2 Kings 22

CHAPTER 22

Josiah Reigns in Judah

[2a son 3being eight 4years old 1Josiah was] in his taking reign, and thirty and one year s he reigned in Jerusalem. And the name of his mother was Jedidah, daughter of Adaiah of Boseath. And he did upright in the eyes of the  lord, and he went in every way of David his father. He did not separate to the right nor the left. And it came to pass in the eighteenth year to king Josiah, [3sent 1the 2king] Shaphan son of Azaliah, son of Meshullam, the scribe of the house of the  lord, saying, Ascend to Hilkiah the [2priest 1great], and set a seal upon the money! the money being carried into the house of the  lord, which [5gathered together 1the 2ones guarding 3the 4money] from the people. And let them put it into the hand of the ones doing the works, of the ones being ordained for the house of the  lord! And he gave it to the ones doing the works in the house of the  lord, to strengthen the breach of the house, to the fabricators, and to the builders, and to the stonemasons, and to acquire wood and [2stones 1quarried], to fortify the breach of the house. Only they did not call them to account for the money being given to them, for [3in 4trust 1they 2act].

The Scroll of the Law Found

And [5said 1Hilkiah 2the 4priest 3great] to Shaphan the scribe, [2a scroll 3of the 4law 1I found] in the house of the  lord. And Hilkiah gave to Shaphan the scroll, and he read it. And Shapan entered to king Josiah. And he turned to the king for a word, and said, [2cast 1Your servants] the silver being found in the house of the  lord, and they put it in the hand of the ones doing the works being ordained in the house of the  lord. 10 And [4reported 1Shaphan 2the 3scribe] to the king, saying, [6a scroll 4gave 5to me 1Hilkiah 2the 3priest]. And [2read 3it 1Shaphan] before the king. 11 And it came to pass as [3heard 1the 2king] the words of the scroll of the law, that he tore his garments. 12 And [3gave charge 1the 2king] to Hilkiah the priest, and to Ahikam son of Shaphan, and to Achbor son of Michaiah, and to Shaphan the scribe, and to Asahiah the servant of the king, saying, 13 Go, seek after the  lord for me! and for all my people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this scroll being found; for great is the anger of the  lord burning away against us, because [2hearkened not 1our fathers] concerning the words of this scroll, to do according to all the things being written concerning us. 14 And [4went 1Hilkiah 2the 3priest], and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah to Huldah the prophetess, wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, the keeper of the cloaks. And she dwelt in Jerusalem in Masena. And they spoke to her. 15 And she said to them, Thus says the  lord the God of Israel, Speak to the man sending you to me, 16 Thus says the  lord, Behold, I bring bad things against this place, and against the ones dwelling in it -- all the words of the scroll of which [3read 1the king 2of Judah], 17 because they abandoned me, and burned incense to other gods, that they should provoke me to anger in all the works of their hands. And [2shall burn 1my rage] against this place, and shall not be extinguished. 18 And to the king of Judah, the one sending you to inquire of the  lord, thus you shall say to him, Thus says the  lord God of Israel concerning the words which you heard; 19 for because [2was tender 1your heart], and you felt shame in front of me, as you hear as much as I spoke concerning this place, and concerning the ones dwelling it, to be for extinction and for a curse, and you tore your garments, and you wept before me -- even indeed I heard, says the  lord. 20 Is it not so, behold, I add you to your fathers, and you shall be brought into your tomb in peace. And [2shall not see 1your eyes] all the bad things which I bring against this place. And they returned to the king the word.
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