Josiah Killed in Battle
e After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Neco king of Egypt went up to fight at f Carchemish on the Euphrates, and Josiah went out to meet him.
But he sent envoys to him, saying, "What have we to do with each other, king of Judah? I am not coming against you this day, but against the house with which I am at war. And God has commanded me to hurry. Cease opposing God, who is with me, lest he destroy you."
Nevertheless, Josiah did not turn away from him, but g disguised himself in order to fight with him. He did not listen to the words of Neco from the mouth of God, but came to fight in the plain of h Megiddo.
And the archers shot King Josiah. And the king said to his servants, i "Take me away, for I am badly wounded."
So his servants took him out of the chariot and carried him in his second chariot and brought him to Jerusalem. And he died and was buried in the tombs of his fathers. j All Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah.
k Jeremiah also uttered a lament for Josiah; and all l the singing men and singing women have spoken of Josiah in their laments to this day. They made these a rule in Israel; behold, they are written in the Laments.
Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his good deeds according to what is written in the Law of the Lord,
and his acts, first and last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.
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2 Kings 23:29 - 30
In his days Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt went up to the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates. King Josiah went to meet him, and Pharaoh Neco killed him at Megiddo, as soon as he saw him.
About Egypt. Concerning the army of Pharaoh Neco, king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates at Carchemish and which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:
1 Kings 22:30
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "I will disguise myself and go into battle, but you wear your robes." And the king of Israel disguised himself and went into battle.
The kings came, they fought; then fought the kings of Canaan, at Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo; they got no spoils of silver.
1 Kings 22:34
But a certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel between the scale armor and the breastplate. Therefore he said to the driver of his chariot, "Turn around and carry me out of the battle, for I am wounded.
On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.
The breath of our nostrils, the Lord 's anointed, was captured in their pits, of whom we said, "Under his shadow we shall live among the nations.
2 Samuel 1:17
And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and Jonathan his son.
2 Samuel 19:35
I am this day eighty years old. Can I discern what is pleasant and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats or what he drinks? Can I still listen to the voice of singing men and singing women? Why then should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?
Besides their male and female servants, of whom there were 7,337, and they had 200 male and female singers.
Besides their male and female servants, of whom there were 7,337. And they had 245 singers, male and female.
And when Jesus came to the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion.