JosiahH2977 was eightH8083 yearsH8141 oldH1121 when he began to reign,H4427 and he reignedH4427 in JerusalemH3389 oneH259 and thirtyH7970 years.H8141
And he didH6213 that which was rightH3477 in the sightH5869 of the LORD,H3068 and walkedH3212 in the waysH1870 of DavidH1732 his father,H1 and declinedH5493 neitherH3808 to the rightH3225 hand,H3225 nor to the left.H8040
For in the eighthH8083 yearH8141 of his reign,H4427 while he was yetH5750 young,H5288 he beganH2490 to seekH1875 after the GodH430 of DavidH1732 his father:H1 and in the twelfthH8147 H6240 yearH8141 he beganH2490 to purgeH2891 JudahH3063 and JerusalemH3389 from the highH1116 places, and the groves,H842 and the carvedH6456 images, and the moltenH4541 images.
And they brokeH5422 downH5422 the altarsH4196 of BaalimH1168 in his presence;H6440 and the images,H2553 that were on highH4605 aboveH5921 them, he cutH1438 down;H1438 and the groves,H842 and the carvedH6456 images, and the moltenH4541 images, he brokeH7665 in pieces, and made dustH1854 of them, and strewedH2236 it on the gravesH6913 of them that had sacrificedH2076 to them.
And he burntH8313 the bonesH6106 of the priestsH3548 on their altars,H4196 and cleansedH2891 JudahH3063 and Jerusalem.H3389
And so did he in the citiesH5892 of Manasseh,H4519 and Ephraim,H669 and Simeon,H8095 even to Naphtali,H5321 with their mattocksH2719 roundH5439 about.
And when he had brokenH5422 downH5422 the altarsH4196 and the groves,H842 and had beatenH3807 the gravenH6456 imagesH6456 into powder,H1854 and cutH1438 downH1438 allH3605 the idolsH2553 throughout allH3605 the landH776 of Israel,H3478 he returnedH7725 to Jerusalem.H3389
Now in the eighteenthH6240 yearH8141 of his reign,H4427 when he had purgedH2891 the land,H776 and the house,H1004 he sentH7971 ShaphanH8227 the sonH1121 of Azaliah,H683 and MaaseiahH4641 the governorH8269 of the city,H5892 and JoahH3098 the sonH1121 of JoahazH3098 the recorder,H2142 to repairH2388 the houseH1004 of the LORDH3068 his God.H430
And when they cameH935 to HilkiahH2518 the highH1419 priest,H3548 they deliveredH5414 the moneyH3701 that was broughtH935 into the houseH1004 of God,H430 whichH834 the LevitesH3881 that keptH8104 the doorsH5592 had gatheredH622 of the handH3027 of ManassehH4519 and Ephraim,H669 and of allH3605 the remnantH7611 of Israel,H3478 and of allH3605 JudahH3063 and Benjamin;H1144 and they returnedH7725 to Jerusalem.H3389
And they putH5414 it in the handH3027 of the workmenH6213 H4399 that had the oversightH6485 of the houseH1004 of the LORD,H3068 and they gaveH5414 it to the workmenH6213 H4399 that workedH6213 in the houseH1004 of the LORD,H3068 to repairH918 and amendH2388 the house:H1004
Even to the artificersH2796 and buildersH1129 gaveH5414 they it, to buyH7069 hewnH4274 stone,H68 and timberH6086 for couplings,H4226 and to floorH7136 the housesH1004 whichH834 the kingsH4428 of JudahH3063 had destroyed.H7843
And the menH582 didH6213 the workH4399 faithfully:H530 and the overseersH6485 of them were JahathH3189 and Obadiah,H5662 the Levites,H3881 of the sonsH1121 of Merari;H4847 and ZechariahH2148 and Meshullam,H4918 of the sonsH1121 of the Kohathites,H6956 to setH5329 it forward; and other of the Levites,H3881 allH3605 that could skillH995 of instrumentsH3627 of music.H7892
Also they were overH5921 the bearersH5449 of burdens,H5449 and were overseersH5329 of allH3605 that workedH6213 the workH4399 in anyH3605 manner of service:H5656 and of the LevitesH3881 there were scribes,H5608 and officers,H7860 and porters.H7778
And when they broughtH3318 out the moneyH3701 that was broughtH935 into the houseH1004 of the LORD,H3068 HilkiahH2518 the priestH3548 foundH4672 a bookH5612 of the lawH8451 of the LORDH3068 given by Moses.H4872
And HilkiahH2518 answeredH6030 and saidH559 to ShaphanH8227 the scribe,H5608 I have foundH4672 the bookH5612 of the lawH8451 in the houseH1004 of the LORD.H3068 And HilkiahH2518 deliveredH5414 the bookH5612 to Shaphan.H8227
And ShaphanH8227 carriedH935 the bookH5612 to the king,H4428 and broughtH7725 the kingH4428 wordH1697 backH7725 again,H5750 saying,H559 AllH3605 that was committedH5414 to your servants,H5650 they doH6213 it.
And they have gatheredH5413 together the moneyH3701 that was foundH4672 in the houseH1004 of the LORD,H3068 and have deliveredH5414 it intoH5921 the handH3027 of the overseers,H6485 and to the handH3027 of the workmenH6213 H4399.
