2 Kings 23
Josiah causeth the book to be read in a solemn assembly. He reneweth the covenant between the Lord and the people. He destroyeth idolatry in Judah. He burneth men's bones upon the altar at Beth-el according to the prophecy, sparing the sepulchre of the prophet who had foretold these things. He pulleth down the idolatrous houses in the cities of Samaria, and slayeth the priests. He causeth a solemn passover to be kept. He putteth away witches and all abominations, and excelleth in piety all kings before and after him. God's determined wrath against Judah for Manasseh's provocations. Josiah's acts: he is slain in a battle with Pharaoh-nechoh; Jehoahaz succeedeth him. Jehoahaz after a wicked reign of three months is deposed and imprisoned by Pharaoh-nechoh, who maketh Jehoiakim king, and carrieth Jehoahaz to Egypt. Jehoiakim taxeth the land for Pharaoh's tribute. His wicked reign.