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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Books of Chronicles

Chiasmus and Concentric Structure of divided by 4


4-1

1 Genealogy of Adam (1Ch1:1-27)
  2 Genealogy of Abraham (1Ch1:28-34)
    3 Kings in Edom (1Ch1:35-54)
      4 Genealogy of children of Israel (1Ch2:1-1Ch8:40)
        5 Genealogy of Israel after the captivity (1Ch9:1-44)
          6 Death of Saul and his sons (1Ch10:1-14)
            7 David anointed king of all Israel (1Ch11:1-3)
              8 Jerusalem (1Ch11:4-9)
                9 David's mighty men (1Ch11:10-47)
                  10 David's followers in the wilderness (1Ch12:1-22)
                    11 David's army at Hebron (1Ch12:23-41)
                  12 The Ark brought from Kiriath-jearim (1Ch13:1-14)
                13 Envoys of Hiram (1Ch14:1-2)
              14 David's sons (1Ch14:3-7)
            15 Defeat of the Philistines (1Ch14:8-17)
          16 The Ark brought to Jerusalem (1Ch15:1-24)
        17 The Ark placed in the tent (1Ch15:25-1Ch16:7)
      18 David's psalm of thanksgiving (1Ch16:8-36)
    19 Regular worship maintained (1Ch16:37-45)
  20 God's covenant with David (1Ch17:1-15)
21 David's prayer (1Ch17:16-27)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 Genealogy of Adam (1Ch1:1-27)
Genealogy of Adam
The people of the LORD21 David's prayer (1Ch17:16-27)
1Ch17:22 You made your people Israel your own forever, and you, O LORD, became their God. (1Ch17:22)
2 Genealogy of Abraham (1Ch1:28-34)
Genealogy of Abraham
The LORD goes with Israel20 God's covenant with David (1Ch17:1-15)
1Ch17:6 as long as I have wandered about with all of Israel. (1Ch17:6)
3 Kings in Edom (1Ch1:35-54)
Kings in Edom
Edom19 Regular worship maintained (1Ch16:37-45)
Obed-edom
4 Genealogy of children of Israel (1Ch2:1-1Ch8:40)
Genealogy of children of Israel
The people of Israel18 David's psalm of thanksgiving (1Ch16:8-36)
1Ch16:13 You descendants of Israel, his servants, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones! (1Ch16:13)
5 Genealogy of Israel after the captivity (1Ch9:1-44)
Genealogy of Levites
Levites17 The Ark placed in the tent (1Ch15:25-1Ch16:7)
1Ch16:5 Asaph was their chief, and second to him were Zechariah, Uzziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel. These were to play on harps and lyres, while Asaph was to sound the cymbals, (1Ch16:5)
6 Death of Saul and his sons (1Ch10:1-14)
1Ch10:10 His armor they put in the house of their gods (1Ch10:10)
To put in the temple16 The Ark brought to Jerusalem (1Ch15:1-24)
1Ch15:3 Then David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring the ark of the LORD to the place which he had prepared for it. (1Ch15:3)
7 David anointed king of all Israel (1Ch11:1-3)
1Ch11:3 they anointed him king over Israel, in accordance with the word of the LORD as revealed through Samuel. (1Ch11:3)
Coronation of David15 Defeat of the Philistines (1Ch14:8-17)
1Ch14:8 When the Philistines had heard that David was anointed king over all Israel (1Ch14:8)
8 Jerusalem (1Ch11:4-9)
1Ch11:7 David took up his residence in the fortress, which thenceforth was called the City of David. (1Ch11:7)
Jerusalem, the City of David14 David's sons (1Ch14:3-7)
1Ch14:4 These are the names of those who were born to him in Jerusalem (1Ch14:4)
9 David's mighty men (1Ch11:10-47)
1Ch11:10 These were David's chief warriors who, together with all Israel, supported him in his reign in order to make him true king, even as the LORD had commanded concerning Israel. (1Ch11:10)
Establishment of the kingship of David13 Envoys of Hiram (1Ch14:1-2)
1Ch14:2 David now understood that the LORD had truly confirmed him as king over Israel, for his kingdom was greatly exalted for the sake of his people Israel. (1Ch14:2)
10 David's followers in the wilderness (1Ch12:1-22)
1Ch12:1 The following men came to David in Ziklag (1Ch12:1)
The people gathered12 The Ark brought from Kiriath-jearim (1Ch13:1-14)
1Ch13:5 Then David assembled all Israel, from Shihor of Egypt to Labo of Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim.(1Ch13:5)

