2 Kings 23:23

“But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, wherein this passover was holden to the LORD in Jerusalem.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Kings 23:23

But in the eighteenth yeere of king Iosiah, wherein this Passeouer was holden to the Lord in Ierusalem.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, this Passover was observed to the LORD in Jerusalem.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah was this passover kept to Jehovah in Jerusalem.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the eighteenth year of the rule of King Josiah this Passover was kept to the Lord in Jerusalem.
- Basic English Bible

but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah was this passover holden to Jehovah in Jerusalem.
- Darby Bible

But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, in which this passover was held to the LORD in Jerusalem.
- Webster's Bible

but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah was this Passover kept to Yahweh in Jerusalem.
- World English Bible

but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, hath this passover been made to Jehovah in Jerusalem.
- Youngs Literal Bible

but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah was this passover kept to the LORD in Jerusalem.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Kings 23:23

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 23:23


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.

23:24 Images, &c. - Three words noting the same thing, to shew, That all the instruments and monuments of idolatry were destroyed, as God had commanded. Spied - All that were discovered; not only such as were in the place of worship, but such as their priests or zealots had removed, and endeavoured to hide.

23:25 No king - For his diligent study in God's law, and his exact care, and unwearied industry, and fervent zeal, in rooting out idolators, and all kinds and appearances of idolatry, not only in Judah, but in Israel also; and in the establishment of the true religion in all his dominions, and in the conforming of his own life, and his peoples too, (as far as he could) to the holy law of God: though Hezekiah might excel him in some particulars.


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