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2 Kings



The second book of the Kings commonly called, the fourth book of the Kings, chapter 23, Vulgate and King James Version

Chapter 23

Vulgate


   1 Qui misit, et congregati sunt ad eum omnes senes Iudae et Ierusalem;
   2 ascenditque rex templum Domini et omnes viri Iudae universique, qui habitabant in Ierusalem cum eo, sacerdotes et prophetae et omnis populus a parvo usque ad magnum. Legitque, cunctis audientibus, omnia verba libri foederis, qui inventus est in domo Domini.
   3 Stetitque rex super gradum suum et percussit foedus coram Domino, ut ambularent post Dominum et custodirent praecepta eius et testimonia et legitima in omni corde et in tota anima et suscitarent verba foederis huius, quae scripta erant in libro illo. Acquievitque universus populus pacto.
   4 Et praecepit rex Helciae pontifici et sacerdotibus secundi ordinis et ianitoribus, ut proicerent de templo Domini omnia vasa, quae facta fuerant Baal et Aserae et universae militiae caeli; et combussit ea foris Ierusalem in convalle Cedron et tulit pulverem eorum in Bethel.
   5 Et delevit aedituos, quos posuerant reges Iudae ad sacrificandum in excelsis per civitates Iudae et in circuitu Ierusalem, et eos, qui adolebant Baal et soli et lunae et duodecim signis et omni militiae caeli.
   6 Et efferri fecit palum de domo Domini foras Ierusalem in convalle Cedron et combussit eum ibi et redegit in pulverem et proiecit super sepulcrum vulgi.
   7 Destruxit quoque aediculas prostibulorum, quae erant in domo Domini, in quibus mulieres texebant vestes pro Asera.
   8 Congregavitque omnes sacerdotes de civitatibus Iudae et contaminavit excelsa, ubi sacrificabant sacerdotes, de Gabaa usque Bersabee; et destruxit excelsa pilosorum in introitu portae Iosue principis civitatis, ad sinistram ingredientis portam civitatis.
   9 Verumtamen non ascendebant sacerdotes excelsorum ad altare Domini in Ierusalem, sed tantum comedebant azyma in medio fratrum suorum.
   10 Contaminavit quoque Topheth, quod est in convalle Benennom, ut nemo consecraret filium suum aut filiam per ignem Moloch.
   11 Abstulit quoque equos, quos dederant reges Iudae soli in introitu templi Domini iuxta cubiculum Nathanmelech eunuchi, quod erat in Pharurim; currus autem solis combussit igne.
   12 Altaria quoque, quae erant super tectum cenaculi Achaz, quae fecerant reges Iudae, et altaria, quae fecerat Manasses in duobus atriis templi Domini, destruxit rex et contrivit ea ibi et dispersit cinerem eorum in torrentem Cedron.
   13 Excelsa quoque, quae erant ex adverso Ierusalem ad dexteram partem montis Perditionis, quae aedificaverat Salomon rex Israel Astharoth idolo Sidoniorum et Chamos idolo Moab et Melchom idolo filiorum Ammon, polluit rex;
   14 et contrivit lapides et succidit palos replevitque loca eorum ossibus mortuorum.
   15 Insuper et altare, quod erat in Bethel, excelsum, quod fecerat Ieroboam filius Nabat, qui peccare fecit Israel, etiam altare illud et excelsum destruxit atque combussit et comminuit in pulverem succenditque palum.
   16 Et conversus Iosias vidit ibi sepulcra, quae erant in monte, misitque et tulit ossa de sepulcris et combussit ea super altare et polluit illud iuxta verbum Domini, quod clamaverat vir Dei, cum staret Ieroboam in die festo ad altare. Et conversus elevavit oculos in sepulcrum viri Dei, qui clamaverat verba haec,
   17 et ait: "Quis est titulus ille, quem video?". Responderuntque ei cives illius urbis: "Sepulcrum est hominis Dei, qui venit de Iuda et clamavit verba haec, quae fecisti super altare Bethel".
   18 Et ait: "Dimittite eum; nemo commoveat ossa eius". Et intacta manserunt ossa illius cum ossibus prophetae, qui venerat de Samaria.
   19 Insuper et omnia fana excelsorum, quae erant in civitatibus Samariae, quae fecerant reges Israel ad irritandum Dominum, abstulit Iosias et fecit eis secundum omnia opera, quae fecerat in Bethel.
   20 Et immolavit universos sacerdotes excelsorum, qui erant ibi super altaria, et combussit ossa humana super ea; reversusque est Ierusalem.
   21 Et praecepit omni populo dicens: "Facite Pascha Domino Deo vestro secundum quod scriptum est in libro foederis huius".
   22 Nec enim factum est Pascha tale a diebus iudicum, qui iudicaverunt Israel, et omnibus diebus regum Israel et regum Iudae,
   23 sicut in octavo decimo anno regis Iosiae factum est Pascha istud Domino in Ierusalem.
   24 Sed et pythones et hariolos et theraphim et idola abominationesque omnes, quae erant in terra Iudae et in Ierusalem, abstulit Iosias, ut statueret verba legis, quae scripta sunt in libro, quem invenit Helcias sacerdos in templo Domini.
   25 Similis illi non fuit ante eum rex, qui reverteretur ad Dominum in omni corde suo et in tota anima sua et in universa virtute sua iuxta omnem legem Moysi, neque post eum surrexit similis illi.
   26 Verumtamen non est aversus Dominus ab ira furoris sui magni, quo iratus est furor eius contra Iudam propter omnes irritationes, quibus provocaverat eum Manasses.
   27 Dixit itaque Dominus: "Etiam Iudam auferam a facie mea, sicut abstuli Israel, et proiciam civitatem hanc, quam elegi, Ierusalem et domum, de qua dixi: Erit nomen meum ibi".
   28 Reliqua autem gestorum Iosiae et universa, quae fecit, nonne haec scripta sunt in libro annalium regum Iudae?
   29 In diebus eius ascendit pharao Nechao rex Aegypti contra regem Assyriorum ad flumen Euphraten. Et abiit Iosias rex in occursum eius, qui occidit eum in Mageddo, cum vidisset eum.
   30 Et portaverunt eum in curru servi sui mortuum de Mageddo et pertulerunt in Ierusalem et sepelierunt eum in sepulcro suo. Tulitque populus terrae Ioachaz filium Iosiae et unxerunt eum et constituerunt eum regem pro patre suo.
   31 Viginti trium annorum erat Ioachaz, cum regnare coepisset, et tribus mensibus regnavit in Ierusalem. Nomen matris eius Amital filia Ieremiae de Lobna.
   32 Et fecit malum coram Domino iuxta omnia, quae fecerant patres eius.
   33 Vinxitque eum pharao Nechao in Rebla, quae est in terra Emath, ne regnaret in Ierusalem; et imposuit multam terrae centum talentis argenti et talento auri;
   34 regemque constituit pharao Nechao Eliachim filium Iosiae pro Iosia patre eius vertitque nomen eius Ioachim. Porro Ioachaz tulit, et venit in Aegyptum et mortuus est ibi.
   35 Argentum autem et aurum dedit Ioachim pharaoni, cum indixisset terrae, ut conferretur argentum iuxta praeceptum pharaonis; et secundum uniuscuiusque aestimationem exegit tam argentum quam aurum de populo terrae, ut daret pharaoni Nechao.
   36 Viginti quinque annorum erat Ioachim, cum regnare coepisset, et undecim annis regnavit in Ierusalem. Nomen matris eius Zebida filia Phadaia de Ruma.
   37 Et fecit malum coram Domino iuxta omnia, quae fecerant patres eius.

