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[1] The king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.
[2] The king went up to Yahweh’s house, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him—with the priests, the prophets, and all the people, both small and great; and he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in Yahweh’s house.
[3] The king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before Yahweh to walk after Yahweh and to keep his commandments, his testimonies, and his statutes with all his heart and all his soul, to confirm the words of this covenant that were written in this book; and all the people agreed to the covenant.
[4] The king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the threshold, to bring out of Yahweh’s temple all the vessels that were made for Baal, for the Asherah, and for all the army of the sky; and he burned them outside of Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel.
[5] He got rid of the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah and in the places around Jerusalem; those also who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the planets, and to all the army of the sky.
[6] He brought out the Asherah from Yahweh’s house, outside of Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and beat it to dust, and cast its dust on the graves of the common people.
[7] He broke down the houses of the male shrine prostitutes that were in Yahweh’s house, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah.
[8] He brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba; and he broke down the high places of the gates that were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man’s left hand at the gate of the city.
[9] Nevertheless the priests of the high places didn’t come up to Yahweh’s altar in Jerusalem, but they ate unleavened bread among their brothers.
[10] He defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
[11] He took away the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun, at the entrance of Yahweh’s house, by the room of Nathan Melech the officer who was in the court; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
[12] The king broke down the altars that were on the roof of the upper room of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of Yahweh’s house, and beat them down from there, and cast their dust into the brook Kidron.
[13] The king defiled the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mountain of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Sidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon.
[14] He broke in pieces the pillars, cut down the Asherah poles, and filled their places with men’s bones.
[15] Moreover the altar that was at Bethel and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, even that altar and the high place he broke down; and he burned the high place and beat it to dust, and burned the Asherah.
[16] As Josiah turned himself, he spied the tombs that were there in the mountain; and he sent, and took the bones out of the tombs, and burned them on the altar, and defiled it, according to Yahweh’s word which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these things.
[17] Then he said, “What monument is that which I see?” The men of the city told him, “It is the tomb of the man of God who came from Judah and proclaimed these things that you have done against the altar of Bethel.”
[18] He said, “Let him be! Let no one move his bones.” So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet who came out of Samaria.
[19] All the houses also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke Yahweh to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel.
[20] He killed all the priests of the high places that were there, on the altars, and burned men’s bones on them; and he returned to Jerusalem.
[21] The king commanded all the people, saying, “Keep the Passover to Yahweh your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.”
[22] Surely there was not kept such a Passover from the days of the judges who judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel, nor of the kings of Judah;
[23] but in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, this Passover was kept to Yahweh in Jerusalem.
[24] Moreover, Josiah removed those who had familiar spirits, the wizards, and the teraphim,° and the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in Yahweh’s house.
[25] There was no king like him before him, who turned to Yahweh with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; and there was none like him who arose after him.
[26] Notwithstanding, Yahweh didn’t turn from the fierceness of his great wrath, with which his anger burned against Judah, because of all the provocation with which Manasseh had provoked him.
[27] Yahweh said, “I will also remove Judah out of my sight, as I have removed Israel; and I will cast off this city which I have chosen, even Jerusalem, and the house of which I said, ‘My name shall be there.’ ”
[28] Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and all that he did, aren’t they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
[29] In his days Pharaoh Necoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates; and King Josiah went against him, but Pharaoh Necoh killed him at Megiddo when he saw him.
[30] His servants carried him dead in a chariot from Megiddo, brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own tomb. The people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father’s place.
[31] Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
[32] He did that which was evil in Yahweh’s sight, according to all that his fathers had done.
[33] Pharaoh Necoh put him in bonds at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of one hundred talents of silver and a talent° of gold.
[34] Pharaoh Necoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the place of Josiah his father, and changed his name to Jehoiakim; but he took Jehoahaz away, and he came to Egypt and died there.
[35] Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh; but he taxed the land to give the money according to the commandment of Pharaoh. He exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land, from everyone according to his assessment, to give it to Pharaoh Necoh.
