1 H2977 Moreover Josiah H6213 kept [H8799] H6453 a passover H3068 unto the LORD H3389 in Jerusalem H7819 : and they killed [H8799] H6453 the passover H702 on the fourteenth H6240 H7223 day of the first H2320 month.
2 H5975 And he set [H8686] H3548 the priests H4931 in their charges H2388 , and encouraged [H8762] H5656 them to the service H1004 of the house H3068 of the LORD,
3 H559 And said [H8799] H3881 unto the Levites H995 that taught [H8688] [H8675] H4000 H3478 all Israel H6918 , which were holy H3068 unto the LORD H5414 , Put [H8798] H6944 the holy H727 ark H1004 in the house H8010 which Solomon H1121 the son H1732 of David H4428 king H3478 of Israel H1129 did build [H8804] H4853 ; it shall not be a burden H3802 upon your shoulders H5647 : serve [H8798] H3068 now the LORD H430 your God H5971 , and his people H3478 Israel,
4 H3559 And prepare [H8685] [H8675] H3559 [H8734] 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 in [H8798] H6944 the holy H6391 place according to the divisions H1004 of the families H1 of the fathers H251 of your brethren H1121 the people H5971 H2515 , and after the division H1 of the families H1004 H3881 of the Levites.
6 H7819 So kill [H8798] H6453 the passover H6942 , and sanctify [H8690] H3559 yourselves, and prepare [H8685] H251 your brethren H6213 , that they may do [H8800] H1697 according to the word H3068 of the LORD H3027 by the hand H4872 of Moses.
7 H2977 And Josiah H7311 gave [H8686] H1121 to the people H5971 H6629 , of the flock H3532 , lambs H1121 and kids H5795 H6453 , all for the passover offerings H4672 , for all that were present [H8737] H4557 , to the number H7970 of thirty H505 thousand H7969 , and three H505 thousand H1241 bullocks H4428 : these were of the king's H7399 substance.
8 H8269 And his princes H7311 gave [H8689] H5071 willingly H5971 unto 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 [H8804] H3548 unto the priests H6453 for the passover offerings H505 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 brethren H2811 , and Hashabiah H3273 and Jeiel H3107 and Jozabad H8269 , chief H3881 of the Levites H7311 , gave [H8689] H3881 unto the Levites H6453 for passover offerings H2568 five H505 thousand H2568 small cattle, and five H3967 hundred H1241 oxen.
10 H5656 So the service H3559 was prepared [H8735] H3548 , and the priests H5975 stood [H8799] 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 [H8799] H6453 the passover H3548 , and the priests H2236 sprinkled [H8799] H3027 the blood from their hands H3881 , and the Levites H6584 flayed [H8688] them .
12 H5493 And they removed [H8686] H5930 the burnt offerings H5414 , that they might give [H8800] H4653 according to the divisions H1 of the families H1004 H1121 of the people H5971 H7126 , to offer [H8687] H3068 unto the LORD H3789 , as it is written [H8803] H5612 in the book H4872 of Moses H1241 . And so did they with the oxen.
13 H1310 And they roasted [H8762] H6453 the passover H784 with fire H4941 according to the ordinance H6944 : but the other holy H1310 offerings sod [H8765] H5518 they in pots H1731 , and in caldrons H6745 , and in pans H7323 , and divided them speedily [H8686] H1121 among all the people H5971 .
14 H310 And afterward H3559 they made ready [H8689] H3548 for themselves, and for the priests H3548 : because the priests H1121 the sons H175 of Aaron H5927 were busied in offering [H8687] H5930 of burnt offerings H2459 and the fat H3915 until night H3881 ; therefore the Levites H3559 prepared [H8689] H3548 for themselves, and for the priests H1121 the sons H175 of Aaron.
15 H7891 And the singers [H8789] 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 [H8800] H5656 from their service H251 ; for their brethren H3881 the Levites H3559 prepared [H8689] for them.
16 H5656 So all the service H3068 of the LORD H3559 was prepared [H8735] H3117 the same day H6213 , to keep [H8800] H6453 the passover H5927 , and to offer [H8687] H5930 burnt offerings H4196 upon 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 [H8737] H6213 kept [H8799] H6453 the passover H6256 at that time H2282 , and the feast H4682 of unleavened bread H7651 seven H3117 days.
18 H6453 And there was no passover H3644 like H6213 to that kept [H8738] H3478 in Israel H3117 from the days H8050 of Samuel H5030 the prophet H6213 ; neither did [H8804] H4428 all the kings H3478 of Israel H6213 keep [H8804] H6453 such a passover H2977 as Josiah H6213 kept [H8804] H3548 , and the priests H3881 , and the Levites H3063 , and all Judah H3478 and Israel H4672 that were present [H8737] H3427 , and the inhabitants [H8802] H3389 of Jerusalem.
19 H8083 In the eighteenth H6240 H8141 year H4438 of the reign H2977 of Josiah H6453 was this passover H6213 kept [H8738] .
20 H310 After H2977 all this, when Josiah H3559 had prepared [H8689] H1004 the temple H5224 , Necho H4428 king H4714 of Egypt H5927 came up [H8804] H3898 to fight [H8736] H3751 against Carchemish H6578 by Euphrates H2977 : and Josiah H3318 went out [H8799] H7125 against [H8800] him.
21 H7971 But he sent [H8799] H4397 ambassadors H559 to him, saying [H8800] H4428 , What have I to do with thee, thou king H3063 of Judah H3117 ? I come not against thee this day H1004 , but against the house H4421 wherewith I have war H430 : for God H559 commanded [H8804] H926 me to make haste [H8763] H2308 : forbear [H8798] H430 thee from meddling with God H7843 , who is with me, that he destroy [H8686] thee not.
22 H2977 Nevertheless Josiah H5437 would not turn [H8689] H6440 his face H2664 from him, but disguised [H8694] H3898 himself, that he might fight [H8736] H8085 with him, and hearkened [H8804] H1697 not unto the words H5224 of Necho H6310 from the mouth H430 of God H935 , and came [H8799] H3898 to fight [H8736] H1237 in the valley H4023 of Megiddo.
23 H3384 And the archers [H8802] H3384 shot [H8686] H4428 at king H2977 Josiah H4428 ; and the king H559 said [H8799] H5650 to his servants H5674 , Have me away [H8685] H3966 ; for I am sore H2470 wounded [H8717] .
24 H5650 His servants H5674 therefore took [H8686] H4818 him out of that chariot H7392 , and put [H8686] H4932 him in the second H7393 chariot H3212 that he had; and they brought [H8686] H3389 him to Jerusalem H4191 , and he died [H8799] H6912 , and was buried [H8735] H6913 in one of the sepulchres H1 of his fathers H3063 . And all Judah H3389 and Jerusalem H56 mourned [H8693] H2977 for Josiah.
25 H3414 And Jeremiah H6969 lamented [H8787] H2977 for Josiah H7891 : and all the singing men [H8802] H7891 and the singing women [H8802] H559 spake [H8799] H2977 of Josiah H7015 in their lamentations H3117 to this day H5414 , and made [H8799] H2706 them an ordinance H3478 in Israel H3789 : and, behold, they are written [H8803] 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 [H8803] H8451 in the law H3068 of the LORD,