2 Kings 22
Josiah a was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of b Bozkath.
And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the ways of his father David; he c did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
d Now it came to pass, in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, that the king sent Shaphan the scribe, the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, to the house of the LORD, saying:
"Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may count the money which has been e brought into the house of the LORD, which f the doorkeepers have gathered from the people.
"And let them g deliver it into the hand of those doing the work, who are the overseers in the house of the LORD; let them give it to those who are in the house of the LORD doing the work, to repair the damages of the house -
"to carpenters and builders and masons - and to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house.
"However h there need be no accounting made with them of the money delivered into their hand, because they deal faithfully."
Then Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, i "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.
So Shaphan the scribe went to the king, bringing the king word, saying, "Your servants have gathered the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of those who do the work, who oversee the house of the LORD."
Then Shaphan the scribe showed the king, saying, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read it before the king.
Now it happened, when the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, that he tore his clothes.
Then the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, j Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Achbor the son of Michaiah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king, saying,
"Go, inquire of the LORD for me, for the people and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that has been found; for great is k the wrath of the LORD that is aroused against us, because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us."
So Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Achbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of l Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe. (She dwelt in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter.) And they spoke with her.
Then she said to them, "Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'Tell the man who sent you to Me,
"Thus says the LORD: 'Behold, m I will bring calamity on this place and on its inhabitants - all the words of the book which the king of Judah has read -
n 'because they have forsaken Me and burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands. Therefore My wrath shall be aroused against this place and shall not be quenched.' " '
"But as for o the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the LORD, in this manner you shall speak to him, 'Thus says the LORD God of Israel: "Concerning the words which you have heard -
"because your p heart was tender, and you q humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they would become r a desolation and s a curse, and you tore your clothes and wept before Me, I also have heard you," says the LORD.
"Surely, therefore, I will gather you to your fathers, and you t shall be gathered to your grave in peace; and your eyes shall not see all the calamity which I will bring on this place." ' " So they brought back word to the king.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Kings 13:2
Then he cried out against the altar by the word of the LORD, and said, "O altar, altar! Thus says the LORD: 'Behold, a child, Josiah by name, shall be born to the house of David; and on you he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense on you, and men's bones shall be burned on you.'
2 Chronicles 34:1
Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem.
Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon.
Therefore you shall be careful to do as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
2 Chronicles 34:8
In the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land and the temple, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the LORD his God.
2 Kings 12:4
And Jehoash said to the priests, "All the money of the dedicated gifts that are brought into the house of the LORD - each man's census money, each man's assessment money - and all the money that a man purposes in his heart to bring into the house of the LORD.
2 Kings 12:9
Then Jehoiada the priest took a chest, bored a hole in its lid, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of the LORD; and the priests who kept the door put there all the money brought into the house of the LORD.
2 Kings 12:10
So it was, whenever they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king's scribe and the high priest came up and put it in bags, and counted the money that was found in the house of the LORD.
2 Kings 12:11 - 14
Then they gave the money, which had been apportioned, into the hands of those who did the work, who had the oversight of the house of the LORD; and they paid it out to the carpenters and builders who worked on the house of the LORD.
2 Kings 12:15
Moreover they did not require an account from the men into whose hand they delivered the money to be paid to workmen, for they dealt faithfully.
1 Corinthians 4:2
Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.
Deuteronomy 31:24 - 26
So it was, when Moses had completed writing the words of this law in a book, when they were finished.
2 Chronicles 34:14
Now when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the LORD, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the LORD given by Moses.
2 Kings 25:22
Then he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, governor over the people who remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left.
Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, so that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.
Deuteronomy 29:23 - 28
'The whole land is brimstone, salt, and burning; it is not sown, nor does it bear, nor does any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and His wrath.'
"Then My anger shall be aroused against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured. And many evils and troubles shall befall them, so that they will say in that day, 'Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us?'
And I will surely hide My face in that day because of all the evil which they have done, in that they have turned to other gods.
2 Chronicles 34:22
So Hilkiah and those the king had appointed went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tokhath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe. (She dwelt in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter.) And they spoke to her to that effect.
Then the anger of the LORD was aroused against this land, to bring on it every curse that is written in this book.
Daniel 9:11 - 14
Yes, all Israel has transgressed Your law, and has departed so as not to obey Your voice; therefore the curse and the oath written in the Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against Him.
Deuteronomy 29:25 - 27
Then people would say: 'Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt.
2 Kings 21:22
He forsook the LORD God of his fathers, and did not walk in the way of the LORD.
2 Chronicles 34:26
But as for the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the LORD, in this manner you shall speak to him, 'Thus says the LORD God of Israel: " Concerning the words which you have heard -
1 Samuel 24:5
Now it happened afterward that David's heart troubled him because he had cut Saul's robe.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart - These, O God, You will not despise.
For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
So Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh and said to him, "Thus says the LORD God of the Hebrews: 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
1 Kings 21:29
"See how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the calamity in his days. In the days of his son I will bring the calamity on his house."
2 Chronicles 7:14
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
I will lay your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet aromas.
I will bring the land to desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it.
"then I will make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth." '"
So the LORD could no longer bear it, because of the evil of your doings and because of the abominations which you committed. Therefore your land is a desolation, an astonishment, a curse, and without an inhabitant, as it is this day.
2 Kings 23:30
Then his servants moved his body in a chariot from Megiddo, brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own tomb. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, anointed him, and made him king in his father's place.
Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace.
The righteous perishes, And no man takes it to heart; Merciful men are taken away, While no one considers That the righteous is taken away from evil.
He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, Each one walking in his uprightness.