Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in peace, neither shall thine eyessee all the evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants of the same. So they brought the kingwordagain .
Then the kingsent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.30
And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Levites, and all the people,greata and small: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of the LORD.31
And the kingstood in his place, and made a covenantbefore the LORD, to walkafter the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book.32
And he caused all that were presentb in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalemdid according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers.33
And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all that were presentc in Israel to serve , even to serve the LORD their God. And all his days they departed not from following the LORD, the God of their fathers.