They are come from a far country,
even from Babylon.

{ heart }   [2K] 20v15

And he said,

What have they seen in thine house?

And Hezekiah answered,

All the things that are in mine house have they seen:
there is nothing among my treasures
that I have not showed them.

{ heart }   [2K] 20v16

And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah,

Hear the word of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 20v17

Behold, the days come,
that all that is in thine house,
and that which thy fathers have laid up in store
unto this day,
shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 20v18

And some of thy sons that shall issue from thee,
which thou shalt beget, shall they take away,
and they shall be eunuchs
in the palace of the king of Babylon.

{ heart }   [2K] 20v19

Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah,

Good is the word of the LORD
which thou hast spoken.


And he said,

Is it not good, if peace and truth be in my days?

¶ 2 Kings 20 v20-21

{ heart }   [2K] 20v20

And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah,
and all his might,
and how he made a pool and a conduit,
and brought water into the city,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

{ heart }   [2K] 20v21

And Hezekiah slept with his fathers,
and Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.

» 2 Kings 21

¶ 2 Kings 21 v1-9

{ heart }   [2K] 21v1

Manasseh was twelve years old
when he began to reign,
and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem:
and his mother's name was Hephzibah.

{ heart }   [2K] 21v2

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD,
after the abominations of the heathen,
whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

{ heart }   [2K] 21v3

For he built up again the high places
which Hezekiah his father had destroyed:
and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove,
as did Ahab king of Israel,
and worshipped all the host of heaven,
and served them.

{ heart }   [2K] 21v4

And he built altars in the house of the LORD,
of which the LORD said,

In Jerusalem will I put MY NAME.

{ heart }   [2K] 21v5

And he built altars for all the host of heaven
in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 21v6

And he made his son pass through the fire,
and observed times, and used enchantments,
and dealt with familiar spirits, and wizards:
he wrought much wickedness
in the sight of the LORD, to provoke HIM to anger.

{ heart }   [2K] 21v7

And he set a graven image
of the grove that he had made,
in the house, of which the LORD said
to David, and to Solomon his son,

In this house and in Jerusalem,
which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel,
will I put MY NAME forever:

{ heart }   [2K] 21v8

Neither will I make the feet of Israel
move
any more out of the land
which I gave their fathers:
only if they will observe to do
according to all that I have commanded them,
and according to all the law
that MY servant Moses commanded them.

{ heart }   [2K] 21v9

But they hearkened not:
and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil
than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed
before the children of Israel.

¶ 2 Kings 21 v10-15

{ heart }   [2K] 21v10

And the LORD spake
by HIS servants the prophets,
saying,

{ heart }   [2K] 21v11

Because Manasseh king of Judah,
hath done these abominations,
and hath done wickedly
above all that the Amorites did,
which were before him,
and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols:

{ heart }   [2K] 21v12

Therefore thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel,

Behold, I AM bringing
such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah,
that whosoever heareth of it,
both his ears shall tingle.

{ heart }   [2K] 21v13

And I will stretch over Jerusalem
the line of Samaria,
and the plummet of the house of Ahab:
and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish,
wiping it and turning it upside down.

{ heart }   [2K] 21v14

And I will forsake the remnant
of MINE inheritance,
and deliver them into the hand of their enemies,
and they shall become a prey and a spoil
to all their enemies,

{ heart }   [2K] 21v15

Because they have done that which was evil
in MY sight, and have provoked ME to anger,
since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt,
even unto this day.

¶ 2 Kings 21 v16

{ heart }   [2K] 21v16

Moreover,
Manasseh shed innocent blood very much,
till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another,
beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin,
in doing that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD.

¶ 2 Kings 21 v17-18

{ heart }   [2K] 21v17

Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh,
and all that he did, and his sin that he sinned,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

{ heart }   [2K] 21v18

And Manasseh slept with his fathers,
and was buried in the garden of his own house,
in the garden of Uzza:
and Amon his son reigned in his stead.