[36] Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Zebidah the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.
[37] He did that which was evil in Yahweh’s sight, according to all that his fathers had done.

2 Kings 23:24 teraphim were household idols.
2 Kings 23:33 A talent is about 30 kilograms or 66 pounds or 965 Troy ounces

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2 Kings 23 (KJVS)

[1] And the king H4428 sent H7971 (8799), and they gathered H622 (8799) unto him all the elders H2205 of Judah H3063 and of Jerusalem H3389.
[2] And the king H4428 went up H5927 (8799) into the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, and all the men H376 of Judah H3063 and all the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of Jerusalem H3389 with him, and the priests H3548, and the prophets H5030, and all the people H5971, both small H6996 and great H1419: and he read H7121 (8799) in their ears H241 all the words H1697 of the book H5612 of the covenant H1285 which was found H4672 (8737) in the house H1004 of the LORD H3068.
[3] And the king H4428 stood H5975 (8799) by a pillar H5982, and made H3772 (8799) a covenant H1285 before H6440 the LORD H3068, to walk H3212 (8800) after H310 the LORD H3068, and to keep H8104 (8800) his commandments H4687 and his testimonies H5715 and his statutes H2708 with all [their] heart H3820 and all [their] soul H5315, to perform H6965 (8687) the words H1697 of this covenant H1285 that were written H3789 (8803) in this book H5612. And all the people H5971 stood H5975 (8799) to the covenant H1285.
[4] And the king H4428 commanded H6680 (8762) Hilkiah H2518 the high H1419 priest H3548, and the priests H3548 of the second order H4932, and the keepers H8104 (8802) of the door H5592, to bring forth H3318 (8687) out of the temple H1964 of the LORD H3068 all the vessels H3627 that were made H6213 (8803) for Baal H1168, and for the grove H842, and for all the host H6635 of heaven H8064: and he burned H8313 (8799) them without H2351 Jerusalem H3389 in the fields H7709 of Kidron H6939, and carried H5375 (8804) the ashes H6083 of them unto Bethel H1008.
[5] And he put down H7673 (8689) the idolatrous priests H3649, whom the kings H4428 of Judah H3063 had ordained H5414 (8804) to burn incense H6999 (8762) in the high places H1116 in the cities H5892 of Judah H3063, and in the places round about H4524 Jerusalem H3389; them also that burned incense H6999 (8764) unto Baal H1168, to the sun H8121, and to the moon H3394, and to the planets H4208, and to all the host H6635 of heaven H8064.
[6] And he brought out H3318 (8686) the grove H842 from the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, without H2351 Jerusalem H3389, unto the brook H5158 Kidron H6939, and burned H8313 (8799) it at the brook H5158 Kidron H6939, and stamped [it] small H1854 (8686) to powder H6083, and cast H7993 (8686) the powder H6083 thereof upon the graves H6913 of the children H1121 of the people H5971.
[7] And he brake down H5422 (8799) the houses H1004 of the sodomites H6945, that [were] by the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, where the women H802 wove H707 (8802) hangings H1004 for the grove H842.
[8] And he brought H935 (8686) all the priests H3548 out of the cities H5892 of Judah H3063, and defiled H2930 (8762) the high places H1116 where the priests H3548 had burned incense H6999 (8765), from Geba H1387 to Beersheba H884, and brake down H5422 (8804) the high places H1116 of the gates H8179 that [were] in the entering in H6607 of the gate H8179 of Joshua H3091 the governor H8269 of the city H5892, which [were] on a man’s H376 left hand H8040 at the gate H8179 of the city H5892.
[9] Nevertheless the priests H3548 of the high places H1116 came not up H5927 (8799) to the altar H4196 of the LORD H3068 in Jerusalem H3389, but they did eat H398 (8804) of the unleavened bread H4682 among H8432 their brethren H251.
