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  • KJV W/ STRONGS BIBLE - 2 KINGS 23
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    23:1 And the king 4428 sent 7971 8799, and they gathered 622 8799 unto him all the elders 2205 of Judah 3063 and of Jerusalem 3389.

    23:2 And the king 4428 went up 5927 8799 into the house 1004 of the LORD 3068, and all the men 376 of Judah 3063 and all the inhabitants 3427 8802 of Jerusalem 3389 with him, and the priests 3548, and the prophets 5030, and all the people 5971, both small 6996 and great 1419: and he read 7121 8799 in their ears 241 all the words 1697 of the book 5612 of the covenant 1285 which was found 4672 8737 in the house 1004 of the LORD 3068.(both…: Heb. from small even unto great)

    23:3 And the king 4428 stood 5975 8799 by a pillar 5982, and made 3772 8799 a covenant 1285 before 6440 the LORD 3068, to walk 3212 8800 after 310 the LORD 3068, and to keep 8104 8800 his commandments 4687 and his testimonies 5715 and his statutes 2708 with all [their] heart 3820 and all [their] soul 5315, to perform 6965 8687 the words 1697 of this covenant 1285 that were written 3789 8803 in this book 5612. And all the people 5971 stood 5975 8799 to the covenant 1285.

    23:4 And the king 4428 commanded 6680 8762 Hilkiah 2518 the high 1419 priest 3548, and the priests 3548 of the second order 4932, and the keepers 8104 8802 of the door 5592, to bring forth 3318 8687 out of the temple 1964 of the LORD 3068 all the vessels 3627 that were made 6213 8803 for Baal 1168, and for the grove 842, and for all the host 6635 of heaven 8064: and he burned 8313 8799 them without 2351 Jerusalem 3389 in the fields 7709 of Kidron 6939, and carried 5375 8804 the ashes 6083 of them unto Bethel 1008.

    23:5 And he put down 7673 8689 the idolatrous priests 3649, whom the kings 4428 of Judah 3063 had ordained 5414 8804 to burn incense 6999 8762 in the high places 1116 in the cities 5892 of Judah 3063, and in the places round about 4524 Jerusalem 3389; them also that burned incense 6999 8764 unto Baal 1168, to the sun 8121, and to the moon 3394, and to the planets 4208, and to all the host 6635 of heaven 8064.(put…: Heb. caused to cease)(idolatrous…: Heb. Chemarim)(planets: or, twelve signs or, constellations)

    23:6 And he brought out 3318 8686 the grove 842 from the house 1004 of the LORD 3068, without 2351 Jerusalem 3389, unto the brook 5158 Kidron 6939, and burned 8313 8799 it at the brook 5158 Kidron 6939, and stamped [it] small 1854 8686 to powder 6083, and cast 7993 8686 the powder 6083 thereof upon the graves 6913 of the children 1121 of the people 5971.

    23:7 And he brake down 5422 8799 the houses 1004 of the sodomites 6945, that [were] by the house 1004 of the LORD 3068, where the women 802 wove 707 8802 hangings 1004 for the grove 842.(hangings: Heb. houses)

    23:8 And he brought 935 8686 all the priests 3548 out of the cities 5892 of Judah 3063, and defiled 2930 8762 the high places 1116 where the priests 3548 had burned incense 6999 8765, from Geba 1387 to Beersheba 884, and brake down 5422 8804 the high places 1116 of the gates 8179 that [were] in the entering in 6607 of the gate 8179 of Joshua 3091 the governor 8269 of the city 5892, which [were] on a man's 376 left hand 8040 at the gate 8179 of the city 5892.

    23:9 Nevertheless the priests 3548 of the high places 1116 came not up 5927 8799 to the altar 4196 of the LORD 3068 in Jerusalem 3389, but they did eat 398 8804 of the unleavened bread 4682 among 8432 their brethren 251.

    23:10 And he defiled 2930 8765 Topheth 8612, which [is] in the valley 1516 of the children 1121 8675 1121 of Hinnom 2011, that no man 376 might make his son 1121 or his daughter 1323 to pass through 5674 8687 the fire 784 to Molech 4432.

