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2 Chronicles 35


1  Moreover Josiah2977 kept6213 a passover6453 unto the LORD3068 in Jerusalem:3389 and they killed7819 the passover6453 on the fourteenth702 6240 day of the first7223 month.2320

2  And he set5975 the priests3548 in5921 their charges,4931 and encouraged2388 them to the service5656 of the house1004 of the LORD,3068

3  And said559 unto the Levites3881 that taught4000 all3605 Israel,3478 which were holy6918 unto the LORD,3068 Put5414 853 the holy6944 ark727 in the house1004 which834 Solomon8010 the son1121 of David1732 king4428 of Israel3478 did build;1129 it shall not369 be a burden4853 upon your shoulders:3802 serve5647 now6258 853 the LORD3068 your God,430 and his people5971 Israel,3478

4  And prepare3559 yourselves by the houses1004 of your fathers,1 after your courses,4256 according to the writing3791 of David1732 king4428 of Israel,3478 and according to the writing4385 of Solomon8010 his son.1121

5  And stand5975 in the holy6944 place according to the divisions6391 of the families1004 of the fathers1 of your brethren251 the people,1121 5971 and after the division2515 of the families1004 1 of the Levites.3881

6  So kill7819 the passover,6453 and sanctify yourselves,6942 and prepare3559 your brethren,251 that they may do6213 according to the word1697 of the LORD3068 by the hand3027 of Moses.4872

7  And Josiah2977 gave7311 to the people,1121 5971 of the flock,6629 lambs3532 and kids,1121 5795 all3605 for the passover offerings,6453 for all3605 that were present,4672 to the number4557 of thirty7970 thousand,505 and three7969 thousand505 bullocks:1241 these428 were of the king's4428 substance.4480 7399

8  And his princes8269 gave7311 willingly5071 unto the people,5971 to the priests,3548 and to the Levites:3881 Hilkiah2518 and Zechariah2148 and Jehiel,3171 rulers5057 of the house1004 of God,430 gave5414 unto the priests3548 for the passover offerings6453 two thousand505 and six8337 hundred3967 small cattle, and three7969 hundred3967 oxen.1241

9  Conaniah3562 also, and Shemaiah8098 and Nethaneel,5417 his brethren,251 and Hashabiah2811 and Jeiel3273 and Jozabad,3107 chief8269 of the Levites,3881 gave7311 unto the Levites3881 for passover offerings6453 five2568 thousand505 small cattle, and five2568 hundred3967 oxen.1241

10  So the service5656 was prepared,3559 and the priests3548 stood5975 in5921 their place,5977 and the Levites3881 in5921 their courses,4256 according to the king's4428 commandment.4687

11  And they killed7819 the passover,6453 and the priests3548 sprinkled2236 the blood from their hands,4480 3027 and the Levites3881 flayed6584 them.

12  And they removed5493 the burnt offerings,5930 that they might give5414 according to the divisions4653 of the families1004 1 of the people,1121 5971 to offer7126 unto the LORD,3068 as it is written3789 in the book5612 of Moses.4872 And so3651 did they with the oxen.1241

13  And they roasted1310 the passover6453 with fire784 according to the ordinance:4941 but the other holy6944 offerings sod1310 they in pots,5518 and in caldrons,1731 and in pans,6745 and divided them speedily7323 among all3605 the people.1121 5971

14  And afterward310 they made ready3559 for themselves, and for the priests:3548 because3588 the priests3548 the sons1121 of Aaron175 were busied in offering5927 of burnt offerings5930 and the fat2459 until5704 night;3915 therefore the Levites3881 prepared3559 for themselves, and for the priests3548 the sons1121 of Aaron.175

15  And the singers7891 the sons1121 of Asaph623 were in5921 their place,4612 according to the commandment4687 of David,1732 and Asaph,623 and Heman,1968 and Jeduthun3038 the king's4428 seer;2374 and the porters7778 waited at every gate;8179 8179 they might not369 depart5493 from4480 5921 their service;5656 for3588 their brethren251 the Levites3881 prepared3559 for them.

16  So all3605 the service5656 of the LORD3068 was prepared3559 the same1931 day,3117 to keep6213 the passover,6453 and to offer5927 burnt offerings5930 upon5921 the altar4196 of the LORD,3068 according to the commandment4687 of king4428 Josiah.2977

17  And the children1121 of Israel3478 that were present4672 kept6213 853 the passover6453 at that1931 time,6256 and the feast2282 of unleavened bread4682 seven7651 days.3117

18  And there was no3808 passover6453 like to3644 that kept6213 in Israel3478 from the days4480 3117 of Samuel8050 the prophet;5030 neither3808 did6213 all3605 the kings4428 of Israel3478 keep6213 such a passover6453 as834 Josiah2977 kept,6213 and the priests,3548 and the Levites,3881 and all3605 Judah3063 and Israel3478 that were present,4672 and the inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem.3389

19  In the eighteenth8083 6240 year8141 of the reign4438 of Josiah2977 was this2088 passover6453 kept.6213

20  After310 all3605 this,2063 when834 Josiah2977 had prepared3559 853 the temple,1004 Necho5224 king4428 of Egypt4714 came up5927 to fight3898 against Carchemish3751 by5921 Euphrates:6578 and Josiah2977 went out3318 against7125 him.

