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19 Josiah removed all the shrines of the high places which the kings of Israel had made in the cities of Samaria, which provoked the Lord[a] to anger. He did to them just as he did in Bethel. 20 On the altars he slaughtered all the priests of the high places who were present there, and he burned human bones on the altars. Then he went back to Jerusalem.

Josiah Celebrates the Passover

21 Then the king commanded all the people, “Observe the Passover to the Lord your God just as it is written in the Book of the Covenant.”

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  1. 2 Kings 23:19 The translation follows the ancient versions. The Hebrew text does not have the words the Lord.

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