1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of ‘Uzziyahu, Jotham, Achaz, and Hezekiah, the kings of Judah.
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6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet of your kind, I, the Lord, do make myself known unto him in a vision, in a dream do I speak with him.
4 Thus saith he who heareth the sayings of God, who seeth the vision of the Almighty, falling down, with unvailed eyes:
16 Thus saith he who heareth the sayings of God, and knoweth the knowledge of the Most High, who seeth the vision of the Almighty, falling down, with unvailed eyes:
1 In the twenty and seventh year of Jerobo’am the king of Israel became ‘Azaryah, the son of Amazyah king of Judah, king.
7 And ‘Azaryah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Jotham his son became king in his stead.
32 In the second year of Pekach the son of Remalyahu the king of Israel became Jotham, the son of ‘Uzziyah the king of Judah, king.
1 And it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea’ the son of Elah the king of Israel, that Hezekiah, the son of Achaz the king of Judah, became king. 2 Twenty and five years old was he when he became king, and twenty and nine years did he reign in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Abi, the daughter of Zechariah. 3 And he did what is right in the eyes of the Lord, in accordance with all that David his father had done. 4 He it was that removed the high-places, and broke the statues, and cut down the groves, and stamped in pieces the copper serpent that Moses had made; for unto those days were the children of Israel burning incense to it; and he called it Nechushtan. 5 In the Lord the God of Israel did he trust; and after him there was not his like among all the kings of Judah, nor among those that were before him. 6 And he adhered to the Lord, and turned not away from following him; but he kept his commandments, which the Lord had commanded Moses. 7 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 it was that smote the Philistines, as far as Gazzah, and its territory, from the tower of the watchmen up to the fortified city. 9 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea’ the son of Elah the king of Israel, that Shalmanesser the king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it. 10 And they captured it at the end of three years,—in the sixth year of Hezekiah, that is the ninth year of Hoshea’ the king of Israel, was Samaria captured. 11 And the king of Assyria led away Israel as exiles unto Assyria, and transported them to Chalach and to Chabor, by the river of Gozan, and to the cities of Media; 12 Because they had not obeyed the voice of the Lord their God, but had transgressed his covenant, all that Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded; and had not obeyed, nor done accordingly. 13 And in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib the king of Assyria come up against all the fortified cities of Judah, and seized on them. 14 And Hezekiah the king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have sinned; retire from me: what thou wilt impose on me will I bear. And the king of Assyria exacted from Hezekiah the king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold. 15 And Hezekiah gave up all the silver that was found in the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king’s house. 16 At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the Lord, and from the door-sills which Hezekiah the king of Judah had overlaid, and gave the same to the king of Assyria. 17 And the king of Assyria sent Tharthan and Rub-sariss and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a strong army against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem; and when they were come up, they came and halted by the aqueduct of the upper pool, which is on the highway of the washer’s field. 18 And they called for the king, when there came out to them Elyakim the son of Chilkiyahu, who was superintendent over the house, and Shebnah the scribe, and Yoach the son of Assaph the recorder. 19 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus hath said the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherewith thou hast trusted? 20 Thou saidst, but it was only a word uttered with the lips, I have counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom didst thou trust, that thou rebelledst against me? 21 Now, behold, thou trustedst thee upon yon cracked reed-staff, upon Egypt, which, if a man lean on it, will enter into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh the king of Egypt unto all that trust on him.
