7/31/13

From Gary... Created to Love



I have made so many "dog" posts this week, I should probably call this week- DOG WEEK!!  Well, here is another picture of a dog and a video to go along with it.  Both are cute, but God finished his creation on the sixth day.  Other than that, I loved the video!!!  Over the past few months, I have changed to a "dog lover" and that is a good thing.  They do take a lot of time and in some ways, its just like having babies all over again. Since the video mentions creation, the following seemed appropriate...

Genesis, Chapter 1

 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  2 The earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep and God’s Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters. 

  3  God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  4 God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness.  5 God called the light “day”, and the darkness he called “night”. There was evening and there was morning, the first day. 

  6  God said, “Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”  7 God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.  8 God called the expanse “sky”. There was evening and there was morning, a second day. 

  9  God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.  10 God called the dry land “earth”, and the gathering together of the waters he called “seas”. God saw that it was good.  11 God said, “Let the earth yield grass, herbs yielding seeds, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with their seeds in it, on the earth”; and it was so. 12 The earth yielded grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with their seeds in it, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.  13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day. 

  14  God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs to mark seasons, days, and years;  15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of sky to give light on the earth”; and it was so.  16 God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.  17 God set them in the expanse of sky to give light to the earth,  18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.  19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 

  20  God said, “Let the waters abound with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky.”  21 God created the large sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good.  22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”  23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 

  24  God said, “Let the earth produce living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind”; and it was so.  25 God made the animals of the earth after their kind, and the livestock after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind. God saw that it was good. 

  26  God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”  27 God created man in his own image. In God’s image he created him; male and female he created them.  28 God blessed them. God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”  29 God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.  30 To every animal of the earth, and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food;” and it was so. 

  31  God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day


God didn't make a dog on the ninth day because he finished everything on the sixth.  However, that HE did make dogs is truly a blessing.  At least until that little creature pees or poops on the rug...  But, after I finish the "clean up" I remember how much I am loved and take it from there.  Love does things like "clean up" and in a very short time, I seem to forget all about it. God created ME that way...

