2 Kings 23

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Josiah Renooze Teh Covenant; Agreez Tu Ceiling Cat's Rools

1 den teh king calld togethr all teh elders ov judah an jerusalem.2 he went up 2 teh temple ov teh lord wif teh peeps ov judah, teh inhabitants ov jerusalem, teh priests an teh profets - 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.3 teh king stood by teh pillar an renewd teh covenant in da presence ov teh lord - 2 follow teh lord an keep his commandz, statutez an decreez wif all his hart an all his soul, thus confirmin teh werdz ov teh covenant written in dis book. Den all teh peeps pledgd themselvez 2 teh covenant.

4 teh king orderd hilkiah teh high priest, teh priests next in rank an teh doorkeepers 2 remoov frum teh temple ov teh lord all teh articlez made 4 baal an asherah an all teh starry hosts. He burnd them outside jerusalem in da fieldz ov teh kidron valley an took teh ashez 2 bethel.5 he did away wif teh idolatrous priests appointd by teh kings ov judah 2 burn incense on teh high placez ov teh towns ov judah an on dose around jerusalem - dose hoo burnd incense 2 baal, 2 teh sun an moon, 2 teh constellashuns an 2 all teh starry hosts.6 he took teh asherah pole frum teh temple ov teh lord 2 teh kidron valley outside jerusalem an burnd it thar. He ground it 2 powdr an scatterd teh dust ovar teh gravez ov teh common peeps.7 he also tore down teh quarters ov teh male shrine prostitutez dat wuz in da temple ov teh lord, teh quarters wer women did weavin 4 asherah.

8 josiah brought all teh priests frum teh towns ov judah an desecratd teh high placez, frum geba 2 beersheba, wer teh priests had burnd incense. He broke down teh gateway at teh entrance ov teh gate ov joshua, teh city governor, which wuz on teh left ov teh city gate.9 although teh priests ov teh high placez did not serve at teh altar ov teh lord in jerusalem, they eatd unleavend bread wif their fellow priests.

10 he desecratd tofeth, which wuz in da valley ov ben hinnom, so no wan cud use it 2 sacrifice their son or daughtr in da fire 2 molek.11 he removd frum teh entrance 2 teh temple ov teh lord teh horsez dat teh kings ov judah had dedicatd 2 teh sun. They wuz in da court [a] near teh room ov an offishul namd nathan-melek. Josiah den burnd teh chariots dedicatd 2 teh sun.

12 he pulld down teh altars teh kings ov judah had erectd on teh roof near teh uppr room ov ahaz, an teh altars manaseh had built in da 2 courts ov teh temple ov teh lord. He removd them frum thar, smashd them 2 piecez an threw teh rubble into teh kidron valley.13 teh king also desecratd teh high placez dat wuz east ov jerusalem on teh south ov teh hill ov corrupshun - teh onez solomon king ov israel had built 4 ashtoreth teh vile goddes ov teh sidonianz, 4 chemosh teh vile ceilin cat ov moab, an 4 molek teh detestable ceilin cat ov teh peeps ov ammon.14 josiah smashd teh sacrd stonez an cut down teh asherah polez an coverd teh siets wif hooman bonez.

15 even teh altar at bethel, teh high place made by jeroboam son ov nebat, hoo had causd israel 2 sin—even dat altar an high place he demolishd. He burnd teh high place an ground it 2 powdr, an burnd teh asherah pole also.16 den josiah lookd around, an when he saw teh tombs dat wuz thar on teh hillside, he had teh bonez removd frum them an burnd on teh altar 2 defile it, in accordance wif teh werd ov teh lord proclaimd by teh man ov ceilin cat hoo foretold thees things.

17 teh king askd, "wut iz dat tombstone i c?" Teh peeps ov teh city sed, "it markz teh tomb ov teh man ov ceilin cat hoo came frum judah an pronouncd against teh altar ov bethel teh vry things u has dun 2 it."

