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A. 2 Kings 16.

B. 2 Chron. 28. (Continued.)

(Continued.) the house of the LORD, and in the LORD, and out of the house of the treasures of the king's house, and king and of the princes, and gave

sent it for a present to the king it unto the king of Assyria : but 9 of Assyria. And the king of it helped him not. Assyria hearkened unto him : and the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried it captive to Kir, and

slew Rezin. 10 And king Ahaz went to Da- 22 And in the time of his distress

mascus to meet Tiglath-pileser did he trespass yet more against king of Assyria, and saw the altar the LORD, this same king Ahaz. that was at Damascus: and king 23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the Damascusd, which smote him : fashion of the altar, and the pat- and he said, Because the gods of

tern of it, according to all the the kings of Syria helped them, 11 workmanship thereof. And Urijah therefore will I sacrifice to them,

the priest built an altar: accord- that they may help me. But they ing to all that king Ahaz had sent were the ruin of him, and of all from Damascus, so did Urijah the 24 Israel. And Ahaz gathered to

priest make it against king Ahaz gether the vessels of the house 12 came from Damascus. And when

of God, and cut in pieces the the king was come from Damas. vessels of the house of God, cus, the king saw the altar: and

and shut up the doors of the the king drew near unto the house of the LORD; and he made 13 altar, and offered thereon. And him altars in every corner of

he burnt his burnt offering and 25 Jerusalem. And in every several his meal offering, and poured city of Judah he made high places his drink offering, and sprinkled to burn incense unto other gods,

the blood of his peace offerings, and provoked to anger the LORD, 14 upon the altar. And the brasen the God of his fathers.

altar, which was before the LORD, he brought from the forefront of the house, from between his altar and the house of the LORD, and

put it on the north side of his 15 altar. And king Ahaz com

manded Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt offering, and the evening meal offering, and the king's burnt offering, 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 : but the

brasen altar shall be for me to 16 inquire by. Thus did Urijah the

priest, according to all that king 17 Ahaz commanded. And king

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A. 2 Kings 16.

B. 2 Chron. 28.
(Continued.)

(Continued.)
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
18 upon a pavement of 'stone. And

the covered way for the sabbath
that they had built in the house,
and the king's entry without,
turned he unto the house of the
LORD, because of the king of

Assyria.
19 Now the rest of the acts (of 26 Now the rest of his acts,
Ahaz which he did],

[and all his are ways, first and last, behold,] they they not written in the book of are written in the book of (the chronicles of] the kings of

the kings of 20 Judah ?

And Åhaz 27 Judah [and Israel]. And Abaz slept with his fathers, and was slept with his fathers, and they buried (with his fathers] in the buried him

in the city of Davido.

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city, even in Jerusalem ; (for they

brought him not into the sepul

and chres of the kings of Israel :] and Hezekiah his son reigned in his Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.

stead.

(§ 41.) A. 2 Kings 18.

B. 2 Chron. 29. (Reign of Hoshea, downfall of Israel.)

(Continuous.) [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 2 to reign.] Twenty and five years Hezekiah began to reign when

old was he when he began to he was five and twenty years reign; and he reigned twenty old; and he reigned nine and and nine years in Jerusalem : and twenty years in Jerusalem : and

his mother's name was Abi a the his mother's name was Abijah the 3 daughter of Zechariah. And he did 2 daughter of Zechariah. And he did

that which was right in the eyes that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, according to all that of the LORD, according to all that

© B. is more detailed than A., but speaks of the kings of Israel where we should naturally have expected Judah, reminding us of the fact that Jerusalem was the capital of the original and of the final kingdom of Israel.

$ 41.—There are similar instances of this omission of the second part of the name. The LXX indicates that a fuller form of the name was in old MSS.

A. 2 Kings 18.

B. 2 Chron. 29. (Continued.)

(Continued.) 4 David his father had done. [He David his father had done.

removed the high places, and brake the pillars, and cut down the Asherah: and he brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made ; for unto those days the children of Israel did

burn incense to it; and he called 5 it Nehushtan. He trusted in the

LORD, the God of Israel ; so that after him was none like him (B. proceeds to give a full account among all the kings of Judah,

of the Restoration of the Temple 6 nor that were before him. For

Services, and of the Passover.) he clave to the LORD, he departed not from following him, but kept

his commandments, which the 7 LORD commanded Moses. And

the LORD was with him ; whithersoever he went forth he prospered : and he rebelled against the king

of Assyria, and served him not. 8 He smote the Philistines unto

Gaza and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.]

