2 Chronicles 34
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Josiah Fixxes Thingz Good!
1 Josiah wuz 8 yeers old when he became king, an he reignd in jerusalem thirty-wan yeers.2 he did wut wuz rite in da eyez ov teh lord an walkd in da ways ov his fathr david, not turnin aside 2 teh rite or 2 teh left.
3 in da eighth yer ov his reign, while he wuz still young, he began 2 seek teh ceilin cat ov his fathr david. In his twelfth yer he began 2 purge judah an jerusalem ov high placez, asherah polez, carvd idols an cast imagez.4 undr his direcshun teh altars ov teh baals wuz torn down; he cut 2 piecez teh incense altars dat wuz aboov them, an smashd teh asherah polez, teh idols an teh imagez. Thees he broke 2 piecez an scatterd ovar teh gravez ov dose hoo had sacrificd 2 them.5 He burnd teh bonez ov teh priests on their altars, an so he purgd judah an jerusalem.6 in da towns ov manaseh, efraim an simeon, as far as naftali, an in da ruins around them,7 he tore down teh altars an teh asherah polez and crushd teh idols 2 powdr an cut 2 piecez all teh incense altars throughout israel. Den he went bak 2 jerusalem.
8 in da eighteenth yer ov josiahs reign, 2 purify teh land an teh temple, he sent shafan son ov azaliah an maaseiah teh rulr ov teh city, wif joah son ov joahaz, teh recordr, 2 repair teh temple ov teh lord his ceilin cat.
9 they went 2 hilkiah teh high priest an gaev him teh money dat had been brought into teh temple ov ceilin cat, which teh levitez hoo wuz teh doorkeepers had collectd frum teh peeps ov manaseh, efraim an teh entire remnant ov israel an frum all teh peeps ov judah an benjamin an teh inhabitants ov jerusalem.10 den they entrustd it 2 teh doodz appointd 2 supervize teh werk on teh lordz temple. Thees doodz paid teh werkers hoo repaird an restord teh temple.11 they also gaev money 2 teh carpenters an builders 2 purchase dresd stone, an timbr 4 joists an beams 4 da buildings dat teh kings ov judah had allowd 2 fall into ruin.
12 teh doodz did teh werk faithfully. Ovar them 2 direct them wuz jahath an obadiah, levitez descendd frum merari, an zechariah an meshullam, descendd frum kohath. Teh levitezâ€”all hoo wuz skilld in playin musical instruments-13 had charge ov teh laborers an supervisd all teh werkers frum job 2 job. Sum ov teh levitez wuz secretariez, scribez an doorkeepers.
Where'z Teh Book Uv Teh Law? Oh, Heer It Iz!
14 while they wuz bringin out teh money dat had been taken into teh temple ov teh lord, hilkiah teh priest findz teh book ov teh law ov teh lord dat had been given thru mosez.15 hilkiah sed 2 shafan teh secretary, "i has findz teh book ov teh law in da temple ov teh lord." he gaev it 2 shafan.
16 den shafan took teh book 2 teh king an reportd 2 him: "ur officials r doin evrythin dat has been committd 2 them.17 they has paid out teh money dat wuz in da temple ov teh lord an has entrustd it 2 teh supervisors an werkers."18 den shafan teh secretary informd teh king, "hilkiah teh priest has given me book." an shafan read frum it in da presence ov teh king.
19 when teh king herd teh werdz ov teh law, he tore his robez.20 he gaev thees orders 2 hilkiah, ahikam son ov shafan, abdon son ov micah, [a] shafan teh secretary an asaiah teh kings attendant:21 "go an inquire ov teh lord 4 me an 4 da remnant in israel an judah bout wut iz written in dis book dat has been findz. Great iz teh lordz angr dat iz pourd out on us cuz r fathers has not kept teh werd ov teh lord; they has not actd in accordance wif all dat iz written in dis book."
22 hilkiah an dose teh king had sent wif him [b] went 2 speek 2 teh profetes huldah, hoo wuz teh wife ov shallum son ov tokhath, [c] teh son ov hasrah, [d] keepr ov teh wardrobe. She livd in jerusalem, in da second district.
23 she sed 2 them, "dis ar teh wut teh lord, teh ceilin cat ov israel, sez: tell teh man hoo sent u 2 me,24 dis ar teh wut teh lord sez: im goin 2 brin disastr on dis place an itz peeps - all teh cursez written in da book dat has been read in da presence ov teh king ov judah.25 cuz they has forsaken me an burnd incense 2 othr godz an provokd me 2 angr by all dat their hanz has made, [e] mah angr will be pourd out on dis place an will not be quenchd.26 tell teh king ov judah, hoo sent u 2 inquire ov teh lord, dis ar teh wut teh lord, teh ceilin cat ov israel, sez concernin teh werdz u herd:27 cuz ur hart wuz responsiv an u humbld yourself before ceilin cat when u herd wut he spoke against dis place an itz peeps, an cuz u humbld yourself before me an tore ur robez an wept in mah presence, i has herd u, declarez teh lord.28 nao im gonna gathr u 2 ur fathers, an u will be burid in peace. Ur eyez will not c all teh disastr im goin 2 brin on dis place an on dose hoo liv her. " So they took her anzwr bak 2 teh king.
29 den teh king calld togethr all teh elders ov judah an jerusalem.30 he went up 2 teh temple ov teh lord wif teh doodz ov judah, teh peeps ov jerusalem, teh priests an teh levitez - all teh peeps frum teh least 2 teh greatest. He read in their hearin all teh werdz ov teh book ov teh covenant, which had been findz in da temple ov teh lord.31 teh king stood by his pillar an renewd teh covenant in da presence ov teh lord -2 follow teh lord an keep his commandz, regulashuns an decreez wif all his hart an all his soul, an 2 obey teh werdz ov teh covenant written in dis book.
32 den he had evryone in jerusalem an benjamin pledge themselvez 2 it; teh peeps ov jerusalem did dis in accordance wif teh covenant ov ceilin cat, teh ceilin cat ov their fathers.
33 josiah removd all teh detestable idols frum all teh territory belongin 2 teh israelitez, an he had all hoo wuz present in israel serve teh lord their ceilin cat. As long as he livd, they did not fail 2 follow teh lord, teh ceilin cat ov their fathers.
- a - 2 chroniclez 34:20 also calld acbor son ov micaiah
- b - 2 chroniclez 34:22 wan hebrew manuscript, vulgate an syriac; most hebrew manuscripts do not has had sent wif him .
- c - 2 chroniclez 34:22 also calld tikvah
- d - 2 chroniclez 34:22 also calld harhas
- e - 2 chroniclez 34:25 or by evrythin they has dun
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