1 Josiah then celebrated a Passover to Yahweh in Jerusalem. The Passover victims were slaughtered on the fourteenth day of the first month.
Exod 12:6 Num 9:3 2Kgs 23:21-23 Ezra 6:19 2Chr 30:1-27 Deut 16:1-8 Ezek 45:21
2 He assigned the priests to their posts, encouraging them to do their duty in the Temple of Yahweh.
2Chr 31:2 1Chr 22:19 1Chr 24:1-31 2Chr 23:8 2Chr 23:18 2Chr 29:5-11 Ezra 6:18
3 Then he said to the Levites, who had understanding for all Israel and were consecrated to Yahweh, 'Put the sacred ark in the Temple built by Solomon son of David, king of Israel. You need not carry it about on your shoulders any more. Now serve Yahweh your God and Israel his people!
1Chr 23:26 Deut 33:10 2Chr 5:7 2Chr 17:8-9 2Chr 30:22 Mal 2:7 2Chr 8:11
4 Prepare yourselves by families according to your orders, as laid down in the decree of David king of Israel and that of Solomon his son,
2Chr 8:14 1Chr 23:1-26 1Chr 9:10-34 1Chr 24:1 Neh 11:10-20
5 and take up positions in the sanctuary corresponding to the family divisions of your brothers the laity, so that there are Levites for each family division.
Ps 134:1 Ezra 6:18 Ps 135:2
6 Slaughter the Passover, sanctify yourselves and prepare it so that your brothers can observe it in the way the word of Yahweh through Moses requires.'
2Chr 29:5 2Chr 29:15 2Chr 29:34 2Chr 30:3 2Chr 30:15-19 Exod 12:6 Exod 12:21-22
7 For the laity Josiah provided small livestock, that is, lambs and young goats -- everything for the Passover offerings for all who attended -- to the number of thirty thousand, as well as three thousand bullocks; these were from the king's own possessions.
1Kgs 8:63 2Chr 30:24 1Chr 29:3 2Chr 7:8-10 2Chr 31:3 Ezek 45:17 Isa 32:8
8 His officials also made voluntary contributions for the people, the priests and the Levites; and Hilkiah, Zechariah and Jehiel, the chiefs of the Temple of God, gave two thousand six hundred lambs and three hundred bullocks to the priests for the Passover offerings;
2Chr 29:31-33 1Chr 9:20 1Chr 24:4-5 1Chr 29:6-9 1Chr 29:17 2Chr 34:14-20 2Cor 8:12
9 while Conaniah, Shemaiah, Nethanel his brother, Hashabiah, Jeiel and Jozabad, the head Levites, provided five thousand lambs and five hundred bullocks as Passover offerings for the Levites.
2Chr 31:12 Isa 1:10-15 Jer 3:10 Jer 7:21-28 Mic 6:6-8
10 So the service was arranged, the priests stood in their places and the Levites in their orders as the king had commanded.
2Chr 30:16 Ezra 6:18 2Chr 35:4-5
11 Then they slaughtered the Passover victims and while the priests sprinkled the blood as they received it from the Levites, the latter did the skinning.
2Chr 29:34 2Chr 29:22-24 2Chr 30:16 Heb 9:21-22 Lev 1:5-6 Num 18:3 Num 18:7
12 Next they put the burnt offering aside for presentation to the family divisions of the laity, so that they could offer it to Yahweh in the way prescribed in the Book of Moses; they did the same with the bullocks.
Lev 3:3 Lev 3:5 Lev 3:9-11 Lev 3:14-16
13 They roasted the Passover victim over an open fire in accordance with the regulation and boiled the consecrated offerings in pots, kettles and pans, which they then distributed to all the laity as quickly as they could.
Exod 12:8-9 1Sam 2:13-15 Deut 16:7 Lev 6:28 Lam 1:12-13 Num 6:19 Ps 22:14
14 Afterwards they provided for themselves and the priests, since the Aaronite priests were kept busy till nightfall making the burnt offerings and offering the fat; that was why the Levites prepared the Passover for themselves and for the Aaronite priests.
15 The Asaphite singers were at their places, in accordance with the command of David and Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun the king's seer; so were the gatekeepers at each gate. Because they could not leave their duties, their brothers the Levites prepared the Passover for them.
1Chr 9:17-19 1Chr 25:1-7 1Chr 26:12-19 1Chr 16:41-42 1Chr 23:5 2Chr 29:25-26 Ps 77:1
16 So the whole service of Yahweh was arranged that day to celebrate the Passover and to bring burnt offerings on the altar of Yahweh, in accordance with King Josiah's command.
17 On that occasion the Israelites who were present celebrated the Passover and the feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days.
Exod 12:15-20 1Cor 5:7-8 2Chr 30:21-23 Deut 16:3-4 Deut 16:8 Exod 13:6-7 Exod 23:15
18 No Passover like this one had ever been celebrated in Israel since the days of the prophet Samuel, nor had any of the kings of Israel ever celebrated a Passover like the one celebrated by Josiah, the priests, the Levites, all Judah and Israel who were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
2Chr 30:5 2Kgs 23:21-23 2Chr 30:26-27
19 This Passover was celebrated in the eighteenth year of Josiah's reign.
20 After all this, when Josiah had provided for the Temple, Necho king of Egypt advanced to give battle at Carchemish on the Euphrates and Josiah went to intercept him.
2Kgs 23:29-30 Isa 10:9 Jer 46:2-12
21 Necho however sent him messengers to say, 'Why be concerned about me, king of Judah? I have not come today to attack you; my quarrel is with another dynasty. God has commanded me to move quickly, so keep well clear of the god who is with me!'
2Chr 25:19 2Kgs 18:25 2Sam 16:10 Isa 36:10 John 2:4 Matt 8:29
22 But Josiah was not to be deflected from his determination to fight him, and would not listen to Necho's words, which came from the mouth of God. He gave battle in the plain of Megiddo.
Judg 5:19 2Chr 18:29 1Kgs 22:30 2Chr 35:21 1Kgs 14:2 1Kgs 22:34 2Chr 18:4-6
23 The archers shot King Josiah. The king then said to his retainers, 'Take me away; I am badly wounded.'
1Kgs 22:34 2Chr 18:33 2Kgs 8:29 2Kgs 9:24 Gen 49:23 Lam 3:13
24 So his retainers lifted him out of his own chariot, transferred him to one which he had in reserve and brought him to Jerusalem, where he died and was buried in the tombs of his ancestors. All Judah and Jerusalem held mourning for Josiah.
Zech 12:11 2Chr 34:28 2Kgs 23:30 Eccl 8:14 Eccl 9:1-2 Gen 41:43 Ps 36:6
25 Jeremiah composed a lament for Josiah and all the male and female singers to this day lament Josiah in their dirges; they have made it a rule in Israel; they are recorded in the Lamentations.
Jer 22:10 Lam 4:20 Matt 9:23 Eccl 12:5 Jer 9:17-21 Jer 22:20 Job 3:8
26 The rest of the history of Josiah, his deeds of faithful love conforming to what is prescribed in the Law of Yahweh,
2Chr 31:20 2Chr 32:32
27 his history from first to last, are recorded in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.
2Chr 20:34 2Chr 24:27 2Chr 25:26 2Chr 26:22 2Chr 32:32 2Chr 33:19 2Kgs 10:34