Josiah

Josiah

 
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  • This Passover celebration took place in the eighteenth year of Josiah's reign. - 2 Chronicles 35:19


  • After Josiah had finished restoring the Temple, King Neco of Egypt led his army up from Egypt to do battle at Carchemish on the Euphrates River, and Josiah and his army marched out to fight him. - 2 Chronicles 35:20


  • But King Neco sent ambassadors to Josiah with this message: "What do you want with me, king of Judah? I have no quarrel with you today! I only want to fight the nation with which I am at war. And God has told me to hurry! Do not interfere with God, who is with me, or he will destroy you." - 2 Chronicles 35:21


  • But Josiah refused to listen to Neco, to whom God had indeed spoken, and he would not turn back. Instead, he led his army into battle on the plain of Megiddo. He laid aside his royal robes so the enemy would not recognize him. - 2 Chronicles 35:22


  • But the enemy archers hit King Josiah with their arrows and wounded him. He cried out to his men, "Take me from the battle, for I am badly wounded!" - 2 Chronicles 35:23


  • So they lifted Josiah out of his chariot and placed him in another chariot. Then they brought him back to Jerusalem, where he died. He was buried there in the royal cemetery. And all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for him. - 2 Chronicles 35:24


  • The prophet Jeremiah composed funeral songs for Josiah, and to this day choirs still sing these sad songs about his death. These songs of sorrow have become a tradition and are recorded in [The Book of Laments.] - 2 Chronicles 35:25


  • The rest of the events of Josiah's reign and his acts of devotion done according to the written law of the LORD, - 2 Chronicles 35:26


  • Then the people of the land took Josiah's son Jehoahaz and made him the next king in Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 36:1


  • The LORD first gave messages to Jeremiah during the thirteenth year of King Josiah's reign in Judah.*1 - Jeremiah 1:2


  • He continued to give messages throughout the reign of Josiah's son, King Jehoiakim, until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah's reign in Judah. In August of that year,* the people of Jerusalem were taken away as captives.2 - Jeremiah 1:3


  • During the reign of King Josiah, the LORD said to me, "Have you seen what fickle Israel does? Like a wife who commits adultery, Israel has worshiped other gods on every hill and under every green tree. - Jeremiah 3:6


  • For this is what the LORD says about Jehoahaz,* who succeeded his father, King Josiah, and was taken away as a captive: "He will never return.1 - Jeremiah 22:11


  • "But a beautiful palace does not make a great king! Why did your father, Josiah, reign so long? Because he was just and right in all his dealings. That is why God blessed him. - Jeremiah 22:15


  • Therefore, this is the LORD's decree of punishment against King Jehoiakim, who succeeded his father, Josiah, on the throne: "His family will not weep for him when he dies. His subjects will not even care that he is dead. - Jeremiah 22:18


  • "For the past twenty-three years--from the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon,* king of Judah, until now--the LORD has been giving me his messages. I have faithfully passed them on to you, but you have not listened.2 - Jeremiah 25:3


  • This message came to Jeremiah from the LORD early in the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah,* king of Judah.1 - Jeremiah 26:1
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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