¶ 2 Kings 21 v24

{ heart }   [2K] 21v19

Amon was twenty and two years old
when he began to reign,
and he reigned two years in Jerusalem:
and his mother's name was Meshullemeth,
the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.

{ heart }   [2K] 21v20

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD,
as his father Manasseh did.

{ heart }   [2K] 21v21

And he walked in all the ways
that his father walked in,
and served the idols that his father served,
and worshipped them:

{ heart }   [2K] 21v22

And he forsook the LORD GOD of his fathers,
and walked not in the way of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 21v23

And the servants of Amon conspired against him,
and slew the king in his own house.

{ heart }   [2K] 21v24

And the people of the land
slew all them that had conspired against king Amon,
and the people of the land
made Josiah his son king in his stead.

¶ 2 Kings 21 v25-26

{ heart }   [2K] 21v25

Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he did,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

{ heart }   [2K] 21v26

And he was buried in his sepulcher,
in the garden of Uzza,
and Josiah his son reigned in his stead.

» 2 Kings 22

¶ 2 Kings 22 v1-2

{ heart }   [2K] 22v1

Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign,
and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem:
and his mother's name was Jedidah,
the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath.

{ heart }   [2K] 22v2

And he did that which was right
in the sight of the LORD,
and walked in all the ways of David his father,
and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.

¶ 2 Kings 22 v3-7

{ heart }   [2K] 22v3

And it came to pass
in the eighteenth year of king Josiah,
that the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah,
the son of Meshullam the scribe
to the house of the LORD,
saying,

{ heart }   [2K] 22v4

Go up to Hilkiah the high priest,
that he may sum the silver
which is brought into the house of the LORD,
which the keepers of the door
have gathered of the people;

{ heart }   [2K] 22v5

And let them deliver it into the hand
of the doers of the work,
that have the oversight of the house of the LORD:
and let them give it to the doers of the work
which are in the house of the LORD,
to repair the breaches of the house,

{ heart }   [2K] 22v6

Unto carpenters, and builders, and masons,
and to buy timber and hewn stone,
to repair the house.

{ heart }   [2K] 22v7

Howbeit, there was no reckoning made with them
of the money that was delivered into their hand,
because they dealt faithfully.

¶ 2 Kings 22 v8-13

{ heart }   [2K] 22v8

And Hilkiah the high priest,
said unto Shaphan the scribe,

I have found the book of the law
in the house of the LORD.


And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan,
and he read it.

{ heart }   [2K] 22v9

And Shaphan the scribe, came to the king,
and brought the king word again,
and said,

Thy servants have gathered the money
that was found in the house,
and have delivered it into the hand
of them that do the work,
that have the oversight of the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 22v10

And Shaphan the scribe showed the king,
saying,

Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book:

And Shaphan read it before the king.

{ heart }   [2K] 22v11

And it came to pass when the king had heard

The words of the book of the law,

That he rent his clothes.

{ heart }   [2K] 22v12

And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest,
and Ahikam the son of Shaphan,
and Achbor the son of Micaiah,
and Shaphan the scribe,
and Asaiah the king's servant,
saying,

{ heart }   [2K] 22v13

Go ye, enquire of the LORD for me,
and for the people, and for all Judah,
concerning the words of this book that is found:
for great is the wrath of the LORD
that is kindled against us,
because our fathers have not hearkened
unto the words of this book,
to do according unto all that which is written
concerning us.

¶ 2 Kings 22 v14-20

{ heart }   [2K] 22v14

So Hilkiah the priest,
and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah,
went unto Huldah the prophetess,
the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah,
the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe:
now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college:
And they communed with her.

{ heart }   [2K] 22v15

And she said unto them,

Thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel,

Tell the man that sent you to me:

{ heart }   [2K] 22v16

Thus saith the LORD,

 ‘Behold, I will bring evil upon this place,
and upon the inhabitants thereof,
even all the words of the book
which the king of Judah hath read’.