4-1-1

1 Genealogy of Adam (1Ch1:1-27)
  2 Genealogy of Abraham (1Ch1:28-34)
    3 Kings in Edom (1Ch1:35-54)
      4 Genealogy of children of Israel (1Ch2:1-1Ch8:40)
        5 Genealogy of Israel after the captivity (1Ch9:1-44)
          6 Death of Saul and his sons (1Ch10:1-14)
        7 David anointed king of all Israel (1Ch11:1-3)
      8 Jerusalem (1Ch11:4-9)
    9 David's mighty men (1Ch11:10-47)
  10 David's followers in the wilderness (1Ch12:1-22)
11 David's army at Hebron (1Ch12:23-41)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 Genealogy of Adam (1Ch1:1-27)
Genealogy of Adam
List of people11 David's army at Hebron (1Ch12:23-41)
David's army at Hebron
2 Genealogy of Abraham (1Ch1:28-34)
Genealogy of Abraham
List of people10 David's followers in the wilderness (1Ch12:1-22)
Davids followers in the wilderness
3 Kings in Edom (1Ch1:35-54)
1Ch1:43before they had Israelite kings (1Ch1:43)
King of Israel9 David's mighty men (1Ch11:10-47)
1Ch11:10 These were David's chief warriors who, together with all Israel, supported him in his reign in order to make him true king, even as the LORD had commanded concerning Israel. (1Ch11:10)
4 Genealogy of children of Israel (1Ch2:1-1Ch8:40)
Genealogy of children of Israel
The people of Israel8 Jerusalem (1Ch11:4-9)
1Ch11:4 Then David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, that is, Jebus, where the natives of the land were called Jebusites. (1Ch11:4)
5 Genealogy of Israel after the captivity (1Ch9:1-44)
Genealogy of Saul
Saul7 David anointed king of all Israel (1Ch11:1-3)
1Ch11:2 Even formerly, when Saul was still the king, it was you who led Israel in all its battles. And now the LORD, your God, has said to you, 'You shall shepherd my people Israel and be ruler over them.'" (1Ch11:2)

4-1-2

11 David's army at Hebron (1Ch12:23-41)
  12 The Ark brought from Kiriath-jearim (1Ch13:1-14)
    13 Envoys of Hiram (1Ch14:1-2)
      14 David's sons (1Ch14:3-7)
        15 Defeat of the Philistines (1Ch14:8-17)
          16 The Ark brought to Jerusalem (1Ch15:1-24)
        17 The Ark placed in the tent (1Ch15:25-1Ch16:7)
      18 David's psalm of thanksgiving (1Ch16:8-36)
    19 Regular worship maintained (1Ch16:37-45)
  20 God's covenant with David (1Ch17:1-15)
21 David's prayer (1Ch17:16-27)
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11 David's army at Hebron (1Ch12:23-41)
1Ch12:39 All these soldiers, drawn up in battle order, came to Hebron with the resolute intention of making David king over all Israel. The rest of Israel was likewise of one mind to make David king. (1Ch12:39)
Davids kingship21 David's prayer (1Ch17:16-27)
1Ch17:24 that your renown as LORD of hosts, God of Israel, may be great and abide forever, while the house of David, your servant, is established in your presence. (1Ch17:24)
12 The Ark brought from Kiriath-jearim (1Ch13:1-14)
The Ark brought from Kiriath-jearim
The ark20 God's covenant with David (1Ch17:1-15)
1Ch17:1 See, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD dwells under tentcloth. (1Ch17:1)
13 Envoys of Hiram (1Ch14:1-2)
1Ch14:1 Hiram, king of Tyre, sent envoys to David along with masons and carpenters, and cedar wood to build him a house. (1Ch14:1)
Duties19 Regular worship maintained (1Ch16:37-45)
Duties of Levites
14 David's sons (1Ch14:3-7)
David's sons
Descendants18 David's psalm of thanksgiving (1Ch16:8-36)
1Ch16:13 You descendants of Israel, his servants, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones! (1Ch16:13)
15 Defeat of the Philistines (1Ch14:8-17)
1Ch14:11 David and his men went up to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them (1Ch14:11)
Going up17 The Ark placed in the tent (1Ch15:25-1Ch16:7)
1Ch15:28 all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD (1Ch15:28)

