Yoshiyahu kept a Pesach to the LORD in Yerushalayim: and they killed the Pesach on the fourteenth [day] of the first month.
He set the Kohanim in their offices, and encouraged them to the service of the house of the LORD.
He said to the Levites who taught all Yisra'el, who were holy to the LORD, Put the holy ark in the house which Shlomo the son of David king of Yisra'el did build; there shall no more be a burden on your shoulders: now serve the LORD your God, and his people Yisra'el.
Prepare yourselves after your fathers' houses by your courses, according to the writing of David king of Yisra'el, and according to the writing of Shlomo his son.
Stand in the holy place according to the divisions of the fathers' houses of your brothers the children of the people, and [let there be for each] a portion of a fathers' house of the Levites.
Kill the Pesach, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare for your brothers, to do according to the word of the LORD by Moshe.
Yoshiyahu gave to the children of the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all of them for the Pesach offerings, to all who were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bulls: these were of the king's substance.
His princes gave for a freewill- offering to the people, to the Kohanim, and to the Levites. Hilkiyah and Zekharyah and Yechi'el, the rulers of the house of God, gave to the Kohanim for the Pesach offerings two thousand and six hundred [small cattle], and three hundred oxen.
Kananyahu also, and Shemayah and Netan'el, his brothers, and Hashavyah and Ye`i'el and Yozavad, the chiefs of the Levites, gave to the Levites for the Pesach offerings five thousand [small cattle], and five hundred oxen.
So the service was prepared, and the Kohanim stood in their place, and the Levites by their courses, according to the king's mitzvah.
They killed the Pesach, and the Kohanim sprinkled [the blood which they received] of their hand, and the Levites flayed them.
They removed the burnt offerings, that they might give them according to the divisions of the fathers' houses of the children of the people, to offer to the LORD, as it is written in the book of Moshe. So did they with the oxen.
They roasted the Pesach with fire according to the ordinance: and the holy offerings boiled they in pots, and in caldrons, and in pans, and carried them quickly to all the children of the people.
Afterward they prepared for themselves, and for the Kohanim, because the Kohanim the sons of Aharon [were busied] in offering the burnt offerings and the fat until night: therefore the Levites prepared for themselves, and for the Kohanim the sons of Aharon.
The singers the sons of Asaf were in their place, according to the mitzvah of David, and Asaf, and Heman, and Yedutun the king's seer; and the porters were at every gate: they didn't need to depart from their service; for their brothers the Levites prepared for them.
So all the service of the LORD was prepared the same day, to keep the Pesach, and to offer burnt-offerings on the altar of the LORD, according to the mitzvah of king Yoshiyahu.
The children of Yisra'el who were present kept the Pesach at that time, and the feast of matzah seven days.
There was no Pesach like that kept in Yisra'el from the days of Shemu'el the prophet; neither did any of the kings of Yisra'el keep such a Pesach as Yoshiyahu kept, and the Kohanim, and the Levites, and all Yehudah and Yisra'el who were present, and the inhabitants of Yerushalayim.
In the eighteenth year of the reign of Yoshiyahu was this Pesach kept.
After all this, when Yoshiyahu had prepared the temple, Nekho king of Mitzrayim went up to fight against Karkemish by the Perat: and Yoshiyahu went out against him.
But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, What have I to do with you, you king of Yehudah? [I come] not against you this day, but against the house with which I have war; and God has commanded me to make haste: forbear you from [meddling with] God, who is with me, that he not destroy you.
Nevertheless Yoshiyahu would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and didn't listen to the words of Nekho from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.
The archers shot at king Yoshiyahu; and the king said to his servants, Have me away; for I am sore wounded.
So his servants took him out of the chariot, and put him in the second chariot that he had, and brought him to Yerushalayim; and he died, and was buried in the tombs of his fathers. All Yehudah and Yerushalayim mourned for Yoshiyahu.
Yirmeyahu lamented for Yoshiyahu: and all the singing men and singing women spoke of Yoshiyahu in their lamentations to this day; and they made them an ordinance in Yisra'el: and, behold, they are written in the lamentations.
Now the rest of the acts of Yoshiyahu, and his good deeds, according to that which is written in the law of the LORD,
and his acts, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Yisra'el and Yehudah.