2 Kings 23:23
New International Version
But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, this Passover was celebrated to the LORD in Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah’s reign, this Passover was celebrated to the LORD in Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah this Passover was kept to the LORD in Jerusalem.

Berean Study Bible
But in the eighteenth year of Josiah’s reign, this Passover was observed to the LORD in Jerusalem.

King James Bible
But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, wherein this passover was holden to the LORD in Jerusalem.

New King James Version
But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah this Passover was held before the LORD in Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, this Passover was celebrated to the LORD in Jerusalem.

NASB 1995
But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, this Passover was observed to the LORD in Jerusalem.

NASB 1977
But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, this Passover was observed to the LORD in Jerusalem.

Amplified Bible
But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, this Passover to the LORD was kept in Jerusalem.

Christian Standard Bible
But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, the LORD’s Passover was observed in Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, this Passover was observed to the LORD in Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah was this passover kept to Jehovah in Jerusalem.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Except only in the eighteenth year of King Yoshiah, when this Passover was made to LORD JEHOVAH in Jerusalem!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But in the eighteenth year of king Josias, was the passover kept to the Lord in Jerusalem.

Contemporary English Version
But in Josiah's eighteenth year as king of Judah, everyone came to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As was this phase that was kept to the Lord in Jerusalem, in the eighteenth year of king Josias.

English Revised Version
but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah was this passover kept to the LORD in Jerusalem.

Good News Translation
Now at last, in the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah, the Passover was celebrated in Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah's reign, this Passover was celebrated in Jerusalem for the LORD.

International Standard Version
In the eighteenth year of the reign of King Josiah, this Passover was observed in Jerusalem to honor the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah was this passover kept to the LORD in Jerusalem.

Literal Standard Version
but in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, this Passover has been made to YHWH in Jerusalem.

NET Bible
But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah's reign, such a Passover of the LORD was observed in Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah was this Passover kept to the LORD in Jerusalem.

World English Bible
but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah was this Passover kept to Yahweh in Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
but in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, hath this passover been made to Jehovah in Jerusalem.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Josiah Restores the Passover
22No such Passover had been observed from the days of the judges who had governed Israel through all the days of the kings of Israel and Judah. 23But in the eighteenth year of Josiah’s reign, this Passover was observed to the LORD in Jerusalem. 24Furthermore, Josiah removed the mediums and spiritists, the household gods and idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem. He did this to carry out the words of the law written in the book that Hilkiah the priest had found in the house of the LORD.…

Cross References
2 Kings 23:22
No such Passover had been observed from the days of the judges who had governed Israel through all the days of the kings of Israel and Judah.

2 Kings 23:24
Furthermore, Josiah removed the mediums and spiritists, the household gods and idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem. He did this to carry out the words of the law written in the book that Hilkiah the priest had found in the house of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, wherein this passover was held to the LORD in Jerusalem.









(23) Wherein.--Omit this word. As Ewald says, the meaning of these two verses is, that the passover was never so celebrated before, especially as regards (1) the offerings over and above the paschal lamb (Deuteronomy 16:2), and (2) the strict unity of the place of this festival (Deuteronomy 16:5). The assumption that no passover had ever been held before (De Wette), is obsolete, even among "advanced critics," and does not merit serious discussion.

Verse 23. - But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, wherein this Passover was holden to the Lord in Jerusalem (compare, on the date, 2 Kings 22:3 and 2 Chronicles 35:19). The eighteenth year of Josiah corresponded probably, in part to B.C. 622, in part to B.C. 621.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But
כִּ֗י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

in the eighteenth
בִּשְׁמֹנֶ֤ה (biš·mō·neh)
Preposition-b | Number - feminine singular
Strong's 8083: A cardinal number, eight, eighth

year
שָׁנָ֔ה (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8141: A year

of the reign
לַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (lam·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

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

this
הַזֶּ֛ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

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

was observed
נַעֲשָׂ֞ה (na·‘ă·śāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

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

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


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