21  But he sent7971 ambassadors4397 to413 him, saying,559 What4100 have I to do with thee, thou king4428 of Judah?3063 I come not3808 against5921 thee859 this day,3117 but3588 against413 the house1004 wherewith I have war:4421 for God430 commanded559 me to make haste:926 forbear2308 thee from meddling with God,4480 430 who834 is with5973 me, that he destroy7843 thee not.408

22  Nevertheless Josiah2977 would not3808 turn5437 his face6440 from4480 him, but3588 disguised himself,2664 that he might fight3898 with him, and hearkened8085 not3808 unto413 the words1697 of Necho5224 from the mouth4480 6310 of God,430 and came935 to fight3898 in the valley1237 of Megiddo.4023

23  And the archers3384 shot3384 at king4428 Josiah;2977 and the king4428 said559 to his servants,5650 Have me away;5674 for3588 I am sore wounded.2470 3966

24  His servants5650 therefore took5674 him out of4480 that chariot,4818 and put7392 him in5921 the second4932 chariot7393 that834 he had; and they brought1980 him to Jerusalem,3389 and he died,4191 and was buried6912 in one of the sepulchers6913 of his fathers.1 And all3605 Judah3063 and Jerusalem3389 mourned56 for5921 Josiah.2977

25  And Jeremiah3414 lamented6969 for5921 Josiah:2977 and all3605 the singing men7891 and the singing women7891 spoke559 of5921 Josiah2977 in their lamentations7015 to5704 this day,3117 and made5414 them an ordinance2706 in5921 Israel:3478 and, behold,2009 they are written3789 in5921 the lamentations.7015

26  Now the rest3499 of the acts1697 of Josiah,2977 and his goodness,2617 according to that which was written3789 in the law8451 of the LORD,3068

27  And his deeds,1697 first7223 and last,314 behold,2009 they are written3789 in5921 the book5612 of the kings4428 of Israel3478 and Judah.3063


1 καὶ ἐποίησεν Ιωσιας τὸ φασεχ τῷ κυρίῳ θεῷ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔθυσαν τὸ φασεχ τῇ τεσσαρεσκαιδεκάτῃ τοῦ μηνὸς τοῦ πρώτου

2 καὶ ἔστησεν τοὺς ἱερεῖς ἐπὶ τὰς φυλακὰς αὐτῶν καὶ κατίσχυσεν αὐτοὺς εἰς τὰ ἔργα οἴκου κυρίου

3 καὶ εἶπεν τοῖς Λευίταις τοῖς δυνατοῖς ἐν παντὶ Ισραηλ τοῦ ἁγιασθῆναι αὐτοὺς τῷ κυρίῳ καὶ ἔθηκαν τὴν κιβωτὸν τὴν ἁγίαν εἰς τὸν οἶκον ὃν ᾠκοδόμησεν Σαλωμων υἱὸς Δαυιδ τοῦ βασιλέως Ισραηλ καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεύς οὐκ ἔστιν ὑμῖν ἆραι ἐπ᾽ ὤμων οὐθέν νῦν οὖν λειτουργήσατε τῷ κυρίῳ θεῷ ὑμῶν καὶ τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ Ισραηλ

4 καὶ ἑτοιμάσθητε κατ᾽ οἴκους πατριῶν ὑμῶν καὶ κατὰ τὰς ἐφημερίας ὑμῶν κατὰ τὴν γραφὴν Δαυιδ βασιλέως Ισραηλ καὶ διὰ χειρὸς Σαλωμων υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ

5 καὶ στῆτε ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ κατὰ τὰς διαιρέσεις οἴκων πατριῶν ὑμῶν τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς ὑμῶν υἱοῖς τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ μερὶς οἴκου πατριᾶς τοῖς Λευίταις

6 καὶ θύσατε τὸ φασεχ καὶ τὰ ἅγια ἑτοιμάσατε τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς ὑμῶν τοῦ ποιῆσαι κατὰ τὸν λόγον κυρίου διὰ χειρὸς Μωυσῆ

