1611 King James Bible

2 Kings 15

Azariah his good reign.

2 Kings 15:1 In the twenty and seuenth yeere of Ieroboam king of Israel, began Azariah sonne of Amaziah king of Iudah to reigne. 2 Kings 15:2 Sixteene yeeres old was he when he began to reigne, and he reigned two aud fifty yeeres in Ierusalem: and his mothers name [was] Iecholiah of Ierusalem. 2 Kings 15:3 And he did that [which was] right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done; 2 Kings 15:4 Saue that the high places were not remoued: the people sacrificed, and burnt incense still on the high places.

He dying a leper, Jotham succeedeth.

2 Kings 15:5 And the LORD smote the king, so that hee was a Leper vnto the day of his death, and dwelt in a seuerall house, and Iotham the kings sonne [was] ouer the house, iudging the people of the land. 2 Kings 15:6 And the rest of the actes of Azariah, and all that hee did, are they not written in the booke of the Chronicles of the kings of Iudah? 2 Kings 15:7 So Azariah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the city of Dauid, and Iotham his sonne reigned in his stead.

Zachariah, the last of Jehu's generation, reigning ill, is slain by Shallum.

2 Kings 15:8 In the thirty and eight yeere of Azariah king of Iudah, did Zachariah the sonne of Ieroboam reigne ouer Israel in Samaria sixe moneths. 2 Kings 15:9 And hee did that [which was] euil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sinnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, who made Israel to sinne. 2 Kings 15:10 And Shallum the sonne of Iabesh, conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slewe him, and reigned in his stead. 2 Kings 15:11 And the rest of the actes of Zachariah, beholde, they are written in the booke of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 2 Kings 15:12 This [was] the word of the LORD which he spake vnto Iehu, saying, Thy sonnes shall sit on the throne of Israel, vnto the fourth generation. And so it came to passe.

Shallum, reigning a month, is slain by Menahem.

2 Kings 15:13 Shallum the sonne of Iabesh began to reigne in the nine and thirtieth yeere of Uzziah king of Iudah, and he reigned a full moneth in Samaria. 2 Kings 15:14 For Menahem the sonne of Gadi, went vp from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the sonne of Iabesh, in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead. 2 Kings 15:15 And the rest of the actes of Shallum, and the conspiracy which he made, behold, they are written in the booke of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

Menahem strengtheneth himself by Pul.

2 Kings 15:16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that [were] therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not [to him], therfore he smote [it, and] all the women therein that were with child, he ript vp. 2 Kings 15:17 In the nine and thirtieth yeere of Azariah king of Iudah, began Menahem the sonne of Gadi to reigne ouer Israel, [and reigned] tenne yeres in Samaria. 2 Kings 15:18 And he did that [which was] euill in the sight of the LORD: hee departed not all his dayes from the sinnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, who made Israel to sinne. 2 Kings 15:19 [And] Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gaue Pul a thousand talents of siluer, that his hand might be with him, to confirm the kingdome in his hand. 2 Kings 15:20 And Menahem exacted the mony of Israel, [euen] of all the mightie men of wealth, of each man fiftie shekels of siluer, to giue to the king of Assyria: so the king of Assyria turned backe, and stayed not there in the land.

Pekahiah succeedeth him.

2 Kings 15:21 And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, are they not written in the booke of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? 2 Kings 15:22 And Menahem slept with his fathers, and Pekahiah his sonne reigned in his stead.

Pekahiah is slain by Pekah.

2 Kings 15:23 In the fiftieth yere of Azariah king of Iudah, Pekahiah the sonne of Menahem began to reigne ouer Israel in Samaria, [and reigned] two yeeres. 2 Kings 15:24 And he did that [which was] euill in the sight of the LORD, hee departed not from the sinnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, who made Israel to sinne. 2 Kings 15:25 But Pekah the sonne of Remaliah, a captaine of his, conspired against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the kings house, with Argob, and Arieh, and with him fiftie men of the Gileadites: and hee killed him, and reigned in his roume. 2 Kings 15:26 And the rest of the actes of Pekahiah, and all that he did, beholde, they are written in the booke of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

Pekah is oppressed by Tiglath-pileser, and slain by Hoshea.

2 Kings 15:27 In the two and fiftieth yeere of Azariah king of Iudah, Pekah the sonne of Remaliah began to reigne ouer Israel in Samaria, [and reigned] twentie yeeres. 2 Kings 15:28 And he did that [which was] euill in the sight of the LORD, hee departed not from the sinnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, who made Israel to sinne. 2 Kings 15:29 In the dayes of Pekah king of Israel, came Tiglath Pileser king of Assyria, and tooke Iion, and Abel-Beth-maachah, and Ianoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and caried them captiue to Assyria. 2 Kings 15:30 And Hoshea the sonne of Elah, made a conspiracie against Pekah the sonne of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth yeere of Iotham the sonne of Uzziah. 2 Kings 15:31 And the rest of the actes of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the booke of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel.

Jotham's good reign.

2 Kings 15:32 In the second yeere of Pekah the sonne of Remaliah king of Israel, began Iotham the sonne of Uzziah king of Iudah to reigne. 2 Kings 15:33 Fiue and twentie yeeres olde was he when he began to reigne, and hee reigned sixteene yeeres in Ierusalem: and his mothers name [was] Ierusha, the daughter of Zadok. 2 Kings 15:34 And he did that [which was] right in the sight of the LORD: hee did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

2 Kings 15:35 Howbeit, the high places were not remoued: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still in the high places: He built the higher gate of the house of the LORD.

Ahaz succeedeth him.

2 Kings 15:36 Now the rest of the actes of Iotham, and all that hee did, are they not written in the booke of the Chronicles of the kings of Iudah? 2 Kings 15:37 (In those dayes the LORD began to send against Iudah, Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the sonne of Remaliah) 2 Kings 15:38 And Iotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the citie of Dauid his father, and Ahaz his sonne reigned in his stead.

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