2 Kings 22 ©
Josiah's good reign. He provideth for the repair of the temple. Hilkiah having found a book of the law, it is read before the king; who is alarmed, and sendeth to the prophetess Huldah to enquire of the Lord. Huldah prophesieth the destruction of Jerusalem, but not to take place till after Josiah's death.
Unto carpenters, and builders, and masons, and to buy timber and *hewn stone to repair the house.
And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said, Thy servants have 2gathered 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 jread it before the king.
Go mye, 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 nagainst 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 Sha-phan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the oprophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the 5wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem 6in the college;) and they communed with her.
Because they have rforsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the sworks of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be tquenched.
Because thine vheart was tender, and thou hast whumbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become xa desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also yhave heard thee, saith the LORD.