King James Version


   1 And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.
   2 And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.
   3 ¶ And the king stood by a pillar, 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 their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
   4 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Beth-el.
   5 And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.
   6 And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.
   7 And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.
   8 And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beer-sheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.
   9 Nevertheless the priests of the high places came not up to the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, but they did eat of the unleavened bread among their brethren.
   10 And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
   11 And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
   12 And the altars that were on the top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, did the king beat down, and brake them down from thence, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.
   13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.
   14 And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.
   15 ¶ Moreover the altar that was at Beth-el, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove.
   16 And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that were there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchres, and burned them upon the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words.
   17 Then he said, What title is that that I see? And the men of the city told him, It is the sepulchre of the man of God, which came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that thou hast done against the altar of Beth-el.
   18 And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria.
   19 And all the houses also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke the LORD to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Beth-el.
   20 And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars, and burned men's bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.
   21 ¶ 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.
   22 Surely there was not holden such a passover from the days of the judges that judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;
   23 But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, wherein this passover was holden to the LORD in Jerusalem.
   24 ¶ Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
   25 And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.
   26 ¶ Notwithstanding the LORD turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations that Manasseh had provoked him withal.
   27 And the LORD said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.
   28 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
   29 ¶ In his days Pharaoh-nechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.
   30 And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead.
   31 ¶ Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
   32 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.
   33 And Pharaoh-nechoh put him in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.
   34 And Pharaoh-nechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim, and took Jehoahaz away: and he came to Egypt, and died there.
   35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh; but he taxed the land to give the money according to the commandment of Pharaoh: he exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land, of every one according to his taxation, to give it unto Pharaoh-nechoh.
   36 ¶ Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Zebudah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.
   37 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.
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