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2 Chronicles 35:20-24 (New American Standard)

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Josiah Dies in Battle

20 1After all this, when Josiah had set the atemple in order, Neco king of Egypt came up to make war at 2Carchemish on the Euphrates, and Josiah went out to engage him. 21 But bNeco sent messengers to him, saying, "3What have we to do with each other, O King of Judah? I am not coming against you today but against the house with which I am at war, and God has ordered me to hurry. Stop for your own sake from interfering with God who is with me, so that He will not destroy you." 22 However, Josiah would not turn caway from him, but 4disguised himself in order to make war with him; nor did he listen to the words of Neco 5from the mouth of God, but came to make war on the plain of 6Megiddo. 23 The archers shot King Josiah, and the king said to his servants, "Take me away, for I am badly wounded." 24 So his servants took him out of the chariot and carried him in the second chariot which he had, and brought him to Jerusalem dwhere he died and was buried in the tombs of his fathers. 7All Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.
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