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 31


Bible Reading and Study, July 31

The World English Bible

July 31
2 Chronicles 25-27
2Ch 25:1 Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Jehoaddan, of Jerusalem.
2Ch 25:2 He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, but not with a perfect heart.
2Ch 25:3 Now it happened, when the kingdom was established to him, that he killed his servants who had killed the king his father.
2Ch 25:4 But he didn't put their children to death, but did according to that which is written in the law in the book of Moses, as Yahweh commanded, saying, The fathers shall not die for the children, neither shall the children die for the fathers; but every man shall die for his own sin.
2Ch 25:5 Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and ordered them according to their fathers' houses, under captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, even all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and upward, and found them three hundred thousand chosen men, able to go forth to war, who could handle spear and shield.
2Ch 25:6 He hired also one hundred thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for one hundred talents of silver.
2Ch 25:7 But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, don't let the army of Israel go with you; for Yahweh is not with Israel, to wit, with all the children of Ephraim.
2Ch 25:8 But if you will go, do valiantly, be strong for the battle: God will cast you down before the enemy; for God has power to help, and to cast down.
2Ch 25:9 Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? The man of God answered, Yahweh is able to give you much more than this.
2Ch 25:10 Then Amaziah separated them, to wit, the army that had come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: therefore their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in fierce anger.
2Ch 25:11 Amaziah took courage, and led forth his people, and went to the Valley of Salt, and struck of the children of Seir ten thousand.
2Ch 25:12 other ten thousand did the children of Judah carry away alive, and brought them to the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, so that they all were broken in pieces.
2Ch 25:13 But the men of the army whom Amaziah sent back, that they should not go with him to battle, fell on the cities of Judah, from Samaria even to Beth Horon, and struck of them three thousand, and took much spoil.
2Ch 25:14 Now it happened, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense to them.
2Ch 25:15 Therefore the anger of Yahweh was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent to him a prophet, who said to him, Why have you sought after the gods of the people, which have not delivered their own people out of your hand?
2Ch 25:16 It happened, as he talked with him, that the king said to him, Have we made you of the king's counsel? Stop! Why should you be struck down? Then the prophet stopped, and said, I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this, and have not listened to my counsel.
2Ch 25:17 Then Amaziah king of Judah took advice, and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.
2Ch 25:18 Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give your daughter to my son as wife: and there passed by a wild animal that was in Lebanon, and trod down the thistle.
2Ch 25:19 You say, Behold, you have struck Edom; and your heart lifts you up to boast: abide now at home; why should you meddle to your hurt, that you should fall, even you, and Judah with you?
2Ch 25:20 But Amaziah would not hear; for it was of God, that he might deliver them into the hand of their enemies, because they had sought after the gods of Edom.
2Ch 25:21 So Joash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Beth Shemesh, which belongs to Judah.
2Ch 25:22 Judah was defeated by Israel; and they fled every man to his tent.
2Ch 25:23 Joash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, at Beth Shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
2Ch 25:24 He took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of God with Obed-Edom, and the treasures of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.
2Ch 25:25 Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.
2Ch 25:26 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, first and last, behold, aren't they written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel?
2Ch 25:27 Now from the time that Amaziah did turn away from following Yahweh they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish: but they sent after him to Lachish, and killed him there.
2Ch 25:28 They brought him on horses, and buried him with his fathers in the city of Judah.
2Ch 26:1 All the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.
2Ch 26:2 He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.
2Ch 26:3 Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign; and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Jechiliah, of Jerusalem.
2Ch 26:4 He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that his father Amaziah had done.
2Ch 26:5 He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the vision of God: and as long as he sought Yahweh, God made him to prosper.
2Ch 26:6 He went forth and warred against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod; and he built cities in the country of Ashdod, and among the Philistines.
2Ch 26:7 God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians who lived in Gur Baal, and the Meunim.
2Ch 26:8 The Ammonites gave tribute to Uzziah: and his name spread abroad even to the entrance of Egypt; for he grew exceeding strong.
2Ch 26:9 Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and fortified them.
2Ch 26:10 He built towers in the wilderness, and dug out many cisterns, for he had much livestock; in the lowland also, and in the plain: and he had farmers and vineyard keepers in the mountains and in the fruitful fields; for he loved farming.
2Ch 26:11 Moreover Uzziah had an army of fighting men, who went out to war by bands, according to the number of their reckoning made by Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the officer, under the hand of Hananiah, one of the king's captains.
2Ch 26:12 The whole number of the heads of fathers' houses, even the mighty men of valor, was two thousand and six hundred.
2Ch 26:13 Under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, who made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.
2Ch 26:14 Uzziah prepared for them, even for all the army, shields, and spears, and helmets, and coats of mail, and bows, and stones for slinging.
2Ch 26:15 He made in Jerusalem engines, invented by skillful men, to be on the towers and on the battlements, with which to shoot arrows and great stones. His name spread far abroad; for he was marvelously helped, until he was strong.
2Ch 26:16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up, so that he did corruptly, and he trespassed against Yahweh his God; for he went into the temple of Yahweh to burn incense on the altar of incense.
2Ch 26:17 Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him eighty priests of Yahweh, who were valiant men:
2Ch 26:18 and they withstood Uzziah the king, and said to him, It pertains not to you, Uzziah, to burn incense to Yahweh, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for you have trespassed; neither shall it be for your honor from Yahweh God.
2Ch 26:19 Then Uzziah was angry; and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense; and while he was angry with the priests, the leprosy broke forth in his forehead before the priests in the house of Yahweh, beside the altar of incense.
2Ch 26:20 Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked on him, and behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out quickly from there; yes, himself hurried also to go out, because Yahweh had struck him.
2Ch 26:21 Uzziah the king was a leper to the day of his death, and lived in a separate house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of Yahweh: and Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land.
2Ch 26:22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.
2Ch 26:23 So Uzziah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the field of burial which belonged to the kings; for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his son reigned in his place.
2Ch 27:1 Jotham was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Jerushah the daughter of Zadok.
2Ch 27:2 He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that his father Uzziah had done: however he didn't enter into the temple of Yahweh. The people did yet corruptly.
2Ch 27:3 He built the upper gate of the house of Yahweh, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.
2Ch 27:4 Moreover he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.
2Ch 27:5 He fought also with the king of the children of Ammon, and prevailed against them. The children of Ammon gave him the same year one hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand measures of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of Ammon render to him, in the second year also, and in the third.
2Ch 27:6 So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before Yahweh his God.
2Ch 27:7 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
2Ch 27:8 He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.
2Ch 27:9 Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his place.



