2 Chronicles 35

1 Moreover Josiah (Yoshiyahu) kept a Passover (Pesach) unto יהוה in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim); and they killed the Passover lamb (Pesach) on the fourteenth day of the first month.

2 And he set the priests (kohanim) in their charges, and encouraged them to the service of the house of יהוה,

3 And said unto the Levites (Lewiyim) that taught all Yisrael, which were holy unto יהוה: “Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon (Shelomoh) the son of Dawid king of Yisrael did build; it shall not be a burden upon your shoulders. Serve now יהוה your God (Elohim), and His people Yisrael,

4 And prepare yourselves by the houses of your fathers, after your courses, according to the writing of Dawid king of Yisrael, and according to the writing of Solomon (Shelomoh) his son.

5 And stand in the holy place according to the divisions of the families of the fathers of your brethren the people, and after the division of the families of the Levites (Lewiyim).

6 So kill the Passover lamb (Pesach), and sanctify yourselves, and prepare your brethren, that they may do according to the word of יהוה by the hand of Moses (Mosheh).”

7 And Josiah (Yoshiyahu) gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all for the Passover (Pesach) offerings, for all that were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks; these were of the king’s substance.

8 And his princes gave willingly unto the people, to the priests (kohanim), and to the Levites (Lewiyim); Hilkiah (Chilqiyahu) and Zechariah (Zekharyahu) and Yeiel, rulers of the house of God (Elohim), gave unto the priests (kohanim) for the Passover (Pesach) offerings two thousand and six hundred small cattle, and three hundred oxen.

9 Konanyahu also, and Shemayah and Nethaneel, his brethren, and Chashavyah and Yeiel and Yozavad, chief of the Levites (Lewiyim), gave unto the Levites (Lewiyim) for Passover (Pesach) offerings five thousand small cattle, and five hundred oxen.

10 So the service was prepared, and the priests (kohanim) stood in their place, and the Levites (Lewiyim) in their courses, according to the king’s commandment.

11 And they killed the Passover lamb (Pesach), and the priests (kohanim) sprinkled the blood from their hands, and the Levites (Lewiyim) skinned them.

12 And they removed the burnt offerings, that they might give according to the divisions of the families of the people, to offer unto יהוה, as it is written in the book of Moses (Mosheh). And so did they with the oxen.

13 And they roasted the Passover lamb (Pesach) with fire according to the ordinance; but the other holy offerings boiled they in pots, and in caldrons, and in pans, and divided them speedily among all the people.

14 And afterward they made ready for themselves and for the priests (kohanim), because the priests (kohanim) the sons of Aaron (Aharon) were busied in offering of burnt offerings and the fat until night; therefore the Levites (Lewiyim) prepared for themselves, and for the priests (kohanim) the sons of Aaron (Aharon).

15 And the singers the sons of Asaph were in their place, according to the commandment of Dawid, and Asaph, and Heman, and Yedutun the king’s seer; and the porters waited at every gate; they might not depart from their service; for their brethren the Levites (Lewiyim) prepared for them.

16 So all the service of יהוה was prepared the same day, to keep the Passover (Pesach), and to offer burnt offerings upon the altar of יהוה, according to the commandment of King Josiah (Yoshiyahu).

17 And the children of Yisrael that were present kept the Passover (Pesach) at that time, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag HaMatzot) seven days.

18 And there was no Passover (Pesach) like to that kept in Yisrael from the days of Shemuel the prophet; neither did all the kings of Yisrael keep such a Passover (Pesach) as Josiah (Yoshi-yahu) kept, and the priests (kohanim), and the Levites (Lewiyim), and all Judah (Yehudah) and Yisrael that were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).

19 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah (Yoshiyahu) was this Passover (Pesach) kept.

20 After all this, when Josiah (Yoshiyahu) had prepared the temple, Necho king of Egypt (Mitsrayim) came up to fight against Carchemish by Euphrates; and Josiah (Yoshiyahu) went out against him.

21 But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, “What have I to do with you, you king of Judah (Yehudah)? I come not against you this day, but against the house wherewith I have war, for God (Elohim) commanded me to make haste; forbear you from meddling with God (Elohim), who is with me, that he destroys you not.”

22 Nevertheless Josiah (Yoshiyahu) would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God (Elohim), and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.

23 And the archers shot at King Josiah (Yoshiyahu); and the king said to his servants, “Have me away, for I am sore wounded.”

24 His servants therefore took him out of that chariot, and put him in the second chariot that he had; and they brought him to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), and he died, and was buried in one of the sepulchres of his fathers. And all Judah (Yehudah) and Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) mourned for Josiah (Yoshiyahu).

25 And Jeremiah (Yirmeyahu) lamented for Josiah (Yoshiyahu); and all the singing men and the singing women spake of Josiah (Yoshiyahu) in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Yisrael; and, behold, they are written in the Lamentations.

26 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah (Yoshiyahu), and his goodness, according to that which was written in the Torah of יהוה,

27 And his deeds, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Yisrael and Judah (Yehudah).