So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of 1Tikvah, son of 2Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe (now she lived in Jerusalem in 3the Second Quarter), and they talked with her.
And she said to them, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: 'Tell the man who sent you to me,
Thus says the LORD, Behold, I will bring disaster upon this place and upon its inhabitants, all the words of the book that the king of Judah has read.
4Because they have forsaken me and have made offerings to other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the work of their hands, therefore 5my wrath will be kindled against this place, and it will not be quenched.
But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus shall you say to him, Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Regarding the words that you have heard,
6because your heart was penitent, and you 7humbled yourself before the LORD, when you heard how I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they should become 8a desolation and 9a curse, and you 10have torn your clothes and wept before me, I also have heard you, declares the LORD.
Therefore, behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and 11you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, and your eyes shall not see all the disaster that I will bring upon this place.'" And they brought back word to the king.