1 And the king sent and gathered all the elders of Juda and Jerusalem to himself. 2 And the king went up to the house of the Lord, and every man of Juda and all who dwelt in Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people small and great; and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of the Lord. 3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his ordinances with all the heart and with all the soul, to confirm the words of this covenant; [even] the things written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant. 4 And the king commanded Chelcias the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and them that kept the door, to bring out of the temple of the Lord all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and all the host of heaven, and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kedron, and took the ashes of them to Baethel. 5 And he burned the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Juda [had] appointed, (and they burned incense in the high places and in the cities of Juda, and the places around about Jerusalem); and them that burned incense to Baal, and to the sun, and to the moon, and to Mazuroth, and to all the host of heaven. 6 And he carried out the grove from the house of the Lord to the brook Kedron, and burned it at the brook Kedron, and reduced it to powder, and cast its powder on the sepulchres of the sons of the people. 7 And he pulled down the house of the sodomites that were by the house of the Lord, where the women wove tents for the grove. 8 And he brought up all the priest from the cities of Juda, and defiled the high places where the priests burned incense, from Gaebal even to Bersabee; and he pulled down the house of the gates that was by the door of the gate of Joshua the ruler of the city, on a man’s left hand at the gate of the city. 9 Only the priests of the high places went not up to the altar of the Lord in Jerusalem, for they only ate leavened bread in the midst of their brethren. 10 And he defiled Tapheth which is in the valley of the son of Ennom, [constructed] for a man to cause his son or his daughter to pass through fire to Moloch. 11 And he burned the horses which the king of Juda had given to the sun in the entrance of the house of the Lord, by the treasury of Nathan the king’s eunuch, in the suburbs; and he burned the chariot of the sun with fire. 12 And the altars that were on the roof of the upper chamber of Achaz, which the kings of Juda had made, and the altars which Manasses had made in the two courts of the house of the Lord, did the king pull down and forcibly remove from thence, and cast their dust into the brook of Kedron. 13 And the king defiled the house that was before Jerusalem, on the right hand of the mount of Mosthath, which Solomon king of Israel built to Astarte the abomination of the Sidonians, and to Chamos the abomination of Moab, and to Moloch the abomination of the children of Ammon. 14 And he broke in pieces the pillars, and utterly destroyed the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men. 15 Also the high altar in Baethel, which Jeroboam the son of Nabat, who made Israel to sin, had made, even that high altar he tore down, and broke in pieces the stones of it, and reduced it to powder, and burnt the grove. 