4-2

21 David's prayer (1Ch17:16-27)
  22 Wars against foreign countries (1Ch18:1-13)
    23 David's administration (1Ch18:14-17)
      24 Defeats of Ammonites and Arameans (1Ch19:1-19)
        25 Siege and capture of Rabbah (1Ch20:1-3)
          26 Wars against Rapha (1Ch20:4-8)
            27 The census and plague (1Ch21:1-30)
              28 David prepares to build the temple (1Ch22:1-19)
                29 Families of the Levites and their functions (1Ch23:1-1Ch27:34)
                  30 Solomon instructed to build the temple (1Ch28:1-21)
                    31 Offerings for building the temple (1Ch29:1-20)
                  32 Solomon anointed King (1Ch29:21-25)
                33 Reign of David (1Ch29:26-30)
              34 Solomon's wisdom (2Ch1:1-17)
            35 Preparation for building the temple (2Ch1:18-2Ch2:17)
          36 Solomon build the temple (2Ch3:1-2Ch4:22)
        37 The ark brought into the temple (2Ch5:1-2Ch6:2)
      38 Dedication of the temple (2Ch6:3-11)
    39 Solomon's prayer of dedication (2Ch6:12-42)
  40 Solomon dedicates the temple (2Ch7:1-11)
41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22)
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21 David's prayer (1Ch17:16-27)
1Ch17:23 Therefore, O LORD, may the promise that you have uttered concerning your servant and his house remain firm forever. Bring about what you have promised, (1Ch17:23)
Promise of the LORD41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22)
2Ch7:18 I will establish your royal throne as I covenanted with your father David when I said, 'There shall never be lacking someone of yours as ruler in Israel.' (2Ch7:18)
22 Wars against foreign countries (1Ch18:1-13)
1Ch18:11 These also King David consecrated to the LORD along with all the silver and gold that he had taken from the nations (1Ch18:11)
Consecration40 Solomon dedicates the temple (2Ch7:1-11)
2Ch7:7 Then Solomon consecrated the middle part of the court which lay before the house of the LORD (2Ch7:7)
23 David's administration (1Ch18:14-17)
1Ch18:14 David reigned over all Israel and dispensed justice and right to all his people. (1Ch18:14)
Judgement (mshpt)39 Solomon's prayer of dedication (2Ch6:12-42)
2Ch6:39 listen from your heavenly dwelling place, hear their prayer and petitions, and uphold their cause. Forgive your people who have sinned against you. (2Ch6:39)
24 Defeats of Ammonites and Arameans (1Ch19:1-19)
1Ch19:17 When this was reported to David, he gathered all Israel together, (1Ch19:17)
All Israel38 Dedication of the temple (2Ch6:3-11)
2Ch6:3 Turning about, the king greeted the whole community of Israel as they stood.(2Ch6:3)
25 Siege and capture of Rabbah (1Ch20:1-3)
1Ch20:2 David took the crown of Milcom from the idol's head. It was found to weigh a talent of gold; and it contained precious stones, which David wore on his own head. He also brought out a great amount of booty from the city.(1Ch20:2)
Treasures37 The ark brought into the temple (2Ch5:1-2Ch6:2)
2Ch5:1 he brought in the dedicated offerings of his father David, putting the silver, the gold and all the other articles in the treasuries of the house of God.(2Ch5:1)
26 Wars against Rapha (1Ch20:4-8)
1Ch20:6 In still another battle, at Gath, they encountered a giant, also a descendant of the Raphaim, who had six fingers to each hand and six toes to each foot; twenty-four in all.(1Ch20:6)
Length (mdh)36 Solomon build the temple (2Ch3:1-2Ch4:22)
2Ch3:3 the length was sixty cubits according to the old measure, and the width was twenty cubits; (2Ch3:3)
27 The census and plague (1Ch21:1-30)
The census of David
The census35 Preparation for building the temple (2Ch1:18-2Ch2:17)
2Ch2:16 Solomon took a census of all the alien men who were in the land of Israel (2Ch2:16)
28 David prepares to build the temple (1Ch22:1-19)
1Ch22:12 May the LORD give you prudence and discernment when he brings you to rule over Israel, so that you keep the law of the LORD, your God.(1Ch22:12)
Wishing for wisdom34 Solomon's wisdom (2Ch1:1-17)
2Ch1:10 Give me, therefore, wisdom and knowledge to lead this people, for otherwise who could rule this great people of yours?" (2Ch1:10)
29 Families of the Levites and their functions (1Ch23:1-1Ch27:34)
1Ch23:1 When David had grown old and was near the end of his days, he made his son Solomon king over Israel. (1Ch23:1)
Longevity of David33 Reign of David (1Ch29:26-30)
1Ch29:27 The time that he reigned over Israel was forty years: in Hebron he reigned seven years, and in Jerusalem thirty-three. (1Ch29:27)
30 Solomon instructed to build the temple (1Ch28:1-21)
1Ch28:5 And of all my sons--for the LORD has given me many sons--he has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the LORD'S royal throne over Israel. (1Ch28:5)
Coronation of Solomon32 Solomon anointed King (1Ch29:21-25)
1Ch29:22 Then for a second time they proclaimed David's son Solomon king, and they anointed him as the LORD'S prince, (1Ch29:22)