{ heart }   [2K] 22v17

Because they have forsaken ME,
and have burnt incense unto other gods,
that they might provoke ME to anger
with all the works of their hands:
therefore MY wrath shall be kindled
against this place, and shall not be quenched.

{ heart }   [2K] 22v18

But to the king of Judah
which sent you to enquire of the LORD,
thus shall ye say to him:


Thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel,

 ‘As touching the words which thou hast heard’:

{ heart }   [2K] 22v19

Because thine heart was tender,
and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD,
when thou heardest
what I spake against this place,
and against the inhabitants thereof,

 ‘That they should become a desolation
and a curse’, 

And hast rent thy clothes, and wept before ME;
I also have heard thee,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 22v20

Behold therefore,
I will gather thee unto thy fathers,
and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace,
and thine eyes shall not see all the evil
which I will bring upon this place.


And they brought the king word again.

» 2 Kings 23

¶ 2 Kings 23 v1-3

{ heart }   [2K] 23v1

And the king sent, and they gathered unto him
all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v2

And the king went up into the house of the LORD,
and all the men of Judah
and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him,
and the priests, and the prophets,
and all the people, both small and great;
and he read in their ears
all the words of the book of the covenant
which was found in the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v3

And the king stood by a pillar,
and made a covenant before the LORD,

To walk after the LORD,
and to keep HIS commandments
and HIS testimonies and HIS statutes
with all their heart and all their soul,
to perform the words of this covenant
that were written in this book.


And all the people stood to the covenant.

¶ 2 Kings 23 v4-14

{ heart }   [2K] 23v4

And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest,
and the priests of the second order,
and the keepers of the door,
to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD
all the vessels that were made for Baal,
and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven:
and he burnt them without Jerusalem
in the fields of Kidron,
and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v5

And he put down the idolatrous priests,
whom the kings of Judah had ordained
to burn incense in the high places
in the cities of Judah,
and in the places round about Jerusalem:
them also that burnt incense unto Baal,
to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets,
and to all the host of heaven.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v6

And he brought out the grove
from the house of the LORD,
without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron,
and burnt it at the brook Kidron,
and stamped it small to powder,
and cast the powder thereof upon the graves
of the children of the people.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v7

And he broke down the houses of the sodomites,
that were by the house of the LORD,
where the women wove hangings for the grove.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v8

And he brought all the priests
out of the cities of Judah,
and defiled the high places
where the priests had burnt incense,
from Geba to Beersheba,
and broke down the high places of the gates
that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua,
the governor of the city,
which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v9

Nevertheless, the priests of the high places
came not up to the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem,
but they did eat of the unleavened bread
among their brethren.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v10

And he defiled Topheth,
which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom,
that no man might make his son or his daughter
to pass through the fire to Molech.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v11

And he took away the horses
that the kings of Judah had given to the sun,
at the entering in of the house of the LORD,
by the chamber of Nathan-melech the chamberlain,
which was in the suburbs,
and burnt the chariots of the sun with fire.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v12

And the altars that were on the top
of the upper chamber of Ahaz,
which the kings of Judah had made,
and the altars which Manasseh had made
in the two courts of the house of the LORD,
did the king beat down,
and broke them down from thence,
and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v13

And the high places that were before Jerusalem,
which were on the right hand
of the mount of corruption,
which Solomon the king of Israel had builded
for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Sidonians,
and for Chemosh, the abomination of the Moabites,
and for Milcom,
the abomination of the children of Ammon,
did the king defile.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v14

And he broke in pieces the images,
and cut down the groves,
and filled their places with the bones of men.