16 And Josias turned aside, and saw the tombs that were there in the city, and sent, and took the bones out of the tombs, and burnt them on the altar, and defiled it, according to the word of the Lord which the man of God spoke, when Jeroboam stood by the altar at the feast: and he turned and raised his eyes to the tomb of the man of God that spoke these words. 17 And he said, What [is] that mound which I see? And the men of the city said to him, [It is the grave of] the man of God that came out of Juda, and uttered these imprecations which he imprecated upon the altar of Baethel. 18 And he said, Let him alone; let no one disturb his bones. So his bones were spared, together with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria. 19 Moreover Josias removed all the houses of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel made to provoke the Lord, and did to them all that he did in Baethel. 20 And he sacrificed all the priests of the high places that were there on the altars, and burnt the bones of men upon them, and returned to Jerusalem. 21 And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover to the Lord your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant. 22 For a passover [such as] this had not been kept from the days of the judges who judged Israel, even all the days of the kings of Israel, and of the kings of Juda. 23 But in the eighteenth year of king Josias, was the passover kept to the Lord in Jerusalem. 24 Moreover Josias removed the sorcerers, and the wizards, and the theraphin, and the idols, and all the abominations that had been set up in the land of Juda and in Jerusalem, that he might keep the words of the law that were written in the book, which Chelcias the priest found in the house of the Lord. 25 There was no king like him before him, who turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his strength, according to all the law of Moses; and after him there rose not one like him. 26 Nevertheless the Lord turned not from the fierceness of his great anger, wherewith he was wroth in his anger against Juda, because of the provocations, wherewith Manasses provoked him. 27 And the Lord said, I will also remove Juda from my presence, as I removed Israel, and will reject this city which I have chosen [even] Jerusalem, and the house [of] which I said, My name shall be there. 28 And the rest o the acts of Josias, and all that he did, [are] not these things written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Juda? 29 And in his days went up Pharao Nechao king of Egypt against the king of the Assyrians to the river Euphrates: and Josias went out to meet him: and Nechao slew him in Mageddo when he saw him. 30 And his servants carried him dead from Mageddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his sepulchre: and the people of the land took Joachaz the son of Josias, and anointed him, and made him king in the room of his father. 31 Twenty and three years old was Joachaz when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem: and his mother’s name [was] Amital, daughter of Jeremias of Lobna. 32 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his fathers did. 33 And Pharao Nechao removed him to Rablaam in the land of Emath, so that he should not reign in Jerusalem; and imposed a tribute on the land, a hundred talents of silver, and a hundred talents of gold. 34 And Pharao Nechao made Eliakim son of Josias king of Juda king over them in the place of his father Josias, and he changed his name [to] Joakim, and he took Joachaz and brought him to Egypt, and he died there. 