4-2-1

21 David's prayer (1Ch17:16-27)
  22 Wars against foreign countries (1Ch18:1-13)
    23 David's administration (1Ch18:14-17)
      24 Defeats of Ammonites and Arameans (1Ch19:1-19)
        25 Siege and capture of Rabbah (1Ch20:1-3)
          26 Wars against Rapha (1Ch20:4-8)
        27 The census and plague (1Ch21:1-30)
      28 David prepares to build the temple (1Ch22:1-19)
    29 Families of the Levites and their functions (1Ch23:1-1Ch27:34)
  30 Solomon instructed to build the temple (1Ch28:1-21)
31 Offerings for building the temple (1Ch29:1-20)
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21 David's prayer (1Ch17:16-27)
1Ch17:16 Then David came in and sat in the LORDS presence, saying: "Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my family, that you should have brought me as far as I have come? (1Ch17:16)
Thanksgiving of David31 Offerings for building the temple (1Ch29:1-20)
1Ch29:10 Then David blessed the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, praying in these words: "Blessed may you be, O LORD, God of Israel our father, from eternity to eternity. (1Ch29:10)
22 Wars against foreign countries (1Ch18:1-13)
1Ch18:8 He likewise took away from Tibhath and Cun, cities of Hadadezer, large quantities of bronze, which Solomon later used to make the bronze sea and the pillars and the vessels of bronze. (1Ch18:8)
Preparation for the construction of the temple30 Solomon instructed to build the temple (1Ch28:1-21)
Solomon instructed to build the temple
23 David's administration (1Ch18:14-17)
David's administration
List of people29 Families of the Levites and their functions (1Ch23:1-1Ch27:34)
Families of the Levites and their functions
24 Defeats of Ammonites and Arameans (1Ch19:1-19)
1Ch19:18 But the Arameans fled before Israel, and David slew seven thousand of their chariot fighters and forty thousand of their foot soldiers; he also killed Shophach, the general of the army. (1Ch19:18)
Wars of David28 David prepares to build the temple (1Ch22:1-19)
1Ch22:8You have shed much blood, and you have waged great wars. (1Ch22:8)
25 Siege and capture of Rabbah (1Ch20:1-3)
1Ch20:1 Joab led the army out in force, laid waste the land of the Ammonites (1Ch20:1)
Joab27 The census and plague (1Ch21:1-30)
1Ch21:4 However, the king's command prevailed over Joab, who departed and traversed all of Israel, and then returned to Jerusalem. (1Ch21:4)

4-2-2

31 Offerings for building the temple (1Ch29:1-20)
  32 Solomon anointed King (1Ch29:21-25)
    33 Reign of David (1Ch29:26-30)
      34 Solomon's wisdom (2Ch1:1-17)
        35 Preparation for building the temple (2Ch1:18-2Ch2:17)
          36 Solomon build the temple (2Ch3:1-2Ch4:22)
        37 The ark brought into the temple (2Ch5:1-2Ch6:2)
      38 Dedication of the temple (2Ch6:3-11)
    39 Solomon's prayer of dedication (2Ch6:12-42)
  40 Solomon dedicates the temple (2Ch7:1-11)
41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22)
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31 Offerings for building the temple (1Ch29:1-20)
1Ch29:19 Give to my son Solomon a wholehearted desire to keep your commandments, precepts, and statutes (1Ch29:19)
Commandments and statutes41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22)
2Ch7:17 doing all that I have commanded you and keeping my statutes and ordinances, (2Ch7:17)
32 Solomon anointed King (1Ch29:21-25)
1Ch29:21 On the following day they offered sacrifices and holocausts to the LORD, a thousand bulls, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, together with their libations and many other sacrifices for all Israel; (1Ch29:21)
Offerings40 Solomon dedicates the temple (2Ch7:1-11)
2Ch7:7 there he offered the holocausts and the fat of the peace offerings, since the bronze altar which Solomon had made could not hold the holocausts, the cereal offerings and the fat. (2Ch7:7)
33 Reign of David (1Ch29:26-30)
1Ch29:26 Thus David, the son of Jesse, had reigned over all Israel. (1Ch29:26)
King David39 Solomon's prayer of dedication (2Ch6:12-42)
2Ch6:15 You have kept the promise you made to my father David, your servant. With your own mouth you spoke it, and by your own hand you have brought it to fulfillment this day. (2Ch6:15)
34 Solomon's wisdom (2Ch1:1-17)
2Ch1:9 Now, LORD God, may your promise to my father David be fulfilled, for you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth. (2Ch1:9)
Promise of the LORD38 Dedication of the temple (2Ch6:3-11)
2Ch6:4 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who with his own mouth made a promise to my father David and by his own hands brought it to fulfillment (2Ch6:4)
35 Preparation for building the temple (2Ch1:18-2Ch2:17)
2Ch1:18 Solomon gave orders for the building of a house to honor the LORD and also of a house for his own royal estate.(2Ch1:18)
Construction of the temple37 The ark brought into the temple (2Ch5:1-2Ch6:2)
2Ch5:1 When all the work undertaken by Solomon for the temple of the LORD had been completed (2Ch5:1)

