1 H2977 Moreover Josiah H6213 kept H6453 a passover H3068 to the LORD H3389 in Jerusalem: H7819 and they killed H6453 the passover H702 on the fourteenth H6240 H7223 day of the first H2320 month.
2 H5975 And he set H3548 the priests H4931 in their charges, H2388 and encouraged H5656 them to the service H1004 of the house H3068 of the LORD,
3 H559 And said H3881 to the Levites H4000 that taught H3605 all H3478 Israel, H6918 which were holy H3068 to the LORD, H5414 Put H6944 the holy H727 ark H1004 in the house H834 which H8010 Solomon H1121 the son H1732 of David H4428 king H3478 of Israel H1129 did build; H4853 it shall not be a burden H3802 on your shoulders: H5647 serve H6258 now H3068 the LORD H430 your God, H5971 and his people H3478 Israel,
4 H3559 And prepare H1004 yourselves by the houses H1 of your fathers, H4256 after your courses, H3791 according to the writing H1732 of David H4428 king H3478 of Israel, H4385 and according to the writing H8010 of Solomon H1121 his son.
5 H5975 And stand H6944 in the holy H6391 place according to the divisions H1004 of the families H1 of the fathers H251 of your brothers H1121 the people, H5971 H2515 and after the division H1004 of the families H1 H3881 of the Levites.
6 H7819 So kill H6453 the passover, H6942 and sanctify H3559 yourselves, and prepare H251 your brothers, H6213 that they may do H1697 according to the word H3068 of the LORD H3027 by the hand H4872 of Moses.
7 H2977 And Josiah H7311 gave H1121 to the people, H5971 H6629 of the flock, H3532 lambs H1121 and kids, H5795 H3605 all H6453 for the passover H3605 offerings, for all H4672 that were present, H4557 to the number H7970 of thirty H505 thousand, H7969 and three H505 thousand H1241 bullocks: H428 these H4428 were of the king’s H7399 substance.
8 H8269 And his princes H7311 gave H5071 willingly H5971 to the people, H3548 to the priests, H3881 and to the Levites: H2518 Hilkiah H2148 and Zechariah H3171 and Jehiel, H5057 rulers H1004 of the house H430 of God, H5414 gave H3548 to the priests H6453 for the passover H505 offerings two thousand H8337 and six H3967 hundred H7969 small cattle and three H3967 hundred H1241 oxen.
9 H3562 Conaniah H8098 also, and Shemaiah H5417 and Nethaneel, H251 his brothers, H2811 and Hashabiah H3273 and Jeiel H3107 and Jozabad, H8269 chief H3881 of the Levites, H7311 gave H3881 to the Levites H6453 for passover H2568 offerings five H505 thousand H2568 small cattle, and five H3967 hundred H1241 oxen.
10 H5656 So the service H3559 was prepared, H3548 and the priests H5975 stood H5977 in their place, H3881 and the Levites H4256 in their courses, H4428 according to the king’s H4687 commandment.
11 H7819 And they killed H6453 the passover, H3548 and the priests H2236 sprinkled H3027 the blood from their hands, H3881 and the Levites H6584 flayed them.
12 H5493 And they removed H5930 the burnt H5414 offerings, that they might give H4653 according to the divisions H1004 of the families H1 H1121 of the people, H5971 H7126 to offer H3068 to the LORD, H3789 as it is written H5612 in the book H4872 of Moses. H3651 And so H1241 did they with the oxen.
13 H1310 And they roasted H6453 the passover H784 with fire H4941 according to the ordinance: H6944 but the other holy H1310 offerings sod H5518 they in pots, H1731 and in caldrons, H6745 and in pans, H7323 and divided H3605 them speedily among all H1121 the people. H5971
14 H310 And afterward H3559 they made ready H1992 for themselves, H3548 and for the priests: H3588 because H3548 the priests H1121 the sons H175 of Aaron H5927 were busied in offering H5930 of burnt H2459 offerings and the fat H5704 until H3915 night; H3881 therefore the Levites H3559 prepared H1992 for themselves, H3548 and for the priests H1121 the sons H175 of Aaron.
15 H7891 And the singers H1121 the sons H623 of Asaph H4612 were in their place, H4687 according to the commandment H1732 of David, H623 and Asaph, H1968 and Heman, H3038 and Jeduthun H4428 the king’s H2374 seer; H7778 and the porters H8179 waited at every gate; H5493 they might not depart H5656 from their service; H251 for their brothers H3881 the Levites H3559 prepared for them.
16 H3605 So all H5656 the service H3068 of the LORD H3559 was prepared H1931 the same H3117 day, H6213 to keep H6453 the passover, H5927 and to offer H5930 burnt H4196 offerings on the altar H3068 of the LORD, H4687 according to the commandment H4428 of king H2977 Josiah.
17 H1121 And the children H3478 of Israel H4672 that were present H6213 kept H6453 the passover H6256 at that time, H2282 and the feast H4682 of unleavened H7651 bread seven H3117 days.
18 H3808 And there was no H6453 passover H3644 like H6213 to that kept H3478 in Israel H3117 from the days H8050 of Samuel H5030 the prophet; H3808 neither H3605 did all H4428 the kings H3478 of Israel H6213 keep H6453 such a passover H2977 as Josiah H6213 kept, H3548 and the priests, H3881 and the Levites, H3605 and all H3063 Judah H3478 and Israel H4672 that were present, H3427 and the inhabitants H3389 of Jerusalem.
19 H6240 In the eighteenth H8141 year H4438 of the reign H2977 of Josiah H2088 was this H6453 passover H6213 kept.
20 H310 After H3605 all H2063 this, H834 when H2977 Josiah H3559 had prepared H1004 the temple, H5224 Necho H4428 king H4714 of Egypt H5927 came H3898 up to fight H3751 against Charchemish H6578 by Euphrates: H2977 and Josiah H3318 went H7125 out against him.
21 H7971 But he sent H4397 ambassadors H559 to him, saying, H4100 What H4428 have I to do with you, you king H3063 of Judah? H5921 I come not against H3117 you this day, H413 but against H1004 the house H4421 with which I have war: H430 for God H559 commanded H926 me to make haste: H2308 forbear H430 you from meddling with God, H834 who H7843 is with me, that he destroy you not.
22 H2977 Nevertheless Josiah H5437 would not turn H6440 his face H2664 from him, but disguised H3898 himself, that he might fight H8085 with him, and listened H1697 not to the words H5224 of Necho H6310 from the mouth H430 of God, H935 and came H3898 to fight H1237 in the valley H4023 of Megiddo.
23 H3384 And the archers H3384 shot H4428 at king H2977 Josiah; H4428 and the king H559 said H5650 to his servants, H5674 Have H5674 me away; H3966 for I am sore H2470 wounded.
24 H5650 His servants H5674 therefore took H4818 him out of that chariot, H7392 and put H4932 him in the second H7393 chariot H3212 that he had; and they brought H3389 him to Jerusalem, H4191 and he died, H6912 and was buried H6913 in one of the sepulchers H1 of his fathers. H3605 And all H3063 Judah H3389 and Jerusalem H56 mourned H2977 for Josiah.
25 H3414 And Jeremiah H6969 lamented H2977 for Josiah: H3605 and all H7891 the singing H7891 men and the singing H559 women spoke H2977 of Josiah H7015 in their lamentations H3117 to this day, H5414 and made H2706 them an ordinance H3478 in Israel: H2009 and, behold, H3789 they are written H7015 in the lamentations.
26 H3499 Now the rest H1697 of the acts H2977 of Josiah, H2617 and his goodness, H3789 according to that which was written H8451 in the law H3068 of the LORD,