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2 Chronicles


2 Chronicles 25 1
Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty-nine years in
Jerusalem: and his mother`s name was Jehoaddan, of Jerusalem.
Amaziah was twenty-five years old [when] he began to reign; and he reigned twenty-nine
years in Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
A son of twenty and five years hath Amaziah reigned, and twenty and nine years
he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Jehoaddan of
Jerusalem,
2 Chronicles 25 2
He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, but not with a perfect heart.
And he did what was right in the sight of Jehovah, yet not with a perfect heart.
and he doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah -- only, not with a perfect
heart.
2 Chronicles 25 3
Now it happened, when the kingdom was established to him, that he killed his servants who had
killed the king his father.
And it came to pass when the kingdom was established unto him, that he killed his
servants who had smitten the king his father.
And it cometh to pass, when the kingdom hath been strong upon him, that he
slayeth his servants, those smiting the king his father,
2 Chronicles 25 4
But he didn`t put their children to death, but did according to that which is written in the law
in the book of Moses, as Yahweh commanded, saying, The fathers shall not die for the children,
neither shall the children die for the fathers; but every man shall die for his own sin.
But their children he did not put to death, but [did] according to that which is written
in the law in the book of Moses, wherein Jehovah commanded saying, The fathers shall not
die for the children, nor shall the children die for the fathers, but every man shall die
for his own sin.
and their sons he hath not put to death, but [did] as is written in the law, in the
book of Moses, whom Jehovah commanded, saying, `Fathers do not die for sons, and
sons die not for fathers, but each for his own sin they die.`
2 Chronicles 25 5
Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and ordered them according to their fathers`
houses, under captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, even all Judah and Benjamin: and
he numbered them from twenty years old and upward, and found them three hundred thousand
chosen men, able to go forth to war, who could handle spear and shield.
And Amaziah gathered Judah together and arranged them according to the fathers`
houses, according to the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, throughout
Judah and Benjamin; and he numbered them from twenty years old and upwards, and
found them three hundred thousand choice men, able for military service, that could
handle spear and target.
And Amaziah gathereth Judah, and appointeth them, according to the house of the
fathers, for heads of the thousands, and for heads of the hundreds, for all Judah
and Benjamin; and he inspecteth them from a son of twenty years and upward, and
findeth them three hundred thousand chosen ones, going forth to the host,
holding spear and target.
2 Chronicles 25 6
He hired also one hundred thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for one hundred talents of
silver.
He hired also a hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for a hundred
talents of silver.
And he hireth out of Israel a hundred thousand mighty ones of valour, with a
hundred talents of silver;
2 Chronicles 25 7
But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, don`t let the army of Israel go with you; for
Yahweh is not with Israel, [to wit], with all the children of Ephraim.
But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not the host of Israel go with thee;
for Jehovah is not with Israel, [with] all the children of Ephraim.
and a man of God hath come in unto him, saying, `O king, the host of Israel doth
not go with thee; for Jehovah is not with Israel -- all the sons of Ephraim;
2 Chronicles 25 8
But if you will go, do [valiantly], be strong for the battle: God will cast you down before the
enemy; for God has power to help, and to cast down.
But if thou wilt go, do [it]; be strong for the battle: God will make thee fall before the
enemy, for there is with God power to help and to cast down.
but if thou art going -- do [it], be strong for battle, God doth cause thee to stumble
before an enemy, for there is power in God to help, and to cause to stumble.`
2 Chronicles 25 9
Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given
to the army of Israel? The man of God answered, Yahweh is able to give you much more than this.
And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what is to be done for the hundred talents
which I have given to the troop of Israel? And the man of God said, Jehovah is able to give
thee much more than this.
And Amaziah saith to the man of God, `And what -- to do for the hundred talents
that I have given to the troop of Israel?` And the man of God saith, `Jehovah hath
more to give to thee than this.`
2 Chronicles 25 10
Then Amaziah separated them, [to wit], the army that had come to him out of Ephraim, to go
home again: why their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in
fierce anger.
