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19 Josiah also removed all the shrines on the high places in the cities of Samaria. The kings of Israel had made them and angered the Lord.[a] He did to them what he had done to the high place in Bethel.[b] 20 He sacrificed all the priests of the high places on the altars located there, and burned human bones on them. Then he returned to Jerusalem.

21 The king ordered all the people, “Observe the Passover of the Lord your God, as prescribed in this scroll of the covenant.”

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 23:19 tc Heb “which the kings of Israel had made, angering.” The object has been accidentally omitted in the MT. It appears in the LXX, Syriac, and Vulgate versions.
  2. 2 Kings 23:19 tn Heb “and he did to them according to all the deeds he had done in Bethel.”

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