Josiah’s son Jehoahaz was king for only three months.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 23:28-34

ESV Text: 2 Kings 23:28-34


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 6:8 and ends at about 7:31

28 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 29 In his days Pharaohnechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him. 30 And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father’s stead.

     31 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign; and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 32 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done. 33 And Pharaohnechoh put him in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold. 34 And Pharaohnechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in the room of Josiah his father, and turned his name to Jehoiakim, and took Jehoahaz away: and he came to Egypt, and died there.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 530:
Thy Ways, O Lord, with Wise Design

— Organ Audio


1. Thy ways, 0 Lord, with wise design 
Are framed upon Thy throne above, 
And every dark and bending line 
Meets in the center of Thy love. 

2. With feeble light and half obscure 
Poor mortals Thine arrangements view, 
Not knowing that the least are sure 
And the mysterious just and true. 

3. Thy flock, Thine own peculiar care, 
Though now they seem to roam uneyed, 
Are led or driven only where 
They best and safest may abide. 

4. They neither know nor trace the way; 
But whilst they trust Thy guardian eye, 
Their feet shall ne’er to ruin stray, 
Nor shall the weakest fail or die. 

5. My favored soul shall meekly learn 
To lay her reason at Thy throne; 
Too weak Thy secrets to discern, 
I’ll trust Thee for my Guide alone.