1 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. 2 And he sent Elyakim, who was superintendent over the house, and Shebnah the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz. 3 And they said unto him, Thus hath said Hezekiah, A day of trouble, and of rebuke, and derision is this day; for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth. 4 Perhaps the Lord thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to blaspheme the living God; and who hath reproached with the words which the Lord thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up a prayer in behalf of the remnant that is still found here. 5 And the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah. 6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus hath said the Lord, Be not afraid because of the words which thou hast heard, with which the boys of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 7 Behold, I will put an other spirit in him, that when he will hear a rumor, he shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land. 8 And Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah; for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish. 9 And he heard it said of Thirhakah the king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight with thee; and he again sent messengers unto Hezekiah, saying, 10 Thus shall ye say to Hezekiah the king of Judah, as followeth, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given up into the hand of the king of Assyria. 11 Behold, thou thyself hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the lands, by destroying them utterly: and thou alone shouldst be delivered? 12 Have the gods of the nations which my fathers destroyed delivered them; as Gozan, and Charan, and Rezeph, and the children of ‘Eden, who were in Thelassar? 13 Where is the king of Chamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvayim, of Hena’, and ‘Ivvah? 14 And Hezekiah took the letters out of the hand of the messengers, and read them: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread them out before the Lord. 15 And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel, who dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the true God, thou alone, for all the kingdoms of the earth; for it is thou who hast made the heavens and the earth. 16 Bend down, O Lord, thy ear, and hear! open, O Lord, thy eyes, and see! and hear the words of Sennacherib, that which he hath sent to blaspheme the living God. 17 Truly, Lord, the kings of Assyria have devastated the nations and their land, 18 And they have placed their gods into the fire; for they are no gods, but the work of man’s hands, wood and stone: and these have they destroyed. 19 And now, O Lord our God, save us, I beseech thee, out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, thou alone. 20 Then sent Isaiah the son of Amoz to Hezekiah, saying, Thus hath said the Lord the God of Israel, What thou hast prayed to me concerning Sennacherib the king of Assyria have I heard. 21 This is the word that the Lord hath spoken over him: She despiseth thee, she laugheth thee to scorn, the virgin daughter of Zion; behind thee shaketh her head the daughter of Jerusalem.
1 In those days Hezekiah fell sick unto death; and there came to him Isaiah the son of Amoz the prophet, and said unto him, Thus hath said the Lord, Give thy charge to thy house; for thou shalt die, and not live. 2 Then did he turn his face to the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, saying, 3 I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now that I have walked before thee in truth, and with an undivided heart, and have done what is good in thy eyes. And Hezekiah wept aloud. 4 And it came to pass, before Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 5 Return, and say to Hezekiah the ruler of my people, Thus hath said 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 shalt thou go up unto the house of the Lord. 6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and out of the hand of the king of Assyria will I deliver thee and this city; and I will shield this city for my own sake, and for the sake of David my servant. 7 And Isaiah said, Fetch a lump of figs. And they fetched and laid it on the inflammation, and he recovered. 8 And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What sign shall there be 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 shall be unto thee the sign from 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 said, It is a light thing for the shadow to go forward ten degrees: no; but let the shadow return backward ten degrees. 11 And Isaiah the prophet called unto the Lord; and he caused the shadow to return, by the degrees which the sun was gone down on the dial of Achaz, backward, ten degrees. 12 And at that time sent Berodach-baladan, the son of Baladan, the king of Babylon, letters and a present unto Hezekiah; for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick. 13 And Hezekiah listened unto them, and showed them the whole of his treasure-house, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious oil, and the whole of his armor-house, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing that Hezekiah showed them not, in his house and in all his dominion. 14 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What did these men say? and whence did they come unto thee? And Hezekiah said, From a far off country are they come, from Babylon. 15 And he said, What did they see in thy house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is in my house have they seen: there was nothing that I did not show them in my treasures. 16 And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the word of the Lord, 17 Behold, days are coming, when all that is in thy house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the Lord. 18 And of thy sons that will issue from thee, whom thou wilt beget, shall they take; and they shall be court-servants in the palace of the king of Babylon. 19 Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of the Lord which thou hast spoken. And he said, Is it not so, if there be peace and stability in my days? 20 And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his mighty deeds, and how he made the pool, and the aqueduct, and brought the water into the city, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah. 21 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers: and Menasseh his son became king in his stead.