7 καὶ ἀπήρξατο Ιωσιας τοῖς υἱοῖς τοῦ λαοῦ πρόβατα καὶ ἀμνοὺς καὶ ἐρίφους ἀπὸ τῶν τέκνων τῶν αἰγῶν πάντα εἰς τὸ φασεχ εἰς πάντας τοὺς εὑρεθέντας εἰς ἀριθμὸν τριάκοντα χιλιάδας καὶ μόσχων τρεῖς χιλιάδας ταῦτα ἀπὸ τῆς ὑπάρξεως τοῦ βασιλέως

8 καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντες αὐτοῦ ἀπήρξαντο τῷ λαῷ καὶ τοῖς ἱερεῦσιν καὶ Λευίταις ἔδωκεν Χελκιας καὶ Ζαχαριας καὶ Ιιηλ οἱ ἄρχοντες οἴκου τοῦ θεοῦ τοῖς ἱερεῦσιν καὶ ἔδωκαν εἰς τὸ φασεχ πρόβατα καὶ ἀμνοὺς καὶ ἐρίφους δισχίλια ἑξακόσια καὶ μόσχους τριακοσίους

9 καὶ Χωνενιας καὶ Βαναιας καὶ Σαμαιας καὶ Ναθαναηλ ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ καὶ Ασαβια καὶ Ιιηλ καὶ Ιωζαβαδ ἄρχοντες τῶν Λευιτῶν ἀπήρξαντο τοῖς Λευίταις εἰς τὸ φασεχ πρόβατα πεντακισχίλια καὶ μόσχους πεντακοσίους

10 καὶ κατωρθώθη ἡ λειτουργία καὶ ἔστησαν οἱ ἱερεῖς ἐπὶ τὴν στάσιν αὐτῶν καὶ οἱ Λευῖται ἐπὶ τὰς διαιρέσεις αὐτῶν κατὰ τὴν ἐντολὴν τοῦ βασιλέως

11 καὶ ἔθυσαν τὸ φασεχ καὶ προσέχεαν οἱ ἱερεῖς τὸ αἷμα ἐκ χειρὸς αὐτῶν καὶ οἱ Λευῖται ἐξέδειραν

12 καὶ ἡτοίμασαν τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν παραδοῦναι αὐτοῖς κατὰ τὴν διαίρεσιν κατ᾽ οἴκους πατριῶν τοῖς υἱοῖς τοῦ λαοῦ τοῦ προσάγειν τῷ κυρίῳ ὡς γέγραπται ἐν βιβλίῳ Μωυσῆ καὶ οὕτως εἰς τὸ πρωί

13 καὶ ὤπτησαν τὸ φασεχ ἐν πυρὶ κατὰ τὴν κρίσιν καὶ τὰ ἅγια ἥψησαν ἐν τοῖς χαλκείοις καὶ ἐν τοῖς λέβησιν καὶ εὐοδώθη καὶ ἔδραμον πρὸς πάντας τοὺς υἱοὺς τοῦ λαοῦ

14 καὶ μετὰ τὸ ἑτοιμάσαι αὐτοῖς καὶ τοῖς ἱερεῦσιν ὅτι οἱ ἱερεῖς ἐν τῷ ἀναφέρειν τὰ στέατα καὶ τὰ ὁλοκαυτώματα ἕως νυκτός καὶ οἱ Λευῖται ἡτοίμασαν αὑτοῖς καὶ τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς αὐτῶν υἱοῖς Ααρων

15 καὶ οἱ ψαλτῳδοὶ υἱοὶ Ασαφ ἐπὶ τῆς στάσεως αὐτῶν κατὰ τὰς ἐντολὰς Δαυιδ καὶ Ασαφ καὶ Αιμαν καὶ Ιδιθων οἱ προφῆται τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντες καὶ οἱ πυλωροὶ πύλης καὶ πύλης οὐκ ἦν αὐτοῖς κινεῖσθαι ἀπὸ τῆς λειτουργίας ἁγίων ὅτι οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτῶν οἱ Λευῖται ἡτοίμασαν αὐτοῖς

16 καὶ κατωρθώθη καὶ ἡτοιμάσθη πᾶσα ἡ λειτουργία κυρίου ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ τοῦ ποιῆσαι τὸ φασεχ καὶ ἐνεγκεῖν τὰ ὁλοκαυτώματα ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον κυρίου κατὰ τὴν ἐντολὴν τοῦ βασιλέως Ιωσια

17 καὶ ἐποίησαν οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ οἱ εὑρεθέντες τὸ φασεχ ἐν τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ καὶ τὴν ἑορτὴν τῶν ἀζύμων ἑπτὰ ἡμέρας

