6 1In the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, Simeon, even as far as Naphtali, in their surrounding ruins,
7 he also tore down the altars and 2beat the Asherim and the carved images into powder, and chopped down all the incense altars throughout the land of Israel. Then he returned to Jerusalem.

Josiah Repairs the Temple

8 3Now in the eighteenth * year of his reign, when he had purged the land and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah 4an official of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the LORD his God.
9 They came to 5Hilkiah the high priest and delivered the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites, the doorkeepers, had collected from 6Manasseh and Ephraim, and from all the remnant of Israel, and from all Judah and Benjamin and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.