Then Amaziah separated them, -- the troop that was come to him out of Ephraim, -- to go
home again. And their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home
in fierce anger.
And Amaziah separateth them -- for the troop that hath come in unto him from
Ephraim to go to their own place, and their anger doth burn mightily against
Judah, and they turn back to their place in the heat of anger.
2 Chronicles 25 11
Amaziah took courage, and led forth his people, and went to the Valley of Salt, and struck of the
children of Seir ten thousand.
But Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of
salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.
And Amaziah hath strengthened himself, and leadeth his people, and goeth to the
Valley of Salt, and smiteth the sons of Seir -- ten thousand.
2 Chronicles 25 12
[other] ten thousand did the children of Judah carry away alive, and brought them to the top of
the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, so that they all were broken in pieces.
And the children of Judah took ten thousand captive, alive, and brought them to the top
of the cliff, and cast them down from the top of the cliff, so that they all were broken in
pieces.
And ten thousand alive have the sons of Judah taken captive, and they bring them
to the top of the rock, and cast them from the top of the rock, and all of them have
been broken.
2 Chronicles 25 13
But the men of the army whom Amaziah sent back, that they should not go with him to battle,
fell on the cities of Judah, from Samaria even to Beth-horon, and struck of them three thousand,
and took much spoil.
But those of the troop that Amaziah had sent back, that they should not go with him to
battle, fell upon the cities of Judah from Samaria as far as Beth-horon, and smote three
thousand of them, and took much spoil.
And the sons of the troop that Amaziah hath sent back from going with him to
battle -- they rush against cities of Judah, from Samaria even unto Beth-Horon,
and smite of them three thousand, and seize much prey.
2 Chronicles 25 14
Now it happened, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he
brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself
before them, and burned incense to them.
And it came to pass after Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he
brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed
himself down before them, and burned incense to them.
And it cometh to pass, after the coming in of Amaziah from smiting the Edomites,
that he bringeth in the gods of the sons of Seir, and establisheth them to him for
gods, and before them doth bow himself, and to them he maketh perfume.
2 Chronicles 25 15
Therefore the anger of Yahweh was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent to him a prophet, who
said to him, Why have you sought after the gods of the people, which have not delivered their
own people out of your hand?
And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent to him a prophet,
who said to him, Why dost thou seek after the gods of a people who have not delivered
their own people out of thy hand?
And the anger of Jehovah burneth against Amaziah, and He sendeth unto him a
prophet, and he saith unto him, `Why hast thou sought the gods of the people that
have not delivered their people out of thy hand?`
2 Chronicles 25 16
It happened, as he talked with him, that [the king] said to him, Have we made you of the king`s
counsel? Stop! Why should you be struck down? Then the prophet stopped, and said, I know that
God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this, and have not listened to my
counsel.
And it came to pass as he talked with him, that [Amaziah] said to him, Hast thou been
made the king`s counsellor? Forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet
forbore, and said, I know that God has determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done
this, and hast not hearkened to my counsel.
And it cometh to pass, in his speaking unto him, that he saith to him, `For a
counsellor to the king have we appointed thee? cease for thee; why do they smite
thee?` And the prophet ceaseth, and saith, `I have known that God hath counselled
to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened to my
counsel.`
2 Chronicles 25 17
Then Amaziah king of Judah took advice, and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz the son of Jehu,
king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.
And Amaziah king of Judah took counsel, and sent to Joash the son of Jehoahaz, the son of
Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.
And Amaziah king of Judah taketh counsel, and sendeth unto Joash son of Jehoahaz,
son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying,
2 Chronicles 25 18
Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent
to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give your daughter to my son as wife: and there passed
by a wild animal that was in Lebanon, and trod down the thistle.
And Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thorn-bush that is in
Lebanon sent to the cedar that is in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son as wife;
and there passed by the wild beast that is in Lebanon, and trode down the thorn-bush.
`Come, we look one another in the face.` And Joash king of Israel sendeth unto
