12 Also in Judah the hand of God was on the people to give them unity(A) of mind to carry out what the king and his officials had ordered, following the word of the Lord.

13 A very large crowd of people assembled in Jerusalem to celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread(B) in the second month. 14 They removed the altars(C) in Jerusalem and cleared away the incense altars and threw them into the Kidron Valley.(D)

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