1 And all the people of Judah took ‘Uzziyahu, who was then sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amazyahu. 2 He it was that built Eloth, and brought it back to Judah, after the king slept with his fathers. 3 Sixteen years old was ‘Uzziyahu when he became king, and fifty and two years did he reign in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Yecholyah of Jerusalem. 4 And he did what is right in the eyes of the Lord, in accordance with all that his father Amazyahu had done. 5 And he was inclined to seek God in the days of Zecharyahu, who had understanding in the visions of God; and during the time that he sought the Lord, God caused him to prosper. 6 And he went forth and made war against the Philistines, and he broke down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod; and he built cities in the country of Ashdod, and among the Philistines. 7 And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gur-ba’al, and the Me’unim. 8 And the ‘Ammonites gave presents to ‘Uzziyahu: and his name extended even to the entrance of Egypt; for he became exceedingly strong. 9 And ‘Uzziyahu built towers in Jerusalem, above the corner-gate, and above the valley-gate, and at the angle, and made them strong. 10 He built also towers in the desert, and hewed out many wells; for he had much cattle, both in the lowlands and in the plain; also husbandmen, and vintners in the mountains, and in Carmel; for he loved husbandry. 11 Moreover ‘Uzziyah had an army of fighting men, that went out to the host by bands, according to the number of those mustered of them through the hand of Je’iel the scribe and Ma’asseyahu the overseer, under the supervision of Chananyahu, one of the king’s captains. 12 The whole number of the chiefs of the family divisions of the mighty men of valor was two thousand and six hundred. 13 And under their supervision was an efficient army, of three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy. 14 And ‘Uzziyahu prepared for them, for all the host, shields, and spears, and helmets, and coats of mail, and bows, and stones for slinging. 15 And he made in Jerusalem artificial contrivances, contrived by a skilful man, to be stationed on the towers and upon the ramparts, to shoot off arrows and great stones. And his name extended ever so far abroad; for he was marvelously assisted, till he became strong. 16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction; and he became unfaithful against the Lord his God, and went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense upon the altar of incense. 17 And there went in after him ‘Azaryahu the priest, and with him were priests of the Lord, valiant men, to the number of eighty; 18 And they stood forward against king ‘Uzziyahu, and they said unto him, It is not for thee, O ‘Uzziyahu, to burn incense unto the Lord, but for the priests the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; and it will not be for thy honor from the Lord God. 19 But ‘Uzziyahu became wroth, and in his hand was a censer to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even broke out on his forehead before the priests in the house of the Lord, above the altar of the incense. 20 And when ‘Azaryahu the chief priest, with all the priests, turned about toward him, behold, he was leprous on his forehead, and they hurried him away from there: yea, he also made haste to go out, because the Lord had afflicted him. 21 And king ‘Uzziyahu was a leper until the day of his death, and dwelt in the leper-house, as a leper; for he was excluded from the house of the Lord: and Jotham his son was over the king’s house, and judged the people of the land. 22 And the rest of the acts of ‘Uzziyahu, the first and the last, did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amos write. 23 And ‘Uzziyahu slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the burial-field which belonged to the kings; for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his son became king in his stead.
1 Twenty and five years old was Jotham when he became king, and sixteen years did he reign in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Yerushah, the daughter of Zadok. 2 And he did what is right in the eyes of the Lord, in accordance with all that his father ‘Uzziyahu had done: only he entered not into the temple of the Lord. But the people acted still corruptly. 3 He it was that built the upper gate of the house of the Lord, and on the wall of the hill-fort he built much. 4 Moreover he built cities in the mountain of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers. 5 And he likewise fought with the king of the sons of ‘Ammon, and prevailed against them. And the children of ‘Ammon gave him in that same year one hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand kors of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of ‘Ammon pay unto him again, both in the second year, and in the third. 6 So Jotham became strong; because he directed his ways before the Lord his God. 7 And the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. 8 Five and twenty years old was he when he became king, and sixteen years did he reign in Jerusalem. 9 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Achaz his son became king in his stead.
