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10 Surely the Wrath of Man (hall Praise thee: the Remainder of Wrath thalt thou restrain.

12 He shall cut off the SPIRIT of PRINCES : he is TERRIBLE to the KINGS of the Earth.

CH A P. XX. Hezekiah receiving a Message of Death, by Prayer hath his Life lengthened. 8 The Sun goeth ten Degrees backward for a sign of that Promise. 12 Berodach-baladan sending to visit Hezekiah, because of the Wonder, hath Notice of his Treasures. 14 Isaiah understanding thereof, foretelleth the Babylonian Captivity. 20 Manasseh succeedeth Hezekiah.

Ver. i TNI those Days was 92 Cor. i. 9 We had the Sentence I Hezekiah * sick un

of Death in ourselves, that we thould

un- not trust in ourselves, but in God, to Death: and the Prophet which raiseth the Dead. * Isaiah came to him, and said 10 Who delivered us from so great

a Death, and doch deliver : in whom unto him, Thus faith the

we trust that he will yet deliver us: LORD, Set thine House in Psal. xc. 3 Thou turnest Man to order, for thou shalt die, and D for thou shalt die. and Deftru&tion : and layeft, Return yo

Children of Men. not live.

12 So teach us to number our 2 Then he turned his Face Days, that we may apply our HEARTS to the Wall, and prayed un- unto Wisdom.

13 Return, O Lord, how long? to the LORD, saying,

and let it repent thee concerning thy 3 I beseech thee, O Lord, Servants. remember now how I have walked before thee in Truth, and with a perfect Heart, and have done that which was good in thy light : and Hezekiah wept sore.

4 And it came to pass afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle Court, that the Word of the LORD came to him, saying,

5. Turn again, and tell i Psal. ciïi. 2 Bless the LORD, O Hezekiah the Captain of my m

my my Soul, and forget not all his Be

y nefits. People, Thus faith the LORD, Who forgiveth all thine Iniquithe God of David thy Fa- ties: who healeth all thy Diseales. ther, I have heard thy Pray- Dehru&ion: who crownéth thee with

4. Who redeemeth thy Life from er, I have seen thy Tears: Loving-kindness and tender Mercies. behold, I will heal thee : on Is As for Man, his Days are as

Grass : as a Flower of the Field, so the third Day thou shalt go

marc go he flourisheth. up into the House of the 16 For the Wind passeth over it, LORD.

and it is gone; and the Place there

of Thall know it no morc. 6 And I will add unto thy * "See Isaiah xxxviii,


Days fifteen Years, and I will17 But the Mercy of the Lord is deliver thee and this City


y upon them that fear him: and his out of the Hand of the King RIGHTEOUSNESS unto Childrens Chilof Assyria, and I will defend dren. this City for mine own Sake, and for my Servant David's Sake.

7 And Isaiah said, Take a Lump of Figs. And they took and laid it on the Boyl, and he recovered.

8 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?

9 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?

10 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.

11 - And Isaiah the Pro- Folhua x. 12 Then spake Joshua phet cried unto the LORD to the LORD in the Day when the

" LORD delivered up the Amorites beand he brought the Shadow fore the Children of Israel, and he ten Degrees backward, by said in the light of Israel, Sux, stand

thou still upon GIBFON, and thou which I had gone down" which it had gone down in Moon

Moon in the Valley of AJALON. the Dial of Ahaz.

13 And the Sun ftood ftill, and 12 At that Time, Bero- the Moon itayed, until the People

had avenged themselves upon their dah-baladan the Son of Ba- Enemies. So the Sun Atood ftill in ladan, King of Babylon, sent the midst of Heaven, and hasted not Letters and a Present unto to go down about a whole Day.

14 And there was no Day like that Hezekiah : for he had heard before or after it, that the Lord hearthat Hezekiah had been fick. kened unto the Voice of a Man:

13 And Hezekiah heark- for the Lord fought for Israel. ned unto them, and shewed 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 Armour, and all that was found in his 'Treasures : there was nothing in his House, nor in all his Dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.

14 Then came Isaiah the Prophet unto King Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these Men? from whence came they unto thee? and Hezekiah said, They are come from a far Countrey, even from Babylon.

15 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 shewed them.

16 And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the Word of the LORD.

17 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, faith the LORD.

18 And of thy Sons that shall issue from thee, which thou thalt beget, shall they take away, and they shall be Eunuchs in the Palace of the King of Babylon.

