1And the bright tenth waters that you saw – these are the faithfulness of the generation of Josiah, king of Judah, who was the only one at the time who submitted himself to the Mighty One with all his heart and soul. 2And he purged the land of idols, and hallowed all the vessels that had been polluted, and restored the offerings to the altar, and lifted up the heads 1 Lit. ‘the horn’. of the holy, and exalted the righteous, and honoured men of wisdom and understanding, and brought back the priests to their ministry, and destroyed and removed the magicians and soothsayers and necromancers from the land. 3And not only did he kill the impious that were still alive, but he also had the bones of the dead taken from their graves and burnt. 4And the festivals and the sabbaths he restored with their proper rites: 2 Charles rendered ‘he established in their sanctity’, although the last word is plural. he burned those who were polluted: he burned also the lying prophets that had deceived the people; and the people that had listened to them he threw alive into the brook Kidron, and raised a heap of stones over them. 5And he devoted himself heart and soul to the Mighty One; and he was remarkable in his day for his strict observance of the law, 3 Lit. ‘and he alone was firm in the law at that time’. so that during his life-time no one that was uncircumcised was left anywhere in the land, nor any evil-doer. 6He will indeed receive an eternal reward, and he will be more honoured by the Mighty One than many at the last time. 7For it was because of him, and those like him, that the honours and the glories you were told about before were created and prepared. 8These are the bright waters that you saw.