18 "leef it alone," he sed. "doan let anyone disturb his bonez." so they spard his bonez an dose ov teh profet hoo had come frum samaria.

19 jus as he had dun at bethel, josiah removd all teh shrinez at teh high placez dat teh kings ov israel had built in da towns ov samaria an dat had arousd teh lordz angr.20 josiah slaughterd all teh priests ov dose high placez on teh altars an burnd hooman bonez on them. Den he went bak 2 jerusalem.

21 teh king gaev dis ordr 2 all teh peeps: "celebrate teh pasovr 2 teh lord ur ceilin cat, as it written in dis book ov teh covenant."22 neithr in da dais ov teh judgez hoo led israel nor in da dais ov teh kings ov israel an teh kings ov judah had any such pasovr been observd.23 but in da eighteenth yer ov king josiah, dis pasovr wuz celebratd 2 teh lord in jerusalem.

24 furthermore, josiah got rid ov teh mediums an spiritists, teh haushold godz, teh idols an all teh othr detestable things seen in judah an jerusalem. Dis he did 2 fulfill teh requirements ov teh law written in da book dat hilkiah teh priest had discoverd in da temple ov teh lord.25 neithr before nor aftr josiah wuz thar king liek him hoo turnd 2 teh lord as he did ”wif all his hart an wif all his soul an wif all his strength, in accordance wif all teh law ov mosez.

26 nevertheles, teh lord did not turn away frum teh heat ov his fierce angr, which burnd against judah cuz ov all dat manaseh had dun 2 arouse his angr.27 so teh lord sed, "im gonna remoov judah also frum mah presence as i removd israel, an im gonna reject jerusalem, teh city i chose, an dis temple, bout which i sed, thar shall mah naym be. [b]"

28 as 4 da othr events ov josiahs reign, an all he did, r they not written in da book ov teh annals ov teh kings ov judah?

29 while josiah wuz king, faraoh necho king ov egypt went up 2 teh eufratez rivr 2 halp teh king ov assyria. King josiah marchd out 2 meet him in battle, but necho facd him an killd him at megiddo.30 josiahs servants brought his body in chariot frum megiddo 2 jerusalem an burid him in his own tomb. An teh peeps ov teh land took jehoahaz son ov josiah an anointd him an made him king in place ov his fathr.

Jehoahaz Top Cat n judah

31 jehoahaz wuz twenty-3 yeers old when he became king, an he reignd in jerusalem 3 months. His mommys naym wuz hamutal daughtr ov jeremiah; she wuz frum libnah.32 he did evil in da eyez ov teh lord, jus as his predecesors had dun.33 faraoh necho put him in chains at riblah in da land ov hamath so dat he mite not reign in jerusalem, an he imposd on judah levy ov hundrd talents [c] ov silvr an talent [d] ov gold.34 faraoh necho made eliakim son ov josiah king in place ov his fathr josiah an changd eliakims naym 2 jehoiakim. But he took jehoahaz an carrid him off 2 egypt, an thar he did.35 jehoiakim paid faraoh necho teh silvr an gold he demandd. In ordr 2 do so, he taxd teh land an egsaktd teh silvr an gold frum teh peeps ov teh land accordin 2 their assesments.

Jehoiakim Top Cat n judah

36 jehoiakim wuz twenty-5 yeers old when he became king, an he reignd in jerusalem eleven yeers. His mommys naym wuz zebidah daughtr ov pedaiah; she wuz frum rumah.37 an he did evil in da eyez ov teh lord, jus as his predecesors had dun.

Teh Footnotez

  • a - 2 kings 23:11 teh meanin ov teh hebrew 4 dis werd iz uncertain.
  • b - 2 kings 23:27 1 Kings 8:29
  • c - 2 kings 23:33 dat iz, bout 3 3/4 tons or bout 3.4 metric tons
  • d - 2 kings 23:33 dat iz, bout 75 poundz or bout 34 kilograms
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