4-3

41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22)
  42 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch8:1-18)
    43 The queen of Sheba (2Ch9:1-12)
      44 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch9:13-31)
        45 The revolt against Rehoboam (2Ch10:1-19)
          46 Political measures of Rehoboam (2Ch11:1-17)
            47 Rehoboam's marriages (2Ch11:18-23)
              48 Egypt attacks Judah (2Ch12:1-12)
                49 Reign of Rehoboam (2Ch12:13-16)
                  50 Abijah (2Ch13:1-22)
                    51 Asa (2Ch13:23-2Ch14:6)
                  52 Ethiopian invasion repulsed (2Ch14:7-14)
                53 The Reforms of Asa (2Ch15:1-19)
              54 Invasion of Israel (2Ch16:1-14)
            55 Jehoshaphat (2Ch17:1-19)
          56 Prophecy of Micaiah (2Ch18:1-34)
        57 The Reforms of Jehoshaphat (2Ch19:1-11)
      58 Invasion from the east (2Ch20:1-30)
    59 Reign of Jehoshaphat (2Ch20:31-37)
  60 Jehoram killed his brothers (2Ch21:1-4)
61 Jehoram (2Ch21:5-20)
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41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22)
Words for Solomon
The words of the LORD61 Jehoram (2Ch21:5-20)
Elijah's letter
42 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch8:1-18)
2Ch8:18 Huram, through his servants, sent him ships and crewmen acquainted with the sea, who accompanied Solomons servants to Ophir and brought back from there four hundred and fifty talents of gold to King Solomon.(2Ch8:18)
Treasures60 Jehoram killed his brothers (2Ch21:1-4)
2Ch21:3 Their father gave them numerous gifts of silver, gold and precious objects, together with fortified cities in Judah, but the kingship he gave to Jehoram because he was the first-born. (2Ch21:3)
43 The queen of Sheba (2Ch9:1-12)
2Ch9:10 The servants of Huram and of Solomon who brought gold from Ophir also brought cabinet wood and precious stones. (2Ch9:10)
Treasures of foreign countries59 Reign of Jehoshaphat (2Ch20:31-37)
2Ch20:36 He joined with him in building ships to sail to Tarshish; the fleet was built at Ezion-geber. (2Ch20:36)
44 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch9:13-31)
2Ch9:26 He was ruler over all the kings from the River to the land of the Philistines and down to the border of Egypt (2Ch9:26)
To rule over the nations58 Invasion from the east (2Ch20:1-30)
2Ch20:6 LORD, God of our fathers, are you not the God in heaven, and do you not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations? (2Ch20:6)
45 The revolt against Rehoboam (2Ch10:1-19)
2Ch10:18 Rehoboam himself managed to mount his chariot and flee to Jerusalem. (2Ch10:18)
Escape of kings57 The Reforms of Jehoshaphat (2Ch19:1-11)
2Ch19:1 King Jehoshaphat of Judah returned in safety to his house in Jerusalem. (2Ch19:1)
46 Political measures of Rehoboam (2Ch11:1-17)
Prophecy of Shemaiah
Prophecies about wars56 Prophecy of Micaiah (2Ch18:1-34)
Prophecy of Micaiah
47 Rehoboam's marriages (2Ch11:18-23)
2Ch11:23 He acted prudently, distributing various of his sons throughout all the districts of Judah and Benjamin, in all the fortified cities (2Ch11:23)
The fortified cities55 Jehoshaphat (2Ch17:1-19)
2Ch17:19 in addition were those whom the king had placed in the fortified cities throughout all Judah.(2Ch17:19)
48 Egypt attacks Judah (2Ch12:1-12)
Egypt attacks Judah
Invasion of foreign countries54 Invasion of Israel (2Ch16:1-14)
Invasion of Israel
49 Reign of Rehoboam (2Ch12:13-16)
2Ch12:14 He did evil, for he had not truly resolved to seek the LORD. (2Ch12:14)
To seek the LORD53 The Reforms of Asa (2Ch15:1-19)
2Ch15:12 They entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; (2Ch15:12)
50 Abijah (2Ch13:1-22)
2Ch13:12 See, God is with us, at our head, and his priests are here with trumpets to sound the attack against you. (2Ch13:12)
The LORD fought52 Ethiopian invasion repulsed (2Ch14:7-14)
2Ch14:10 O LORD, there is none like you to help the powerless against the strong. Help us, O LORD, our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this multitude. You are the LORD, our God; let no man prevail against you. (2Ch14:10)

