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2 Kings 22:1-8 (New American Standard)

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Josiah Succeeds Amon

1 1Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of 2Bozkath. 2 He did right in the sight of the LORD and walked in all the way of his father David, nor did he 3turn aside to the right or to the left. 3 Now 4in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, the king sent Shaphan, the son of Azaliah the son of Meshullam the scribe, to the house of the LORD saying, 4 "5Go up to Hilkiah the high priest that he may acount the money brought in to the house of the LORD which the doorkeepers have gathered from the people. 5 "6Let them deliver it into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of the LORD, and let them give it to the workmen who are in the house of the LORD to repair the bdamages of the house, 6 to the carpenters and the builders and the masons and for buying timber and hewn stone to repair the house. 7 "Only 7no accounting shall be made with them for the money delivered into their hands, for they deal faithfully."

The Lost Book

8 Then Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, "8I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD." And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan who read it.
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