18 καὶ οὐκ ἐγένετο φασεχ ὅμοιον αὐτῷ ἐν Ισραηλ ἀπὸ ἡμερῶν Σαμουηλ τοῦ προφήτου καὶ πάντες βασιλεῖς Ισραηλ οὐκ ἐποίησαν ὡς τὸ φασεχ ὃ ἐποίησεν Ιωσιας καὶ οἱ ἱερεῖς καὶ οἱ Λευῖται καὶ πᾶς Ιουδα καὶ Ισραηλ ὁ εὑρεθεὶς καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες ἐν Ιερουσαλημ τῷ κυρίῳ

19 τῷ ὀκτωκαιδεκάτῳ ἔτει τῆς βασιλείας Ιωσια
καὶ τοὺς ἐγγαστριμύθους καὶ τοὺς γνώστας καὶ τὰ θαραφιν καὶ τὰ εἴδωλα καὶ τὰ καρασιμ ἃ ἦν ἐν γῇ Ιουδα καὶ ἐν Ιερουσαλημ ἐνεπύρισεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Ιωσιας ἵνα στήσῃ τοὺς λόγους τοῦ νόμου τοὺς γεγραμμένους ἐπὶ τοῦ βιβλίου οὗ εὗρεν Χελκιας ὁ ἱερεὺς ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ κυρίου
ὅμοιος αὐτῷ οὐκ ἐγενήθη ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ ὃς ἐπέστρεψεν πρὸς κύριον ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ ψυχῇ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ ἰσχύι αὐτοῦ κατὰ πάντα τὸν νόμον Μωυσῆ καὶ μετ᾽ αὐτὸν οὐκ ἀνέστη ὅμοιος αὐτῷ
πλὴν οὐκ ἀπεστράφη κύριος ἀπὸ ὀργῆς θυμοῦ αὐτοῦ τοῦ μεγάλου οὗ ὠργίσθη θυμῷ κύριος ἐν τῷ Ιουδα ἐπὶ πάντα τὰ παροργίσματα ἃ παρώργισεν Μανασσης
καὶ εἶπεν κύριος καί γε τὸν Ιουδαν ἀποστήσω ἀπὸ προσώπου μου καθὼς ἀπέστησα τὸν Ισραηλ καὶ ἀπωσάμην τὴν πόλιν ἣν ἐξελεξάμην τὴν Ιερουσαλημ καὶ τὸν οἶκον ὃν εἶπα ἔσται τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐκεῖ

20 καὶ ἀνέβη Φαραω Νεχαω βασιλεὺς Αἰγύπτου ἐπὶ τὸν βασιλέα Ἀσσυρίων ἐπὶ τὸν ποταμὸν Εὐφράτην καὶ ἐπορεύθη ὁ βασιλεὺς Ιωσιας εἰς συνάντησιν αὐτῷ

21 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν πρὸς αὐτὸν ἀγγέλους λέγων τί ἐμοὶ καὶ σοί βασιλεῦ Ιουδα οὐκ ἐπὶ σὲ ἥκω σήμερον πόλεμον ποιῆσαι καὶ ὁ θεὸς εἶπεν κατασπεῦσαί με πρόσεχε ἀπὸ τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ μετ᾽ ἐμοῦ μὴ καταφθείρῃ σε

22 καὶ οὐκ ἀπέστρεψεν Ιωσιας τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῦ ἀλλ᾽ ἢ πολεμεῖν αὐτὸν ἐκραταιώθη καὶ οὐκ ἤκουσεν τῶν λόγων Νεχαω διὰ στόματος θεοῦ καὶ ἦλθεν τοῦ πολεμῆσαι ἐν τῷ πεδίῳ Μαγεδων

23 καὶ ἐτόξευσαν οἱ τοξόται ἐπὶ βασιλέα Ιωσιαν καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ ἐξαγάγετέ με ὅτι ἐπόνεσα σφόδρα

24 καὶ ἐξήγαγον αὐτὸν οἱ παῖδες αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τοῦ ἅρματος καὶ ἀνεβίβασαν αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὸ ἅρμα τὸ δευτερεῦον ὃ ἦν αὐτῷ καὶ ἤγαγον αὐτὸν εἰς Ιερουσαλημ καὶ ἀπέθανεν καὶ ἐτάφη μετὰ τῶν πατέρων αὐτοῦ καὶ πᾶς Ιουδα καὶ Ιερουσαλημ ἐπένθησαν ἐπὶ Ιωσιαν

25 καὶ ἐθρήνησεν Ιερεμιας ἐπὶ Ιωσιαν καὶ εἶπαν πάντες οἱ ἄρχοντες καὶ αἱ ἄρχουσαι θρῆνον ἐπὶ Ιωσιαν ἕως τῆς σήμερον καὶ ἔδωκαν αὐτὸν εἰς πρόσταγμα ἐπὶ Ισραηλ καὶ ἰδοὺ γέγραπται ἐπὶ τῶν θρήνων

