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2 Chronicles chapter 33

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Manas'seh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem.
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He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the abominable practices of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel.
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For he rebuilt the high places which his father Hezeki'ah had broken down, and erected altars to the Ba'als, and made Ashe'rahs, and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served them.
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And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever."
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And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.
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And he burned his sons as an offering in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and practiced soothsaying and augury and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and with wizards. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger.
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And the image of the idol which he had made he set in the house of God, of which God said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my name for ever;
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and I will no more remove the foot of Israel from the land which I appointed for your fathers, if only they will be careful to do all that I have commanded them, all the law, the statutes, and the ordinances given through Moses."
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Manas'seh seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that they did more evil than the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the people of Israel.
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The LORD spoke to Manas'seh and to his people, but they gave no heed.
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Therefore the LORD brought upon them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manas'seh with hooks and bound him with fetters of bronze and brought him to Babylon.
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And when he was in distress he entreated the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
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He prayed to him, and God received his entreaty and heard his supplication and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manas'seh knew that the LORD was God.
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Afterwards he built an outer wall for the city of David west of Gihon, in the valley, and for the entrance into the Fish Gate, and carried it round Ophel, and raised it to a very great height; he also put commanders of the army in all the fortified cities in Judah.
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And he took away the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built on the mountain of the house of the LORD and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside of the city.
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He also restored the altar of the LORD and offered upon it sacrifices of peace offerings and of thanksgiving; and he commanded Judah to serve the LORD the God of Israel.
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Nevertheless the people still sacrificed at the high places, but only to the LORD their God.
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Now the rest of the acts of Manas'seh, and his prayer to his God, and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of the LORD the God of Israel, behold, they are in the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.
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And his prayer, and how God received his entreaty, and all his sin and his faithlessness, and the sites on which he built high places and set up the Ashe'rim and the images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the Chronicles of the Seers.
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So Manas'seh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his house; and Amon his son reigned in his stead.
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Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem.
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He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as Manas'seh his father had done. Amon sacrificed to all the images that Manas'seh his father had made, and served them.
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And he did not humble himself before the LORD, as Manas'seh his father had humbled himself, but this Amon incurred guilt more and more.
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And his servants conspired against him and killed him in his house.
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But the people of the land slew all those who had conspired against King Amon; and the people of the land made Josi'ah his son king in his stead.

2 Chronicles chapter 34

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Josi'ah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem.
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He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right or to the left.
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For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet a boy, he began to seek the God of David his father; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Ashe'rim, and the graven and the molten images.
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And they broke down the altars of the Ba'als in his presence; and he hewed down the incense altars which stood above them; and he broke in pieces the Ashe'rim and the graven and the molten images, and he made dust of them and strewed it over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
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He also burned the bones of the priests on their altars, and purged Judah and Jerusalem.
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And in the cities of Manas'seh, E'phraim, and Simeon, and as far as Naph'tali, in their ruins round about,
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he broke down the altars, and beat the Ashe'rim and the images into powder, and hewed down all the incense altars throughout all the land of Israel. Then he returned to Jerusalem.
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Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azali'ah, and Ma-asei'ah the governor of the city, and Jo'ah the son of Jo'ahaz, the recorder, to repair the house of the LORD his God.
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They came to Hilki'ah the high priest and delivered the money that had been brought into the house of God, which the Levites, the keepers of the threshold, had collected from Manas'seh and E'phraim and from all the remnant of Israel and from all Judah and Benjamin and from the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
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They delivered it to the workmen who had the oversight of the house of the LORD; and the workmen who were working in the house of the LORD gave it for repairing and restoring the house.
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They gave it to the carpenters and the builders to buy quarried stone, and timber for binders and beams for the buildings which the kings of Judah had let go to ruin.
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And the men did the work faithfully. Over them were set Jahath and Obadi'ah the Levites, of the sons of Merar'i, and Zechari'ah and Meshul'lam, of the sons of the Ko'hathites, to have oversight. The Levites, all who were skilful with instruments of music,
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were over the burden bearers and directed all who did work in every kind of service; and some of the Levites were scribes, and officials, and gatekeepers.
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While they were bringing out the money that had been brought into the house of the LORD, Hilki'ah the priest found the book of the law of the LORD given through Moses.
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Then Hilki'ah said to Shaphan the secretary, "I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD"; and Hilki'ah gave the book to Shaphan.
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Shaphan brought the book to the king, and further reported to the king, "All that was committed to your servants they are doing.
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They have emptied out the money that was found in the house of the LORD and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers and the workmen."
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Then Shaphan the secretary told the king, "Hilki'ah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read it before the king.
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When the king heard the words of the law he rent his clothes.
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And the king commanded Hilki'ah, Ahi'kam the son of Shaphan, Abdon the son of Micah, Shaphan the secretary, and Asai'ah the king's servant, saying,
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"Go, inquire of the LORD for me and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that has been found; for great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out on us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do according to all that is written in this book."
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So Hilki'ah and those whom the king had sent went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tokhath, son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter) and spoke to her to that effect.
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And she said to them, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: `Tell the man who sent you to me,
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Thus says the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place and upon its inhabitants, all the curses that are written in the book which was read before the king of Judah.
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Because they have forsaken me and have burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands, therefore my wrath will be poured out upon this place and will not be quenched.
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But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus shall you say to him, Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Regarding the words which you have heard,
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because your heart was penitent and you humbled yourself before God when you heard his words against this place and its inhabitants, and you have humbled yourself before me, and have rent your clothes and wept before me, I also have heard you, says the LORD.
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Behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, and your eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place and its inhabitants.'" And they brought back word to the king.
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Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.
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And the king went up to the house of the LORD, with all the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the priests and the Levites, all the people both great and small; and he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the covenant which had been found in the house of the LORD.
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And the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book.
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Then he made all who were present in Jerusalem and in Benjamin stand to it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers.
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And Josi'ah took away all the abominations from all the territory that belonged to the people of Israel, and made all who were in Israel serve the LORD their God. All his days they did not turn away from following the LORD the God of their fathers.

Matthew chapter 8

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When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him;
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and behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean."
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And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
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And Jesus said to him, "See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to the people."
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As he entered Caper'na-um, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him
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and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress."
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And he said to him, "I will come and heal him."
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But the centurion answered him, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.
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For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, `Go,' and he goes, and to another, `Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, `Do this,' and he does it."
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When Jesus heard him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.
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I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven,
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while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth."
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And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go; be it done for you as you have believed." And the servant was healed at that very moment.
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And when Jesus entered Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever;
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he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and served him.
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That evening they brought to him many who were possessed with demons; and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick.
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This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, "He took our infirmities and bore our diseases."
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Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side.
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And a scribe came up and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."
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And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head."
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Another of the disciples said to him, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."
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But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead."
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And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.
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And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.
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And they went and woke him, saying, "Save, Lord; we are perishing."
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And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
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And the men marveled, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?"
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And when he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way.
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And behold, they cried out, "What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"
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Now a herd of many swine was feeding at some distance from them.
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And the demons begged him, "If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine."
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And he said to them, "Go." So they came out and went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and perished in the waters.
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The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, and what had happened to the demoniacs.
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And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their neighborhood.
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