2 Kings 22:1-7 (Common English Bible w/ Apocrypha)

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Josiah rules Judah

1 Josiah was 8 years old when he became king, and he ruled for thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jedidah; she was Adaiah's daughter and was from Bozkath. 2 He did what was right in the LORD's eyes, and walked in the ways of his ancestor David-not deviating from it even a bit to the right or left. 3 In the eighteenth year of King Josiah's rule, he sent the secretary Shaphan, Azaliah's son and Meshullam's grandson, to the LORD's temple with the following orders: 4 "Go to the high priest Hilkiah. Have him carefully counta the money that has been brought to the LORD's temple and that has been collected from the people by the doorkeepers. 5 It should be given to the supervisors in charge of the LORD's temple, who in turn should pay it to those who are in the LORD's temple, repairing the temple— 6 the carpenters, the builders, and the masons. It should be used to pay for lumber and quarried stone to repair the temple. 7 But there's no need to check on them regarding the money they receive, because they are honest workers."
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