¶ 2 Kings 23 v15-18

{ heart }   [2K] 23v15

Moreover, the altar that was at Bethel,
and the high place
which Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
who made Israel to sin, had made,
both that altar, and the high place he broke down,
and burnt the high place,
and stamped it small to powder, and burnt the grove.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v16

And as Josiah turned himself,
he spied the sepulchers that were there in the mount,
and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchers,
and burnt them upon the altar, and polluted it,
according to the word of the LORD
which the man of GOD proclaimed,
who proclaimed these words.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v17

Then he said,

What title is that that I see?

And the men of the city told him,

It is the sepulcher of the man of GOD,
which came from Judah,
and proclaimed these things that thou hast done
against the altar of Bethel.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v18

And he said,

Let him alone: let no man move his bones:

So they let his bones alone,
with the bones of the prophet
that came out of Samaria.

¶ 2 Kings 23 v19-20

{ heart }   [2K] 23v19

And all the houses also of the high places
that were in the cities of Samaria,
which the kings of Israel had made
to provoke the LORD to anger,
Josiah took away, and did to them
according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v20

And he slew all the priests of the high places
that were there, upon the altars,
and burnt men's bones upon them,
and returned to Jerusalem.

¶ 2 Kings 23 v21-23

{ heart }   [2K] 23v21

And the king commanded all the people,
saying,

Keep the Passover unto the LORD your GOD,
as it is written in the book of this covenant.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v22

Surely there was not holden such a Passover
from the days of the judges that judged Israel,
nor in all the days of the kings of Israel,
nor of the kings of Judah,

{ heart }   [2K] 23v23

But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah,
wherein this Passover was held to the LORD
in Jerusalem.

¶ 2 Kings 23 v24-25

{ heart }   [2K] 23v24

Moreover workers with familiar spirits,
and the wizards, and the images, and the idols,
and all the abominations that were spied
in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem,
did Josiah put away,
that he might perform the words of the law
which were written in the book
that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v25

And like unto him was there no king before him,
that turned to the LORD with all his heart,
and with all his soul, and with all his might,
according to all the law of Moses,
neither after him arose there any like him.

¶ 2 Kings 23 v26-27

{ heart }   [2K] 23v26

Notwithstanding, the LORD turned not
from the fierceness of HIS great wrath,
wherewith HIS anger was kindled against Judah,
because of all the provocations
that Manasseh had provoked HIM withal.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v27

And the LORD said,

I will remove Judah also out of MY sight,
as I have removed Israel,
and will cast off this city Jerusalem
which I have chosen,
and the house of which I said,

 ‘MY NAME shall be there’.

¶ 2 Kings 23 v23-28

{ heart }   [2K] 23v28

Now the rest of the acts of Josiah,
and all that he did,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

¶ 2 Kings 23 v29-30

{ heart }   [2K] 23v29

In his days Pharaoh-neco king of Egypt,
went up against the king of Assyria
to the river Euphrates:
and king Josiah went against him,
and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v30

And his servants carried him in a chariot dead
from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem,
and buried him in his own sepulcher:
And the people of the land
took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him,
and made him king in his father's stead.

¶ 2 Kings 23 v31-35

{ heart }   [2K] 23v31

Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old
when he began to reign,
and he reigned three months in Jerusalem:
and his mother's name was Hamutal,
the daughter of Jeremiah, of Libnah.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v32

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD,
according to all that his fathers had done.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v33

And Pharaoh-neco put him in bands at Riblah
in the land of Hamath,
that he might not reign in Jerusalem,
and put the land to a tribute
of an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v34

And Pharaoh-neco made Eliakim the son of Josiah
king, in the room of Josiah his father,
and turned his name to

Jehoiakim,

And took Jehoahaz away,
and he came to Egypt, and died there.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v35

And Jehoiakim gave the silver, and the gold
to Pharaoh,
but he taxed the land to give the money
according to the commandment of Pharaoh:
he exacted the silver and the gold
of the people of the land,
of every one according to his taxation,
to give it unto Pharaoh-neco.

