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heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall đectare my glory among the Gentiles.
20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD, out of all nations, upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD. : 21 And I will also take of them for priests, and for Levites, saith the Lord.
22 For as the new heavens, and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship
saith the LORD. 24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched ; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
B. C. 700.
MICAH, VII. The church, complaining of her small number, and the general
corruption, putteth her confidence in God. 1 Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summerfruits, as the grape-gleanings of the vintage : there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the first-ripe fruit.
2 The good man is perished out of the earth ; and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
3 | That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward ; and the great man he uttereth his mischievous desire : so they wrap it up.
4 The best of them is as a brier; the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity.
5 I Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide ; keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.
6 For the son dishonoreth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
7 Therefore will I look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation : my God will hear me.
8 1 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise ; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteous
10 Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.
11 In the day that thy walls are to be built, in that day shall the decree be far removed.
12 In that day also he shall come even to thee from Assyria, and from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain.
13 Notwithstanding, the land shall be desolate, because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.
14 | Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel : let them feed in Bashan and Gilead as in the days of old.
15 According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things.
16 1 The nations shall see, and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth : they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.
18 ( Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities : and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
20. Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
2 CHRONICLES, XXXII.
B. C. 699. 33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the chiefest of the sepulchres of the sons of David : and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honor at his death. And Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.
2 CHRONICLES, XXXIII. Manasseh's wicked reign : he is carried into Babylon : upon his prayer he is released : Amon succeedeth him : he being slain by his own servants, Josiah succeedeth him.
1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he 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 abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.
3 | For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
4 Also 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 enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards : he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
7* And he set 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
and to do worse than the heathen, whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.
10 11 And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his people ; but they would not hearken.
B. C. 660.
2 KINGS, XXI. 10 1 And the LORD spake by his servants the prophets, saying,
11 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;
12 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.
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 sight, 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, besides his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.
2 CHRONICLES, XXXIII. 11 Wherefore the LORD brought upon him the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.
12 And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
13 And prayed unto him; and he was entreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God.
* B. C. 685.
14 * Now after this he built a wall without the city of David on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at the fish gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of Judah.
15 And he took away the strange gods, and the idol 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 sacrificed 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.
2 KINGS, XXI.
B. C. 644. 18 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,
19 1 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 Haruż of Jothah.
20 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his father Manasseh did.
21 And he walked in all the ways that his father walked in, and served the idols that his father served, and worshipped them :
22 And he forsook the Lord God of his fathers, and walked not in the way of the LORD.
23 + 1 And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew the king in his own house.
24 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.
26 And he was buried in his sepulchre, in the garden of Uzza : and Josiah his son reigned in his stead.
2 KINGS, XXII. Josiah's good reign: he provideth for the repair of the temple.
Hilkiah findeth the book of the law. Huldah's prophecy. 1 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 Boscath.
2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.
2 CHRONICLES, XXXIV.
B. C. 634. 31 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: I and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images.
* B. C. 650.
| B. C. 642.
I B. C. 630.
4 And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence : and the images that were on high above them he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.
5 And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.
6 And so did he in the cities of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and Simeon, even unto Naphtali, with their mattocks round about
7 And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cat down all the idols throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.
B. C. 629.
JEREMIAH, 1. The calling of Jeremiah : his vision : his message against Judah :
God promiseth to assist him, 1 The words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth, in the land of Benjamin :
2 To whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah, the son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.
3 It came also in the days of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah, the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.
4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee; and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak; for I am a child.
7 | But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child : for thou shalt
go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.
9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth : and the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations, and over the kingdoins, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
11 T Moreover, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou ? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.
12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen : for I will hasten my word to perform it.
13 And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou ? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.