And Shaphan showed the king
Further related to him what follows:
saying, Hilkiah the high priest hath delivered me a book;
but did not say what book it was:
and Shaphan read it before the king;
part of it; and it is thought by Kimchi and Ben Gersom that he particularly read the reproofs and threatenings in the book of Deuteronomy; they suppose that Hilkiah read those to Shaphan, and directed him to read them to the king, that he might take into consideration a further reformation.