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2 Chronicles 36

Jehoahaz succeeding is deposed by Pharaoh, and carried into Egypt.

2 Chronicles 36:1 And the people of the land toke Iehoahaz the sonne of Iosiah & made hym kynge for hys father in Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 36:2 And Iehoahaz was .xxiij. yeare olde, when he began to raigne, & he raygned thre monethes in Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 36:3 For the kynge of Egypte put him doune at Ierusalem and merced the lande in an hundred talentes of syluer and a talent of gold. 2 Chronicles 36:4 And the kyng of Egypt made Eliakim his brother kyng vpon Iuda & Ierusalem, and turned hys name vnto Iehoakim, but Iehoaha; his brother Necho toke & caried hym to Egypte.

Jehoiakim reigning ill is carried bound into Babylon.

2 Chronicles 36:5 And Iehoakim was .xxv. yeare olde when he began to raigne, & he raigned a .xi. yeare in Ierusalem: & he dyd that displeased the Lorde his God. 2 Chronicles 36:6 Againste hym came Nabuchodonozor kynge of Babilon & bounde him in fetters to carye him to Babilon. 2 Chronicles 36:7 Therto the kynge Nabuchodonozor caried the vessels of the house of the Lord to Babilon and put them in hys temple at Babilon. 2 Chronicles 36:8 The rest of the actes of Iehoakim & hys Abhominacions, & that was layde to his charge are wrytten in the boke of the Kinges of Israel: and Iehoacin hys sonne raigned in hys steade.

Jehoiachin succeeding reigneth ill, and is brought into Babylon.

2 Chronicles 36:9 Iehoacin was .viij. yeare olde when he beganne to raygne, and he raygned thre monethes and ten dayes in Ierusalem: and dyd that displeased the Lord. 2 Chronicles 36:10 And when the yere was out, kynge Nabuchodonozor sent & fet him to Babilon with the goodlye vessels of þe house of the Lord, & made Zebekiah his brother kynge ouer Iuda and Ierusalem.

Zedekiah succeeding reigneth ill, and despiseth the prophets, and rebelleth against Nebuchadnezzar.

2 Chronicles 36:11 And Zedekiah was .xxi. yere olde when he beganne to raigne, & raigned a .xi. yere in Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 36:12 And he dyd that displeased the Lord his God, & humbled not him selfe before Ieremiah the prophete at the mouth of þe Lorde. 2 Chronicles 36:13 And therto he rebelled agaynst Nabuchodonozor which had receyued on othe of hym by God, & was to styfenecked & to harde herted to turne vnto þe Lord God of Israel.

Jerusalem, for the sins of the priests and people, is wholly destroyed.

2 Chronicles 36:14 Therto all the rulers of þe preastes with þe people trespaced a pace after all maner of abhomynacyons of þe hethen & poluted the house of the Lorde which he had halowed in Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 36:15 And the Lord God of theyr fathers sent to them by his messengers, sendynge them be tymes: for he had compassyon on hys people & on his dwellynge place. 2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God & despised theyr wordes & mysse vsed his prophetes, vntyll the wrath of the Lord so arose agaynst hys people that it was past remeadie. 2 Chronicles 36:17 And so he brought vpon them the kyng of Caldeye & slue theyr young men with the swerde in theyr holy temple, & nether spared younge man nor mayden, nether olde man, nether so moche as hym that stowped for age: But gaue all into his hande. 2 Chronicles 36:18 And all the vessels of the house of God bothe great and smalle, & the treasures of the house of God, & the treasures of the kynge & hys Lordes he caryed to Babilon euery with. 2 Chronicles 36:19 And they burnt the house of God and brake downe the walles of Ierusalem, and burnt all the palaces therof with fyre with all the goodly stoffe therof, and marred it. 2 Chronicles 36:20 And he caryed awaye them that had escaped the swerde, to Babilon, where they were seruauntes to him and his chyldren, vntill the kyngdome of Persia beganne to rule, 2 Chronicles 36:21 to fullfyll the worde of the Lorde by the mouthe of Ieremiah, vntyll the lande had her pleasure of her Sabothes: for as longe as she laye desolate, she kepte Saboth vntyll she had fullfylled .lxx. yeres.

The proclamation of Cyrus.

2 Chronicles 36:22 And the fyrst yere of Cyrus kynge of Persia to fynishe the worde of the Lorde by the mouth of Ieremiah, the Lorde stered vp the spirite of Cyrus kyng of Persia that he made a proclamacion thorouout all his kyngdom, and therto sett it vp in wrytynge, sayinge. 2 Chronicles 36:23 Thus sayth Cyrus kynge of Persia, all þe kyngdomes of the earthe hath the Lorde God of heauen geuen me, whiche hath charged me to buylde hym an house in Ierusalem that is in the lande of Iuda. Wherfore whosoeuer is amonge you of all his people, þe Lord his God be with hym, & let hym go vp.

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