[10] And he defiled H2930 (8765) Topheth H8612, which [is] in the valley H1516 of the children H1121 (8675) H1121 of Hinnom H2011, that no man H376 might make his son H1121 or his daughter H1323 to pass through H5674 (8687) the fire H784 to Molech H4432.
[11] And he took away H7673 (8686) the horses H5483 that the kings H4428 of Judah H3063 had given H5414 (8804) to the sun H8121, at the entering in H935 (8800) of the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, by the chamber H3957 of Nathanmelech H5419 the chamberlain H5631, which [was] in the suburbs H6503, and burned H8313 (8804) the chariots H4818 of the sun H8121 with fire H784.
[12] And the altars H4196 that [were] on the top H1406 of the upper chamber H5944 of Ahaz H271, which the kings H4428 of Judah H3063 had made H6213 (8804), and the altars H4196 which Manasseh H4519 had made H6213 (8804) in the two H8147 courts H2691 of the house H1004 of the LORD H3068, did the king H4428 beat down H5422 (8804), and brake [them] down H7323 (8799) from thence, and cast H7993 (8689) the dust H6083 of them into the brook H5158 Kidron H6939.
[13] And the high places H1116 that [were] before H6440 Jerusalem H3389, which [were] on the right hand H3225 of the mount H2022 of corruption H4889, which Solomon H8010 the king H4428 of Israel H3478 had builded H1129 (8804) for Ashtoreth H6253 the abomination H8251 of the Zidonians H6722, and for Chemosh H3645 the abomination H8251 of the Moabites H4124, and for Milcom H4445 the abomination H8441 of the children H1121 of Ammon H5983, did the king H4428 defile H2930 (8765).
[14] And he brake in pieces H7665 (8765) the images H4676, and cut down H3772 (8799) the groves H842, and filled H4390 (8762) their places H4725 with the bones H6106 of men H120.
[15] Moreover the altar H4196 that [was] at Bethel H1008, [and] the high place H1116 which Jeroboam H3379 the son H1121 of Nebat H5028, who made Israel H3478 to sin H2398 (8689), had made H6213 (8804), both that altar H4196 and the high place H1116 he brake down H5422 (8804), and burned H8313 (8799) the high place H1116, [and] stamped H1854 (8689) [it] small to powder H6083, and burned H8313 (8804) the grove H842.
[16] And as Josiah H2977 turned H6437 (8799) himself, he spied H7200 (8799) the sepulchres H6913 that [were] there in the mount H2022, and sent H7971 (8799), and took H3947 (8799) the bones H6106 out of the sepulchres H6913, and burned H8313 (8799) [them] upon the altar H4196, and polluted H2930 (8762) it, according to the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 which the man H376 of God H430 proclaimed H7121 (8804), who proclaimed H7121 (8804) these words H1697.
[17] Then he said H559 (8799), What title H6725 [is] that H1975 that I see H7200 (8802)? And the men H582 of the city H5892 told H559 (8799) him, [It is] the sepulchre H6913 of the man H376 of God H430, which came H935 (8804) from Judah H3063, and proclaimed H7121 (8799) these things H1697 that thou hast done H6213 (8804) against the altar H4196 of Bethel H1008.
[18] And he said H559 (8799), Let him alone H3240 (8685); let no man H376 move H5128 (8686) his bones H6106. So they let his bones H6106 alone H4422 (8762), with the bones H6106 of the prophet H5030 that came out H935 (8804) of Samaria H8111.
[19] And all the houses H1004 also of the high places H1116 that [were] in the cities H5892 of Samaria H8111, which the kings H4428 of Israel H3478 had made H6213 (8804) to provoke [the LORD] to anger H3707 (8687), Josiah H2977 took away H5493 (8689), and did H6213 (8799) to them according to all the acts H4639 that he had done H6213 (8804) in Bethel H1008.
