2 Chronicles 35:22-25
35:22 But Josiah did not turn back from him; 1 he disguised himself for battle. He did not take seriously 2 the words of Necho which he had received from God; he went to fight him in the Plain of Megiddo. 3
35:23 Archers shot King Josiah; the king ordered his servants, “Take me out of this chariot, 4 for I am seriously wounded.”
35:24 So his servants took him out of the chariot, put him in another chariot that he owned, and brought him to Jerusalem, 5 where he died. He was buried in the tombs of his ancestors; 6 all the people of Judah and Jerusalem mourned Josiah.
35:25 Jeremiah composed laments for Josiah which all the male and female singers use to mourn Josiah to this very day. It has become customary in Israel to sing these; they are recorded in the Book of Laments.
1 tn Heb “and Josiah did not turn his face from him.”
2 tn Heb “listen to.”
3 map For location see Map1-D4; Map2-C1; Map4-C2; Map5-F2; Map7-B1.
4 tn Heb “carry me away.”
5 map For location see Map5-B1; Map6-F3; Map7-E2; Map8-F2; Map10-B3; JP1-F4; JP2-F4; JP3-F4; JP4-F4.
6 tn Heb “fathers.”