¶ 2 Kings 23 v36-37

{ heart }   [2K] 23v36

Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old
when he began to reign,
and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem:
and his mother's name was Zebidah
the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.

{ heart }   [2K] 23v37

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD,
according to all that his fathers had done.

» 2 Kings 24

¶ 2 Kings 24 v1-4

{ heart }   [2K] 24v1

In his days
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up,
and Jehoiakim became his servant three years:
then he turned and rebelled against him.

{ heart }   [2K] 24v2

And the LORD sent against him
bands of the Chaldeans, and bands of the Syrians,
and bands of the Moabites,
and bands of the children of Ammon,
and sent them against Judah to destroy it,
according to the word of the LORD,
which HE spake by HIS servants, the prophets.

{ heart }   [2K] 24v3

Surely at the commandment of the LORD
came this upon Judah,

To remove them out of HIS sight,

For the sins of Manasseh,
according to all that he did,

{ heart }   [2K] 24v4

And also for the innocent blood that he shed:
(for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood)
which the LORD would not pardon.

¶ 2 Kings 24 v5-7

{ heart }   [2K] 24v5

Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim,
and all that he did,
are they not written in the book
of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

{ heart }   [2K] 24v6

So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers:
and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

{ heart }   [2K] 24v7

And the king of Egypt came not again any more
out of his land:
for the king of Babylon had taken
from the river of Egypt, unto the river Euphrates,
all that pertained to the king of Egypt.

¶ 2 Kings 24 v8-17

{ heart }   [2K] 24v8

Jehoiachin was eighteen years old
when he began to reign,
and he reigned in Jerusalem three months:
and his mother's name was Nehushta,
the daughter of Elnathan, of Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [2K] 24v9

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD,
according to all that his father had done.

{ heart }   [2K] 24v10

At that time
the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,
came up against Jerusalem,
and the city was besieged.

{ heart }   [2K] 24v11

And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,
came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.

{ heart }   [2K] 24v12

And Jehoiachin the king of Judah,
went out to the king of Babylon,
he, and his mother, and his servants,
and his princes, and his officers:
and the king of Babylon took him
in the eighth year of his reign.

{ heart }   [2K] 24v13

And he carried out from thence
all the treasures of the house of the LORD,
and the treasures of the king's house,
and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold
which Solomon king of Israel had made
in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said.

{ heart }   [2K] 24v14

And he carried away all Jerusalem,
and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valor,
even ten thousand captives,
and all the craftsmen and smiths:
none remained,
save the poorest sort of the people of the land.

{ heart }   [2K] 24v15

And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon,
and the king's mother, and the king's wives,
and his officers, and the mighty of the land,
those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem
to Babylon.

{ heart }   [2K] 24v16

And all the men of might, even seven thousand,
and craftsmen and smiths a thousand,
all that were strong and apt for war,
even them the king of Babylon brought captive
to Babylon.

{ heart }   [2K] 24v17

And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah
his father's brother king in his stead,
and changed his name to

Zedekiah.

¶ 2 Kings 24 v18-19

{ heart }   [2K] 24v18

Zedekiah was twenty and one years old
when he began to reign,
and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem:
and his mother's name was Hamutal,
the daughter of Jeremiah, of Libnah.

{ heart }   [2K] 24v19

And he did that which was evil
in the sight of the LORD,
according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

¶ 2 Kings 24 v24-20

{ heart }   [2K] 24v20

For through the anger of the LORD
it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah,
until HE had cast them out from HIS presence,
that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

» 2 Kings 25

¶ 2 Kings 25 v1-7

{ heart }   [2K] 25v1

And it came to pass
in the ninth year of his reign,
in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month,
that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came,
he, and all his host, against Jerusalem,
and pitched against it:
and they built forts against it round about.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v2

And the city was besieged
unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v3

And on the ninth day of the fourth month
the famine prevailed in the city,
and there was no bread for the people of the land.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v4

And the city was broken up,
and all the men of war fled by night
by the way of the gate between two walls,
which is by the king's garden
(now the Chaldeans were against the city
round about)
and the king went the way toward the plain.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v5

And the army of the Chaldeans after the king,
and overtook him in the plains of Jericho:
and all his army were scattered from him.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v6

So they took the king,
and brought him up to the king of Babylon, to Riblah,
and they gave judgment upon him.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v7

And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes,
and put out the eyes of Zedekiah,
and bound him with fetters of brass,
and carried him to Babylon.