Amaziah king of Judah, saying, `The thorn that [is] in Lebanon hath sent unto the
cedar that [is] in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son for a wife; and
pass by doth a beast of the field that [is] in Lebanon, and treadeth down the thorn.
2 Chronicles 25 19
You say, Behold, you have struck Edom; and your heart lifts you up to boast: abide now at home;
why should you meddle to [your] hurt, that you should fall, even you, and Judah with you?
Thou thinkest, Lo, thou hast smitten Edom; and thy heart has lifted thee up to boast:
abide now at home; why shouldest thou contend with misfortune, that thou shouldest fall,
thou and Judah with thee?
Thou hast said, Lo, I have smitten Edom; and thy heart hath lifted thee up to boast;
now, abide in thy house, why dost thou stir thyself up in evil, that thou hast fallen,
thou, and Judah with thee?`
2 Chronicles 25 20
But Amaziah would not hear; for it was of God, that he might deliver them into the hand [of
their enemies], because they had sought after the gods of Edom.
But Amaziah would not hear; for it was of God, that he might deliver them into [the
enemy`s] hand, because they had sought after the gods of Edom.
And Amaziah hath not hearkened, for from God it [is] in order to give them into
hand, because they have sought the gods of Edom;
2 Chronicles 25 21
So Joash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face
at Beth-shemesh, which belongs to Judah.
And Joash king of Israel went up; and they looked one another in the face, he and Amaziah
king of Judah, at Beth-shemesh, which is in Judah.
and go up doth Joash king of Israel, and they look one another in the face, he and
Amaziah king of Judah, in Beth-Shemesh, that [is] Judah`s,
2 Chronicles 25 22
Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to his tent.
And Judah was routed before Israel; and they fled every man to his tent.
and Judah is smitten before Israel, and they flee -- each to his tents.
2 Chronicles 25 23
Joash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, at Beth-
shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of
Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
And Joash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash the son of Jehoahaz,
at Beth-shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and he broke down the wall of Jerusalem
from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
And Amaziah king of Judah, son of Joash, son of Jehoahaz, hath Joash king of Israel
caught in Beth-Shemesh, and bringeth him in to Jerusalem, and breaketh down in
the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the gate of the corner, four
hundred cubits,
2 Chronicles 25 24
[He took] all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of God with
Obed-edom, and the treasures of the king`s house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.
And he [took] all the gold and the silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house
of God with Obed-Edom, and the treasures of the king`s house, and hostages, and returned
to Samaria.
and [taketh] all the gold, and the silver, and all the vessels that are found in the
house of God with Obed-Edom, and the treasures of the house of the king, and the
sons of the pledges, and turneth back to Samaria.
2 Chronicles 25 25
Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of
Israel fifteen years.
And Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, lived after the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz,
king of Israel, fifteen years.
And Amaziah son of Joash, king of Judah, liveth after the death of Joash son of
Jehoahaz, king of Israel, fifteen years;
2 Chronicles 25 26
Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, first and last, behold, aren`t they written in the book of the
kings of Judah and Israel?
And the rest of the acts of Amaziah, first and last, behold, are they not written in the
book of the kings of Judah and Israel?
and the rest of the matters of Amaziah, the first and the last, lo, are they not
written on the books of the kings of Judah and Israel?
2 Chronicles 25 27
Now from the time that Amaziah did turn away from following Yahweh they made a conspiracy
against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish: but they sent after him to Lachish, and killed
him there.
And from the time that Amaziah turned aside from following Jehovah, they made a
conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish; and they sent after him to
Lachish, and slew him there.
And from the time that Amaziah hath turned aside from after Jehovah -- they
make a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fleeth to Lachish, and they
send after him to Lachish, and put him to death there,
2 Chronicles 25 28
They brought him on horses, and buried him with his fathers in the city of Judah.
And they brought him on horses, and buried him with his fathers in the city of Judah.
and lift him up on the horses, and bury him with his fathers in the city of Judah.
2 Chronicles 26 1
All the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of
his father Amaziah.
And all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king
instead of his father Amaziah.