4-3-1

41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22)
  42 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch8:1-18)
    43 The queen of Sheba (2Ch9:1-12)
      44 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch9:13-31)
        45 The revolt against Rehoboam (2Ch10:1-19)
          46 Political measures of Rehoboam (2Ch11:1-17)
        47 Rehoboam's marriages (2Ch11:18-23)
      48 Egypt attacks Judah (2Ch12:1-12)
    49 Reign of Rehoboam (2Ch12:13-16)
  50 Abijah (2Ch13:1-22)
51 Asa (2Ch13:23-2Ch14:6)
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41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22)
2Ch7:17 doing all that I have commanded you and keeping my statutes and ordinances, (2Ch7:17)
Statutes51 Asa (2Ch13:23-2Ch14:6)
2Ch14:3 to observe the law and its commands. (2Ch14:3)
42 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch8:1-18)
2Ch8:9 They became soldiers, commanders of his warriors, and commanders of his chariots and his horsemen. (2Ch8:9)
Warriors50 Abijah (2Ch13:1-22)
2Ch13:3 Abijah joined battle with a force of four hundred thousand picked warriors, while Jeroboam lined up against him in battle with eight hundred thousand picked and valiant warriors. (2Ch13:3)
43 The queen of Sheba (2Ch9:1-12)
The queen of Sheba
Foreign women49 Reign of Rehoboam (2Ch12:13-16)
2Ch12:13 Rehoboam's mother was named Naamah, an Ammonite. (2Ch12:13)
44 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch9:13-31)
2Ch9:15 Moreover, King Solomon made two hundred large shields of beaten gold, six hundred shekels of beaten gold going into each shield, (2Ch9:15)
The gold bucklers48 Egypt attacks Judah (2Ch12:1-12)
2Ch12:9 He took everything, including the gold bucklers that Solomon had made.(2Ch12:9)
45 The revolt against Rehoboam (2Ch10:1-19)
The revolt against Rehoboam
Rehoboam47 Rehoboam's marriages (2Ch11:18-23)
Rehoboam's marriages

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51 Asa (2Ch13:23-2Ch14:6)
  52 Ethiopian invasion repulsed (2Ch14:7-14)
    53 The Reforms of Asa (2Ch15:1-19)
      54 Invasion of Israel (2Ch16:1-14)
        55 Jehoshaphat (2Ch17:1-19)
          56 Prophecy of Micaiah (2Ch18:1-34)
        57 The Reforms of Jehoshaphat (2Ch19:1-11)
      58 Invasion from the east (2Ch20:1-30)
    59 Reign of Jehoshaphat (2Ch20:31-37)
  60 Jehoram killed his brothers (2Ch21:1-4)
61 Jehoram (2Ch21:5-20)
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51 Asa (2Ch13:23-2Ch14:6)
2Ch14:1 Asa did what was good and pleasing to the LORD, his God, (2Ch14:1)
Asa61 Jehoram (2Ch21:5-20)
2Ch21:12 Because you have not followed the path of your father Jehoshaphat, nor of Asa, king of Judah,(2Ch21:12)
52 Ethiopian invasion repulsed (2Ch14:7-14)
2Ch14:12 Asa and those with him pursued them as far as Gerar, and the Ethiopians fell until there were no survivors, for they were crushed before the LORD and his army, which carried away enormous spoils. (2Ch14:12)
Treasures60 Jehoram killed his brothers (2Ch21:1-4)
2Ch21:3 Their father gave them numerous gifts of silver, gold and precious objects, together with fortified cities in Judah (2Ch21:3)
53 The Reforms of Asa (2Ch15:1-19)
2Ch15:17 Although the high places did not disappear from Israel, yet Asa's heart was undivided as long as he lived. (2Ch15:17)
The high places59 Reign of Jehoshaphat (2Ch20:31-37)
2Ch20:33 But the high places were not removed, nor as yet had the people fixed their hearts on the God of their fathers. (2Ch20:33)
54 Invasion of Israel (2Ch16:1-14)
Invasion of Israel
Invasion of foreign countries58 Invasion from the east (2Ch20:1-30)
Invasion from the east
55 Jehoshaphat (2Ch17:1-19)
Policies of Jehoshaphat
Jehoshaphat57 The Reforms of Jehoshaphat (2Ch19:1-11)
The Reforms of Jehoshaphat

