2 Kings 23:21
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New International Version
The king gave this order to all the people: "Celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God, as it is written in this Book of the Covenant."

New Living Translation
King Josiah then issued this order to all the people: "You must celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God, as required in this Book of the Covenant."

English Standard Version
And the king commanded all the people, “Keep the Passover to the LORD your God, as it is written in this Book of the Covenant.”

Berean Study Bible
The king commanded all the people, “Keep the Passover of the LORD your God, as it is written in this Book of the Covenant.”

New American Standard Bible
Then the king commanded all the people saying, "Celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God as it is written in this book of the covenant."

King James Bible
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.

Christian Standard Bible
The king commanded all the people, "Observe the Passover of the LORD your God as written in the book of the covenant."

Contemporary English Version
Josiah told the people of Judah, "Celebrate Passover in honor of the LORD your God, just as it says in The Book of God's Law."

Good News Translation
King Josiah ordered the people to celebrate the Passover in honor of the LORD their God, as written in the book of the covenant.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king commanded all the people, "Keep the Passover of the LORD your God as written in the book of the covenant."

International Standard Version
After this, the king commanded all of the people, "Celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God, just as it's prescribed in this Book of the Covenant."

NET Bible
The king ordered all the people, "Observe the Passover of the LORD your God, as prescribed in this scroll of the covenant."

New Heart English Bible
The king commanded all the people, saying, "Keep the Passover to the LORD your God, as it is written in this scroll of the covenant."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king ordered all the people to celebrate the Passover for the LORD their God as it is written in this Book of the Promise.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king commanded all the people, saying: 'Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the king commanded all the people saying, “Celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God as it is written in this book of the covenant.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the king commanded all the people, saying, Make the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.

American King James Version
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover to the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.

American Standard Version
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto Jehovah your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he commanded all the people, saying: Keep the phase to the Lord your God, according as it is written in the book of this covenant.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king commanded all the people saying, Hold the passover to Jehovah your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.

English Revised Version
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover to the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.

World English Bible
The king commanded all the people, saying, "Keep the Passover to Yahweh your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant."

Young's Literal Translation
And the king commandeth the whole of the people, saying, 'Make ye a passover to Jehovah your God, as it is written on this book of the covenant.'
Study Bible
Josiah Restores the Passover
21The king commanded all the people, “Keep the Passover of the LORD your God, as it is written in this Book of the Covenant.” 22No such Passover had been observed from the days of the judges who had governed Israel through all the days of the kings of Israel and Judah.…
Cross References
Exodus 12:14
And this day will be a memorial for you, and you are to celebrate it as a feast to the LORD, as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.

Numbers 9:2
"The Israelites are to observe the Passover at its appointed time.

Deuteronomy 16:2
You are to offer to the LORD your God the Passover sacrifice from the herd or flock in the place where the LORD will choose as a dwelling for His Name.

2 Chronicles 35:1
Then Josiah celebrated the Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem, and the Passover lamb was slaughtered on the fourteenth day of the first month.

2 Chronicles 35:18
No such Passover had been observed in Israel since the days of Samuel the prophet. None of the kings of Israel ever observed a Passover like the one that Josiah observed with the priests, the Levites, all Judah, the Israelites who were present, and the people of Jerusalem.

Treasury of Scripture

And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover to the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.

Keep.

2 Chronicles 35:1-19 Moreover Josiah kept a passover to the LORD in Jerusalem: and they …

as it is written.

Exodus 12:3-20 Speak you to all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth …

Leviticus 23:5-8 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover…

Numbers 9:2-5 Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season…

Numbers 28:16-25 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the LORD…

Deuteronomy 16:1-8 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover to the LORD your God…







(21) Keep the passover.--Hold a passover (2Kings 23:22). (Comp. 2Chronicles 35:1-19 for a more detailed account of this unique celebration.) Josiah had the precedent of Hezekiah for signalising his religious revolution by a solemn passover (2Chronicles 30:1).

In the book of this covenant.--Rather, in this book of the covenant (2Kings 23:2). The book was that which Hilkiah had found in the Temple, and which gave the impulse to the whole reforming movement. (The LXX. and Vulg. read, in the book of this covenant--a mere mistake.)

Verse 21. - And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the Passover. The account given of Josiah's Passover is much more full in Chronicles than in Kings. In Chronicles it occupies nineteen verses of 2 Chronicles 35. We learn from Chronicles that all the rites prescribed by the Law, whether in Exodus, Leviticus, or Deuteronomy, were duly observed, and that the festival was attended, not only by the Judaeans, but by many Israelites from among the ten tribes, who still remained intermixed with the Assyrian colonists in the Samaritan country (see 2 Chronicles 35:17, 18). Unto the Lord your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant. The ordinances for the due observance of the Passover feast are contained chiefly in Exodus (Exodus 12:3-20; Exodus 13:5-10). They are repeated, but with much less fullness, in Deuteronomy 16:1-8. The "book of the covenant" found by Hilkiah must, therefore, certainly have contained Exodus (see below, ver. 25). And the king commanded all the people,.... Not at Jerusalem only, but throughout the whole kingdom: saying:

keep the passover unto the Lord your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant; which had been lately found and read, and they had agreed to observe, and in which this ordinance was strictly enjoined, and was a commemoration of their deliverance out of Egypt, and a direction of their faith to the Messiah, the antitype of the passover. 21-23. the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the Lord your God, etc.—It was observed with great solemnity and was attended not only by his own subjects, but by the remnant people from Israel (see on [355]2Ch 35:1-19). Many of the Israelites who were at Jerusalem might have heard of, if they did not hear, the law read by Josiah. It is probable that they might even have procured a copy of the law, stimulated as they were to the better observance of Jehovah's worship by the unusual and solemn transactions at Jerusalem.23:15-24 Josiah's zeal extended to the cities of Israel within his reach. He carefully preserved the sepulchre of that man of God, who came from Judah to foretell the throwing down of Jeroboam's altar. When they had cleared the country of the old leaven of idolatry, then they applied themselves to the keeping of the feast. There was not holden such a passover in any of the foregoing reigns. The revival of a long-neglected ordinance, filled them with holy joy; and God recompensed their zeal in destroying idolatry with uncommon tokens of his presence and favour. We have reason to think that during the remainder of Josiah's reign, religion flourished.
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