¶ 2 Kings 25 v8-17

{ heart }   [2K] 25v8

And in the fifth month,
on the seventh day of the month,
which is the nineteenth year
of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,
came Nebuzar-adan captain of the guard,
a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:

{ heart }   [2K] 25v9

And he burnt the house of the LORD,
and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem,
and every great man's house burnt he with fire.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v10

And all the army of the Chaldeans
that were with the captain of the guard,
broke down the walls of Jerusalem round about.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v11

Now the rest of the people that were left in the city,
and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon,
with the remnant of the multitude,
did Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carry away.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v12

But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land
to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v13

And the pillars of brass
that were in the house of the LORD,
and the bases, and the brasen sea
that was in the house of the LORD,
did the Chaldeans break in pieces,
and carried the brass of them to Babylon.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v14

And the pots, and the shovels,
and the snuffers, and the spoons,
and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered,
took they away.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v15

And the firepans, and the bowls,
and such things as were of gold, in gold,
and of silver, in silver,
the captain of the guard took away.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v16

The two pillars, one sea, and the bases
which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD,
the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v17

The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits,
and the chapiter upon it was brass:
and the height of the chapiter three cubits;
and the wreathen work,
and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about,
all of brass:
and like unto these had the second pillar
with wreathen work.

¶ 2 Kings 24 v18-21

{ heart }   [2K] 25v18

And the captain of the guard took
Seraiah the chief priest,
and Zephaniah the second priest,
and the three keepers of the door.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v19

And out of the city he took
an officer that was set over the men of war,
and five men of them that were in the king's presence,
which were found in the city,
and the principal scribe of the host,
which mustered the people of the land,
and threescore men of the people of the land
that were found in the city.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v20

And Nebuzar-adan captain of the guard took these,
and brought them to the king of Babylon, to Riblah.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v21

And the king of Babylon smote them,
and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath:
so Judah was carried away out of their land.

¶ 2 Kings 25 v22-26

{ heart }   [2K] 25v22

And as for the people that remained
in the land of Judah,
whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left,
even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam,
the son of Shaphan, ruler.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v23

And when all the captains of the armies,
they, and their men, heard

That the king of Babylon
had made Gedaliah governor,


There came to Gedaliah to Mizpah,
even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah,
and Johanan the son of Kareah,
and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite,
and Jaazaniah the son of a Maacathite,
they and their men.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v24

And Gedaliah swore to them, and to their men,
and said unto them,

Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldeans:
dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon;
and it shall be well with you.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v25

But it came to pass in the seventh month,
that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah,
the son of Elishama, of the seed royal,
came, and ten men with him,
and smote Gedaliah, that he died,
and the Jews and the Chaldeans
that were with him at Mizpah.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v26

And all the people, both small and great,
and the captains of the armies,
arose, and came to Egypt:
for they were afraid of the Chaldeans.

¶ 2 Kings 25 v27-30

{ heart }   [2K] 25v27

And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year
of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah,
in the twelfth month,
on the seven and twentieth day of the month,
that Evil-merodach king of Babylon,
in the year that he began to reign
did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah
out of prison.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v28

And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above
the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon,

{ heart }   [2K] 25v29

And changed his prison garments:
and he did eat bread continually before him
all the days of his life.

{ heart }   [2K] 25v30

And his allowance was a continual allowance
given him of the king, a daily rate for every day,
all the days of his life.