[20] And he slew H2076 (8799) all the priests H3548 of the high places H1116 that [were] there upon the altars H4196, and burned H8313 (8799) men’s H120 bones H6106 upon them, and returned H7725 (8799) to Jerusalem H3389.
[21] And the king H4428 commanded H6680 (8762) all the people H5971, saying H559 (8800), Keep H6213 (8798) the passover H6453 unto the LORD H3068 your God H430, as [it is] written H3789 (8803) in the book H5612 of this covenant H1285.
[22] Surely there was not holden H6213 (8738) such a passover H6453 from the days H3117 of the judges H8199 (8802) that judged H8199 (8804) Israel H3478, nor in all the days H3117 of the kings H4428 of Israel H3478, nor of the kings H4428 of Judah H3063;
[23] But in the eighteenth H8083 H6240 year H8141 of king H4428 Josiah H2977, [wherein] this passover H6453 was holden H6213 (8738) to the LORD H3068 in Jerusalem H3389.
[24] Moreover the [workers with] familiar spirits H178, and the wizards H3049, and the images H8655, and the idols H1544, and all the abominations H8251 that were spied H7200 (8738) in the land H776 of Judah H3063 and in Jerusalem H3389, did Josiah H2977 put away H1197 (8765), that he might perform H6965 (8687) the words H1697 of the law H8451 which were written H3789 (8803) in the book H5612 that Hilkiah H2518 the priest H3548 found H4672 (8804) in the house H1004 of the LORD H3068.
[25] And like unto him was there no king H4428 before H6440 him, that turned H7725 (8804) to the LORD H3068 with all his heart H3824, and with all his soul H5315, and with all his might H3966, according to all the law H8451 of Moses H4872; neither after H310 him arose H6965 (8804) there [any] like him.
[26] Notwithstanding the LORD H3068 turned H7725 (8804) not from the fierceness H2740 of his great H1419 wrath H639, wherewith his anger H639 was kindled H2734 (8804) against Judah H3063, because of all the provocations H3708 that Manasseh H4519 had provoked H3707 (8689) him withal.
[27] And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799), I will remove H5493 (8686) Judah H3063 also out of my sight H6440, as I have removed H5493 (8689) Israel H3478, and will cast off H3988 (8804) this city H5892 Jerusalem H3389 which I have chosen H977 (8804), and the house H1004 of which I said H559 (8804), My name H8034 shall be there.
[28] Now the rest H3499 of the acts H1697 of Josiah H2977, and all that he did H6213 (8804), [are] they not written H3789 (8803) in the book H5612 of the chronicles H1697 H3117 of the kings H4428 of Judah H3063?
[29] In his days H3117 Pharaohnechoh H6549 king H4428 of Egypt H4714 went up H5927 (8804) against the king H4428 of Assyria H804 to the river H5104 Euphrates H6578: and king H4428 Josiah H2977 went H3212 (8799) against H7125 (8800) him; and he slew H4191 (8686) him at Megiddo H4023, when he had seen H7200 (8800) him.
[30] And his servants H5650 carried him in a chariot H7392 (8686) dead H4191 (8801) from Megiddo H4023, and brought H935 (8686) him to Jerusalem H3389, and buried H6912 (8799) him in his own sepulchre H6900. And the people H5971 of the land H776 took H3947 (8799) Jehoahaz H3059 the son H1121 of Josiah H2977, and anointed H4886 (8799) him, and made him king H4427 (8686) in his father’s H1 stead.
[31] Jehoahaz H3059 [was] twenty H6242 and three H7969 years H8141 old H1121 when he began to reign H4427 (8800); and he reigned H4427 (8804) three H7969 months H2320 in Jerusalem H3389. And his mother’s H517 name H8034 [was] Hamutal H2537, the daughter H1323 of Jeremiah H3414 of Libnah H3841.
[32] And he did H6213 (8799) [that which was] evil H7451 in the sight H5869 of the LORD H3068, according to all that his fathers H1 had done H6213 (8804).