1 Twenty years old was Achaz when he became king, and sixteen years did he reign in Jerusalem; and he did not what is right in the eyes of the Lord, like David his father; 2 But he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for the Be’alim. 3 And he also burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his sons in the fire, after the abominable acts of the nations that the Lord had driven out from before the children of Israel. 4 And he sacrificed and burnt incense on the high-places, and on the hills, and under every green tree. 5 Wherefore the Lord his God gave him up into the hand of the king of Syria; and they defeated his people, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And also into the hand of the king of Israel was he given up, and he defeated his people with a great slaughter. 6 And Pekach the son of Remalyahu slew in Judah one hundred and twenty thousand in one day, all being valiant men; because they had forsaken the Lord, the God of their fathers. 7 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Ma’asseyahu the king’s son, and ‘Azrikam the governor of the house, and Elkanah the second in rank to the king. 8 And the children of Israel led away captive from their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and also much booty did they plunder from them, and they brought the booty to Samaria. 9 But there was a prophet of the Lord, ‘Oded was his name; and he went out to meet the host that was coming to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, because of the fury of the Lord the God of your fathers against Judah, hath he given them up into your hand, and ye have slain among them in a rage that reacheth as far as the heavens. 10 And now ye think to force the children of Judah and Jerusalem to become bond-men and bond-women unto you; but surely are there not with you, even with you, trespasses against the Lord your God? 11 And now hear me, and restore the captives, whom ye have taken captive from your brethren; for the fierce wrath of the Lord is over you. 12 Then arose certain men of the heads of the children of Ephraim, ‘Azaryahu the son of Jehochanan, Berechyahu the son of Meshillemoth, and Jechizkiyahu the son of Shallum, and ‘Amassa the son of Chadlai, against those that were come from the army. 13 And they said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither; for in addition to the guiltiness against the Lord resting on us, ye think to add unto our sins and unto our guiltiness; for great is the guiltiness resting on us, and there is fierce wrath over Israel. 14 So the armed men abandoned the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the assembly. 15 And then arose the men who have been expressed by name, and took hold of the captives, and all that were naked among them they clothed from the booty; and they gave them garments and shoes, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm-trees, near their brethren; and then did they return to Samaria. 16 At that time sent king Achaz unto the kings of Assyria to help him. 17 Moreover the Edomites came again and defeated the men of Judah, and carried away captives. 18 And the Philistines invaded the cities of the lowlands, and of the south of Judah, and captured Beth-shemesh, and Ayalon, and Gederoth, and Socho with its villages, and Thimnah with its villages, and Gimzo with its villages; and they dwelt there. 19 For the Lord humbled Judah on account of Achaz the king of Israel; for he made Judah unruly, and acted very faithlessly against the Lord. 20 Then came against him Tilgath-pilneesser the king of Assyria, and distressed him, but strengthened him not. 21 Although Achaz took away a portion out of the house of the Lord, and out of the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave it unto the king of Assyria: he yet gave him no assistance. 22 And in the time that he distressed him, became he yet more faithless against the Lord,—yea, he, king Achaz; 23 And he sacrificed unto the gods of the people of Damascus, who had smitten him; and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria do help them, therefore will I sacrifice unto them, that they may help me. But they only became to him a stumbling-block for him and for all Israel. 24 And Achaz gathered up the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and locked up the doors of the house of the Lord, and he made for himself altars in every corner of Jerusalem. 25 And in each and every city of Judah made he high-places to burn incense unto other gods; and he provoked to anger the Lord the God of his fathers. 26 And the rest of his acts and of all his ways, the first and the last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel. 27 And Achaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, in Jerusalem; for they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiah his son became king in his stead.
