Then he cried out against the altar [a]by the word of the Lord, and said, “O altar, altar! Thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, a child, (A)Josiah by name, shall be born to the house of David; and on you he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense on you, and men’s bones shall be (B)burned on you.’ ”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 13:2 at the Lord’s command

24 But the people of the land (A)executed all those who had conspired against King Amon. Then the people of the land made his son Josiah king in his place.

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Josiah Reigns in Judah(A)

34 Josiah (B)was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem.

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A Call to Repentance

The Lord said also to me in the days of Josiah the king: “Have you seen what (A)backsliding Israel has done? She has (B)gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree, and there played the harlot.

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“Take a (A)scroll of a book and (B)write on it all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel, against Judah, and against (C)all the nations, from the day I spoke to you, from the days of (D)Josiah even to this day.

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