2 Kings 23
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1And the King sent and assembled to himself all the Elders of Yehuda and of Jerusalem. 2And the King went up to the house of LORD JEHOVAH, and all of the house of Yehuda, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the Priests and the Prophets and all the people, from the little ones and unto the great, and he read before them all the words of the Scroll of the Covenant that was found in the house of LORD JEHOVAH. 3And the King stood by a pillar and he covenanted a covenant before LORD JEHOVAH to walk after LORD JEHOVAH to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his covenants with all their heart, and with all their soul, that they shall establish the words of this covenant that are written in this scroll. And all the people agreed to the covenant.

4And the King commanded Khelqia the High Priest and the Priests who were behind him and those keeping the door, to cast out from the house of LORD JEHOVAH all the garments that were made for Baal and for the idols and for all the host of Heaven, and they burned them outside of Jerusalem in the valley of Qedrun, and he took their ashes to Bayth Eil. 5And he killed those Priests whom the Kings of Yehuda appointed to lay incense on the high places in the villages of Yehuda and in the environs of Jerusalem, and who were setting incense for Baal, and for the sun, and for the moon, and for the stars and all the host of Heaven. 6And he brought out the dreaded thing from the house of LORD JEHOVAH, outside of Jerusalem to the valley of Qedrown, and he burned it in the valley of Qedrown, and he made it as the dust, and he cast its dust on the tombs of the children of the people. 7And he tore down the houses of prostitution that were in the house of LORD JEHOVAH, and of the women who were weaving garments for the dreaded idols there. 8And he brought all the Priests from the cities of Yehuda and defiled the high places where the Priests set incense in them, from Dan and unto Beersheba, and he threw down the high place that was in the entrance of the Gate of Redemption that is in the city, that was upon the left of the man who is at the gate of the city. 9However, the Priests of the high places were not going up to the altar of LORD JEHOVAH in Jerusalem, but only ate unleavened bread with their brethren. 10And he tore down the high places that the Kings of Yehuda had made in Taphat that is in the Valley in BarHennum, because the Kings of Yehuda had made a man to pass his son or his daughter into fire for Amlek. 11And he killed the horses that the Kings of Yehuda gave to the sun in the entrance of the house of LORD JEHOVAH, in the arched chamber of Nathan the Eunuch of the King that was in Paruda, and the chariots of the sun he burned in fire. 12And the altar that was upon the roof of the high place of Akhaz that the Kings of Yehuda had made and the altar that Manassheh made for the two courtyards of the house of LORD JEHOVAH, the King tore down, and he rode quickly from there and he cast their dust into the torrent of Qedrown. 13And the high places that were before Jerusalem that were at the right hand of the Destroying Mountain that Solomon King of Israel had built for Astruth, godess of the Tsidonians, and for Kemush the dreaded one of Moab, and for Malcum the dreaded one of the children of Amon, King Yoshiah broke down. 14And he shattered the monuments and cut off the idols and filled their place with the bones of the sons of men.

15Also the altar that is in Bayth Eil and the high places that Yorbaam, son of Nebat, made who caused Israel to sin, also he broke down the altar and the high place, and he burned the high place and he pulverized it like dust, and he burned the feared things. 16And Yoshiah returned and he saw the tombs there on the mountain, and he sent and he took the bones from the tombs, and he burned on the altar and defiled it according to the word of LORD JEHOVAH that the Prophet of God spoke who had cried out these words. 17And the King said: “What is this monument that I see?” The men of the city were saying to him, “It is the tomb of the Prophet of God who came from Yehuda, and he cried these words that you have done against the altar of Bayth Eil.” 18And he said: “Leave him! Do not let a man come to the tomb, and no man shall move his bones!” And they saved his bones, the bones of the Prophet who came from Samaria. 19Also all of the houses of the idols that are in the towns of Samaria that the Kings of Israel had made to anger LORD JEHOVAH, Yoshiah removed, and he made them like the works that he had done in Bayth Eil. 20And he slaughtered all the Priests of the high places who had put incense on the altars, and he burned the bones of the men upon them, and he returned to Jerusalem.

21And the King commanded all the people, and said: “Perform the Passover to LORD JEHOVAH your God, as it is written in the Book of this Covenant 22Because a Passover like this had not been made from the day of the Judges who had judged Israel, until all the days of the Kings of Israel and the Kings of Yehuda 23Except only in the eighteenth year of King Yoshiah, when this Passover was made to LORD JEHOVAH in Jerusalem!

24Also Necromancers and Soothsayers and idols and dreaded things and every abomination that appeared in the land of Yehuda and in the streets of Jerusalem, Yoshiah rooted out so as to confirm the words of the Book of the Torah that are written in the Scroll that Khelqia the Priest found in the house of LORD JEHOVAH. 25And there was not a King like him before him, for he was turned to LORD JEHOVAH with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his power, as it is written in the Torah of Moshe, and after him none arose like him.

26However, the great anger of LORD JEHOVAH did not turn away, because he was angry against Yehuda, because of the anger with which Manassheh had angered him. 27And LORD JEHOVAH said: also I remove Yehuda from before me as when I removed Israel, and I shall reject this city which I have chosen, Jerusalem, and the house of which I said: “My name shall be there.”

28And the rest of the words of Yoshia and everything that he did, behold, they are written in the book of The Chronicles of the Kings of Yehuda. 29In his days Pharaoh, the Cripple King of Egypt, went up by Mabug that is by the River Euphrates, and King Yoshiah went to meet him to fight with him, and Pharaoh said to him: “It is not against you that I come; turn aside from me.” And Yoshiah did not listen to him, and Pharaoh struck and killed him in Magdu when he saw him there. 30And his Servants took him away from Magdu when he died, and they brought him to Jerusalem, and they buried him there in his tomb, and the people of the land took Yehukhaz, son of Yoshiah, and they anointed him and they made him king in place of his father.

31Yahuakhaz was a son of twenty three years when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother was Khamatul, the daughter of Jeremiah, from Lebna. 32And he did evil before LORD JEHOVAH as Manassheh had done. 33And Pharaoh, the Cripple, the King of Egypt bound him in Deblath, in the land of Khamath, when he became king in Jerusalem, and he imposed taxes on the land, a hundred talents of silver and ten talents of gold.

34And Pharaoh the Cripple made Eliakim, son of Yoshiah, king in the place of Yoshiah his father, and he named his name Yoiqim, and he led Yehuakhaz away, and he entered Egypt and died there. 35And the silver and the gold Yoiqim gave to Pharaoh, however, the silver and gold he raised over the land because of the word of the mouth of Pharaoh. Each man as he thought right was bringing silver and gold from the people of the land, because of the word of the mouth of Pharaoh the Cripple.

36Yoiqim was a son of twenty and five years when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother was Zebida, daughter of Paria from Ramtha. 37And he did evil before LORD JEHOVAH as his fathers had done.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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