SEV Biblia, Chapter 23:3 Y poniéndose el rey en pie junto a la columna, hizo alianza delante del SEÑOR, de que irían en pos del SEÑOR, y guardarían sus mandamientos, y sus testimonios, y sus estatutos, con todo el corazón y con toda el alma, y que cumplirían las palabras de la alianza que estaban escritas en aquel libro. Y todo el pueblo confirmó el pacto.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 23:3 Verse 3. Stood by a pillar] He stood, dwm[h l[ al haammud, "upon the stairs or pulpit." This is what is called the brazen scaffold or pulpit which Solomon made, and on which the kings were accustomed to stand when they addressed the people. See 2 Chron. vi. 13, and the parallel places.
Made a covenant] This was expressed, 1. In general. To walk after Jehovah; to have no gods besides him. 2. To take his law for the regulation of their conduct. 3. In particular. To bend their whole heart and soul to the observance of it, so that, they might not only have religion without, but, piety within. To this all the people stood up, thus giving their consent, and binding themselves to obedience.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 3. And the king stood by a pillar , etc.] As the manner of kings was, ( 2 Kings 11:14) and is thought to be the brasen scaffold erected by Solomon, on which he stood at the dedication of the temple, and now Josiah at the reading of the law, ( 2 Chronicles 6:13), it is said to be his place, ( 2 Chronicles 34:31), (see Gill on “ 2 Kings 11:14”) and made a covenant before the Lord : agreed and promised in the presence of God, both he and his people: to walk after the Lord : the worship of the Lord, as the Targum; closely to attend to that: and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes : all the laws of God, moral, civil, and ceremonial: with all their heart, and all their soul : cordially and sincerely: to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book : lately found, and now read unto them: and all the people stood to the covenant : agreed to it, and promised to keep it; so the Targum, “all the people took upon them the covenant,” engaged to observe it.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-3 - Josiah had received a message from God, that there was no preventin 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 of hypocritical herein, yet much outward wickedness would be prevented and they were accountable to God for their own conduct.
Original Hebrew ויעמד 5975 המלך 4428 על 5921 העמוד 5982 ויכרת 3772 את 853 הברית 1285 לפני 6440 יהוה 3068 ללכת 1980 אחר 310 יהוה 3068 ולשׁמר 8104 מצותיו 4687 ואת 853 עדותיו 5715 ואת 853 חקתיו 2708 בכל 3605 לב 3820 ובכל 3605 נפשׁ 5315 להקים 6965 את 853 דברי 1697 הברית 1285 הזאת 2063 הכתבים 3789 על 5921 הספר 5612 הזה 2088 ויעמד 5975 כל 3605 העם 5971 בברית׃ 1285