1 Hezekiah became king when five and twenty years old, and twenty and nine years did he reign in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Abiyah, the daughter of Zecharyahu. 2 And he did what is right in the eyes of the Lord, in accordance with all that David his father had done. 3 He it was that in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of the Lord, and repaired them. 4 And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the open place at the east; 5 And he said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify yourselves now, and sanctity the house of the Lord the God of your fathers, and carry forth the unclean thing out of the sanctuary. 6 For our fathers have dealt faithlessly, and have done what is evil in the eyes of the Lord our God, and have forsaken him; and they have turned away their faces from the habitation of the Lord, and turned their backs. 7 They had also locked up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and incense have they not burnt, and the burnt-offerings have they not offered in the sanctuary, unto the God of Israel. 8 Wherefore the wrath of the Lord is upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he hath rendered them to be a horror, an astonishment, and a hissing, as ye see with your eyes. 9 And, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons, and our daughters, and our wives are in captivity because of this. 10 Now it is in my heart to make a covenant for the Lord the God of Israel, that his fierce wrath may turn away from us. 11 My sons, be not negligent now; for of you hath the Lord made choice to stand before him, to minister unto him, and that ye might be unto him ministers and those that burn incense. 12 Then arose the Levites, Machath the son of ‘Amassai, and Joel the son of ‘Azaryahu, of the sons of the Kehathites; and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of ‘Abdi, and ‘Azaryahu the son of Jehallelel; and of the Gershunites, Joach the son of Zimmah, and ‘Eden the son of Joach: 13 And of the sons of Elizaphan, Shimri, and Je’iel; and of the sons of Assaph, Zecharyahu and Matthanyahu; 14 And of the sons of Heman, Jechiel and Shim’i; and of the sons of Jeduthun, Shema’yah and ‘Uzziel; 15 And they gathered together their brethren, and they sanctified themselves, and came, according to the command of the king, by the words of the Lord, to cleanse the house of the Lord. 16 And the priests went into the inner part of the house of the Lord, to cleanse it; and they brought out every thing unclean which they found in the temple of the Lord into the court of the house of the Lord; and the Levites received it, to carry it out abroad unto the brook Kidron. 17 And they commenced on the first day of the first month to sanctify; and on the eighth day of the month they came to the porch of the Lord, and they sanctified the house of the Lord in eight days; and on the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end. 18 Then went they in the inner part of the palace to king Hezekiah, and said, We have cleansed all the house of the Lord, and the altar of burnt-offering, and all its vessels, and the table of shewbread, and all its vessels. 19 Moreover all the vessels, which king Achaz had cast aside during his reign in his faithlessness, have we put in order and sanctified: and, behold, they are before the altar of the Lord. 20 Then arose king Hezekiah early, and gathered together the princes of the city, and went up to the house of the Lord. 21 And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven sheep, and seven he-goats, as a sin-offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he ordered the sons of Aaron the priests to offer them on the altar of the Lord. 22 So they slaughtered the bullocks, and the priests received the blood, and sprinkled it on the altar; and they slaughtered the rams, and they sprinkled the blood upon the altar; they also slaughtered the sheep, and they sprinkled the blood upon the altar. 23 And they brought near the he-goats of the sin-offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon them: 24 And the priests slaughtered them, and they made an expiation with their blood upon the altar, to make an atonement for all Israel; because for all the people, said the king, should be the burnt-offering and the sin-offering. 25 And he stationed the Levites in the house of the Lord with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the command of David, and of Gad the king’s seer, and Nathan the prophet: because from the Lord was this commandment by means of his prophets. 26 And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets. 27 And Hezekiah ordered to offer the burnt-offering on the altar. And when the burnt-offering began, the song of the Lord began also with the trumpets, and with the instruments of David the king of Israel. 28 And all the assembly prostrated themselves, and the song sounded, and the trumpeters blew; all this continued until the burnt-offering was completed. 29 And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all that were present with him kneeled down and prostrated themselves. 30 And king Hezekiah and the princes then said to the Levites to sing praises unto the Lord with the words of David, and of Assaph the seer. And they sang praises with great joy, and they bowed their heads and prostrated themselves. 31 Then commenced Hezekiah, and said, Now have ye consecrated yourselves unto the Lord: come near and bring sacrifices and thanksgiving-offerings unto the house of the Lord. And the assembly brought in sacrifices and thanksgiving-offerings, and every one who was liberal of heart, burnt-offerings. 32 And the number of the burnt-offerings, which the assembly brought, was seventy bullocks, one hundred rams, and two hundred sheep: as a burnt-offering unto the Lord were all these. 33 And the hallowed sacrifices were six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.