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61 Jehoram (2Ch21:5-20)
  62 Ahaziah (2Ch22:1-9)
    63 Athaliah seizes the throne (2Ch22:10-12)
      64 Athaliah (2Ch23:1-21)
        65 The Reforms of Joash (2Ch24:1-16)
          66 Apostasy of Joash (2Ch24:17-27)
            67 Amaziah (2Ch25:1-2Ch26:2)
              68 Uzziah (2Ch26:3-23)
                69 Jotham (2Ch27:1-9)
                  70 Ahaz (2Ch28:1-27)
                    71 Hezekiah (2Ch29:1-2Ch31:21)
                  72 Sennacherib's invasion (2Ch32:1-33)
                73 Manasseh (2Ch33:1-20)
              74 Amon (2Ch33:21-25)
            75 Josiah (2Ch34:1-2Ch35:19)
          76 Neco's invasion (2Ch35:20-27_2Ch36:1)
        77 Jehoahaz (2Ch36:2-4)
      78 Jehoiakim (2Ch36:5-8)
    79 Jehoiachin (2Ch36:9-10)
  80 Zedekiah (2Ch36:11-21)
81 Cyrus (2Ch36:22-23)
Former halfRelationLatter half
61 Jehoram (2Ch21:5-20)
Prophecy of Elijah
Prophecies81 Cyrus (2Ch36:22-23)
2Ch36:22 in order to fulfill the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah (2Ch36:22)
62 Ahaziah (2Ch22:1-9)
2Ch22:4 To his own destruction, he did evil in the sight of the LORD (2Ch22:4)
Evilness of kings80 Zedekiah (2Ch36:11-21)
2Ch36:12 He did evil in the sight of the LORD, his God (2Ch36:12)
63 Athaliah seizes the throne (2Ch22:10-12)
2Ch22:12 For six years he remained hidden with them in the house of God, while Athaliah ruled over the land.(2Ch22:12)
Absence of kings79 Jehoiachin (2Ch36:9-10)
2Ch36:10 King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and had him brought to Babylon (2Ch36:10)
64 Athaliah (2Ch23:1-21)
2Ch23:15 So they seized her, and when she arrived at the entrance to the Horse Gate of the palace, they put her to death there. (2Ch23:15)
Captivity of kings78 Jehoiakim (2Ch36:5-8)
2Ch36:6 Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came up against him and bound him with chains to take him to Babylon.(2Ch36:6)
65 The Reforms of Joash (2Ch24:1-16)
2Ch24:12 Then the king and Jehoiada gave it to the workmen in charge of the labor on the LORD'S temple, who hired masons and carpenters to restore the temple, and also iron-and bronze-smiths to repair it.(2Ch24:12)
Payment77 Jehoahaz (2Ch36:2-4)
2Ch36:3 The king of Egypt deposed him in Jerusalem and fined the land one hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold. (2Ch36:3)
66 Apostasy of Joash (2Ch24:17-27)
2Ch24:25 his servants conspired against him because of the murder of the son of Jehoiada the priest. They killed him on his sickbed. (2Ch24:25)
Kings were killed76 Neco's invasion (2Ch35:20-27_2Ch36:1)
2Ch35:24 His servants removed him from his own chariot, placed him in another he had in reserve, and brought him to Jerusalem, where he died. (2Ch35:24)
67 Amaziah (2Ch25:1-2Ch26:2)
2Ch25:4 he acted according to what is written in the law, in the Book of Moses, as the LORD commanded (2Ch25:4)
The book of the law75 Josiah (2Ch34:1-2Ch35:19)
2Ch34:15 I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. (2Ch34:15)
68 Uzziah (2Ch26:3-23)
2Ch26:16 But after he had become strong, he became proud to his own destruction and broke faith with the LORD, his God. (2Ch26:16)
Evilness of kings74 Amon (2Ch33:21-25)
2Ch33:22 He did evil in the sight of the LORD (2Ch33:22)
69 Jotham (2Ch27:1-9)
2Ch27:3 He built the upper gate of the LORD'S house and had much construction done on the wall of Ophel. (2Ch27:3)
Construction of walls73 Manasseh (2Ch33:1-20)
2Ch33:14 Afterward he built an outer wall for the City of David to the west of Gihon in the valley, extending to the Fish Gate and encircling Ophel; (2Ch33:14)
70 Ahaz (2Ch28:1-27)
2Ch28:20 Tilgath-pilneser, king of Assyria, did indeed come to him, but to oppress him rather than to help him. (2Ch28:20)
Invasion of Assyria72 Sennacherib's invasion (2Ch32:1-33)
2Ch32:1 Sennacherib, king of Assyria, came. He invaded Judah, besieged the fortified cities, and proposed to take them by storm. (2Ch32:1)

