2 Kings 23:21 [study!]
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto Jehovah your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the LORD your God, as [it is] written in the book of this covenant.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
Then the king commanded all the people saying, “Celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God as it is written in this book of the covenant.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover to the LORD your God, as [it is] written in the book of this covenant.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
And the king commanded all the people saying, Hold the passover to Jehovah your God, as it is written in this book of the covenant.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
Then did the king command all the people, saying, Keep ye a passover unto Yahweh, your God,such as is written in this book of the covenant.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
And the king commandeth the whole of the people, saying, 'Make ye a passover to Jehovah your God, as it is written on this book of the covenant.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
And he commanded all the people, saying: Keep the Phase to the Lord your God, according as it is written in the book of this covenant.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
And the King commanded all the people saying, Keepe the Passeouer vnto the LORD your God, as it is written in this booke of the Couenant.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover to the Lord your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008)  
And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto Yahweh your Elohim, as [it is] written in the book of this covenant.
And the king
A primitive root; (intensively) to constitute
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 2447
Apparently contracted from H0226
in the demonstrative sense of entity
; properly self
(but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even
; properly the whole
; hence all
(in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
; a people
(as a congregated unit
); specifically a tribe
(as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops
; figuratively a flock
A primitive root; to say
(used with great latitude).
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812
Count - 4888
A primitive root; to do
, in the broadest sense and widest application.
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperative (See H8810
Count - 2847
; a pretermission
, that is, exemption
; used only technically of the Jewish Passover
(the festival or the victim).
; (the) self Existent
or eternal; Jehovah
, Jewish national name of God.
Plural of H0433
in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God
; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates
; and sometimes as a superlative.
as [it is
A primitive root; to grave
; by implication to write
(describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe).
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815
Count - 1415
Properly the same as H5920
used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above
, or against
(yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
; properly writing
(the art or a document); by implication a book
A primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this
(in the sense of cutting
)); a compact
(because made by passing between pieces
2 Kings 23:21-23
_ _ the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the Lord your God, etc. It was observed with great solemnity and was attended not only by his own subjects, but by the remnant people from Israel (see on 2 Chronicles 35:1-19). Many of the Israelites who were at Jerusalem might have heard of, if they did not hear, the law read by Josiah. It is probable that they might even have procured a copy of the law, stimulated as they were to the better observance of Jehovah’s worship by the unusual and solemn transactions at Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 35:1-19 Moreover Josiah kept a passover unto the LORD in Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth [day] of the first month. ... In the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah was this passover kept.
- as it is written:
Exodus 12:3-20 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth [day] of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of [their] fathers, a lamb for an house: ... Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.
Leviticus 23:5-8 In the fourteenth [day] of the first month at even [is] the LORD'S passover. ... But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day [is] an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work [therein].
Numbers 9:2-5 Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season. ... And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.
Numbers 28:16-25 And in the fourteenth day of the first month [is] the passover of the LORD. ... And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work.
Deuteronomy 16:1-8 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. ... Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day [shall be] a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work [therein].
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