[33] And Pharaohnechoh H6549 put him in bands H631 (8799) at Riblah H7247 in the land H776 of Hamath H2574, that he might not reign H4427 (8800) in Jerusalem H3389; and put H5414 (8799) the land H776 to a tribute H6066 of an hundred H3967 talents H3603 of silver H3701, and a talent H3603 of gold H2091.
[34] And Pharaohnechoh H6549 made Eliakim H471 the son H1121 of Josiah H2977 king H4427 (8686) in the room of Josiah H2977 his father H1, and turned H5437 (8686) his name H8034 to Jehoiakim H3079, and took H3947 Jehoahaz H3059 away H3947 (8804): and he came H935 (8799) to Egypt H4714, and died H4191 (8799) there.
[35] And Jehoiakim H3079 gave H5414 (8804) the silver H3701 and the gold H2091 to Pharaoh H6547; but he taxed H6186 (8689) the land H776 to give H5414 (8800) the money H3701 according to the commandment H6310 of Pharaoh H6547: he exacted H5065 (8804) the silver H3701 and the gold H2091 of the people H5971 of the land H776, of every one H376 according to his taxation H6187, to give H5414 (8800) [it] unto Pharaohnechoh H6549.
[36] Jehoiakim H3079 [was] twenty H6242 and five H2568 years H8141 old H1121 when he began to reign H4427 (8800); and he reigned H4427 (8804) eleven H259 H6240 years H8141 in Jerusalem H3389. And his mother’s H517 name H8034 [was] Zebudah H2080, the daughter H1323 of Pedaiah H6305 of Rumah H7316.
[37] And he did H6213 (8799) [that which was] evil H7451 in the sight H5869 of the LORD H3068, according to all that his fathers H1 had done H6213 (8804).

Young’s Literal Translation

2 Kings 23 (YLT)

[1] And the king sendeth, and they gather unto him all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem,
[2] and the king goeth up to the house of Jehovah, and every man of Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, from small unto great, and he readeth in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that is found in the house of Jehovah.
[3] And the king standeth by the pillar, and maketh the covenant before Jehovah, to walk after Jehovah, and to keep His commands, and His testimonies, and His statutes, with all the heart, and with all the soul, to establish the words of this covenant that are written on this book, and all the people stand in the covenant.
[4] And the king commandeth Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the threshold, to bring out from the temple of Jehovah all the vessels that are made for Baal, and for the shrine, and for all the host of the heavens, and he burneth them at the outside of Jerusalem, in the fields of Kidron, and hath borne their ashes to Beth-El.
[5] And he hath caused to cease the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah have appointed, (and they make perfume in high places, in cities of Judah and suburbs of Jerusalem,) and those making perfume to Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of the heavens.
[6] And he bringeth out the shrine from the house of Jehovah to the outside of Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burneth it at the brook Kidron, and beateth it small to dust, and casteth its dust on the grave of the sons of the people.
[7] And he breaketh down the houses of the whoremongers that are in the house of Jehovah, where the women are weaving houses for the shrine.
[8] And he bringeth in all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defileth the high places where the priests have made perfume, from Geba unto Beer-Sheba, and hath broken down the high places of the gates that are at the opening of the gate of Joshua, head of the city, that is on a man’s left hand at the gate of the city;
[9] only, the priests of the high places come not up unto the altar of Jehovah in Jerusalem, but they have eaten unleavened things in the midst of their brethren.
[10] And he hath defiled Topheth, that is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, so that no man doth cause his son and his daughter to pass over through fire to Molech.
[11] And he causeth to cease the horses that the kings of Judah have given to the sun from the entering in of the house of Jehovah, by the chamber of Nathan-Melech the eunuch, that is in the suburbs, and the chariots of the sun he hath burnt with fire.
[12] And the altars that are on the top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, that the kings of Judah made, and the altars that Manasseh made in the two courts of the house of Jehovah, hath the king broken down, and removeth thence, and hath cast their dust unto the brook Kidron.
