2 Chronicles 35:1

Josiah Celebrates the Passover

1 Josiah celebrated the Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem, and the Passover lamb was slaughtered on the fourteenth day of the first month.

2 Chronicles 35:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Moreover Josiah kept a passover unto the LORD in Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month.
ESV
1 Josiah kept a Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem. And they slaughtered the Passover lamb on the fourteenth day of the first month.
NLT
1 Then Josiah announced that the Passover of the LORD would be celebrated in Jerusalem, and so the Passover lamb was slaughtered on the fourteenth day of the first month.
MSG
1 Josiah celebrated the Passover to God in Jerusalem. They killed the Passover lambs on the fourteenth day of the first month. By popular choice, Jehoahaz son of Josiah was made king at Jerusalem, succeeding his father.
CSB
1 Josiah observed the Lord's Passover and slaughtered the Passover [lambs] on the fourteenth day of the first month.

2 Chronicles 35:1 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 35:1

Moreover, Josiah kept a passover unto the Lord in Jerusalem,
&c.] Where only it was to be kept:

and they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month;
the month Nisan, as the Targum, which was the exact time of killing the passover lamb, according to the law of Moses, ( Exodus 12:6 ) , in the Vulgate Latin version of the Apocrypha in:

``And Josias held the feast of the passover in Jerusalem unto his Lord, and offered the passover the fourteenth day of the first month;'' (1 Esdras 1:1)

it is called the fourteenth moon of the first month; a phrase often used in ecclesiastical writers, when speaking of the time of the passover; and so we now call one of the days of the week "dies lunae", Monday.

2 Chronicles 35:1 In-Context

1 Josiah celebrated the Passover to the LORD in Jerusalem, and the Passover lamb was slaughtered on the fourteenth day of the first month.
2 He appointed the priests to their duties and encouraged them in the service of the LORD’s temple.
3 He said to the Levites, who instructed all Israel and who had been consecrated to the LORD: “Put the sacred ark in the temple that Solomon son of David king of Israel built. It is not to be carried about on your shoulders. Now serve the LORD your God and his people Israel.
4 Prepare yourselves by families in your divisions, according to the instructions written by David king of Israel and by his son Solomon.
5 “Stand in the holy place with a group of Levites for each subdivision of the families of your fellow Israelites, the lay people.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 12:1-30; S Numbers 9:3; Numbers 28:16