2 Kings 22

CLV(i) 1 A son of eight years [is] Josiah in his reigning, and thirty and one years he has reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Jedidah daughter of Adaiah of Boskath, 2 and he does that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh, and walks in all the way of David his father, and has not turned aside--right or left. 3 And it comes to pass, in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, the king has sent Shaphan son of Azaliah, son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of Yahweh, saying, 4 `Go up unto Hilkiah the high priest, and he does complete the silver that is brought into the house of Yahweh, that the keepers of the threshold have gathered from the people, 5 and they give it into the hand of the doers of the work, the overseers, in the house of Yahweh, and they give it to the doers of the work that [is] in the house of Yahweh, to strengthen the breach of the house, 6 to artificers, and to builders, and [to repairers of] the wall, and to buy wood and hewn stones to strengthen the house;" 7 only, the silver that is given into their hand is not reckoned with them, for in faithfulness they are dealing. 8 And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, `A book of the law I have found in the house of Yahweh;' and Hilkiah gives the book unto Shaphan, and he reads it. 9 And Shaphan the scribe comes in unto the king, and brings the king back word, and said, `Your servants have poured out the silver that has been found in the house, and give it into the hand of the doers of the work, the inspectors, in the house of Yahweh.. 10 And Shaphan the scribe declares to the king, saying, `A book has Hilkiah the priest given to me;' and Shaphan reads it before the king. 11 And it comes to pass, at the king's hearing the words of the book of the law, that he rends his garments, 12 and the king commands Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam son of Shaphan, and Achbor son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah servant of the king, saying, 13 `Go, seek Yahweh for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found, for great [is] the fury of Yahweh that is kindled against us, because that our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according to all that is written for us.. 14 And Hilkiah the priest goes, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, unto Huldah the prophetess, wife of Shallum, son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, keeper of the garments, and she is dwelling in Jerusalem in the second, and they speak unto her. 15 And she said unto them, `Thus said Yahweh, Elohim of Israel, Say to the man who has sent you unto me. 16 Thus said Yahweh, Lo, I am bringing in evil unto this place and on its inhabitants, all the words of the book that the king of Judah has read, 17 because that they have forsaken Me, and make perfume to other elohims, so as to provoke Me to anger with every work of their hands, and My wrath has been kindled against this place, and it is not quenched. 18 `And unto the king of Judah, who is sending you to seek Yahweh, thus do you say unto him, Thus said Yahweh, Elohim of Israel, The words that you have heard-. 19 because your heart [is] tender, and you are humbled because of Yahweh, in your hearing that which I have spoken against this place, and against its inhabitants, to be for a desolation, and for a reviling, and do rend your garments, and weep before Me--I also have heard--the affirmation of Yahweh-. 20 therefore, lo, I am gathering you unto your fathers, and you have been gathered unto your grave in peace, and your eyes do not look on any of the evil that I am bringing in on this place;' and they bring the king back word.