35 And Joakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharao; but he assessed the land to give the money at the command of Pharao: they gave the silver and the gold [each] man according to his assessment together with the people of the land to give to Pharao Nechao. 36 Twenty-five years old [was] Joakim when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and his mother’s name [was] Jeldaph, daughter of Phadail of Ruma. 37 And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the lord, according to all that his fathers had done.
ΚΑΙ ἀπέστειλεν ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ συνήγαγε πρὸς ἑαυτὸν πάντας τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ῾Ιερουσαλήμ. 2 καὶ ἀνέβη ὁ βασιλεὺς εἰς οἶκον Κυρίου καὶ πᾶς ἀνὴρ ᾿Ιούδα καὶ πάντες οἱ κατοικοῦντες ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ καὶ οἱ ἱερεῖς καὶ οἱ προφῆται καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ἀπὸ μικροῦ καὶ ἕως μεγάλου, καὶ ἀνέγνω ἐν ὠσὶν αὐτῶν πάντας τοὺς λόγους τοῦ βιβλίου τῆς διαθήκης τοῦ εὑρεθέντος ἐν οἴκῳ Κυρίου. 3 καὶ ἔστη ὁ βασιλεὺς πρὸς τὸν στύλον καὶ διέθετο διαθήκην ἐνώπιον Κυρίου τοῦ πορεύεσθαι ὀπίσω Κυρίου καὶ τοῦ φυλάσσειν τὰς ἐντολὰς αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ μαρτύρια αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ δικαιώματα αὐτοῦ ἐν πάσῃ καρδίᾳ καὶ ἐν πάσῃ ψυχῇ τοῦ ἀναστῆσαι τοὺς λόγους τῆς διαθήκης ταύτης, τὰ γεγραμμένα ἐπὶ τὸ βιβλίον τοῦτο· καὶ ἔστη πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ἐν τῇ διαθήκῃ. 4 καὶ ἐνετείλατο ὁ βασιλεὺς τῷ Χελκίᾳ τῷ ἱερεῖ τῷ μεγάλῳ καὶ τοῖς ἱερεῦσι τῆς δευτερώσεως καὶ τοῖς φυλάσσουσιν τὸν σταθμὸν τοῦ ἐξαγαγεῖν ἐκ τοῦ ναοῦ Κυρίου πάντα τὰ σκεύη τὰ πεποιημένα τῷ Βάαλ καὶ τῷ ἄλσει καὶ πάσῃ τῇ δυνάμει τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ κατέκαυσεν αὐτὰ ἔξω ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ἐν σαδημὼθ Κέδρων καὶ ἔβαλε τὸν χοῦν αὐτῶν εἰς Βαιθήλ. 5 καὶ κατέκαυσε τοὺς χωμαρίμ, οὓς ἔδωκαν βασιλεῖς ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἐθυμίων ἐν τοῖς ὑψηλοῖς καὶ ἐν ταῖς πόλεσιν ᾿Ιούδα καὶ τοῖς περικύκλῳ ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, καὶ τοὺς θυμιῶντας τῷ Βάαλ καὶ τῷ ἡλίῳ καὶ τῇ σελήνῃ καὶ τοῖς μαζουρὼθ καὶ πάσῃ τῇ δυνάμει τοῦ οὐρανοῦ. 6 καὶ ἐξήνεγκε τὸ ἄλσος ἐξ οἴκου Κυρίου ἔξωθεν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ εἰς τὸν χειμάρρουν Κέδρων καὶ κατέκαυσεν αὐτὸν ἐν τῷ χειμάρρῳ Κέδρων καὶ ἐλέπτυνεν εἰς χοῦν καὶ ἔρριψεν τὸν χοῦν αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν τάφον τῶν υἱῶν τοῦ λαοῦ. 7 καὶ καθεῖλε τὸν οἶκον τῶν καδησὶμ τῶν ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ Κυρίου, οὗ αἱ γυναῖκες ὕφαινον ἐκεῖ Χεττιΐμ τῷ ἄλσει. 8 καὶ ἀνήγαγε πάντας τοὺς ἱερεῖς ἐκ πόλεων ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἐμίανε τὰ ὑψηλά, οὗ ἐθυμίασαν ἐκεῖ οἱ ἱερεῖς ἀπὸ Γαβαὰ καὶ ἕως Βηρσαβεέ. καὶ καθεῖλε τὸν οἶκον τῶν πυλῶν τὸν παρὰ τὴν θύραν τῆς πύλης ᾿Ιησοῦ ἄρχοντος τῆς πόλεως, τῶν ἐξ ἀριστερῶν ἀνδρὸς ἐν τῇ πύλῃ τῆς πόλεως. 9 πλὴν οὐκ ἀνέβησαν οἱ ἱερεῖς τῶν ὑψηλῶν πρὸς τὸ θυσιαστήριον Κυρίου ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, ὅτι εἰ μὴ ἔφαγον ἄζυμα ἐν μέσῳ τῶν ἀδελφῶν αὐτῶν. 