    23:11 And he took away 7673 8686 the horses 5483 that the kings 4428 of Judah 3063 had given 5414 8804 to the sun 8121, at the entering in 935 8800 of the house 1004 of the LORD 3068, by the chamber 3957 of Nathanmelech 5419 the chamberlain 5631, which [was] in the suburbs 6503, and burned 8313 8804 the chariots 4818 of the sun 8121 with fire 784.(chamberlain: or, eunuch, or, officer)

    23:12 And the altars 4196 that [were] on the top 1406 of the upper chamber 5944 of Ahaz 271, which the kings 4428 of Judah 3063 had made 6213 8804, and the altars 4196 which Manasseh 4519 had made 6213 8804 in the two 8147 courts 2691 of the house 1004 of the LORD 3068, did the king 4428 beat down 5422 8804, and brake [them] down 7323 8799 from thence, and cast 7993 8689 the dust 6083 of them into the brook 5158 Kidron 6939.(brake…: or, ran from thence)

    23:13 And the high places 1116 that [were] before 6440 Jerusalem 3389, which [were] on the right hand 3225 of the mount 2022 of corruption 4889, which Solomon 8010 the king 4428 of Israel 3478 had builded 1129 8804 for Ashtoreth 6253 the abomination 8251 of the Zidonians 6722, and for Chemosh 3645 the abomination 8251 of the Moabites 4124, and for Milcom 4445 the abomination 8441 of the children 1121 of Ammon 5983, did the king 4428 defile 2930 8765.(the mount…: that is, the mount of Olives)

    23:14 And he brake in pieces 7665 8765 the images 4676, and cut down 3772 8799 the groves 842, and filled 4390 8762 their places 4725 with the bones 6106 of men 120.(images: Heb. statues)

    23:15 Moreover the altar 4196 that [was] at Bethel 1008, [and] the high place 1116 which Jeroboam 3379 the son 1121 of Nebat 5028, who made Israel 3478 to sin 2398 8689, had made 6213 8804, both that altar 4196 and the high place 1116 he brake down 5422 8804, and burned 8313 8799 the high place 1116, [and] stamped 1854 8689 [it] small to powder 6083, and burned 8313 8804 the grove 842.

    23:16 And as Josiah 2977 turned 6437 8799 himself, he spied 7200 8799 the sepulchres 6913 that [were] there in the mount 2022, and sent 7971 8799, and took 3947 8799 the bones 6106 out of the sepulchres 6913, and burned 8313 8799 [them] upon the altar 4196, and polluted 2930 8762 it, according to the word 1697 of the LORD 3068 which the man 376 of God 430 proclaimed 7121 8804, who proclaimed 7121 8804 these words 1697.

    23:17 Then he said 559 8799, What title 6725 [is] that 1975 that I see 7200 8802? And the men 582 of the city 5892 told 559 8799 him, [It is] the sepulchre 6913 of the man 376 of God 430, which came 935 8804 from Judah 3063, and proclaimed 7121 8799 these things 1697 that thou hast done 6213 8804 against the altar 4196 of Bethel 1008.

    23:18 And he said 559 8799, Let him alone 3240 8685; let no man 376 move 5128 8686 his bones 6106. So they let his bones 6106 alone 4422 8762, with the bones 6106 of the prophet 5030 that came out 935 8804 of Samaria 8111.(bones alone: Heb. bones to escape)

    23:19 And all the houses 1004 also of the high places 1116 that [were] in the cities 5892 of Samaria 8111, which the kings 4428 of Israel 3478 had made 6213 8804 to provoke [the LORD] to anger 3707 8687, Josiah 2977 took away 5493 8689, and did 6213 8799 to them according to all the acts 4639 that he had done 6213 8804 in Bethel 1008.

    23:20 And he slew 2076 8799 all the priests 3548 of the high places 1116 that [were] there upon the altars 4196, and burned 8313 8799 men's 120 bones 6106 upon them, and returned 7725 8799 to Jerusalem 3389.(slew: or, sacrificed)

    23:21 And the king 4428 commanded 6680 8762 all the people 5971, saying 559 8800, Keep 6213 8798 the passover 6453 unto the LORD 3068 your God 430, as [it is] written 3789 8803 in the book 5612 of this covenant 1285.

    23:22 Surely there was not holden 6213 8738 such a passover 6453 from the days 3117 of the judges 8199 8802 that judged 8199 8804 Israel 3478, nor in all the days 3117 of the kings 4428 of Israel 3478, nor of the kings 4428 of Judah 3063;

    23:23 But in the eighteenth 8083 6240 year 8141 of king 4428 Josiah 2977, [wherein] this passover 6453 was holden 6213 8738 to the LORD 3068 in Jerusalem 3389.