And all the people of Judah take Uzziah (and he [is] a son of sixteen years), and
cause him to reign instead of his father Amaziah.
2 Chronicles 26 2
He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.
It was he that built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after the king slept with his fathers.
He hath built Eloth, and restoreth it to Judah after the king`s lying with his
fathers.
2 Chronicles 26 3
Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign; and he reigned fifty-two years in
Jerusalem: and his mother`s name was Jechiliah, of Jerusalem.
Uzziah was sixteen years old when he began to reign; and he reigned fifty-two years in
Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.
A son of sixteen years [is] Uzziah in his reigning, and fifty and two years he hath
reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Jecholiah of Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 26 4
He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that his father Amaziah had
done.
And he did what was right in the sight of Jehovah, according to all that his father
Amaziah had done.
And he doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all that
Amaziah his father did,
2 Chronicles 26 5
He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the vision of God:
and as long as he sought Yahweh, God made him to prosper.
And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God;
and in the days that he sought Jehovah, God made him to prosper.
and he is as one seeking God in the days of Zechariah who hath understanding in
visions of God: and in the days of his seeking Jehovah, God hath caused him to
prosper.
2 Chronicles 26 6
He went forth and warred against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath, and the wall
of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod; and he built cities in [the country of] Ashdod, and among the
Philistines.
And he went forth and fought against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath,
and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod; and built cities about Ashdod, and among
the Philistines.
And he goeth forth, and fighteth with the Philistines, and breaketh down the wall
of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and buildeth cities about
Ashdod, and among the Philistines.
2 Chronicles 26 7
God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians who lived in Gur-baal, and the
Meunim.
And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gur-
Baal, and the Maonites.
And God helpeth him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians who are
dwelling in Gur-Baal and the Mehunim.
2 Chronicles 26 8
The Ammonites gave tribute to Uzziah: and his name spread abroad even to the entrance of
Egypt; for he grew exceeding strong.
And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah: and his name spread abroad to the entrance of
Egypt; for he became exceeding strong.
And the Ammonites give a present to Uzziah, and his name goeth unto the
entering in of Egypt, for he strengthened himself greatly.
2 Chronicles 26 9
Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the
turning [of the wall], and fortified them.
And Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at
the angle, and fortified them.
And Uzziah buildeth towers in Jerusalem, by the gate of the corner, and by the
gate of the valley, and by the angle, and strengtheneth them;
2 Chronicles 26 10
He built towers in the wilderness, and hewed out many cisterns, for he had much cattle; in the
lowland also, and in the plain: [and he had] farmers and vineyard keepers in the mountains and
in the fruitful fields; for he loved farming.
And he built towers in the desert and digged many cisterns; for he had much cattle, both
in the lowland and on the plateau, husbandmen [also] and vinedressers on the mountains
and in Carmel; for he loved husbandry.
and he buildeth towers in the wilderness, and diggeth many wells, for he had
much cattle, both in the low country and in the plain, husbandmen and vine-
dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel; for he was a lover of the ground.
2 Chronicles 26 11
Moreover Uzziah had an army of fighting men, who went out to war by bands, according to the
number of their reckoning made by Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the officer, under the hand of
Hananiah, one of the king`s captains.
And Uzziah had an army of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, according to the
number of their account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the ruler, under
the hand of Hananiah, one of the king`s captains.
And Uzziah hath a force, making war, going forth to the host, by troops, in the
number of their reckoning by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Masseiah the
officer, by the hand of Hananiah [one] of the heads of the king.
2 Chronicles 26 12
The whole number of the heads of fathers` [houses], even the mighty men of valor, was two
thousand and six hundred.
The whole number of the chief fathers of the mighty men of valour was two thousand six
hundred.
The whole number of heads of the fathers of the mighty ones of valour [is] two
thousand and six hundred;
2 Chronicles 26 13
Under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred,