10 καὶ ἐμίανε τὸν Ταφὲθ τὸν ἐν φάραγγι υἱοῦ ᾿Εννὸμ τοῦ διαγαγεῖν ἄνδρα τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἄνδρα τὴν θυγατέρα αὐτοῦ τῷ Μολὸχ ἐν πυρί. 11 καὶ κατέκαυσε τοὺς ἵππους, οὓς ἔδωκαν βασιλεῖς ᾿Ιούδα τῷ ἡλίῳ ἐν τῇ εἰσόδῳ οἴκου Κυρίου εἰς τὸ γαζοφυλάκιον Νάθαν βασιλέως τοῦ εὐνούχου ἐν φαρουρίμ, καὶ τὸ ἅρμα τοῦ ἡλίου κατέκαυσε πυρί. 12 καὶ τὰ θυσιαστήρια τὰ ἐπὶ τοῦ δώματος τοῦ ὑπερῴου ῎Αχαζ, ἃ ἐποίησαν βασιλεῖς ᾿Ιούδα, καὶ τὰ θυσιαστήρια, ἃ ἐποίησε Μανασσῆς ἐν ταῖς δυσὶν αὐλαῖς οἴκου Κυρίου, καθεῖλεν ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ κατέσπασεν ἐκεῖθεν καὶ ἔρριψε τὸν χοῦν αὐτῶν εἰς τὸν χειμάρρουν Κέδρων. 13 καὶ τὸν οἶκον τὸν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ τὸν ἐκ δεξιῶν τοῦ ὄρους τοῦ Μοσοάθ, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησε Σαλωμὼν βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ τῇ ᾿Αστάρτῃ προσοχθίσματι Σιδωνίων καὶ τῷ Χαμὼς προσοχθίσματι Μωὰβ καὶ τῷ Μολχὸλ βδελύγματι υἱῶν ᾿Αμών, ἐμίανεν ὁ βασιλεύς. 14 καὶ συνέτριψε τὰς στήλας καὶ ἐξωλόθρευσε τὰ ἄλση καὶ ἔπλησε τοὺς τόπους αὐτῶν ὀστέων ἀνθρώπων. 15 καί γε τὸ θυσιαστήριον τὸ ἐν Βαιθὴλ τὸ ὑψηλόν, ὃ ἐποίησεν ῾Ιεροβοὰμ υἱὸς Ναβάτ, ὃς ἐξήμαρτε τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ, καί γε τὸ θυσιαστήριον ἐκεῖνο τὸ ὑψηλὸν κατέσπασε καὶ συνέτριψε τοὺς λίθους αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐλέπτυνεν εἰς χοῦν καὶ κατέκαυσε τὸ ἄλσος. 16 καὶ ἐξένευσεν ᾿Ιωσίας καὶ εἶδε τοὺς τάφους τοὺς ἐκεῖ ἐν τῇ πόλει καὶ ἀπέστειλε καὶ ἔλαβε τὰ ὀστᾶ ἐκ τῶν τάφων καὶ κατέκαυσεν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον καὶ ἐμίανεν αὐτὸ κατὰ τὸ ρῆμα Κυρίου, ὃ ἐλάλησεν ὁ ἄνθρωπος τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν τῷ ἑστάναι ῾Ιεροβοὰμ ἐν τῇ ἑορτῇ ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον. καὶ ἐπιστρέψας ᾖρε τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὸν τάφον τοῦ ἀνθρώπου τοῦ Θεοῦ τοῦ λαλήσαντος τοὺς λόγους τούτους 17 καὶ εἶπε· τί τὸ σκόπελον ἐκεῖνο, ὃ ἐγὼ ὁρῶ; καὶ εἶπον αὐτῷ οἱ ἄνδρες τῆς πόλεως· ὁ ἄνθρωπος τοῦ Θεοῦ ὁ ἐξεληλυθὼς ἐξ ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἐπικαλεσάμενος τοὺς λόγους τούτους, οὓς ἐπεκαλέσατο ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον Βαιθήλ. 18 καὶ εἶπεν· ἄφετε αὐτόν, ἀνὴρ μὴ κινησάτωσαν τὰ ὀστᾶ αὐτοῦ· καὶ ἐρρύσθησαν τὰ ὀστᾶ αὐτοῦ μετὰ τῶν ὀστῶν τοῦ προφήτου τοῦ ἥκοντος ἐκ Σαμαρείας. 19 καί γε πάντας τοὺς οἴκους τῶν ὑψηλῶν τοὺς ἐν ταῖς πόλεσι Σαμαρείας, οὓς ἐποίησαν βασιλεῖς ᾿Ισραὴλ παροργίζειν Κύριον, ἀπέστησεν ᾿Ιωσίας καὶ ἐποίησεν ἐν αὐτοῖς πάντα τὰ ἔργα, ἃ ἐποίησεν ἐν Βαιθήλ. 20 καὶ ἐθυσίασε πάντας τοὺς ἱερεῖς τῶν ὑψηλῶν τοὺς ὄντας ἐκεῖ ἐπὶ τῶν θυσιαστηρίων καὶ κατέκαυσε τὰ ὀστᾶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἐπ᾿ αὐτά, καὶ ἐπεστράφη εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλήμ.
21 Καὶ ἐνετείλατο ὁ βασιλεὺς παντὶ τῷ λαῷ λέγων· ποιήσατε πάσχα τῷ Κυρίῳ Θεῷ ἡμῶν, καθὼς γέγραπται ἐπὶ βιβλίου τῆς διαθήκης ταύτης· 22 ὅτι οὐκ ἐγενήθη τὸ πάσχα τοῦτο ἀφ᾿ ἡμερῶν τῶν κριτῶν, οἳ ἔκρινον τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας βασιλέων ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ βασιλέων ᾿Ιούδα, 23 ὅτι ἀλλ᾿ ἢ τῷ ὀκτωκαιδεκάτῳ ἔτει τοῦ βασιλέως ᾿Ιωσίου ἐγενήθη τὸ πάσχα τῷ Κυρίῳ ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ. 