2 Kings 23:24

“Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Moreouer the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idoles, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Iudah, and in Ierusalem, did Iosiah put away, that he might performe the wordes of the lawe, which were written in the booke that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Moreover, Josiah removed the mediums and the spiritists and the teraphim and the idols and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Moreover them that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the teraphim, and the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all those who had control of spirits, and the wonder-workers, and the images, and the false gods, and all the disgusting things which were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, Josiah put away, so that he might give effect to the words of the agreement recorded in the book which Hilkiah the priest made discovery of in the house of the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Moreover the necromancers and the soothsayers, and the teraphim and the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, Josiah took away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkijah the priest had found in the house of Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

Moreover those who had familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the teraphim, and the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of Yahweh.
- World English Bible

And also, those having familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the teraphim, and the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah, and in Jerusalem, hath Josiah put away, in order to establish the words of the law that are written on the book that Hilkiah the priest hath found in the house of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Moreover them that divined by a ghost or a familiar spirit, and the teraphim, and the idols, and all the detestable things that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 23:24


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.


Discussion for 2 Kings 23

  • Irene123
    I think that Josiah who was raised with filth and idolatry actually turned to the truth of God's word when FIRST confronted with it!!! It's so beautiful, but so 'almost' unbelievable. I wasn't raised with anything, but I knew there was a 'god' somewhere - wasn't there .....? I was an 'empty vessel'. Then, at age 27 He began filling me with His truth. I had nothing to compare it to, as Josiah did.
  • really powerful verse and chapter on REFORM....
  • Elizabeth
    It is a great thing that king Josiah served the Lord and was favored.that should be a very good example to all of us as a christian.
  • Prosper onyemaechi
    King josiah is a king of diginity nd a man of excellent behaviour that every body has to emmulate.every higher ground international school student shuld knw that it is good to live a life of purity.
  • OLUWATISE
    I PRAY DAT IN THE NAME OF THE ALMIGTHY GOD U N I WIL NOT SERVE A MAN MADE god IN NAME OF JESUS AMEN
  • Okonkwo Agnes
    King Josiah set his heart to serve the Lord and the Lord prospered him, also as believers, we should always desire to please the Lord at all times in spite of perscution, trials, etc. Again, what ever God says he will do, he must surely do it even as it happended when Josiah destroyed all the images in the temple.

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