Context23She said to them, Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, Tell the man who sent you to Me, 24thus says the LORD, Behold, I am bringing evil on this place and on its inhabitants, even all the curses written in the book which they have read in the presence of the king of Judah. 25Because they have forsaken Me and have burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore My wrath will be poured out on this place and it shall not be quenched. 26But to the king of Judah who sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus you will say to him, Thus says the LORD God of Israel regarding the words which you have heard, 27Because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and because you humbled yourself before Me, tore your clothes and wept before Me, I truly have heard you, declares the LORD. 28Behold, I will gather you to your fathers and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, so your eyes will not see all the evil which I will bring on this place and on its inhabitants. And they brought back word to the king.
29Then the king sent and gathered all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. 30The king went up to the house of the LORD and all the men of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests, the Levites and all the people, from the greatest to the least; and he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.
Josiahs Good Reign
31Then the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the LORD to walk after the LORD, and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes with all his heart and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant written in this book. 32Moreover, he made all who were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand with him. So the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers. 33Josiah removed all the abominations from all the lands belonging to the sons of Israel, and made all who were present in Israel to serve the LORD their God. Throughout his lifetime they did not turn from following the LORD God of their fathers.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And she said unto them, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: Tell ye the man that sent you unto me,
And she answered them: Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: Tell the man that sent you to me:
Darby Bible Translation
And she said to them, Thus saith Jehovah the God of Israel: Tell the man that sent you to me,
English Revised Version
And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel: tell ye the man that sent you unto me,
Webster's Bible Translation
And she answered them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell ye the man that sent you to me.
World English Bible
She said to them, "Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: 'Tell the man who sent you to me,
Young's Literal Translation
And she saith to them, 'Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Say to the man who hath sent you unto me,
'Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years. 2. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand, nor to the left. 3. For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Josiah and the Newly Found Law
Imprisonment and Death of John
The Book of the Law
The History Books
Josiah, a Pattern for the Ignorant.
Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
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