2 Kings 22:11

“And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Kings 22:11

And it came to passe when the king had heard the words of the booke of the Law, that he rent his clothes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When the king heard the words of the book of the law, he tore his clothes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the king, hearing the words of the book of the law, took his robe in his hands, violently parting it as a sign of his grief;
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass when the king heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his garments.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.
- Webster's Bible

It happened, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he tore his clothes.
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass, at the king's hearing the words of the book of the law, that he rendeth his garments,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the Law, that he rent his clothes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Kings 22:11

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 22:11


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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