1Josiah was eightyearsold when he began to reign , and he reignedthirty and oneyears in Jerusalem. And his mother'sname 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 eighteenthyear of kingJosiah, that the kingsentShaphan the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, the scribe , to the house of the LORD,saying ,
Go up to Hilkiah the highpriest, that he may sum the silver which is brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the doora 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 buytimber and hewnstone to repair the house.7
Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealtfaithfully.8
And Hilkiah the highpriestsaid unto Shaphan the scribe , I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiahgave the book to Shaphan, and he read it.