who made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.
And under their hand was an army-host of three hundred and seven thousand five
hundred, that made war with mighty power to help the king against the enemy.
and by their hand [is] the force of the host, three hundred thousand, and seven
thousand, and five hundred warriors, with mighty power to give help to the king
against the enemy.
2 Chronicles 26 14
Uzziah prepared for them, even for all the host, shields, and spears, and helmets, and coats of
mail, and bows, and stones for slinging.
And Uzziah prepared for them, throughout the host, shields, and spears, and helmets, and
coats of mail, and bows, and even slinging-stones.
And Uzziah prepareth for them, for all the host, shields, and spears, and helmets,
and coats of mail, and bows, even to stones of the slings.
2 Chronicles 26 15
He made in Jerusalem engines, invented by skillful men, to be on the towers and on the
battlements, with which to shoot arrows and great stones. His name spread far abroad; for he
was marvelously helped, until he was strong.
And he made in Jerusalem machines invented by skilful men, to be upon the towers and
upon the bulwarks, wherewith to shoot arrows and great stones. And his name spread far
abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he became strong.
And he maketh in Jerusalem inventions -- a device of an inventor -- to be on the
towers, and on the corners, to shoot with arrows and with great stones, and his
name goeth out unto a distance, for he hath been wonderfully helped till that he
hath been strong.
2 Chronicles 26 16
But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up, so that he did corruptly, and he trespassed
against Yahweh his God; for he went into the temple of Yahweh to burn incense on the altar of
incense.
But when he became strong his heart was lifted up to [his] downfall; and he transgressed
against Jehovah his God, and went into the temple of Jehovah to burn incense upon the
altar of incense.
And at his being strong his heart hath been high unto destruction, and he
trespasseth against Jehovah his God, and goeth in unto the temple of Jehovah to
make perfume upon the altar of perfume.
2 Chronicles 26 17
Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him eighty priests of Yahweh, who were valiant
men:
And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him priests of Jehovah, eighty
valiant men;
And Azariah the priest goeth in after him, and with him priests of Jehovah
eighty, sons of valour,
2 Chronicles 26 18
and they withstood Uzziah the king, and said to him, It pertains not to you, Uzziah, to burn
incense to Yahweh, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, who are consecrated to burn incense: go
out of the sanctuary; for you have trespassed; neither shall it be for your honor from Yahweh God.
and they withstood Uzziah the king, and said to him, It is not for thee, Uzziah, to burn
incense to Jehovah, but for the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn
incense. Go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast transgressed; neither shall it be for thine
honour from Jehovah Elohim.
and they stand up against Uzziah the king, and say to him, `Not for thee, O Uzziah,
to make perfume to Jehovah, but for priests, sons of Aaron, who are sanctified to
make perfume; go forth from the sanctuary, for thou hast trespassed, and [it is]
not to thee for honour from Jehovah God.`
2 Chronicles 26 19
Then Uzziah was angry; and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense; and while he was angry
with the priests, the leprosy broke forth in his forehead before the priests in the house of
Yahweh, beside the altar of incense.
And Uzziah was wroth; and he had a censer in his hand to burn incense; and while he was
wroth with the priests, the leprosy rose up in his forehead before the priests in the
house of Jehovah, beside the incense altar.
And Uzziah is wroth, and in his hand [is] a censer to make perfume, and in his
being wroth with the priests -- the leprosy hath risen in his forehead, before the
priests, in the house of Jehovah, from beside the altar of perfume.
2 Chronicles 26 20
Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked on him, and, behold, he was leprous in his
forehead, and they thrust him out quickly from there; yes, himself hurried also to go out,
because Yahweh had struck him.
And Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked upon him, and behold, he was
leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from thence; even he himself hasted to
go out, because Jehovah had smitten him.
And Azariah the head priest looketh unto him, and all the priests, and lo, he [is]
leprous in his forehead, and they hasten him thence, and also he himself hath
hastened to go out, for Jehovah hath plagued him.
2 Chronicles 26 21
Uzziah the king was a leper to the day of his death, and lived in a separate house, being a leper;
for he was cut off from the house of Yahweh: and Jotham his son was over the king`s house,
judging the people of the land.
And Uzziah the king was a leper to the day of his death, and dwelt in a separate house,
being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of Jehovah. And Jotham his son was over
