|2nd Chronicles 34|
King James Bible
And said4 unto the Levites that taught56 4000 all Israel, which were holy unto the LORD, Put3 the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build;1 [it shall] not [be] a burden upon [your] shoulders: serve3 now the LORD your God, and his people Israel,
And Josiah gave55 to the people, 5971 of the flock, lambs and kids, 5795 all for the passover offerings, for all that were present,12 to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these [were] of the king's substance.
And his princes gave52 willingly unto the people, to the priests, and to the Levites: Hilkiah and Zechariah and Jehiel, rulers of the house of God, gave1 unto the priests for the passover offerings two thousand and six hundred [small cattle], and three hundred oxen.
Conaniah also, and Shemaiah and Nethaneel, his brethren, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, chief of the Levites, gave52 unto the Levites for passover offerings five thousand [small cattle], and five hundred oxen.
And they removed55 the burnt offerings, that they might give2 according to the divisions of the families 1004 of the people, 5971 to offer53 unto the LORD, as [it is] written7 in the book of Moses. And so [did they] with the oxen.
And they roasted17 the passover with fire according to the ordinance: but the [other] holy [offerings] sod14 they in pots, and in caldrons, and in pans, and divided [them] speedily55 among all the people. 5971
And afterward they made ready52 for themselves, and for the priests: because the priests the sons of Aaron [were busied] in offering53 of burnt offerings and the fat until night; therefore the Levites prepared52 for themselves, and for the priests the sons of Aaron.
And the singers35 the sons of Asaph [were] in their place, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer; and the porters [waited] at every gate; 8179 they might not depart2 from their service; for their brethren the Levites prepared52 for them.
And there was no passover like to that kept8 in Israel from the days of Samuel the prophet; neither did1 all the kings of Israel keep1 such a passover as Josiah kept,1 and the priests, and the Levites, and all Judah and Israel that were present,12 and the inhabitants6 of Jerusalem.
But he sent4 ambassadors to him, saying,2 What have I to do with thee, thou king of Judah? [I come] not against thee this day, but against the house wherewith I have war: for God commanded1 me to make haste:15 forbear3 thee from [meddling with] God, who [is] with me, that he destroy55 thee not.
Nevertheless Josiah would not turn52 his face from him, but disguised98 himself, that he might fight9 with him, and hearkened1 not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came4 to fight9 in the valley of Megiddo.
His servants therefore took55 him out of that chariot, and put55 him in the second chariot that he had; and they brought55 him to Jerusalem, and he died,4 and was buried11 in [one of] the sepulchres of his fathers. And all Judah and Jerusalem mourned102 for Josiah.
And Jeremiah lamented34 for Josiah: and all the singing6 men and the singing6 women spake4 of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made4 them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they [are] written7 in the lamentations.