Then ShaphanH8227 the scribeH5608 toldH5046 the king,H4428 saying,H559 HilkiahH2518 the priestH3548 has givenH5414 me a book.H5612 And ShaphanH8227 readH7121 it beforeH6440 the king.H4428
And it cameH1961 to pass, when the kingH4428 had heardH8085 the wordsH1697 of the law,H8451 that he rentH7167 his clothes.H899
And the kingH4428 commandedH6680 Hilkiah,H2518 and AhikamH296 the sonH1121 of Shaphan,H8227 and AbdonH5658 the sonH1121 of Micah,H4318 and ShaphanH8227 the scribe,H5608 and AsaiahH6222 a servantH5650 of the king's,H4428 saying,H559
Go,H3212 inquireH1875 of the LORDH3068 for me, and for them that are leftH7604 in IsraelH3478 and in Judah,H3063 concerningH5921 the wordsH1697 of the bookH5612 that is found:H4672 for greatH1419 is the wrathH2534 of the LORDH3068 that is pouredH5413 out on us, becauseH3282 H834 our fathersH1 have not keptH8104 the wordH1697 of the LORD,H3068 to doH6213 after allH3605 that is writtenH3789 in thisH2088 book.H5612
And Hilkiah,H2518 and they that the kingH4428 had appointed, wentH3212 to HuldahH2468 the prophetess,H5031 the wifeH802 of ShallumH7967 the sonH1121 of Tikvath,H8616 the sonH1121 of Hasrah,H2641 keeperH8104 of the wardrobe;H899 (now she dwelledH3427 in JerusalemH3389 in the college:H4932) and they spokeH1696 to her to that effect.
And she answeredH559 them, ThusH3541 saidH559 the LORDH3068 GodH430 of Israel,H3478 TellH559 you the manH376 that sentH7971 you to me,
ThusH3541 saidH559 the LORD,H3068 Behold,H2005 I will bringH935 evilH7451 on thisH2088 place,H4725 and on the inhabitantsH3427 thereof, even allH3605 the cursesH423 that are writtenH3789 in the bookH5612 whichH834 they have readH7121 beforeH6440 the kingH4428 of Judah:H3063
BecauseH8478 H834 they have forsakenH5800 me, and have burnedH6999 incenseH6999 to otherH312 gods,H430 that they might provoke me to angerH3707 with allH3605 the worksH4639 of their hands;H3027 therefore my wrathH2534 shall be pouredH5413 out on thisH2088 place,H4725 and shall not be quenched.H3518
And as for the kingH4428 of Judah,H3063 who sentH7971 you to inquireH1875 of the LORD,H3068 so shall you sayH559 to him, ThusH3541 saidH559 the LORDH3068 GodH430 of IsraelH3478 concerning the wordsH1697 whichH834 you have heard;H8085
BecauseH3282 your heartH3824 was tender,H7401 and you did humbleH3665 yourself beforeH6440 God,H430 when you heardH8085 his wordsH1697 againstH5921 thisH2088 place,H4725 and againstH5921 the inhabitantsH3427 thereof, and humbledH3665 yourself beforeH6440 me, and did rendH7167 your clothes,H899 and weepH1058 beforeH6440 me; I have even heardH8085 you also,H1571 saidH5002 the LORD.H3068
Behold,H2005 I will gatherH622 you to your fathers,H1 and you shall be gatheredH622 to your graveH6913 in peace,H7965 neitherH3808 shall your eyesH5869 seeH7200 allH3605 the evilH7451 that I will bringH935 on thisH2088 place,H4725 and on the inhabitantsH3427 of the same. So they broughtH7725 the kingH4428 wordH1697 again.H7725
Then the kingH4428 sentH7971 and gatheredH622 together allH3605 the eldersH2205 of JudahH3063 and Jerusalem.H3389
And the kingH4428 wentH5927 up into the houseH1004 of the LORD,H3068 and allH3605 the menH376 of Judah,H3063 and the inhabitantsH3427 of Jerusalem,H3389 and the priests,H3548 and the Levites,H3881 and allH3605 the people,H5971 greatH1419 and small:H6996 and he readH7121 in their earsH241 allH3605 the wordsH1697 of the bookH5612 of the covenantH1285 that was foundH4672 in the houseH1004 of the LORD.H3068
And the kingH4428 stoodH5975 in his place,H5977 and madeH3772 a covenantH1285 beforeH6440 the LORD,H3068 to walkH3212 afterH310 the LORD,H3068 and to keepH8104 his commandments,H4687 and his testimonies,H5715 and his statutes,H2706 with allH3605 his heart,H3824 and with allH3605 his soul,H5315 to performH6213 the wordsH1697 of the covenantH1285 which are writtenH3789 in thisH2088 book.H5612
And he caused allH3605 that were presentH4672 in JerusalemH3389 and BenjaminH1144 to standH5975 to it. And the inhabitantsH3427 of JerusalemH3389 didH6213 according to the covenantH1285 of God,H430 the GodH430 of their fathers.H1
And JosiahH2977 took awayH5493 allH3605 the abominationsH8441 out of allH3605 the countriesH776 that pertained to the childrenH1121 of Israel,H3478 and made allH3605 that were presentH4672 in IsraelH3478 to serve,H5647 even to serveH5647 the LORDH3068 their God.H430 And allH3605 his daysH3117 they departedH5493 not from followingH310 the LORD,H3068 the GodH430 of their fathers.H1