Moreover JosiahH2977 keptH6213 a passoverH6453 to the LORDH3068 in Jerusalem:H3389 and they killedH7819 the passoverH6453 on the fourteenthH702 H6240 day of the firstH7223 month.H2320
And he setH5975 the priestsH3548 in their charges,H4931 and encouragedH2388 them to the serviceH5656 of the houseH1004 of the LORD,H3068
And saidH559 to the LevitesH3881 that taughtH4000 allH3605 Israel,H3478 which were holyH6918 to the LORD,H3068 PutH5414 the holyH6944 arkH727 in the houseH1004 whichH834 SolomonH8010 the sonH1121 of DavidH1732 kingH4428 of IsraelH3478 did build;H1129 it shall not be a burdenH4853 on your shoulders:H3802 serveH5647 nowH6258 the LORDH3068 your God,H430 and his peopleH5971 Israel,H3478
And prepareH3559 yourselves by the housesH1004 of your fathers,H1 after your courses,H4256 according to the writingH3791 of DavidH1732 kingH4428 of Israel,H3478 and according to the writingH4385 of SolomonH8010 his son.H1121
And standH5975 in the holyH6944 place according to the divisionsH6391 of the familiesH1004 of the fathersH1 of your brothersH251 the people,H1121 H5971 and after the divisionH2515 of the familiesH1004 H1 of the Levites.H3881
So killH7819 the passover,H6453 and sanctifyH6942 yourselves, and prepareH3559 your brothers,H251 that they may doH6213 according to the wordH1697 of the LORDH3068 by the handH3027 of Moses.H4872
And JosiahH2977 gaveH7311 to the people,H1121 H5971 of the flock,H6629 lambsH3532 and kids,H1121 H5795 allH3605 for the passoverH6453 offerings, for allH3605 that were present,H4672 to the numberH4557 of thirtyH7970 thousand,H505 and threeH7969 thousandH505 bullocks:H1241 theseH428 were of the king'sH4428 substance.H7399
And his princesH8269 gaveH7311 willinglyH5071 to the people,H5971 to the priests,H3548 and to the Levites:H3881 HilkiahH2518 and ZechariahH2148 and Jehiel,H3171 rulersH5057 of the houseH1004 of God,H430 gaveH5414 to the priestsH3548 for the passoverH6453 offerings two thousandH505 and sixH8337 hundredH3967 small cattle and threeH7969 hundredH3967 oxen.H1241
ConaniahH3562 also, and ShemaiahH8098 and Nethaneel,H5417 his brothers,H251 and HashabiahH2811 and JeielH3273 and Jozabad,H3107 chiefH8269 of the Levites,H3881 gaveH7311 to the LevitesH3881 for passoverH6453 offerings fiveH2568 thousandH505 small cattle, and fiveH2568 hundredH3967 oxen.H1241
So the serviceH5656 was prepared,H3559 and the priestsH3548 stoodH5975 in their place,H5977 and the LevitesH3881 in their courses,H4256 according to the king'sH4428 commandment.H4687
And they killedH7819 the passover,H6453 and the priestsH3548 sprinkledH2236 the blood from their hands,H3027 and the LevitesH3881 flayedH6584 them.
And they removedH5493 the burntH5930 offerings, that they might giveH5414 according to the divisionsH4653 of the familiesH1004 H1 of the people,H1121 H5971 to offerH7126 to the LORD,H3068 as it is writtenH3789 in the bookH5612 of Moses.H4872 And soH3651 did they with the oxen.H1241
And they roastedH1310 the passoverH6453 with fireH784 according to the ordinance:H4941 but the other holyH6944 offerings sodH1310 they in pots,H5518 and in caldrons,H1731 and in pans,H6745 and dividedH7323 them speedily among allH3605 the people.H1121 H5971
And afterwardH310 they made readyH3559 for themselves,H1992 and for the priests:H3548 becauseH3588 the priestsH3548 the sonsH1121 of AaronH175 were busied in offeringH5927 of burntH5930 offerings and the fatH2459 untilH5704 night;H3915 therefore the LevitesH3881 preparedH3559 for themselves,H1992 and for the priestsH3548 the sonsH1121 of Aaron.H175
And the singersH7891 the sonsH1121 of AsaphH623 were in their place,H4612 according to the commandmentH4687 of David,H1732 and Asaph,H623 and Heman,H1968 and JeduthunH3038 the king'sH4428 seer;H2374 and the portersH7778 waited at every gate;H8179 they might not departH5493 from their service;H5656 for their brothersH251 the LevitesH3881 preparedH3559 for them.