26 καὶ ἦσαν οἱ λόγοι Ιωσια καὶ ἡ ἐλπὶς αὐτοῦ γεγραμμένα ἐν νόμῳ κυρίου

27 καὶ οἱ λόγοι αὐτοῦ οἱ πρῶτοι καὶ οἱ ἔσχατοι ἰδοὺ γεγραμμένοι ἐπὶ βιβλίῳ βασιλέων Ισραηλ καὶ Ιουδα


‎1 ‏וַיַּ֨עַשׂ יֹאשִׁיָּ֧הוּ בִֽירוּשָׁלִַ֛ם פֶּ֖סַח לַיהוָ֑ה וַיִּשְׁחֲט֣וּ הַפֶּ֔סַח בְּאַרְבָּעָ֥ה עָשָׂ֖ר לַחֹ֥דֶשׁ הָרִאשֽׁוֹן׃

‎2 ‏וַיַּעֲמֵ֥ד הַכֹּהֲנִ֖ים עַל־מִשְׁמְרוֹתָ֑ם וַֽיְחַזְּקֵ֔ם לַעֲבוֹדַ֖ת בֵּ֥ית יְהוָֽה׃

‎3 ‏וַיֹּ֣אמֶר לַ֠לְוִיִּם המבונים הַמְּבִינִ֨ים לְכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל הַקְּדוֹשִׁ֣ים לַיהוָ֗ה תְּנ֤וּ אֶת־אֲרוֹן־הַקֹּ֙דֶשׁ֙ בַּ֠בַּיִת אֲשֶׁ֨ר בָּנָ֜ה שְׁלֹמֹ֤ה בֶן־דָּוִיד֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֵין־לָכֶ֥ם מַשָּׂ֖א בַּכָּתֵ֑ף עַתָּ֗ה עִבְדוּ֙ אֶת־יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֔ם וְאֵ֖ת עַמּ֥וֹ יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎4 ‏והכונו וְהָכִ֥ינוּ9 לְבֵית־אֲבוֹתֵיכֶ֖ם כְּמַחְלְקוֹתֵיכֶ֑ם בִּכְתָ֗ב דָּוִיד֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וּבְמִכְתַּ֖ב שְׁלֹמֹ֥ה בְנֽוֹ׃

‎5 ‏וְעִמְד֣וּ בַקֹּ֗דֶשׁ לִפְלֻגּוֹת֙ בֵּ֣ית הָֽאָב֔וֹת לַאֲחֵיכֶ֖ם בְּנֵ֣י הָעָ֑ם וַחֲלֻקַּ֥ת בֵּֽית־אָ֖ב לַלְוִיִּֽם׃

‎6 ‏וְשַׁחֲט֖וּ הַפָּ֑סַח וְהִתְקַדְּשׁוּ֙ וְהָכִ֣ינוּ לַאֲחֵיכֶ֔ם לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת כִּדְבַר־יְהוָ֖ה בְּיַד־מֹשֶֽׁה׃ פ

‎7 ‏וַיָּ֣רֶם יֹאשִׁיָּ֣הוּ לִבְנֵ֪י הָעָ֟ם צֹ֞אן כְּבָשִׂ֣ים וּבְנֵֽי־עִזִּים֮ הַכֹּ֣ל לַפְּסָחִים֒ לְכָל־הַנִּמְצָ֗א לְמִסְפַּר֙ שְׁלֹשִׁ֣ים אֶ֔לֶף וּבָקָ֖ר שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת אֲלָפִ֑ים אֵ֖לֶּה מֵרְכ֥וּשׁ הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ ס

‎8 ‏וְשָׂרָ֞יו לִנְדָבָ֥ה לָעָ֛ם לַכֹּהֲנִ֥ים וְלַלְוִיִּ֖ם הֵרִ֑ימוּ חִלְקִיָּ֨ה וּזְכַרְיָ֜הוּ וִֽיחִיאֵ֗ל נְגִידֵי֙ בֵּ֣ית הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים לַכֹּהֲנִ֞ים נָתְנ֣וּ לַפְּסָחִ֗ים אַלְפַּ֙יִם֙ וְשֵׁ֣שׁ מֵא֔וֹת וּבָקָ֖ר שְׁלֹ֥שׁ מֵאֽוֹת׃

‎9 ‏וכונניהו וְ֠כָֽנַנְיָהוּ וּשְׁמַֽעְיָ֨הוּ וּנְתַנְאֵ֜ל אֶחָ֗יו וַחֲשַׁבְיָ֧הוּ וִיעִיאֵ֛ל וְיוֹזָבָ֖ד שָׂרֵ֣י הַלְוִיִּ֑ם הֵרִ֨ימוּ לַלְוִיִּ֤ם לַפְּסָחִים֙ חֲמֵ֣שֶׁת אֲלָפִ֔ים וּבָקָ֖ר חֲמֵ֥שׁ מֵאֽוֹת׃

