1 H2977 Josiah H8083 was eight H8141 years H1121 old H4427 when he began to reign; H4427 and he reigned H7970 thirty H259 and one H8141 years H3389 in Jerusalem: H517 and his mother's H8034 name H3040 was Jedidah H1323 the daughter H5718 of Adaiah H1218 of Bozkath.
2 H6213 And he did H3477 that which was right H5869 in the eyes H3068 of Jehovah, H3212 and walked H1870 in all the way H1732 of David H1 his father, H5493 and turned not aside H3225 to the right hand H8040 or to the left.
3 H8083 And it came to pass in the eighteenth H8141 year H4428 of king H2977 Josiah, H4428 that the king H7971 sent H8227 Shaphan, H1121 the son H683 of Azaliah H1121 the son H4918 of Meshullam, H5608 the scribe, H1004 to the house H3068 of Jehovah, H559 saying,
4 H5927 Go up H2518 to Hilkiah H1419 the high H3548 priest, H8552 that he may sum H3701 the money H935 which is brought H1004 into the house H3068 of Jehovah, H8104 which the keepers H5592 of the threshold H622 have gathered H5971 of the people:
5 H5414 and let them deliver H3027 it into the hand H6213 of the H4399 workmen H6485 that have the oversight H1004 of the house H3068 of Jehovah; H5414 and let them give H6213 it to the H4399 workmen H1004 that are in the house H3068 of Jehovah, H2388 to repair H919 the breaches H1004 of the house,
6 H2796 unto the carpenters, H1129 and to the builders, H1443 and to the masons, H7069 and for buying H6086 timber H4274 and hewn H68 stone H2388 to repair H1004 the house.
7 H2803 Howbeit there was no reckoning made H3701 with them of the money H5414 that was delivered H3027 into their hand; H6213 for they dealt H530 faithfully.
8 H2518 And Hilkiah H1419 the high H3548 priest H559 said H8227 unto Shaphan H5608 the scribe, H4672 I have found H5612 the book H8451 of the law H1004 in the house H3068 of Jehovah. H2518 And Hilkiah H5414 delivered H5612 the book H8227 to Shaphan, H7121 and he read it.
9 H8227 And Shaphan H5608 the scribe H935 came H4428 to the king, H7725 and brought H4428 the king H1697 word H7725 again, H559 and said, H5650 Thy servants H5413 have emptied H3701 out the money H4672 that was found H1004 in the house, H5414 and have delivered H3027 it into the hand H6213 of the H4399 workmen H6485 that have the oversight H1004 of the house H3068 of Jehovah.
10 H8227 And Shaphan H5608 the scribe H5046 told H4428 the king, H559 saying, H2518 Hilkiah H3548 the priest H5414 hath delivered H5612 me a book. H8227 And Shaphan H7121 read H6440 it before H4428 the king.
11 H4428 And it came to pass, when the king H8085 had heard H1697 the words H5612 of the book H8451 of the law, H7167 that he rent H899 his clothes.
12 H4428 And the king H6680 commanded H2518 Hilkiah H3548 the priest, H296 and Ahikam H1121 the son H8227 of Shaphan, H5907 and Achbor H1121 the son H4320 of Micaiah, H8227 and Shaphan H5608 the scribe, H6222 and Asaiah H4428 the king's H5650 servant, H559 saying,
13 H3212 Go H1875 ye, inquire H3068 of Jehovah H5971 for me, and for the people, H3063 and for all Judah, H1697 concerning the words H5612 of this book H4672 that is found; H1419 for great H2534 is the wrath H3068 of Jehovah H3341 that is kindled H1 against us, because our fathers H8085 have not hearkened H1697 unto the words H5612 of this book, H6213 to do H3789 according unto all that which is written concerning us.
14 H2518 So Hilkiah H3548 the priest, H296 and Ahikam, H5907 and Achbor, H8227 and Shaphan, H6222 and Asaiah, H3212 went H2468 unto Huldah H5031 the prophetess, H802 the wife H7967 of Shallum H1121 the son H8616 of Tikvah, H1121 the son H2745 of Harhas, H8104 keeper H899 of the wardrobe H3427 (now she dwelt H3389 in Jerusalem H4932 in the second quarter); H1696 and they communed with her.
15 H559 And she said H559 unto them, Thus saith H3068 Jehovah, H430 the God H3478 of Israel: H559 Tell H376 ye the man H7971 that sent you unto me,
16 H559 Thus saith H3068 Jehovah, H935 Behold, I will bring H7451 evil H4725 upon this place, H3427 and upon the inhabitants H1697 thereof, even all the words H5612 of the book H4428 which the king H3063 of Judah H7121 hath read.
17 H5800 Because they have forsaken H6999 me, and have burned incense H312 unto other H430 gods, H3707 that they might provoke me to anger H4639 with all the work H3027 of their hands, H2534 therefore my wrath H3341 shall be kindled H4725 against this place, H3518 and it shall not be quenched.
18 H4428 But unto the king H3063 of Judah, H7971 who sent H1875 you to inquire H3068 of Jehovah, H559 thus shall ye say H559 to him, Thus saith H3068 Jehovah, H430 the God H3478 of Israel: H1697 As touching the words H8085 which thou hast heard,
19 H3824 because thy heart H7401 was tender, H3665 and thou didst humble H6440 thyself before H3068 Jehovah, H8085 when thou heardest H1696 what I spake H4725 against this place, H3427 and against the inhabitants H8047 thereof, that they should become a desolation H7045 and a curse, H7167 and hast rent H899 thy clothes, H1058 and wept H6440 before H8085 me; I also have heard H5002 thee, saith H3068 Jehovah.
20 H622 Therefore, behold, I will gather H1 thee to thy fathers, H622 and thou shalt be gathered H6913 to thy grave H7965 in peace, H5869 neither shall thine eyes H7200 see H7451 all the evil H935 which I will bring H4725 upon this place. H7725 And they brought H4428 the king H1697 word H7725 again.