Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. (2 Chronicles 34:1)

He did right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of his father David and did not turn aside to the right or to the left. (2 Chronicles 34:2)

For in the eighth year of his reign while he was still a youth, he began to seek the God of his father David; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, the carved images and the molten images. (2 Chronicles 34:3)

Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah an official of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the LORD his God. (2 Chronicles 34:8)


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