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2 Kings 15

Azariah his good reign.

2 Kings 15:1 In the seuen & twentieth yeare of Ieroboam kynge of Israel, reigned Asarias the sonne of Amasias kynge of Iuda: 2 Kings 15:2 and was sixtene yeare olde whan he was made kynge, and reigned two and fyftye yeare at Ierusalem. His mothers name was Iechalia of Ierusale. 2 Kings 15:3 And he dyd righte in the sighte of the LORDE, acordinge to all as dyd Amasias his father, 2 Kings 15:4 sauynge that they put not downe the hye places. For the people dyd sacryfice and brent incense yet vpon the hye places.

He dying a leper, Jotham succeedeth.

2 Kings 15:5 Howbeit the LORDE smote the kynge, so that he was leper vnto his death, and dwelt in a frye house. But Iotham the kynges sonne ruled the house, and iudged the people in the londe. 2 Kings 15:6 What more there is to saye of Asarias, & all yt he dyd, beholde, it is wrytten in the Cronicles of the kynges of Iuda. 2 Kings 15:7 And Asarias fell on slepe with his fathers, & was buried with his fathers in the cite of Dauid, & Iotham his sonne was kynge in his steade.

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

2 Kings 15:8 In the eight and thirtieth yeare of Asarias kynge of Iuda, was Zacharias the sonne of Ieroboam kynge ouer Israel at Samaria sixe monethes. 2 Kings 15:9 And he dyd yt which was euell in the sighte of the LORDE, euen as his fathers dyd. He departed not from ye synnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, which caused Israel for to synne. 2 Kings 15:10 And Sellum the sonne of Iabes conspyred agaynst him, and smote him in the presence of ye people, and slewe him, & was kynge in his steade. 2 Kings 15:11 What more there is to saie of Zacharias, beholde, it is wrytten in the Cronicles of the kynges of Israel. 2 Kings 15:12 And this is it, yt the LORDE sayde vnto Iehu: Thy children shall syt vpo the seate of Israel vntyll the fourth generacion. And euen so came it to passe.

Shallum, reigning a month, is slain by Menahem.

2 Kings 15:13 Sellum the sonne of Iabes reigned in ye nyne & thirtieth yeare of Asarias kynge of Iuda, & reigned one moneth at Samaria. 2 Kings 15:14 For Menahem the sonne of Gadi wete vp from Thirza, & came to Samaria, and smote Sellum the sonne of Iabes at Samaria, & slewe him, and was kynge in his steade. 2 Kings 15:15 What more there is to saye of Sellum, & of his sedicion which he stered vp, beholde, it is wrytten in the Cronicles of the kynges of Israel.

Menahem strengtheneth himself by Pul.

2 Kings 15:16 At the same tyme dyd Manahem smyte Tiphsa, & all yt were therin, & the coastes therof from Thirza, because they wolde not let him in, and smote all their wemen wt childe, and rypte them vp. 2 Kings 15:17 In the nyne & thirtieth yeare of Asarias kynge of Iuda, beganne Manahem the sonne of Gad to reigne ouer Israel ten yeares at Samaria, 2 Kings 15:18 and dyd that which was euell in the sighte of the LORDE. As longe as he lyued, departed he not from ye synnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, which caused Israel for to synne. 2 Kings 15:19 And Phul the kynge of Assiria came into the lode. And Manahem gaue vnto Phul a thousande talentes of syluer to holde with him, and to cofirme him in the kyngdome. 2 Kings 15:20 And Manahem raysed vp a taxe in Israel vpon the richest, fiftye Sycles of syluer vpon euery man, to geue vnto ye kynge of Assiria. So the kynge of Assiria wete home agayne, and taried not in the londe.

Pekahiah succeedeth him.

2 Kings 15:21 What more there is to saye of Manahem, & all yt he dyd, beholde, it is wrytten in the Cronicles of the kynges of Israel. 2 Kings 15:22 And Manahem fell on slepe wt his fathers. And Pecahia his sonne was kynge in his steade.

Pekahiah is slain by Pekah.

2 Kings 15:23 In the fiftieth yeare of Asarias kynge of Iuda, beganne Pecahia the sonne of Manahem to reigne ouer Israel at Samaria two yeare, 2 Kings 15:24 and dyd that which was euell in the sighte of the LORDE: for he departed not fro the synnes of Ieroboam ye sonne of Nebat, which caused Israel for to synne. 2 Kings 15:25 And Pecah the sonne of Romelia his knyghte conspyred agaynst him, & smote him at Samaria in ye palace of the kynges house wt Argob and Ariah, and fiftye men wt him of ye childre of Gilead, & slewe him, & was kynge in his steade. 2 Kings 15:26 What more there is to saye of Pecahia, & all that he dyd, beholde, it is wrytten in the Cronicles of the kynges of Israel.

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

2 Kings 15:27 In the two and fiftieth yeare of Asarias kynge of Iuda, beganne Pecah the sonne of Romelia to reigne ouer Israel at Samaria, twentye yeare, 2 Kings 15:28 & dyd that which was euell in the sighte of ye LORDE: for he departed not from the synnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, which caused Israel for to synne. 2 Kings 15:29 In the tyme of Pecah the kynge of Israel, came Teglatphalasser the kynge of Assiria, & toke Eion, Abel Beth Maecha, Ianoha, Redes, Hasor, Gilead, Galile, and all the londe of Nephtali, & caried the awaye in to Assiria. 2 Kings 15:30 And Osea the sonne of Ela conspyred agaynst Pecah the sonne of Romelia, & slue him, and was kynge in his steade in the twetieth yeare of Iotham the sonne of Osias. 2 Kings 15:31 What more there is to saye of Pecah, & all that he dyd, beholde, it is wrytten in the Cronicles of the kynges of Israel.

Jotham's good reign.

2 Kings 15:32 In the seconde yeare of Pecah the sonne of Romelia kynge of Israel, was Iotham the sonne of Osias kynge of Iuda, 2 Kings 15:33 & was fyue and twentye yeare olde whan he was made kynge, and reigned sixtene yeare at Ierusalem. His mothers name was Ierusa the doughter of Sabok. 2 Kings 15:34 And he dyd yt which was righte in ye sighte of the LORDE, acordinge vnto all as dyd Osias his father,

2 Kings 15:35 sauynge that he put not downe the hye places: for the people offred & brent incense yet vpon the hye places. He buylded the hye porte of the house of the LORDE.

Ahaz succeedeth him.

2 Kings 15:36 What more there is to saye of Iotham, and all that he dyd, beholde, it is wrytte in the Cronicles of the kynges of Iuda. 2 Kings 15:37 At ye same tyme beganne ye LORDE to sende Rezin ye kynge of Syria, & Pecah ye sonne of Romelia into Iuda. 2 Kings 15:38 And Iotham fell on slepe with his fathers, and was buried wt his fathers in the cite of Dauid his father. And Achas his sonne was kynge in his steade.

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