1 Then sent Hezekiah to all Israel and Judah, and he also wrote letters to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to prepare the passover-sacrifice unto the Lord the God of Israel. 2 And the king held a consultation, as also his princes, and all the assembly in Jerusalem, to prepare the passover-sacrifice in the second month. 3 For they were not able to prepare it at that time; because the priests had not sanctified themselves sufficiently, nor had the people gathered themselves together to Jerusalem. 4 And the thing seemed right in the eyes of the king and in the eyes of all the assembly. 5 So they established a decree to cause a proclamation to be made throughout all Israel, from Beer-sheba’ even as far as Dan, that they should come to prepare the passover-sacrifice unto thy Lord the God of Israel at Jerusalem; because for a long time past they had not prepared it as it was written, 6 So the runners went with the letters from the hand of the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the command of the king, saying, O children of Israel, return unto the Lord the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the power of the kings of Assyria. 7 And be net like your fathers, and like your brethren, who acted faithlessly against the Lord the God of their fathers, wherefore he gave them up to become an object of astonishment, as ye see. 8 Now do ye not harden your necks, like your fathers: hold out your hand unto the Lord, and come unto his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever, and serve the Lord your God, and so will he turn away from you the fierceness of his wrath. 9 For If ye return unto the Lord, your brethren and your children will find mercy in the presence of their captors, so that they may return to this land; for the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his countenance from you, if ye return unto him. 10 And as the runners were passing from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Menasseh and as far as Zebulun, they were laughing them to scorn, and mocking at them. 11 Nevertheless some men of Asher and Menasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem. 12 Also over Judah came the hand of God to give unto them one heart to do the command of the king and of the princes, by the word of the Lord. 13 And there was gathered together at Jerusalem a numerous people to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great assembly. 14 And they arose and removed the altars which were in Jerusalem, and all the vessels for burning incense did they take away, and they threw them into the brook Kidron. 15 And they slaughtered the passover-sacrifice on the fourteenth day of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought burnt-offerings unto the house of the Lord. 16 And they stood on their station after their prescribed manner, according to the law of Moses the man of God, the priest sprinkling the blood, which they received out of the hand of the Levites. 17 For there were many in the assembly that had not sanctified themselves: therefore the Levites had the charge of the slaughtering of the passover sacrifices for every one that was not clean, to sanctify the same unto the Lord. 18 For a large portion of the people, even many out of Ephraim, and Menasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, but ate the passover not as it is written. However Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The Lord who is good will grant pardon for this. 19 To every one that hath directed his heart to seek God, the Lord the God of his fathers; though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary. 20 And the Lord hearkened to Hezekiah, and he healed the people. 21 And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem celebrated the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great joy; and the Levites and the priests praised the Lord day by day, with loud instruments before the Lord. 22 And Hezekiah spoke comfortingly unto all the Levites that had good intelligence of the Lord: and they ate the festive-offerings during seven days, offering peace-offerings, and making confession to the Lord the God of their fathers. 23 And the whole assembly took counsel to celebrate other seven days: and they celebrated these seven days with joy. 24 For Hezekiah king of Judah had provided for the assembly one thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep; and the princes had provided for the assembly one thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep: and the priests sanctified themselves in great numbers. 25 And thus rejoiced all the assembly of Judah, and the priests and the Levites, and all the assembly that was come out of Israel, and the strangers that were come out of the land of Israel, and those that dwelt in Judah. 26 And there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David the king of Israel had the like not been in Jerusalem. 27 Then arose the priests the Levites and blessed the people: and their voice was listened to, and their prayer came to His holy dwelling-place, even unto heaven.