    23:24 Moreover the [workers with] familiar spirits 178, and the wizards 3049, and the images 8655, and the idols 1544, and all the abominations 8251 that were spied 7200 8738 in the land 776 of Judah 3063 and in Jerusalem 3389, did Josiah 2977 put away 1197 8765, that he might perform 6965 8687 the words 1697 of the law 8451 which were written 3789 8803 in the book 5612 that Hilkiah 2518 the priest 3548 found 4672 8804 in the house 1004 of the LORD 3068.(images: or, teraphim)

    23:25 And like unto him was there no king 4428 before 6440 him, that turned 7725 8804 to the LORD 3068 with all his heart 3824, and with all his soul 5315, and with all his might 3966, according to all the law 8451 of Moses 4872; neither after 310 him arose 6965 8804 there [any] like him.

    23:26 Notwithstanding the LORD 3068 turned 7725 8804 not from the fierceness 2740 of his great 1419 wrath 639, wherewith his anger 639 was kindled 2734 8804 against Judah 3063, because of all the provocations 3708 that Manasseh 4519 had provoked 3707 8689 him withal.(provocations: Heb. angers)

    23:27 And the LORD 3068 said 559 8799, I will remove 5493 8686 Judah 3063 also out of my sight 6440, as I have removed 5493 8689 Israel 3478, and will cast off 3988 8804 this city 5892 Jerusalem 3389 which I have chosen 977 8804, and the house 1004 of which I said 559 8804, My name 8034 shall be there.

    23:28 Now the rest 3499 of the acts 1697 of Josiah 2977, and all that he did 6213 8804, [are] they not written 3789 8803 in the book 5612 of the chronicles 1697 3117 of the kings 4428 of Judah 3063?

    23:29 In his days 3117 Pharaohnechoh 6549 king 4428 of Egypt 4714 went up 5927 8804 against the king 4428 of Assyria 804 to the river 5104 Euphrates 6578: and king 4428 Josiah 2977 went 3212 8799 against 7125 8800 him; and he slew 4191 8686 him at Megiddo 4023, when he had seen 7200 8800 him.

    23:30 And his servants 5650 carried him in a chariot 7392 8686 dead 4191 8801 from Megiddo 4023, and brought 935 8686 him to Jerusalem 3389, and buried 6912 8799 him in his own sepulchre 6900. And the people 5971 of the land 776 took 3947 8799 Jehoahaz 3059 the son 1121 of Josiah 2977, and anointed 4886 8799 him, and made him king 4427 8686 in his father's 1 stead.

    23:31 Jehoahaz 3059 [was] twenty 6242 and three 7969 years 8141 old 1121 when he began to reign 4427 8800; and he reigned 4427 8804 three 7969 months 2320 in Jerusalem 3389. And his mother's 517 name 8034 [was] Hamutal 2537, the daughter 1323 of Jeremiah 3414 of Libnah 3841.

    23:32 And he did 6213 8799 [that which was] evil 7451 in the sight 5869 of the LORD 3068, according to all that his fathers 1 had done 6213 8804.

    23:33 And Pharaohnechoh 6549 put him in bands 631 8799 at Riblah 7247 in the land 776 of Hamath 2574, that he might not reign 4427 8800 in Jerusalem 3389; and put 5414 8799 the land 776 to a tribute 6066 of an hundred 3967 talents 3603 of silver 3701, and a talent 3603 of gold 2091.(that…: or, because he reigned)(put the…: Heb. set a fine upon the land)

    23:34 And Pharaohnechoh 6549 made Eliakim 471 the son 1121 of Josiah 2977 king 4427 8686 in the room of Josiah 2977 his father 1, and turned 5437 8686 his name 8034 to Jehoiakim 3079, and took 3947 0 Jehoahaz 3059 away 3947 8804: and he came 935 8799 to Egypt 4714, and died 4191 8799 there.

    23:35 And Jehoiakim 3079 gave 5414 8804 the silver 3701 and the gold 2091 to Pharaoh 6547; but he taxed 6186 8689 the land 776 to give 5414 8800 the money 3701 according to the commandment 6310 of Pharaoh 6547: he exacted 5065 8804 the silver 3701 and the gold 2091 of the people 5971 of the land 776, of every one 376 according to his taxation 6187, to give 5414 8800 [it] unto Pharaohnechoh 6549.

    23:36 Jehoiakim 3079 [was] twenty 6242 and five 2568 years 8141 old 1121 when he began to reign 4427 8800; and he reigned 4427 8804 eleven 259 6240 years 8141 in Jerusalem 3389. And his mother's 517 name 8034 [was] Zebudah 2080, the daughter 1323 of Pedaiah 6305 of Rumah 7316.

    23:37 And he did 6213 8799 [that which was] evil 7451 in the sight 5869 of the LORD 3068, according to all that his fathers 1 had done 6213 8804.

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