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61 Jehoram (2Ch21:5-20)
  62 Ahaziah (2Ch22:1-9)
    63 Athaliah seizes the throne (2Ch22:10-12)
      64 Athaliah (2Ch23:1-21)
        65 The Reforms of Joash (2Ch24:1-16)
          66 Apostasy of Joash (2Ch24:17-27)
        67 Amaziah (2Ch25:1-2Ch26:2)
      68 Uzziah (2Ch26:3-23)
    69 Jotham (2Ch27:1-9)
  70 Ahaz (2Ch28:1-27)
71 Hezekiah (2Ch29:1-2Ch31:21)
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61 Jehoram (2Ch21:5-20)
2Ch21:13 but instead have walked in the way of the kings of Israel and have led Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem into idolatry, as did the house of Ahab, (2Ch21:13)
Evilness of kings71 Hezekiah (2Ch29:1-2Ch31:21)
2Ch29:6 Our fathers acted faithlessly and did evil in the eyes of the LORD, our God. (2Ch29:6)
62 Ahaziah (2Ch22:1-9)
2Ch22:3 He, too, followed the ways of the house of Ahab, because his mother counseled him to act sinfully. (2Ch22:3)
Evilness of Israel70 Ahaz (2Ch28:1-27)
2Ch28:2 but conducted himself like the kings of Israel and even made molten idols of the Baals. (2Ch28:2)
63 Athaliah seizes the throne (2Ch22:10-12)
2Ch22:12 For six years he remained hidden with them in the house of God, while Athaliah ruled over the land.(2Ch22:12)
To enter the temple69 Jotham (2Ch27:1-9)
2Ch27:2 He pleased the LORD just as his father Uzziah had done, though he did not enter the temple of the LORD; the people, however, continued to act sinfully.(2Ch27:2)
64 Athaliah (2Ch23:1-21)
2Ch23:14 Then Jehoiada the priest sent out the captains who were in command of the army; he said to them: "Take her outside through the ranks, and if anyone tries to follow her, let him die by the sword. For," the priest continued, "you must not put her to death in the LORD'S temple." (2Ch23:14)
Being expelled from the temple68 Uzziah (2Ch26:3-23)
2Ch26:20 Azariah the chief priest and all the other priests examined him, and when they saw that his forehead was leprous, they expelled him from the temple. He himself fled willingly, for the LORD had afflicted him. (2Ch26:20)
65 The Reforms of Joash (2Ch24:1-16)
2Ch24:2 Joash did what was pleasing to the LORD as long as Jehoiada the priest lived.(2Ch24:2)
Superficially faithful kings67 Amaziah (2Ch25:1-2Ch26:2)
2Ch25:2 He did what was pleasing in the sight of the LORD, though not wholeheartedly. (2Ch25:2)

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71 Hezekiah (2Ch29:1-2Ch31:21)
  72 Sennacherib's invasion (2Ch32:1-33)
    73 Manasseh (2Ch33:1-20)
      74 Amon (2Ch33:21-25)
        75 Josiah (2Ch34:1-2Ch35:19)
          76 Neco's invasion (2Ch35:20-27_2Ch36:1)
        77 Jehoahaz (2Ch36:2-4)
      78 Jehoiakim (2Ch36:5-8)
    79 Jehoiachin (2Ch36:9-10)
  80 Zedekiah (2Ch36:11-21)
81 Cyrus (2Ch36:22-23)
Former halfRelationLatter half
71 Hezekiah (2Ch29:1-2Ch31:21)
2Ch29:3 It was he who, in the first month of the first year of his reign, opened the doors of the LORD'S house and repaired them. (2Ch29:3)
Restoration of the temple81 Cyrus (2Ch36:22-23)
2Ch36:23 he has also charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. (2Ch36:23)
72 Sennacherib's invasion (2Ch32:1-33)
2Ch32:25 Therefore anger descended upon him and upon Judah and Jerusalem. (2Ch32:25)
The wrath of the LORD80 Zedekiah (2Ch36:11-21)
2Ch36:16 the anger of the LORD against his people was so inflamed that there was no remedy. (2Ch36:16)
73 Manasseh (2Ch33:1-20)
2Ch33:2 He did evil in the sight of the LORD (2Ch33:2)
Evilness of kings79 Jehoiachin (2Ch36:9-10)
2Ch36:9 He did evil in the sight of the LORD. (2Ch36:9)
74 Amon (2Ch33:21-25)
2Ch33:22 He did evil in the sight of the LORD (2Ch33:22)
Evilness of kings78 Jehoiakim (2Ch36:5-8)
2Ch36:5 He did evil in the sight of the LORD, his God. (2Ch36:5)
75 Josiah (2Ch34:1-2Ch35:19)
2Ch35:7 Josiah contributed to the common people a flock of lambs and kids, thirty thousand in number, each to serve as a Passover victim for any who were present, and also three thousand oxen; these were from the king's property. (2Ch35:7)
Contribution77 Jehoahaz (2Ch36:2-4)
2Ch36:3 The king of Egypt deposed him in Jerusalem and fined the land one hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold. (2Ch36:3)

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