The Bible in Its Traditions

2 Chronicles 35:1–6

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And Josiah kept a passover unto YHWH in Jerusalem; and they killed the passover lamb on the fourteenth day of the first month.

Now Josiah kept the Passover to the Lord in Jerusalem, and it was immolated on the fourteenth day of the first month.

MOREOVER Josiah kept a passover to the LORD in Jerusalem; and he celebrated the feast on the fourteenth day of the first month.

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And he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged them to the service of the house of YHWH.

And he appointed the priests in their offices, and he exhorted them to minister in the house of the Lord.

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And he said unto the Levites that taught all Israel, that were holy unto YHWH: 'Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build; there shall no more be a burden upon your shoulders; now serve the YHWH your God, and His people Israel.

And he told the Levites that were able to act in all Israel, that they should consecrate themselves to the Lord: and they put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel built: and the king said, Ye must not carry anything on your shoulders: now then minister to the Lord your God, and to his people Israel.

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And prepare ye after your fathers' houses by your courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.

And prepare yourselves according to the houses of your families, and according to your daily courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and the order by the hand of his son Solomon.

And prepare yourselves by your houses and families, within each division, just as David, the king of Israel, instructed, and just as his son Solomon has written.

And stand in the holy place according to the divisions of the fathers' houses of your brethren the children of the people, and let there be for each a portion of a father's house of the Levites.

And stand ye in the house according to the divisions of the houses of your families for your brethren the sons of the people; so also let there be for the Levites a division of the house of their family.

And minister in the sanctuary, by the Levitical families and companies.

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And kill the passover lamb, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare for your brethren, to do according to the word of YHWH by the hand of Moses.'

And having been sanctified, immolate the Passover. And then prepare your brothers, so that they may be able to act in accord with the words which the Lord has spoken by the hand of Moses.”