2 Kings 23:1
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New International Version
Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
Then the king summoned all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
Then the king sent, and all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem were gathered to him.

New American Standard Bible
Then the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the king sent messengers, and they gathered all the elders of Jerusalem and Judah to him.

International Standard Version
At this, the king sent for and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.

NET Bible
The king summoned all the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
The king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the king sent for all the respected leaders of Judah and Jerusalem to join him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

New American Standard 1977
Then the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

American King James Version
And the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they brought the king word again what she had said. And he sent: and all the ancients of Juda and Jerusalem were assembled to him.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

World English Bible
The king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king sendeth, and they gather unto him all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem,
Study Bible
Josiah Renews the Covenant
1Then the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem. 2The king went up to the house of the LORD and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests and the prophets and all the people, both small and great; and he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 34:29
Then the king sent and gathered all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.

2 Kings 23:2
The king went up to the house of the LORD and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests and the prophets and all the people, both small and great; and he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

And the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

the king.

Deuteronomy 31:28 Gather to me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that …

2 Samuel 6:1 Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

2 Chronicles 29:20 Then Hezekiah the king rose early, and gathered the rulers of the …

2 Chronicles 30:2 For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation …

2 Chronicles 34:29,30-33 Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah …

XXIII.

JOSIAH RENEWS THE COVENANT, ROOTS OUT IDOLTARY, AND HOLDS A SOLEMEN PASSOVER.HIS END.

(1) They gathered.--The right reading is probably that of the Syriac and Vulg., there gathered. Chron., LXX., and Arabic have he gathered.

All the elders.--The representatives of the nation.

Verse 1. - And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem; i.e. all the elders of Jerusalem and of the rest of Judah. (On the important position held by "the elders" in the undivided kingdom, see 1 Kings 8:1, and the comment ad loc.; and on their position in the divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah, see 1 Kings 20:7, 8; 1 Kings 21:8, 11; 2 Kings 10:1, etc.) And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem. Josiah sent messengers throughout the land, and convened all the principal men in it at Jerusalem. CHAPTER 23

2Ki 23:1-3. Josiah Causes the Law to Be Read.

1-3. the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders—This pious and patriotic king, not content with the promise of his own security, felt, after Huldah's response, an increased desire to avert the threatened calamities from his kingdom and people. Knowing the richness of the divine clemency and grace to the penitent, he convened the elders of the people, and placing himself at their head, accompanied by the collective body of the inhabitants, went in solemn procession to the temple, where he ordered the book of the law to be read to the assembled audience, and covenanted, with the unanimous concurrence of his subjects, to adhere steadfastly to all the commandments of the Lord. It was an occasion of solemn interest, closely connected with a great national crisis, and the beautiful example of piety in the highest quarter would exert a salutary influence over all classes of the people in animating their devotions and encouraging their return to the faith of their fathers.23:1-3 Josiah had received a message from God, that there was no preventing the ruin of Jerusalem, but that he should only deliver his own soul; yet he does his duty, and leaves the event to God. He engaged the people in the most solemn manner to abolish idolatry, and to serve God in righteousness and true holiness. Though most were formal or hypocritical herein, yet much outward wickedness would be prevented, and they were accountable to God for their own conduct.
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