19 Then faid 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?

21 And Hezekiah slept with his Fathers : and Manasseh his Son reigned in his stead.

II. CHRON. CHA P. XXXIII. Manasseh his wicked Reign : 3 He fetteth up Idolatry, and would not be admonished : 11 He is carried away into Babylon : 12 Upon his praying to God he is released, and putteth down Idolatry: 18 His Aets : 20 He dying, Amon succeedeth him. 21 Amon reigning wickedly, is sain by his Servants. 25 The Murderers being sain, Josiah is made King.

worshipped down, and in the High Children of Im whoi

Ver. 1 KSANASSEH was twelve Years old when he

M1 began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five Years in Jerusalem :

2 But did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, like unto the ABOMINATION of the HEATHEN, whom the LORD had CAST out before the Children of Israel.

3 For he built again the high PLACES which Hezekiah had broken down, and he reared the Altar for BAALIM, and worshipped all the Host of Heaven, and served them.

4 Allo he built ALTARS in the House of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my Name be for ever.

5 And he built Altars for all the Host of Heaven, in the two Courts of the House of the LORD.

6 And he caused his Children to pass through the Fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom : also he observed Times, and used INCHANTMENTS, and used WitchCRAFT, and dealt with a FAMILIAR SPIRIT, and with WIZARDS: he wrought much Evil in the fight of the LORD, to provoke him to Anger.

7 And he fet a carved IMAGE (the IDOL which he had made) in the House of God, of which God had said to David, and to Solomon his Son, In this House, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the Tribes of Israel, will I put my Name for ever.

8 Neither will I any more remove the Foot of Israel from out of the Land which I have appointed for your Fathers; so that they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole Law, and the Statutes, and the Ordinances by the Hand of Moses.

9 So Manasseh made Judah and the Inhabitants of Jerusalem to ERR, and to do WORSE than the Heathen, whom the Lord had destroyed.

10 And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his People, by his Servants the Prophets, saying,

2 Kings XXI. u 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 fin with his Idols :

12 Therefore thus faith 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.

13 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.

14 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;

15 Because they have done that which was evil in my fight, and have provoked me to Anger since the Day their Fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this Day.

16 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 fin, in doing that which was evil in the light of the LORD,


2 CHRON. XXXIII. " Wherefore the Lord brought upon them the Captains of the Host of the King of Assyria, which took Manasleh among the Thorns, and bound him with Fetters, and carried him unto Babylon.

,t And when he was in 'Ifai. lv. 7 Let the Wicked for: AMiction, he BESOUGHT the Man his Thoughts, and let him Re•

sake his Way, and the unrighteous LORD his God, and HUM- TURN unto the LORD, and he will have BLED himself greatly before MERCY upon him, and to our God,

and he will abundantly PARDON. the God of his Fathers.

8 For my Thoughts are not your 13 And PRAYED unto him, Thoughts, neither are your Ways my and he was ENTREATED of Ways, faith the LORD.

For as the Heavens are higher him, and heard his Supplica- than the Earth, so are my Ways than tion, and brought him again your Ways, and my Thoughts than

Glom inte his kind your Thoughts. to Jerusalem, into his King- you

Jer. xxxi. 19 Surely after that I dom. Then Manasseh KNEW was turned, I REPENTED : and after that the LORD he was God. that I was inftru&ed, i smote upon 15 And he took away the confounded, because I did bear the

nk away the my Thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even strange Gods, and the IDOL REPROAch of my YOUTH. out of the House of the LORD, and all the Altars that he had built in the Mount of the House of the LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the City.

16 And he repaired the Altar of the LORD, and facrificed thereon Peace-offerings, and Thank-offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel.

17 Nevertheless, the People did sacrifice still in the high Places, yet unto the LORD their God only.

18 Now the rest of the Acts of Manafleh, and his Prayer unto his God, and the Words of the Seers that spake to him in the Name of the LORD God of Israel, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel.

19 His Prayer also, and how God was intreated of him, and all his Sin, before he was humbled; they are written among the Sayings of the Seers.

20 So Manasseh slept with his Fathers, and they buried him in his own House : and Amon his Son reigned in his stead,

21 Ainon was two and twenty Years old when he began to reign, and reigned two Years in Jerusalem.

22 But he did that which was Evil in the fight of the Lord, as did Manafich his Father : for Amon facrificed



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