1 Octo annorum erat Iosias, cum regnare coepisset, et tri ginta et uno anno regnavit in Ierusalem. Nomen matris eius Idida filia Adaia de Bascath.
2 Fecitque, quod placitum erat coram Domino, et ambulavit per omnes vias David patris sui; non declinavit ad dexteram sive ad sinistram.
3 Anno autem octavo decimo regis Iosiae misit rex Saphan filium Eseliae filii Mesullam scribam ad templum Domini dicens ei:
22:4" Vade ad Helciam sacerdotem magnum, ut effundatur pecunia, quae illata est in templum Domini, quam collegerunt ianitores a populo,
5 deturque opificibus praepositis in domo Domini, qui et distribuent eam his, qui operantur in templo Domini ad instauranda sartatecta templi,
6 tignariis videlicet et caementariis et his, qui interrupta componunt, et ut emantur ligna et lapides de lapicidinis ad instaurandum templum.
7 Verumtamen non supputetur eis argentum, quod accipiunt, quia in potestate habent et in fide".
8 Dixit autem Helcias pontifex ad Saphan scribam: "Librum legis repperi in domo Domini!". Deditque Helcias volumen Saphan, qui et legit illud.
9 Venit quoque Saphan scriba ad regem et renuntiavit ei, quod praeceperat, et ait: "Effuderunt servi tui pecuniam, quae reperta est in domo, et dederunt opificibus praefectis operum templi Domini".
10 Narravitque Saphan scriba regi dicens: "Librum dedit mihi Helcias sacerdos". Quem cum legisset Saphan coram rege,
11 et audisset rex verba libri legis, scidit vestimenta sua
12 et praecepit Helciae sacerdoti et Ahicam filio Saphan et Achobor filio Micha et Saphan scribae et Asaiae servo regis dicens:
22:13" Ite et consulite Dominum super me et super populo et super omni Iuda de verbis voluminis istius, quod inventum est; magna enim ira Domini succensa est contra nos, quia non audierunt patres nostri verba libri huius, ut facerent omne, quod scriptum est nobis".
14 Ierunt itaque Helcias sacerdos et Ahicam et Achobor et Saphan et Asaia ad Holdam propheten uxorem Sellum filii Thecuae filii Haraas custodis vestium, quae habitabat in Ierusalem in secunda, locutique sunt ad eam,
15 et illa respondit eis: "Haec dicit Dominus, Deus Israel: Dicite viro, qui misit vos ad me:
16 Haec dicit Dominus: Ecce ego adducam mala super locum hunc et super habitatores eius omnia verba libri, quae legit rex Iudae,
17 quia dereliquerunt me et sacrificaverunt diis alienis irritantes me in cunctis operibus manuum suarum; et succendetur indignatio mea in loco hoc et non exstinguetur.
18 Regi autem Iudae, qui misit vos, ut consuleretis Dominum, sic dicetis: Haec dicit Dominus, Deus Israel: Pro eo quod audisti verba voluminis,
19 et perterritum est cor tuum, et humiliatus es coram Domino, auditis sermonibus contra locum istum et habitatores eius, quo videlicet fierent in stuporem et in maledictum, et scidisti vestimenta tua et flevisti coram me, et ego audivi, ait Dominus;
20 idcirco colligam te ad patres tuos, et colligeris ad sepulcrum tuum in pace, ut non videant oculi tui omnia mala, quae inducturus sum super locum istum". Et renuntiaverunt regi, quod dixerat.
King James Version
1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath.
2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.
3 ¶ And it came to pass in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, that the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of the LORD, saying,
4 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the silver which is brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the door have gathered of the people:
5 And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD: and let them give it to the doers of the work which is in the house of the LORD, to repair the breaches of the house,
6 Unto carpenters, and builders, and masons, and to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house.
7 Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully.
8 ¶ And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, 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.
9 And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said, Thy servants have gathered 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.
10 And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
11 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.
12 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying,
13 Go ye, 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 against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.
14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her.
15 ¶ And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me,
16 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read:
17 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched.
18 But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard;
19 Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.
20 Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.