II Kings 22:8-20
And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I
have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah
gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it.
Deut. 31:24; 2 Chr. 34:14, 15
And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word
again, and said, Thy servants have gathered the money that was found in the
house, and have delivered it into the hand of them that do the work, that have
the oversight of the house of the LORD.
And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest
hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of
the law, that he rent his clothes.
And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of
Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a
servant of the king's, saying,
Go ye, enquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all
Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is
the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not
hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is
written concerning us.
So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and
Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah,
the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the
college;) and they communed with her.
And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell the
man that sent you to me,
Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and
upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the
king of Judah hath read:
Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other
gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands;
therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be
21:22; Deut. 29:25
But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire of the Lord, thus
shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, As touching the
words which thou hast heard;
Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before
the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the
inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast
rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the
Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt
be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil
which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.
King James Version
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