2 Chronicles 35
Josiah keepeth a most solemn Passover.
2 Chronicles 35:1 And Iosiah helde the feast of passeouer vnto the Lorde in Ierusalem, and they slue passeouer in the .xiiij. daye of þe fyrst moneth. 2 Chronicles 35:2 And he set the preastes in theyr offyces and ayded them in the seruyce of the house of the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 35:3 And he sayde to the Leuites that taught thorow out all Israell and were sanctifyed vnto the Lorde: put the holy arcke in the house which Salomon the sonne of Dauid Kynge of Israel dyd builde, ye neade not to beare it vpon youre shoulders. Wherfore now serue the Lorde youre God and his people Israel. 2 Chronicles 35:4 And prepare youre selues by youre auncient housholdes and companyes, accordyng to the wrytyng of Dauid Kynge of Israel, & the wrytynge of Salomon his sonne. 2 Chronicles 35:5 And stande in the holy place accordyng to the deuysions of the auncient houshouldes of youre brethren the chyldren of the people, and after the deuysyon of the auncient housholdes of the Leuites, 2 Chronicles 35:6 and kyll passouer sanctifye and prepare youre brethren that they may do accordynge to the worde of the Lord by the hand of Moses. 2 Chronicles 35:7 And Iosiah gaue to the comen people in lambes and kyddes, for passe ouer offeringes onlye, vnto all that were present .xxx. thousande by tale, & thre thousande oxen, euen of the kynges substaunce. 2 Chronicles 35:8 And his Lordes gaue wyllynglye both vnto the people & also vnto the preastes & vnto the Leuites. Helkiah, Zachariah & Iehiel, rulers of the house of God, gaue vnto the preastes for passeouerofferynges two thousand & syxe hundred lambes & kyddes, and thre hundred oxen. 2 Chronicles 35:9 And Conaniah with semeiah & Nathaneel his brethren, and Hasabiah and Iaiel & Iosabad Lordes of the Leuites, gaue vnto the Leuites fyue thousadde passeouer offerynge, and fyue hundred oxen. 2 Chronicles 35:10 And so the seruice went forwarde, and the preastes stode in theyr places, & þe Leuites in theyr companies at the kynges commaundement. 2 Chronicles 35:11 And they slue passeouer: & þe preastes sprinckled the bloude receyuynge it of the Leuites, and the Leuites stripte the beastes. 2 Chronicles 35:12 And they fett awaye the burntofferynges, to geue them vnto the comen people as they were deuyded by auncient houses, for to offer vnto the Lord, lyke as it is wrytten in the boke of Moses. And so dyd they with the oxen to. 2 Chronicles 35:13 And they dressed the passeouer with fyre as the maner was. But the other halowed dedycat beastes they sodde in pottes, caulderns & pannes & deuyded them quycklye amonge all the comen people. 2 Chronicles 35:14 And afterwarde they made readye for them selues and for the preastes and for the chyldren of Aaron, which were busied in offerynge of burntofferynges and the fatt vntyll nyght. And therfore the Leuites prepared for them selues and for the preastes the sonnes of Aaron. 2 Chronicles 35:15 And the syngers the chyldren of Asaph stode in theyr standyng accordyng to the commaundement of Dauid and Asaph, Heman and Iduthun the kynges sear of visions: and the porters wayted at euery gate, and might not departe from theyr seruyce: But theyr brethren the Leuites prepared for them. 2 Chronicles 35:16 And so all the seruyce of the Lorde went forwarde the sayde daye, in offerynge passeouer of burntofferynges vpon the aulter of the Lorde, accordyng to the commaundement of kynge Iosiah. 2 Chronicles 35:17 And so the chyldren of Israel that coulde be founde, offered passeouer the same tyme & kepte the feast of swete breade seuen dayes. 2 Chronicles 35:18 And ther was no passeouer lyke to that, kept in Israel from the tyme of Samuel the prophete nether dyd anye of þe kynges of Israel holde soche a passeouer feast as dyd Iosiah and the preastes and Leuites and all Iuda, and as moche of Israel as coulde be had, and the enhabiters of Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 35:19 And this passeouer was holden in the .xviij. yere of the raygne of Iosiah.
He, provoking Pharaoh-necho, is slain at Megiddo.
2 Chronicles 35:20 After all this, when Iosiah had finisshed þe temple, Necho kyng of Egypt came vp to fight agaynst Carcamis vpon Euphrates, and Iosiah went out agaynst him. 2 Chronicles 35:21 And the other sent messengers to hym, sayinge: what haue I to do with the thou kyng of Iuda? I came not agaynst the nowe at this tyme, but agaynste an house with whom I haue warre, & God bade me haste. Leaue of therfore and medle not with God which is with me, least he destroye the. 2 Chronicles 35:22 Neuerthelesse Iosiah turned not his face from him, but made hym readye to fyght wyth him, and herkened not vnto the wordes of Necho out of the mouth of God. And when he was come to fyght in the valeye of Magedo, 2 Chronicles 35:23 the shoters shotte agaynste the kyng Iosiah. And the king sayd to his seruauntes: carie me away, for I am sore hurte. 2 Chronicles 35:24 And his seruauntes had him oute of the charet and put him in another, and brought him to Ierusalem where he dyed & was buried in the sepulchre of his fathers. And al Iuda & Ierusalem mourned for Iosiah.
Lamentations for Josiah.
2 Chronicles 35:25 And Ieremiah lamented Iosiah, and all syngynge men and singing wemen speake of Iosiah to this day, & made it an ordinaunce in Israell: and they be written in lamentacions. 2 Chronicles 35:26 The rest of þe actes of Iosiah and his goodnes in folowinge the wryting of the law, 2 Chronicles 35:27 & his deades fyrste & last are written in the boke of the kynges of Israel and Iuda.