2 Chronicles 35:1
New International Version
Josiah celebrated the Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem, and the Passover lamb was slaughtered on the fourteenth day of the first month.

New Living Translation
Then Josiah announced that the Passover of the LORD would be celebrated in Jerusalem, and so the Passover lamb was slaughtered on the fourteenth day of the first month.

English Standard Version
Josiah kept a Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem. And they slaughtered the Passover lamb on the fourteenth day of the first month.

Berean Study Bible
Then Josiah celebrated the Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem, and the Passover lamb was slaughtered on the fourteenth day of the first month.

King James Bible
Moreover Josiah kept a passover unto the LORD in Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month.

New King James Version
Now Josiah kept a Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem, and they slaughtered the Passover lambs on the fourteenth day of the first month.

New American Standard Bible
Then Josiah celebrated the Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem, and they slaughtered the Passover animals on the fourteenth day of the first month.

NASB 1995
Then Josiah celebrated the Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem, and they slaughtered the Passover animals on the fourteenth day of the first month.

NASB 1977
Then Josiah celebrated the Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem, and they slaughtered the Passover animals on the fourteenth day of the first month.

Amplified Bible
Josiah celebrated the Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem; they slaughtered the Passover lambs on the fourteenth day of the first month.

Christian Standard Bible
Josiah observed the LORD’s Passover and slaughtered the Passover lambs on the fourteenth day of the first month.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Josiah observed the LORD’s Passover and slaughtered the Passover lambs on the fourteenth day of the first month.

American Standard Version
And Josiah kept a passover unto Jehovah in Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yoshiah made a feast in Jerusalem to LORD JEHOVAH, and he made the feast on the fourteenth of the first month.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Josias kept a passover to the Lord his God; and sacrificed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month.

Contemporary English Version
Josiah commanded that Passover be celebrated in Jerusalem to honor the LORD. So, on the fourteenth day of the first month, the lambs were killed for the Passover celebration.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Josias kept a phase to the Lord in Jerusalem, and it was sacrificed on the fourteenth day of the first month.

English Revised Version
And Josiah kept a passover unto the LORD in Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month.

Good News Translation
King Josiah celebrated the Passover at Jerusalem in honor of the LORD; on the fourteenth day of the first month they killed the animals for the festival.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Josiah celebrated the Passover for the LORD in Jerusalem. The Passover lamb was slaughtered on the fourteenth day of the first month.

International Standard Version
Josiah observed the Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem. They slaughtered the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Josiah kept a passover unto the LORD in Jerusalem; and they killed the passover lamb on the fourteenth day of the first month.

Literal Standard Version
And Josiah makes a Passover to YHWH in Jerusalem, and they slaughter the Passover-offering on the fourteenth of the first month,

NET Bible
Josiah observed a Passover festival for the LORD in Jerusalem. They slaughtered the Passover lambs on the fourteenth day of the first month.

New Heart English Bible
Josiah kept a Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem: and they killed the Passover lamb on the fourteenth day of the first month.

World English Bible
Josiah kept a Passover to Yahweh in Jerusalem: and they killed the Passover on the fourteenth [day] of the first month.

Young's Literal Translation
And Josiah maketh in Jerusalem a passover to Jehovah, and they slaughter the passover-offering on the fourteenth of the first month,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Josiah Restores the Passover
1Then Josiah celebrated the Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem, and the Passover lamb was slaughtered on the fourteenth day of the first month. 2He appointed the priests to their duties and encouraged them in the service of the house of the LORD.…

Cross References
Exodus 12:6
You must keep it until the fourteenth day of the month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel will slaughter the animals at twilight.

Numbers 9:3
You are to observe it at the appointed time, at twilight on the fourteenth day of this month, in accordance with its statutes and ordinances."

2 Kings 23:21
The king commanded all the people, "Keep the Passover of the LORD your God, as it is written in this Book of the Covenant."

2 Chronicles 35:6
Slaughter the Passover lambs, consecrate yourselves, and make preparations for your fellow countrymen to carry out the word of the LORD given by Moses."

2 Chronicles 35:11
And they slaughtered the Passover lambs, while the priests sprinkled the blood handed to them and the Levites skinned the animals.


Treasury of Scripture

Moreover Josiah kept a passover to the LORD in Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month.

2 Chronicles 30:1-27
And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel…

2 Kings 23:21-23
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant…

the fourteenth

Exodus 12:6
And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

Numbers 9:3
In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.

Deuteronomy 16:1-8
Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night…

2 Kings 23:21
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.









(1) Moreover.--And. The form of the Hebrew verb implies that this Passover was held subsequently to the renewal of the covenant; and 2Kings 23:23 fixes the date precisely as "the eighteenth year of king Josiah."

Kept.--Made (2Chronicles 30:1).

On the fourteenth day of the first month.--In strict accordance with the law. Hezekiah's Passover was irregular in point of time (2Chronicles 30:2; 2Chronicles 30:13).

Verse 1. - They killed the Passover on the fourteenth... of the first month; i.e. on the day appointed originally (Exodus 12:6). It will be remembered that, under special circumstances, the same day of the second month was authorized by "Hezekiah and his princes" (2 Chronicles 30:2).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Josiah
יֹאשִׁיָּ֧הוּ (yō·šî·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2977: Josiah -- 'Yah supports', two Israelites

celebrated
וַיַּ֨עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

the Passover
פֶּ֖סַח (pe·saḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6453: A pretermission, exemption, Passover

to the LORD
לַיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

in Jerusalem,
בִֽירוּשָׁלִַ֛ם (ḇî·rū·šā·lim)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

and the Passover lamb
הַפֶּ֔סַח (hap·pe·saḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6453: A pretermission, exemption, Passover

was slaughtered
וַיִּשְׁחֲט֣וּ (way·yiš·ḥă·ṭū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7819: To slaughter, beat

on the fourteenth
בְּאַרְבָּעָ֥ה (bə·’ar·bā·‘āh)
Preposition-b | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 702: Four

day of the first
הָרִאשֽׁוֹן׃ (hā·ri·šō·wn)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7223: First, in place, time, rank

month.
לַחֹ֥דֶשׁ (la·ḥō·ḏeš)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2320: The new moon, a month


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