($ 42.) NOTE.—The following section is only a brief abstract in B., and it is printed at the foot of the page, its place in the right-hand column has been taken by an insertion from Isaiah (C.). The variations between A. and C. are of the very slightest character, and almost always resolve themselves into various readings or minute changes which hardly affect the sense. There is no substitution of God for LORD, and no variation in the spelling of David's name. The omission of the word niyax (of Hosts) three times over is noteworthy.

A. 2 Kings 18.

C. Isaiah 36. (Capture of Samaria.) 13 Now

in the Now (it came to pass] in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, did Sennacherib king of Assyria did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fenced come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and took them. cities of Judah, and took them.

B. 2 Chron. 32.
(The cleansing of the Temple, the Passover, the Restoration of the

Levitical System.)
After these things, and this faithfulness, Sennacherib king of
Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the
2 fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself. And when

C. Isaiah 36.

(Continued.)

A. 2 Kings 18.

(Continued.) 14 [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 15 and thirty talents of gold. And

Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the

LORD, and in the treasures of the 16 king's house. 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.] 17 And the king of Assyria sent

[Tartan and Rabsaris and] Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great army to 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 high way of the fuller's field. 18 [And when they had called to

2 And the king of Assyria sent

Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem to king Hezekiah with a great army.

And

he stood by the conduit of the upper pool .

. in the high way of the fuller's field.

.

B. 2 Chron. 32.

(Continued.) Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was come, and that he was purposed 3 to fight against Jerusalem, he took counsel with his princes and his

mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without 4 the city; and they helped him. So there was gathered much people together, and they stopped all the fountains, and the brook that flowed

through the midst of the land, saying, Why should the kings of 5 Assyria come, and find much water? And he took courage, and built

up all the wall that was broken down, and raised it up to the towers,

and the other wall without, and strengthened Millo in the city of 6 David, and made weapons and shields in abundance. And he set

captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him

in the broad place at the gate of the city, and spake comfortably to 7 them, saying, Be strong and of a good courage, be not afraid nor

dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is 8 with him : for there is a greater with us than with him: with him

is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

After this did Sennacherib king of Assyria send his servants to Jerusalem, (now he was before Lachish, and all his power with him,) unto Hezekiah king of Judah, and unto all Judah that were at

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C. Isaiah 36.

son

war

A. 2 Kings 18.

(Continued.) the king,] there came out to them Eliakim the of Hilkiah, which was over the household, and Shebnah a the scribe, and Joah

(Continued.) 3.

Then came out unto him Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah

the son of Asaph the recorder. 4 And Rabshakeh said unto them,

Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this 5 wherein thou trustest? I say, thy counsel and strength for the

are but vain words. Now on whom dost thou trust, that

thou hast rebelled against me? 6.

Behold, thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh

king of Egypt to all that trust 7 on him. But if thou 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 to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar? 8.

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the son of Asaph the recorder. 19 And Rabshakeh said unto them,

Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of

Assyria, What confidence is this 20 wherein thou trustest? Thou

sayest", but they are but vain words, counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom dost thou trust, that,

thou hast rebelled against me? 21 [Now,] behold, thou trustest

upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it : so is Pharaoh

king of Egypt unto all that trust 22 on him. 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 to Jerusalem, Ye shall

worship before this altar [in 23 Jerusalem]? Now therefore, I

pray thee, give pledges to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy

part to set riders upon them. 24 How then canst 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 ? 25 Am I now come up without the

LORD against this place to destroy

Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy

part to set riders upon them. 9 How then canst thou turn away

the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants,

and put thy trust on Egypt for 10 chariots and for horsemen ? [And]

am I now come up without the LORD against this land to destroy

B. 2 Chron. 32.

(Continued.) 10 Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith Sennacherib king of Assyria, Whereon 11 do ye trust, that ye abide the siege in Jerusalem ? Doth not Hezekiah

persuade you, to give you over to die by famine and by thirst,

saying, The LORD our God shall deliver us out of the hand of the 12 king of Assyria ? Hath not the same Hezekiah taken away his

high places and his altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem,

saying, Ye shall worship before one altar, and upon it shall ye burn 13 incense ? Know ye not what I and my fathers have done unto all the

$ 42.—A But Shebna, ver. 37, &c.

,אמרתן .C .אמרת .b A

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