2 Chronicles 34:1
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New American Standard Bible
Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem.

King James Bible
Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years.

Darby Bible Translation
Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem.

World English Bible
Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
A son of eight years is Josiah in his reigning, and thirty and one years he hath reigned in Jerusalem,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Compare the parallel history of 2 Kings 22 notes; 2 Kings 23:1-30 notes; the writer here being more full on the celebration of the Passover. The only approach to a discrepancy between the two narratives is with respect to the time of the religions reformation, which the writer of Chronicles distinctly places before, the author of Kings after, the repair of the temple. The best explanation seems to be, that the author of Kings has departed from the chronological order, to which he makes no profession of adhering.

2 Chronicles 34:1 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Imprisonment and Death of John
John the Baptist had been first in heralding Christ's kingdom, and he was first also in suffering. From the free air of the wilderness and the vast throngs that had hung upon his words, he was now shut in by the walls of a dungeon cell. He had become a prisoner in the fortress of Herod Antipas. In the territory east of Jordan, which was under the dominion of Antipas, much of John's ministry had been spent. Herod himself had listened to the preaching of the Baptist. The dissolute king had trembled
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Josiah, a Pattern for the Ignorant.
"Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before Me; I also have heard thee, saith the Lord. Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place."--2 Kings
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

Cross References
2 Kings 22:1
Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath.

2 Kings 22:2
He did right in the sight of the LORD and walked in all the way of his father David, nor did he turn aside to the right or to the left.

2 Chronicles 33:25
But the people of the land killed all the conspirators against King Amon, and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place.

Jeremiah 1:2
to whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.

Jeremiah 3:6
Then the LORD said to me in the days of Josiah the king, "Have you seen what faithless Israel did? She went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and she was a harlot there.

Jeremiah 25:3
"From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, even to this day, these twenty-three years the word of the LORD has come to me, and I have spoken to you again and again, but you have not listened.

Zephaniah 1:1
The word of the LORD which came to Zephaniah son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah:

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