the king`s house, judging the people of the land.
And Uzziah the king is a leper unto the day of his death, and inhabiteth a
separate house -- a leper, for he hath been cut off from the house of Jehovah, and
Jotham his son [is] over the house of the king, judging the people of the land.
2 Chronicles 26 22
Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.
And the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz
write.
And the rest of the matters of Uzziah, the first and the last, hath Isaiah son of
Amoz the prophet written;
2 Chronicles 26 23
So Uzziah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the field of burial
which belonged to the kings; for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his son reigned in his place.
And Uzziah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the burial-
ground of the kings, for they said, He is a leper. And Jotham his son reigned in his stead.
and Uzziah lieth with his fathers, and they bury him with his fathers, in the field
of the burying-place that the kings have, for they said, `He [is] a leper;` and reign
doth Jotham his son in his stead.
2 Chronicles 27 1
Jotham was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in
Jerusalem: and his mother`s name was Jerushah the daughter of Zadok.
Jotham was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in
Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Jerushah, daughter of Zadok.
A son of twenty and five years [is] Jotham in his reigning, and sixteen years he
hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Jerushah daughter of
Zadok.
2 Chronicles 27 2
He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that his father Uzziah had
done: however he didn`t enter into the temple of Yahweh. The people did yet corruptly.
And he did what was right in the sight of Jehovah, according to all that his father Uzziah
had done; only he entered not into the temple of Jehovah. And the people still acted
corruptly.
And he doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all that
Uzziah his father did; only, he hath not come in unto the temple of Jehovah; and
again are the people doing corruptly.
2 Chronicles 27 3
He built the upper gate of the house of Yahweh, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.
It was he who built the upper gate of the house of Jehovah, and on the wall of Ophel he
built much.
He hath built the upper gate of the house of Jehovah, and in the wall of Ophel he
hath built abundantly;
2 Chronicles 27 4
Moreover he built cities in the hill-country of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and
towers.
And he built cities in the hill-country of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and
towers.
and cities he hath built in the hill-country of Judah, and in the forests he hath
built palaces and towers.
2 Chronicles 27 5
He fought also with the king of the children of Ammon, and prevailed against them. The
children of Ammon gave him the same year one hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand
measures of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of Ammon render to
him, in the second year also, and in the third.
And he fought against the king of the children of Ammon, and overcame them. And the
children of Ammon gave him the same year a hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand
measures of wheat, and ten thousand of barley. This the children of Ammon brought
again to him also in the second year, and in the third.
And he hath fought with the king of the sons of Ammon, and prevaileth over them,
and the sons of Ammon give to him in that year a hundred talents of silver, and
ten thousand cors of wheat, and of barley ten thousand; this have the sons of
Ammon returned to him both in the second year, and in the third.
2 Chronicles 27 6
So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before Yahweh his God.
And Jotham became strong, for he prepared his ways before Jehovah his God.
And Jotham doth strengthen himself, for he hath prepared his ways before Jehovah
his God.
2 Chronicles 27 7
Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, behold, they are written in the
book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
And the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, behold, they are written
in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
And the rest of the matters of Jotham, and all his battles, and his ways, lo, they are
written on the book of the kings of Israel and Judah.
2 Chronicles 27 8
He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in
He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in
Jerusalem.
A son of twenty and five years was he in his reigning, and sixteen years he hath
reigned in Jerusalem;
2 Chronicles 27 9
Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Ahaz his son
reigned in his place.
And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David; and Ahaz his
son reigned in his stead.
and Jotham lieth with his fathers, and they bury him in the city of David, and

reign doth Ahaz his son in his stead.


Study Questions

How did the troops of Israel respond to the king's command? 25:10

What caused Uzziah to be unfaithful to the LORD? 26:16

What disease afflicted Uzziah? 26:13

How long did Jotham reign? 27:8