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2 Kings 15

Azariah his good reign.

2 Kings 15:1 In the .xxvij. yere of Ieroboam kinge of Israel, beganne Azaria sonne of Amazia kynge of Iuda to raygne. 2 Kings 15:2 Syxtene yeare olde was he when he was made king, and he raygned two and fyftye yeare in Ierusalem, and hys mothers name was Iecholeiahu of Ierusalem. 2 Kings 15:3 And he dyd that which was ryght in the syght of the Lorde, accordynge to all thynges as dyd hys father Amaziahu: 2 Kings 15:4 saue þt the hylaultars. were not put awaye: for the people offered, and burned incense styll on the hylaultars.

He dying a leper, Jotham succeedeth.

2 Kings 15:5 And the Lorde smote the kynge, and he was a leper vnto þe daye of his deeth, and dwelt in a seuerall house at libertye, and Iotham the kynges sonne gouerned the palace, and iudged the people of the lande. 2 Kings 15:6 The reste of the wordes þt concerne Azaria and all þt he dyd, are they not written in the boke of þe chronicles of the kynges of Iuda? 2 Kings 15:7 And so Azaria slepte with his fathers, and they buryed him with hys fathers in the citye of Dauid, and Iotham hys sonne raygned in hys steade.

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

2 Kings 15:8 In the .xxxviij. yere of Azaria kynge of Iuda dyd Zacharia the sonne of Ieroboam raigne vpon Israel in Samaria .vj. monethes: 2 Kings 15:9 and wrought þt which was euell in þe syght of the Lorde, as dyd hys fathers: and turned not awaye from the synnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, which made Israel to sinne. 2 Kings 15:10 And Sallum the sonne of Iabes conspyred against hym, & smote hym in the syght of the people, & kylled him, & raygned in his steade. 2 Kings 15:11 The rest of the wordes that concerne Zacharia, beholde, they are wrytten in the boke of the Chronycles of the kynges of Israel. 2 Kings 15:12 Thys is also the worde of the Lorde, which he spake vnto Iehu, sayinge: thy sonnes shall syt on the seate of Israel in þe fourth generacion after the. And it came so to passe.

Shallum, reigning a month, is slain by Menahem.

2 Kings 15:13 Sallum the sonne of Iabes beganne to raygne in the .xxxix. yere of Azaria kynge of Iuda: & he raygned a moneth in Samaria. 2 Kings 15:14 For Menahem the sonne of Gadi went vp from Thirza, & came to Samaria, & smote Sallum the sonne of Iabes in Samaria, & slue him, & raygned in his steade. 2 Kings 15:15 The rest of the wordes that concerne Sallum, & the treason which he conspired, beholde, they are wrytten in the boke of the chronicles of the kynges of Israel.

Menahem strengtheneth himself by Pul.

2 Kings 15:16 The same tyme Menahem destroied Thiphsah, & all þt were therin, & the coastes therof from Therzahi. And (because they opened not to hym) he smote it, and rypte vp all their wemen with chylde. 2 Kings 15:17 The .xxix. yere of Azaria king of Iuda began Menahem the sonne of Gadi to raygne vpon Israel ten yeare in Samaria. 2 Kings 15:18 And he dyd euell in the syght of the Lorde, & turned not awaye all his dayes from the synne of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, which made Israel to synne. 2 Kings 15:19 And Phul the kinge of Assiria came vpon þe lande. And Menahem gaue Phul a .M. talentes of syluer, that his hand might be with him and stablyshe the kyngdome in his hande. 2 Kings 15:20 And Menahem made a proclamacion for the money in Israel, that all men of substaunce shulde geue the kynge of Assiria fyftye sycles of syluer a pece. And so the kyng of Assiria turned back agayne, and taryed not there in the lande.

Pekahiah succeedeth him.

2 Kings 15:21 The rest of the wordes þt concerne Menahem, and all that he dyd, are they not wrytten in the boke of the chronicles of the kinges of Israel? 2 Kings 15:22 And Menahem slepte with his fathers, & Pekahia his sonne dyd in his steade succede him in the kyngedome.

Pekahiah is slain by Pekah.

2 Kings 15:23 In the fyftyth yeare of Azaria kynge of Iuda, beganne Pekahia the sonne of Menahem to raygne ouer Israel in Samaria two yere, 2 Kings 15:24 & dyd that which was euell in the sight of the Lorde: and lefte not of from the synnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, which made Israel synne. 2 Kings 15:25 But Pekah the sonne of Remaliahu, which was a captayne of his, conspired agaynst hym, and smote hym in Samaria, euen in the palace of the kynges house with Argob and Aria: and with him were fyftye men of the Gileadites: and he kylled hym, and raygned in hys rowme. 2 Kings 15:26 The rest of the wordes that concerne Pekahia, and all that he dyd, beholde, they are wrytten in the boke of the chronicles of the kynges of Israel.

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

2 Kings 15:27 In the .lij. yere of Azaria kynge of Iuda beganne Pekah the sonne of Remaliahu, to raygne ouer Israel in Samaria .xx. yeare, 2 Kings 15:28 & dyd euell in the syght of the Lorde, and turned not awaye from the synnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, that made Israel synne. 2 Kings 15:29 In the dayes of Pekah kyng of Israel, came Thiglath Pelesar kynge of Assiria, and toke Iion, Abel, Bethmaacha, Ianoah, Kedes, Hazor, Gilead, Galile, and all the lande of Nephthali, & caryed them awaye to Assiria: 2 Kings 15:30 And Hosea þe sonne of Ela conspired treason agaynst Pekah the sonne of Remaliah, and smote him, and slue him: and raygned in hys steade in the .xx. yere of Iotham the sonne of Uziahu. 2 Kings 15:31 The rest of the wordes þt concerne Pekah and all that he dyd, behold, they are wrytten in the boke of the chronycles of the kynges of Israel.

Jotham's good reign.

2 Kings 15:32 The seconde yeare of Pekah the sonne of Remaliahu kinge of Israel, beganne Iotham the sonne of Uziahu kynge of Iuda to raygne. 2 Kings 15:33 Fyue and twentye yere olde was he when he began to raygne: and he raygned syxtene yere in Ierusalem. Hys mothers name was Ierusa the daughter of Zadok. 2 Kings 15:34 And he dyd þt which is ryght in the syght of the Lorde: euen accordynge to all as dyd his father Uziahu, so dyd he.

2 Kings 15:35 But the hylaulters were nott put awaye: for the people offered and burnt incense styll in the hylaulters: he buylt the hygher dore of the house of the Lord.

Ahaz succeedeth him.

2 Kings 15:36 The rest of the wordes that concerne Iotham, and all that he dyd, are they not written in the boke of the chronycles of the kynges of Iuda. 2 Kings 15:37 In those dayes the Lorde beganne to sende into Iuda, Rezin the kyng of Siria, and Pekah the sonne of Remaliahu. 2 Kings 15:38 And Iotham slepte wt his fathers, and was buried wt his fathers in the citye of Dauid hys father, and Ahaz hys sonne raygned in his steade.

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