[13] And the high places that are on the front of Jerusalem, that are on the right of the mount of corruption, that Solomon king of Israel had built to Ashtoreth abomination of the Zidonians, and Chemosh abomination of Moab, and to Milcom abomination of the sons of Ammon, hath the king defiled.
[14] And he hath broken in pieces the standing-pillars, and cutteth down the shrines, and filleth their place with bones of men;
[15] and also the altar that is in Beth-El, the high place that Jeroboam son of Nebat made, by which he made Israel sin, both that altar and the high place he hath broken down, and doth burn the high place-he hath beat it small to dust, and hath burnt the shrine.
[16] And Josiah turneth, and seeth the graves that are there in the mount, and sendeth and taketh the bones out of the graves, and burneth them on the altar, and defileth it, according to the word of Jehovah that the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these things.
[17] And he saith, ‘What is this sign that I see?’ and the men of the city say unto him, ‘The grave of the man of God who hath come from Judah, and proclaimeth these things that thou hast done concerning the altar of Beth-El.’
[18] And he saith, ‘Let him alone, let no man touch his bones;’ and they let his bones escape, with the bones of the prophet who came out of Samaria.
[19] And also all the houses of the high places that are in the cities of Samaria, that the kings of Israel made to provoke to anger, hath Josiah turned aside, and doth to them according to all the deeds that he did in Beth-El.
[20] And he slayeth all the priests of the high places who are there by the altars, and burneth the bones of man upon them, and turneth back to Jerusalem.
[21] And the king commandeth the whole of the people, saying, ‘Make ye a passover to Jehovah your God, as it is written on this book of the covenant.’
[22] Surely there hath not been made like this passover from the days of the judges who judged Israel, even all the days of the kings of Israel, and of the kings of Judah;
[23] but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, hath this passover been made to Jehovah in Jerusalem.
[24] And also, those having familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the teraphim, and the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah, and in Jerusalem, hath Josiah put away, in order to establish the words of the law that are written on the book that Hilkiah the priest hath found in the house of Jehovah.
[25] And like him there hath not been before him a king who turned back unto Jehovah with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses, and after him there hath none risen like him.
[26] Only, Jehovah hath not turned back from the fierceness of His great anger with which His anger burned against Judah, because of all the provocations with which Manasseh provoked him,
[27] and Jehovah saith, ‘Also Judah I turn aside from my presence, as I turned Israel aside, and I have rejected this city that I have chosen-Jerusalem, and the house of which I said, My name is there.’
[28] And the rest of the matters of Josiah, and all that he did, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?
[29] In his days hath Pharaoh-Nechoh king of Egypt come up against the king of Asshur, by the river Phrat, and king Josiah goeth out to meet him, and he putteth him to death in Megiddo, when he seeth him.
[30] And his servants cause him to ride dying from Megiddo, and bring him in to Jerusalem, and bury him in his own grave, and the people of the land take Jehoahaz son of Josiah, and anoint him, and cause him to reign instead of his father.
[31] A son of twenty and three years is Jehoahaz in his reigning, and three months he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother is Hamutal daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah,
[32] and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all that his fathers did,
[33] and Pharaoh-Nechoh bindeth him in Riblah, in the land of Hamath, from reigning in Jerusalem, and he putteth a fine on the land-a hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.
[34] And Pharaoh-Nechoh causeth Eliakim son of Josiah to reign instead of Josiah his father, and turneth his name to Jehoiakim, and Jehoahaz he hath taken away, and he cometh in to Egypt, and dieth there.
[35] And the silver and the gold hath Jehoiakim given to Pharaoh; only he valued the land to give the silver by the command of Pharaoh; from each, according to his valuation, he exacted the silver and the gold, from the people of the land, to give to Pharaoh-Nechoh.
[36] A son of twenty and five years is Jehoiakim in his reigning, and eleven years he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother is Zebudah daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah,
[37] and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all that his fathers did.