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2 Kings 23:20–21

20 And ihe sacrificed all the priests of the high places who were there, on the altars, jand burned human bones on them. Then he returned to Jerusalem.

Josiah Restores the Passover

21 And the king commanded all the people, k“Keep the Passover to the Lord your God, las it is written in this Book of the Covenant.”

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2 Kings 23:20–21 — The New International Version (NIV)

20 Josiah slaughtered all the priests of those high places on the altars and burned human bones on them. Then he went back to Jerusalem.

21 The king gave this order to all the people: “Celebrate the Passover to the Lord your God, as it is written in this Book of the Covenant.”

2 Kings 23:20–21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

20 And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars, and burned men’s bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.

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.

2 Kings 23:20–21 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 He executed the priests of the pagan shrines on their own altars, and he burned human bones on the altars to desecrate them. Finally, he returned to Jerusalem.

21 King Josiah then issued this order to all the people: “You must celebrate the Passover to the Lord your God, as required in this Book of the Covenant.”

2 Kings 23:20–21 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

20 He executed all the priests of the high places who were there, on the altars, and burned men’s bones on them; and he returned to Jerusalem.

21 Then the king commanded all the people, saying, “Keep the Passover to the Lord your God, as it is written in this Book of the Covenant.”

2 Kings 23:20–21 — New Century Version (NCV)

20 He killed all the priests of those places of worship; he killed them on the altars and burned human bones on the altars. Then he went back to Jerusalem.

21 The king commanded all the people, “Celebrate the Passover to the Lord your God as it is written in this Book of the Agreement.”

2 Kings 23:20–21 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

20 And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there, upon the altars, and burned men’s bones upon them; and he returned to Jerusalem.

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

2 Kings 23:20–21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 And he sacrificed upon the altars all the priests of the high places that were there, and burned men’s bones upon them. And he returned to Jerusalem. 21 And the king commanded all the people saying, Hold the passover to Jehovah your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.

2 Kings 23:20–21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

20 He slaughtered all the priests of the illegal worship sites on their altars and then burned human bones on them. He went back to Jerusalem.

21 The king ordered all the people to celebrate the Passover for the Lord their God as it is written in this Book of the Promise.

2 Kings 23:20–21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 He slaughtered on the altars all the priests of the high places who were there, and he burned human bones on the altars. Then he returned to Jerusalem.

21 The king commanded all the people, “Keep the Passover of the Lord your God as written in the book of the covenant.”

2 Kings 23:20–21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 He slaughtered on the altars all the priests of the high places who were there, and burned human bones on them. Then he returned to Jerusalem.

21 The king commanded all the people, “Keep the passover to the Lord your God as prescribed in this book of the covenant.”

2 Kings 23:20–21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 Then he slaughtered all of the priests of the high places who were there, on the altars, and he burned the bones of the humans on them. Then he returned to Jerusalem.

21 Then the king commanded all of the people, saying, “Keep the Passover to Yahweh your God, as has been written on the scroll of this covenant.”

2 Kings 23:20–21 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

20 Josiah killed all of the priests of those high places on the altars. He burned human bones on the altars. Then he went back to Jerusalem.

21 The king gave an order to all of the people. He said, “Celebrate the Passover Feast to honor the Lord your God. Do what is written in this Scroll of the Covenant.”

2 Kings 23:20–21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

20 All the priests of the high places who were there he slaughtered on the altars and burned human bones on them; then he returned to Jerusalem.

21 Then the king commanded all the people saying, “Celebrate the Passover to the Lord your God as it is written in this book of the covenant.”