Where are your earlier faithful deeds, 1 O Lord, 2 the ones performed in accordance with your reliable oath to David? 3
The first to resettle on their property and in their cities were some Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants. 1
Benaiah son of Jehoiada supervised 1 the Kerethites and Pelethites; and David’s sons were the king’s leading officials. 2
The rest of the events of Uzziah’s reign, from start to finish, were recorded by the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz. 1
and his accomplishments, from start to finish, are recorded 1 in the Scroll of the Kings of Israel and Judah.
But I will be different now to this remnant of my people from the way I was in those days,’ says the Lord who rules over all,
He must rededicate 1 to the Lord the days of his separation and bring a male lamb in its first year as a reparation offering, 2 but the former days will not be counted 3 because his separation 4 was defiled.
I will write on the tablets the same words 1 that were on the first tablets you broke, and you must put them into the ark.”
Indeed, 1 fire came down from the sky and consumed the two captains who came before me, along with their men. 2 So now, please have respect for my life.”
The events of Rehoboam’s reign, from start to finish, are recorded 1 in the Annals of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer that include genealogical records.
The Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he followed in his ancestor 1 David’s footsteps at the beginning of his reign. 2 He did not seek the Baals,
The rest of the events of Jehoshaphat’s reign, from start to finish, are recorded in the Annals of Jehu son of Hanani which are included in Scroll of the Kings of Israel. 1
The rest of the events of Amaziah’s reign, from start to finish, are recorded in the Scroll of the Kings of Judah and Israel. 1
The rest of the events of Ahaz’s reign, including his accomplishments from start to finish, are recorded in the Scroll of the Kings of Judah and Israel. 1
Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these days?” 1 for it is not wise to ask that. 2
Should you not have obeyed the words that the Lord cried out through the former prophets when Jerusalem 1 was peacefully inhabited and her surrounding cities, the Negev, and the Shephelah 2 were also populated?
1 The Lord said to Moses, “Cut out 2 two tablets of stone like the first, and I will write 3 on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you smashed.
As for me, I stayed at the mountain as I did the first time, forty days and nights. The Lord listened to me that time as well and decided not to destroy you.
To this very day they observe their earlier practices. They do not worship 1 the Lord; they do not obey the rules, regulations, law, and commandments that the Lord gave 2 the descendants of Jacob, whom he renamed Israel.
King David’s accomplishments, from start to finish, are recorded in the Annals of Samuel the prophet, the Annals of Nathan the prophet, and the Annals of Gad the prophet. 1