24 καί γε τοὺς θελητὰς καὶ τοὺς γνωριστὰς καὶ τὰ Θεραφὶν καὶ τὰ εἴδωλα καὶ πάντα τὰ προσοχθίσματα τὰ γεγονότα ἐν τῇ γῇ ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ἐξῇρεν ᾿Ιωσίας, ἵνα στήσῃ τοὺς λόγους τοῦ νόμου τοὺς γεγραμμένους ἐπὶ τοῦ βιβλίου, οὗ εὗρε Χελκίας ὁ ἱερεὺς ἐν οἴκῳ Κυρίου. 25 ὅμοιος αὐτῷ οὐκ ἐγενήθη ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ βασιλεύς, ὃς ἐπέστρεψε πρὸς Κύριον ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ ψυχῇ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ ἰσχύϊ αὐτοῦ κατὰ πάντα τὸν νόμον Μωυσῆ, καὶ μετ᾿ αὐτὸν οὐκ ἀνέστη ὅμοιος αὐτῷ. 26 πλὴν οὐκ ἀπεστράφη Κύριος ἀπὸ θυμοῦ τῆς ὀργῆς αὐτοῦ τῆς μεγάλης, οὗ ἐθυμώθη ὀργῇ αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ ᾿Ιούδᾳ ἐπὶ τοὺς παροργισμούς, οὓς παρώργισεν αὐτὸν Μανασσῆς. 27 καὶ εἶπε Κύριος· καί γε τὸν ᾿Ιούδαν ἀποστήσω ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου μου, καθὼς ἀπέστησα τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἀπώσομαι τὴν πόλιν ταύτην, ἣν ἐξελεξάμην τὴν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, καὶ τὸν οἶκον οὗ εἶπον· ἔσται τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐκεῖ. 28 καὶ τὰ λοιπὰ τῶν λόγων ᾿Ιωσίου καὶ πάντα, ὅσα ἐποίησεν, οὐχὶ ταῦτα γεγραμμένα ἐπὶ βιβλίῳ λόγων ἡμερῶν τοῖς βασιλεῦσιν ᾿Ιούδα; 29 ἐν δὲ ταῖς ἡμέραις αὐτοῦ ἀνέβη φαραὼ Νεχαὼ βασιλεὺς Αἰγύπτου ἐπὶ βασιλέα ᾿Ασσυρίων ἐπὶ ποταμὸν Εὐφράτην· καὶ ἐπορεύθη ᾿Ιωσίας εἰς ἀπαντὴν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐθανάτωσεν αὐτὸν Νεχαὼ ἐν Μαγεδδὼ ἐν τῷ ἰδεῖν αὐτόν. 30 καὶ ἐπεβίβασαν αὐτὸν οἱ παῖδες αὐτοῦ νεκρὸν ἐκ Μαγεδδὼ καὶ ἤγαγον αὐτὸν εἰς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ ἔθαψαν αὐτὸν ἐν τῷ τάφῳ αὐτοῦ. καὶ ἔλαβεν ὁ λαὸς τῆς γῆς τὸν ᾿Ιωάχαζ υἱὸν ᾿Ιωσίου καὶ ἔχρισαν αὐτὸν καὶ ἐβασίλευσαν αὐτὸν ἀντὶ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ.
31 Υἱὸς εἴκοσι καὶ τριῶν ἐτῶν ἦν ᾿Ιωάχαζ ἐν τῷ βασιλεύειν αὐτὸν καὶ τρίμηνον ἐβασίλευσεν ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, καὶ ὄνομα τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ ᾿Αμιτὰλ θυγάτηρ ῾Ιερεμίου ἐκ Λοβνά. 32 καὶ ἐποίησε τὸ πονηρὸν ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς Κυρίου κατὰ πάντα, ὅσα ἐποίησαν οἱ πατέρες αὐτοῦ. 33 καὶ μετέστησεν αὐτὸν φαραὼ Νεχαὼ ἐν Δεβλαθὰ ἐν γῇ Αἰμὰθ τοῦ μὴ βασιλεύειν ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ ἔδωκε ζημίαν ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν ἑκατὸν τάλαντα ἀργυρίου καὶ ἑκατὸν τάλαντα χρυσίου. 34 καὶ ἐβασίλευσε φαραὼ Νεχαὼ ἐπ᾿ αὐτοὺς τὸν ᾿Ελιακὶμ υἱὸν ᾿Ιωσίου βασιλέως ᾿Ιούδα ἀντὶ ᾿Ιωσίου τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπέστρεψε τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ᾿Ιωακίμ· καὶ τὸν ᾿Ιωάχαζ ἔλαβε καὶ εἰσήνεγκεν εἰς Αἴγυπτον, καὶ ἀπέθανεν ἐκεῖ. 35 καὶ τὸ ἀργύριον καὶ τὸ χρυσίον ἔδωκεν ᾿Ιωακὶμ τῷ φαραώ· πλὴν ἐτιμογράφησε τὴν γῆν τοῦ δοῦναι τὸ ἀργύριον ἐπὶ στόματος φαραώ, ἀνὴρ κατὰ τὴν συντίμησιν αὐτοῦ ἔδωκαν τὸ ἀργύριον καὶ τὸ χρυσίον μετὰ τοῦ λαοῦ τῆς γῆς τοῦ δοῦναι τῷ φαραὼ Νεχαώ. 36 υἱὸς εἴκοσι καὶ πέντε ἐτῶν ᾿Ιωακὶμ ἐν τῷ βασιλεύειν αὐτὸν καὶ ἕνδεκα ἔτη ἐβασίλευσεν ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, καὶ ὄνομα τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ ᾿Ιελδὰφ θυγάτηρ Φαδαὴλ ἐκ Ρουμά. 37 καὶ ἐποίησε τὸ πονηρὸν ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς Κυρίου κατὰ πάντα, ὅσα ἐποίησαν οἱ πατέρες αὐτοῦ.