‎10 ‏וַתִּכּ֖וֹן הָעֲבוֹדָ֑ה וַיַּֽעַמְד֨וּ הַכֹּהֲנִ֧ים עַל־עָמְדָ֛ם וְהַלְוִיִּ֥ם עַל־מַחְלְקוֹתָ֖ם כְּמִצְוַ֥ת הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃

‎11 ‏וַֽיִּשְׁחֲט֖וּ הַפָּ֑סַח וַיִּזְרְק֤וּ הַכֹּהֲנִים֙ מִיָּדָ֔ם וְהַלְוִיִּ֖ם מַפְשִׁיטִֽים׃

‎12 ‏וַיָּסִ֨ירוּ הָעֹלָ֜ה לְ֠תִתָּם לְמִפְלַגּ֤וֹת לְבֵית־אָבוֹת֙ לִבְנֵ֣י הָעָ֔ם לְהַקְרִיב֙ לַיהוָ֔ה כַּכָּת֖וּב בְּסֵ֣פֶר מֹשֶׁ֑ה וְכֵ֖ן לַבָּקָֽר׃

‎13 ‏וַֽיְבַשְּׁל֥וּ הַפֶּ֛סַח בָּאֵ֖שׁ כַּמִּשְׁפָּ֑ט וְהַקֳּדָשִׁ֣ים בִּשְּׁל֗וּ בַּסִּיר֤וֹת וּבַדְּוָדִים֙ וּבַצֵּ֣לָח֔וֹת וַיָּרִ֖יצוּ לְכָל־בְּנֵ֥י הָעָֽם׃

‎14 ‏וְאַחַ֗ר הֵכִ֤ינוּ לָהֶם֙ וְלַכֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים כִּ֤י הַכֹּהֲנִים֙ בְּנֵ֣י אַהֲרֹ֔ן בְּהַֽעֲל֛וֹת הָעוֹלָ֥ה וְהַחֲלָבִ֖ים עַד־לָ֑יְלָה וְהַלְוִיִּם֙ הֵכִ֣ינוּ לָהֶ֔ם וְלַכֹּהֲנִ֖ים בְּנֵ֥י אַהֲרֹֽן׃

‎15 ‏וְהַמְשֹֽׁרֲרִ֨ים בְּנֵי־אָסָ֜ף עַל־מַעֲמָדָ֗ם כְּמִצְוַ֤ת דָּוִיד֙ וְאָסָ֞ף וְהֵימָ֤ן וִֽידֻתוּן֙ חוֹזֵ֣ה הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ וְהַשֹּׁעֲרִ֖ים לְשַׁ֣עַר וָשָׁ֑עַר1 אֵ֣ין לָהֶ֗ם לָסוּר֙ מֵעַ֣ל עֲבֹֽדָתָ֔ם כִּֽי־אֲחֵיהֶ֥ם הַלְוִיִּ֖ם הֵכִ֥ינוּ לָהֶֽם׃

‎16 ‏וַ֠תִּכּוֹן כָּל־עֲבוֹדַ֨ת יְהוָ֜ה בַּיּ֤וֹם הַהוּא֙ לַעֲשׂ֣וֹת הַפֶּ֔סַח וְהַעֲל֣וֹת עֹל֔וֹת עַ֖ל מִזְבַּ֣ח יְהוָ֑ה כְּמִצְוַ֖ת הַמֶּ֥לֶךְ יֹאשִׁיָּֽהוּ׃

‎17 ‏וַיַּעֲשׂ֨וּ בְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֧ל הַֽנִּמְצְאִ֛ים אֶת־הַפֶּ֖סַח בָּעֵ֣ת הַהִ֑יא וְאֶת־חַ֥ג הַמַּצּ֖וֹת שִׁבְעַ֥ת יָמִֽים׃

‎18 ‏וְלֹֽא־נַעֲשָׂ֨ה פֶ֤סַח כָּמֹ֙הוּ֙ בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל מִימֵ֖י שְׁמוּאֵ֣ל הַנָּבִ֑יא וְכָל־מַלְכֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל׀ לֹֽא־עָשׂ֡וּ כַּפֶּ֣סַח אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂ֣ה יֹֽ֠אשִׁיָּהוּ וְהַכֹּהֲנִ֨ים וְהַלְוִיִּ֤ם וְכָל־יְהוּדָה֙ וְיִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל הַנִּמְצָ֔א וְיוֹשְׁבֵ֖י יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם׃ ס

