When they were bringing out the money which had been brought into the house of the LORD, 1Hilkiah the priestfound the book of the law of the LORD given by Moses.
15Hilkiahresponded and said to Shaphan the scribe, "I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD." And Hilkiahgave the book to Shaphan.
Then Shaphanbrought the book to the king and areportedfurtherword to the king, saying, "Everything that was bentrusted to your servants they are doing.
"They have also emptied out the money which was found in the house of the LORD, and have delivered it into the hands of the supervisors and the workmen."
Moreover, Shaphan the scribetold the kingsaying, "Hilkiah the priestgave me a book." And Shaphanread from it in the presence of the king.
When the kingheard2the words of the law, 3he tore his clothes.
Then the kingcommandedHilkiah, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, cAbdon the son of Micah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king'sservant, saying,
21"Go, inquire of the LORD for me and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the bookwhich has been found ; for 4great is the wrath of the LORDwhich is poured out on us because our fathers have not observed the word of the LORD, to do according to all that is written in thisbook."