1 And when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and broke in pieces the statues, and cut down the groves, and pulled down the high-places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, and in Ephraim and Menasseh, until they had made an end of them all. Then returned all the children of Israel every man to his possession, to their own cities. 2 And Hezekiah stationed the divisions of the priests and the Levites after their divisions, every man according to his service, of the priests and the Levites, for burnt-offerings and for peace-offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the camps of the Lord. 3 The king also gave a portion from his own property for the burnt-offerings, namely, for the morning and evening burnt-offerings, and the burnt-offerings for the sabbaths, and for the new-moons, and for the appointed feasts, as it is written in the law of the Lord. 4 Moreover he said to the people, to those who dwelt in Jerusalem, to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, in order that they might hold firmly to the law of the Lord. 5 And when the matter was spread abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the first-fruits of corn, of the new wine, and of oil, and of honey, and of all the products of the field: and the tithe of all things did they bring likewise in abundance. 6 And as for the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were hallowed unto the Lord their God, and gave them by heaps. 7 In the third month did they begin to lay the foundation of the heaps, and in the seventh month did they finish them. 8 And when Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed the Lord, and his people Israel. 9 Then made Hezekiah inquiry of the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps. 10 Then spoke to him ‘Azaryahu the chief priest of the house of Zadok, and said, Since it was begun to bring the heave-offerings into the house of the Lord, there hath been enough to eat, and to leave in great abundance; for the Lord hath blessed his people: and that which is left is this great mass. 11 Then ordered Hezekiah to prepare chambers in the house of the Lord: and they prepared them. 12 And they brought in the heave-offerings, and the tithes, and the sanctified things, in faithfulness: and over them were appointed the ruler Conanyahu the Levite, and Shim’i his brother the second in rank. 13 And Jechiel, and ‘Azazyahu, and Nachath, and ‘Assahel, and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and Eliel, and Yissmachyahu, and Machath, and Benayahu, were overseers under the supervision of Conanyahu and Shim’i his brother, by the appointment of king Hezekiah, and ‘Azazyahu the ruler of the house of God. 14 And Kore the son of Yimnah the Levite, the gatekeeper at the east side, was over the freewill-offerings of God, to give to him the heave-offerings of the Lord, and the most holy things. 15 And under his supervision were ‘Eden, and Minyamin, and Jeshua’, and Shema-yahu, Amaryahu, and Shechanyahu, in the cities of the priests, in faithfulness, to give to their brethren after the divisions, equally to the great as to the small; 16 Besides these to those recorded by their genealogies of males, from three years old and upward, of all that entered into the house of the Lord, the daily portion on its day, for their service in their charges according to their divisions. 17 And likewise to the priests recorded by their genealogies after their family divisions, and the Levites from twenty years old and upward, in their charges by their divisions; 18 And to those recorded by their genealogies of all their little ones, their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, of all the assembly; for in their faithfulness they devoted themselves in the sanctuary. 19 Also of the sons of Aaron the priests, who were in the fields of the open districts of their cities, in each and every city, there were men, expressed by name, who had to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all that were recorded by their genealogies among the Levites. 20 And the like did Hezekiah in all Judah, and he did what is good and right and true before the Lord his God. 21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he acted with all his heart, and prospered.
1 After these things and veritable events came Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and invaded Judah, and encamped against the fortified cities, and thought to break them open for himself. 2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was coming, and that his face was directed for war against Jerusalem, 3 He consulted with his princes and his mighty men to stop up the waters of the springs which were without the city: and they helped him. 4 And there were gathered together a very numerous body of people, and they stopped up all the springs, and the brook that flowed through the midst of the land, saying, Why should the kings of Assyria come, and find much water? 5 Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall where it was broken down, and heightened the towers, and built without another wall, and fortified the Millo of the city of David, and made weapons in abundance and shields. 6 And he appointed war-officers over the people, and gathered them together unto him in the open place at the gate of the city, and spoke comfortingly to them, saying, 7 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear and be not dismayed because of the king of Assyria, and because of all the multitude that is with him; for with us there is One greater than with him: 8 With him there is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people relied upon the words of Hezekiah the king of Judah. 9 After this did Sennacherib the king of Assyria send his servants to Jerusalem, while he was himself lying before Lachish, and all the chief troops of his dominion with him, against Hezekiah the king of Judah, and against all Judah that were at Jerusalem, saying, 10 Thus hath said Sennacherib the king of Assyria, On what do ye trust, that ye remain besieged in Jerusalem? 11 Doth not Hezekiah mislead you to give you up to die by famine and by thirst, when he saith, The Lord our God will deliver us out of the grasp of the king of Assyria? 