Introduction to 2 Kings Chapter 23

This chapter treats of Josiah's reading the book of the law, and of him and the people renewing the covenant with God, 2 Kings 23:1, and of his removing idols and idolatry in every shape, and witchcraft, out of the land, which he did in the sincerity of his heart, 2 Kings 23:4, yet the wrath of God was still determined upon the land, 2 Kings 23:26 and Josiah was taken away by an untimely death, 2 Kings 23:29 and was succeeded by two sons of his, one after another, whose reigns were wicked, 2 Kings 23:31.