2 Kings 23:21

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Kings 23:21

And the King commanded all the people saying, Keepe the Passeouer vnto the Lord your God, as it is written in this booke of the Couenant.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the king commanded all the people saying, "Celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God as it is written in this book of the covenant."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto Jehovah your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the king gave orders to all the people, saying, Keep the Passover to the Lord your God, as it says in this book of the law.
- Basic English Bible

And the king commanded all the people saying, Hold the passover to Jehovah your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.
- Darby Bible

And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover to the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.
- Webster's Bible

The king commanded all the people, saying, "Keep the Passover to Yahweh your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant."
- World English Bible

And the king commandeth the whole of the people, saying, `Make ye a passover to Jehovah your God, as it is written on this book of the covenant.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the king commanded all the people, saying: 'Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Kings 23:21

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 23:21


23:20 The priests - By this relation it appears, that after the departure of the king of Assyria, divers of the Israelites who had retired to other parts, and kept themselves out of the conqueror's hands, returned together with their priests to their own land, and to their old trade, worshipping idols; to whom, peradventure, they ascribed this their deliverance from that judgment which Jehovah had brought upon them. And burnt - According to that famous prophecy, #1Kings 13:1|,2.

23:22 Such a passover - Celebrated with such solemn care, and great preparation, and numerous sacrifices, and universal joy of all good men; which was much the greater, because of their remembrance of the former wicked and miserable times under Manasseh, and Amon; and the good hopes they now had of the happy establishment of their nation, and the true religion; and of the prevention of God's judgments denounced against them. Judges - Or, from the days of Samuel, the last of the judges; as it is expressed #2Chron 35:18|. None of the kings had taken such care to prepare themselves, the priests, and people, and accurately to observe all the rites, and diligently to purge out all uncleanness, and to renew their covenant with God. And undoubtedly God was pleased to recompense their zeal in destroying idolatry with uncommon tokens of his presence and favour. All this concurred to make it such a passover as had not been, even in the days of Hezekiah.


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