2 Kings 22:10

“And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Kings 22:10

And Shaphan the Scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the Priest hath deliuered mee a booke: and Shaphan read it before the king.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Moreover, Shaphan the scribe told the king saying, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book. And Shaphan read it in the presence of the king."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Shaphan the scribe said to the king, Hilkiah the priest has given me a book; and he was reading it before the king.
- Basic English Bible

And Shaphan the scribe informed the king saying, Hilkijah the priest has given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
- Darby Bible

And Shaphan the scribe showed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
- Webster's Bible

Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, "Hilkiah the priest has delivered a book to me." Shaphan read it before the king.
- World English Bible

And Shaphan the scribe declareth to the king, saying, `A book hath Hilkiah the priest given to me;' and Shaphan readeth it before the king.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying: 'Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book.' And Shaphan read it before the king.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Kings 22:10

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 22:10


22:8 The book - That original book of the law of the Lord, given or written by the hand of Moses, as it is expressed, #2Chron 34:14|, which by God's command was put beside the ark, #Deut 31:26|, and probably taken from thence and hid, by the care of some godly priest, when some of the idolatrous kings of Judah persecuted the true religion, and defaced the temple, and (which the Jewish writers affirm) burnt all the copies of God's law which they could find. It was now found among the rubbish, or in some secret place.

22:11 The words - The dreadful comminations against them for the sins still reigning among the people. If Josiah had seen and read it before, which seems more probable, yet the great reverence which he justly bare to the original book, and the strange, and remarkable, and seasonable finding of it, had awakened and quickened him to a more serious and diligent consideration of all the passages contained in it. And what a providence was this, that it was still preserved! Yea, what a providence, that the whole book of God is preserved to us. If the holy scriptures had not been of God, they had not been in being at this day. God's care of the bible, is a plain proof of his interest in it. It was a great instance of God's favour, that the book of the law was thus seasonably brought to light, to direct and quicken that blessed reformation, which Joash had begun. And it is observable, they were about a good work, repairing the temple, when it was found. They that do their duty according to their knowledge, shall have their knowledge increased.


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