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2 Kings 22 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:1 - Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. His mother was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah from Bozkath.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:2 - He did what was pleasing in the LORD’s sight and followed the example of his ancestor David. He did not turn away from doing what was right.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:3 - In the eighteenth year of his reign, King Josiah sent Shaphan son of Azaliah and grandson of Meshullam, the court secretary, to the Temple of the LORD. He told him,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:4 - “Go to Hilkiah the high priest and have him count the money the gatekeepers have collected from the people at the LORD’s Temple.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:5 - Entrust this money to the men assigned to supervise the Temple’s restoration. Then they can use it to pay workers to repair the Temple of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:6 - They will need to hire carpenters, builders, and masons. Also have them buy the timber and the finished stone needed to repair the Temple.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:7 - But don’t require the construction supervisors to keep account of the money they receive, for they are honest and trustworthy men.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:8 - Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the court secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the LORD’s Temple!” Then Hilkiah gave the scroll to Shaphan, and he read it.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:9 - Shaphan went to the king and reported, “Your officials have turned over the money collected at the Temple of the LORD to the workers and supervisors at the Temple.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:10 - Shaphan also told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a scroll.” So Shaphan read it to the king.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:11 - When the king heard what was written in the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes in despair.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:12 - Then he gave these orders to Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Acbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the court secretary, and Asaiah the king’s personal adviser:

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:13 - “Go to the Temple and speak to the LORD for me and for the people and for all Judah. Inquire about the words written in this scroll that has been found. For the LORD’s great anger is burning against us because our ancestors have not obeyed the words in this scroll. We have not been doing everything it says we must do.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:14 - So Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Acbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah went to the New Quarter[fn] of Jerusalem to consult with the prophet Huldah. She was the wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, the keeper of the Temple wardrobe.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:15 - She said to them, “The LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken! Go back and tell the man who sent you,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:16 - ‘This is what the LORD says: I am going to bring disaster on this city[fn] and its people. All the words written in the scroll that the king of Judah has read will come true.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:17 - For my people have abandoned me and offered sacrifices to pagan gods, and I am very angry with them for everything they have done. My anger will burn against this place, and it will not be quenched.’

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:18 - “But go to the king of Judah who sent you to seek the LORD and tell him: ‘This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says concerning the message you have just heard:

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:19 - You were sorry and humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I said against this city and its people—that this land would be cursed and become desolate. You tore your clothing in despair and wept before me in repentance. And I have indeed heard you, says the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:20 - So I will not send the promised disaster until after you have died and been buried in peace. You will not see the disaster I am going to bring on this city.’” So they took her message back to the king.
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Or the Second Quarter, a newer section of Jerusalem. Hebrew reads the Mishneh.
Hebrew this place; also in 22:19, 20.

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