‎19 ‏בִּשְׁמוֹנֶ֤ה עֶשְׂרֵה֙ שָׁנָ֔ה לְמַלְכ֖וּת יֹאשִׁיָּ֑הוּ נַעֲשָׂ֖ה הַפֶּ֥סַח הַזֶּֽה׃

‎20 ‏אַחֲרֵ֣י כָל־זֹ֗את אֲשֶׁ֨ר הֵכִ֤ין יֹֽאשִׁיָּ֙הוּ֙ אֶת־הַבַּ֔יִת עָלָ֞ה נְכ֧וֹ מֶֽלֶךְ־מִצְרַ֛יִם לְהִלָּחֵ֥ם בְּכַרְכְּמִ֖ישׁ עַל־פְּרָ֑ת וַיֵּצֵ֥א לִקְרָאת֖וֹ יֹאשִׁיָּֽהוּ׃

‎21 ‏וַיִּשְׁלַ֣ח אֵלָ֣יו מַלְאָכִ֣ים׀ לֵאמֹר֩׀ מַה־לִּ֨י וָלָ֜ךְ מֶ֣לֶךְ יְהוּדָ֗ה לֹא־עָלֶ֨יךָ אַתָּ֤ה הַיּוֹם֙ כִּ֚י אֶל־בֵּ֣ית מִלְחַמְתִּ֔י וֵאלֹהִ֖ים אָמַ֣ר לְבַֽהֲלֵ֑נִי חֲדַל־לְךָ֛ מֵאֱלֹהִ֥ים אֲשֶׁר־עִמִּ֖י וְאַל־יַשְׁחִיתֶֽךָ׃

‎22 ‏וְלֹֽא־הֵסֵב֩ יֹאשִׁיָּ֨הוּ פָנָ֜יו מִמֶּ֗נּוּ כִּ֤י לְהִלָּחֵֽם־בּוֹ֙ הִתְחַפֵּ֔שׂ וְלֹ֥א שָׁמַ֛ע אֶל־דִּבְרֵ֥י נְכ֖וֹ מִפִּ֣י אֱלֹהִ֑ים וַיָּבֹ֕א לְהִלָּחֵ֖ם בְּבִקְעַ֥ת מְגִדּֽוֹ׃

‎23 ‏וַיֹּרוּ֙ הַיֹּרִ֔ים לַמֶּ֖לֶךְ יֹאשִׁיָּ֑הוּ וַיֹּ֨אמֶר הַמֶּ֤לֶךְ לַעֲבָדָיו֙ הַעֲבִיר֔וּנִי כִּ֥י הָחֳלֵ֖יתִי מְאֹֽד׃

‎24 ‏וַיַּֽעֲבִירֻ֨הוּ עֲבָדָ֜יו מִן־הַמֶּרְכָּבָ֗ה וַֽיַּרְכִּיבֻהוּ֮ עַ֣ל רֶ֣כֶב הַמִּשְׁנֶה֮ אֲשֶׁר־לוֹ֒ וַיּוֹלִיכֻ֙הוּ֙ יְר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם וַיָּ֕מָת וַיִּקָּבֵ֖ר בְּקִבְר֣וֹת אֲבֹתָ֑יו וְכָל־יְהוּדָה֙ וִיר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם מִֽתְאַבְּלִ֖ים עַל־יֹאשִׁיָּֽהוּ׃ פ

‎25 ‏וַיְקוֹנֵ֣ן יִרְמְיָהוּ֮ עַל־יֹאשִׁיָּהוּ֒ וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ כָֽל־הַשָּׁרִ֣ים׀ וְ֠הַשָּׁרוֹת בְּקִינ֨וֹתֵיהֶ֤ם עַל־יֹאשִׁיָּ֙הוּ֙ עַד־הַיּ֔וֹם וַיִּתְּנ֥וּם לְחֹ֖ק עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְהִנָּ֥ם כְּתוּבִ֖ים עַל־הַקִּינֽוֹת׃

‎26 ‏וְיֶ֛תֶר דִּבְרֵ֥י יֹאשִׁיָּ֖הוּ וַחֲסָדָ֑יו כַּכָּת֖וּב בְּתוֹרַ֥ת יְהוָֽה׃

‎27 ‏וּדְבָרָ֕יו הָרִאשֹׁנִ֖ים וְהָאַחֲרֹנִ֑ים הִנָּ֣ם כְּתוּבִ֔ים עַל־סֵ֥פֶר מַלְכֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל וִיהוּדָֽה׃


1 Fecit autem Josias in Jerusalem Phase Domino, quod immolatum est quartadecima die mensis primi:

2 et constituit sacerdotes in officiis suis, hortatusque est eos ut ministrarent in domo Domini:

3 Levitis quoque, ad quorum eruditionem omnis Israël sanctificabatur Domino, locutus est: Ponite arcam in sanctuario templi, quod ædificavit Salomon filius David rex Israël, nequaquam enim eam ultra portabitis: nunc autem ministrate Domino Deo vestro, et populo ejus Israël.