12 Is it not this Hezekiah that hath removed his high-places and his altars, when he said to Judah and to Jerusalem, saying, Before one altar shall ye prostrate yourselves, and upon it shall ye burn incense? 13 Know ye not what I have done, I and my fathers, unto all the people of other lands? were the gods of the nations of those lands at all able to deliver their land out of my hand? 14 Who among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed, was it, that was able to deliver his people out of my hand, that your God should be able to deliver you out of my hand? 15 And now let not Hezekiah deceive you, and let him not mislead you in this manner, nor believe him; for no god of any nation or kingdom whatever was able to deliver his people out of my hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less will you Gods, deliver you out of my hand! 16 And yet more did his servants speak against the Lord God, and against his servant Hezekiah. 17 He wrote also letters to blaspheme against the Lord the God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of other lands, who have not delivered their people out of my hand, so will the God of Hezekiah not deliver his people out of my hand. 18 Then did they call out with a loud voice in the Jewish language unto the people of Jerusalem that were on the wall, to frighten them, and to terrify them: in order that they might capture the city. 19 And they spoke of the God of Jerusalem, as concerning the gods of the nations of the earth, the work of the hands of man. 20 And king Hezekiah and Isaiah the son of Amos the prophet prayed for this cause, and they cried to heaven. 21 And the Lord sent an angel, who cut off every mighty man of valor and leader and captain in the camp of the king of Assyria: and when he was returned with shame of face to his own land, he went into the house of his god, and those that were come forth from his own bowels felled him there with the sword. 22 Thus did the Lord save Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem out of the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and out of the hand of all, and guided them safely on every side. 23 And many brought presents unto the Lord to Jerusalem, and precious things to Hezekiah the king of Judah: so that he was exalted before the eyes of all the nations after that time. 24 In those days fell Hezekiah sick to the death; and he prayed unto the Lord: and he spoke unto him, and he gave him a wonderful token. 25 But not according to the mercy shown unto him did Hezekiah act in return; for his heart was lifted up: wherefore there came wrath over him, and over Judah and Jerusalem. 26 Then became Hezekiah humbled because of the lifting up of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and the wrath of the Lord came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah. 27 And Hezekiah had riches and honor in exceeding abundance; and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of costly vessels; 28 And storehouses for the produce of corn, and new wine, and oil; and stalls for all kinds of cattle, and sheepfolds for flocks. 29 Moreover he erected for himself cities, and acquired possessions of flocks and herds in multitude; for God had given him wealth in great abundance. 30 This same Hezekiah also stopped up the upper mouth of the waters of Gichon, and brought them straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works. 31 And in the same manner in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to inquire concerning the wonder that had happened in the land, God left him, to prove him, to know all that was in his heart. 32 And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his pious deeds, behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, the prophet, and in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel. 33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the highest place of the sepulchres of the sons of David: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem showed him honor at his death. And Manasseh his son became king in his stead.
19 (89:20) Then spokest thou in a vision to thy pious servant, and saidst, “I have bestowed help to one that is mighty; I have exalted a youth out of the people;
1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz foresaw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
1 In the year of king ‘Uzziyahu’s death I saw the Lord sitting upon a high and exalted throne, and his train filled the temple.
1 And it came to pass in the days of Achaz the son of Jotham, the son of ‘Uzziyahu, the king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekach the son of Remalyahu, the king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it; but were not able to make an attack upon it.
1 The doom of Babylon, which Isaiah Amoz’ son foresaw.
2 A hard vision hath been told unto me; the traitor dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. “Go up, O ‘Elam; besiege, O Media;” all sighing have I caused to cease.
9 Upon a high mountain get thee up, thou that bringest good tidings to Zion; lift up with strength thy voice, thou who bringest good tidings to Jerusalem; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold, here is your God!
16 Thus hath said the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you, they bring you unto vanity: a vision of their own heart do they ever speak, not out of the mouth of the Lord.
1 The word of the Lord that came unto Hosea the son of Beeri, in the days of ‘Uzziyah, Jotham, Achaz, and Hezekiah, the kings of Judah, and in the days of Jerobo’am the son of Joash the king of Israel.
1 The words of ‘Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he foresaw concerning Israel in the days of ‘Uzziyah the king of Judah, and in the days of Jerobo’am the son of Joash the king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
1 The word of the Lord that came to Micah the Morashthite in the days of Jotham, Achaz, and Hezekiah, the kings of Judah, which he foresaw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
1 The doom of Nineveh, The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write down the vision, and make it plain upon the tables, that everyone may read it fluently.