So allH3605 the serviceH5656 of the LORDH3068 was preparedH3559 the sameH1931 day,H3117 to keepH6213 the passover,H6453 and to offerH5927 burntH5930 offerings on the altarH4196 of the LORD,H3068 according to the commandmentH4687 of kingH4428 Josiah.H2977
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 that were presentH4672 keptH6213 the passoverH6453 at that time,H6256 and the feastH2282 of unleavenedH4682 bread sevenH7651 days.H3117
And there was noH3808 passoverH6453 likeH3644 to that keptH6213 in IsraelH3478 from the daysH3117 of SamuelH8050 the prophet;H5030 neitherH3808 did allH3605 the kingsH4428 of IsraelH3478 keepH6213 such a passoverH6453 as JosiahH2977 kept,H6213 and the priests,H3548 and the Levites,H3881 and allH3605 JudahH3063 and IsraelH3478 that were present,H4672 and the inhabitantsH3427 of Jerusalem.H3389
In the eighteenthH6240 yearH8141 of the reignH4438 of JosiahH2977 was thisH2088 passoverH6453 kept.H6213
AfterH310 allH3605 this,H2063 whenH834 JosiahH2977 had preparedH3559 the temple,H1004 NechoH5224 kingH4428 of EgyptH4714 cameH5927 up to fightH3898 against CharchemishH3751 by Euphrates:H6578 and JosiahH2977 wentH3318 out againstH7125 him.
But he sentH7971 ambassadorsH4397 to him, saying,H559 WhatH4100 have I to do with you, you kingH4428 of Judah?H3063 I come not againstH5921 you this day,H3117 but againstH413 the houseH1004 with which I have war:H4421 for GodH430 commandedH559 me to make haste:H926 forbearH2308 you from meddling with God,H430 whoH834 is with me, that he destroyH7843 you not.
Nevertheless JosiahH2977 would not turnH5437 his faceH6440 from him, but disguisedH2664 himself, that he might fightH3898 with him, and listenedH8085 not to the wordsH1697 of NechoH5224 from the mouthH6310 of God,H430 and cameH935 to fightH3898 in the valleyH1237 of Megiddo.H4023
And the archersH3384 shotH3384 at kingH4428 Josiah;H2977 and the kingH4428 saidH559 to his servants,H5650 HaveH5674 me away;H5674 for I am soreH3966 wounded.H2470
His servantsH5650 therefore tookH5674 him out of that chariot,H4818 and putH7392 him in the secondH4932 chariotH7393 that he had; and they broughtH3212 him to Jerusalem,H3389 and he died,H4191 and was buriedH6912 in one of the sepulchersH6913 of his fathers.H1 And allH3605 JudahH3063 and JerusalemH3389 mournedH56 for Josiah.H2977
And JeremiahH3414 lamentedH6969 for Josiah:H2977 and allH3605 the singingH7891 men and the singingH7891 women spokeH559 of JosiahH2977 in their lamentationsH7015 to this day,H3117 and madeH5414 them an ordinanceH2706 in Israel:H3478 and, behold,H2009 they are writtenH3789 in the lamentations.H7015
Now the restH3499 of the actsH1697 of Josiah,H2977 and his goodness,H2617 according to that which was writtenH3789 in the lawH8451 of the LORD,H3068
And his deeds,H1697 firstH7223 and last,H314 behold,H2009 they are writtenH3789 in the bookH5612 of the kingsH4428 of IsraelH3478 and Judah.H3063