4 Et præparate vos per domos et cognationes vestras in divisionibus singulorum, sicut præcepit David rex Israël, et descripsit Salomon filius ejus.

5 Et ministrate in sanctuario per familias turmasque Leviticas,

6 et sanctificati immolate Phase: fratres etiam vestros, ut possint juxta verba quæ locutus est Dominus in manu Moysi facere, præparate.

7 Dedit præterea Josias omni populo qui ibi fuerat inventus in solemnitate Phase, agnos et hædos de gregibus et reliqui pecoris triginta millia, boum quoque tria millia: hæc de regis universa substantia.

8 Duces quoque ejus sponte quod voverant, obtulerunt, tam populo quam sacerdotibus et Levitis. Porro Helcias, et Zacharias, et Jahiel principes domus Domini dederunt sacerdotibus ad faciendum Phase pecora commixtim duo millia sexcenta, et boves trecentos.

9 Chonenias autem, et Semeias, etiam Nathanaël fratres ejus, necnon Hasabias, et Jehiel, et Jozabad principes Levitarum, dederunt ceteris Levitis ad celebrandum Phase quinque millia pecorum, et boves quingentos.

10 Præparatumque est ministerium, et steterunt sacerdotes in officio suo: Levitæ quoque in turmis, juxta regis imperium.

11 Et immolatum est Phase: asperseruntque sacerdotes manu sua sanguinem, et Levitæ detraxerunt pelles holocaustorum:

12 et separaverunt ea ut darent per domos et familias singulorum, et offerrentur Domino, sicut scriptum est in libro Moysi: de bobus quoque fecerunt similiter.

13 Et assaverunt Phase super ignem, juxta quod in lege scriptum est: pacificas vero hostias coxerunt in lebetibus, et cacabis, et ollis, et festinato distribuerunt universæ plebi:

14 sibi autem et sacerdotibus postea paraverunt, nam in oblatione holocaustorum et adipum usque ad noctem sacerdotes fuerunt occupati, unde Levitæ sibi et sacerdotibus filiis Aaron paraverunt novissimis.

15 Porro cantores filii Asaph stabant in ordine suo, juxta præceptum David, et Asaph, et Heman, et Idithun prophetarum regis: janitores vero per portas singulas observabant, ita ut nec puncto quidem discederent a ministerio: quam ob rem et fratres eorum Levitæ paraverunt eis cibos.

16 Omnis igitur cultura Domini rite completa est in die illa, ut facerent Phase, et offerrent holocausta super altare Domini, juxta præceptum regis Josiæ.

17 Feceruntque filii Israël, qui reperti fuerant ibi, Phase in tempore illo, et solemnitatem azymorum septem diebus.

18 Non fuit Phase simile huic in Israël a diebus Samuelis prophetæ: sed nec quisquam de cunctis regibus Israël fecit Phase sicut Josias, sacerdotibus, et Levitis, et omni Judæ et Israël qui repertus fuerat, et habitantibus in Jerusalem.

19 Octavodecimo anno regni Josiæ hoc Phase celebratum est.

20 Postquam instauraverat Josias templum, ascendit Nechao rex Ægypti ad pugnandum in Charcamis juxta Euphraten: et processit in occursum ejus Josias.

21 At ille, missis ad eum nuntiis, ait: Quid mihi et tibi est, rex Juda? non adversum te hodie venio, sed contra aliam pugno domum, ad quam me Deus festinato ire præcepit: desine adversum Deum facere, qui mecum est, ne interficiat te.

22 Noluit Josias reverti, sed præparavit contra eum bellum, nec acquievit sermonibus Nechao ex ore Dei: verum perrexit ut dimicaret in campo Mageddo.

23 Ibique vulneratus a sagittariis, dixit pueris suis: Educite me de prælio, quia oppido vulneratus sum.

24 Qui transtulerunt eum de curru in alterum currum, qui sequebatur eum more regio, et asportaverunt eum in Jerusalem: mortuusque est, et sepultus in mausoleo patrum suorum, et universus Juda et Jerusalem luxerunt eum.

25 Jeremias maxime: cujus omnes cantores atque cantatrices, usque in præsentem diem, lamentationes super Josiam replicant, et quasi lex obtinuit in Israël: Ecce scriptum fertur in lamentationibus.

26 Reliqua autem sermonum Josiæ, et misericordiarum ejus, quæ lege præcepta sunt Domini,

27 opera quoque illius prima et novissima, scripta sunt in libro regum Juda et Israël.

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