34 8 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz, the recorder, to repair the house of Yahweh his God. 34 9 They came to Hilkiah the high priest and delivered the money that had been brought into the house of God, which the Levites, the keepers of the threshold, had collected from Manasseh and Ephraim and from all the remnant of Israel and from all Judah and Benjamin and from the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 34 10 They delivered it to the workmen who had the oversight of the house of Yahweh; and the workmen who were working in the house of Yahweh gave it for repairing and restoring the house. 34 11 They gave it to the carpenters and the builders to buy quarried stone, and timber for binders and beams for the buildings which the kings of Judah had let go to ruin. 34 12 And the men did the work faithfully. Over them were set Jahath and Obadiah the Levites, of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to have oversight. The Levites, all who were skilful with instruments of music, 34 13 were over the burden bearers and directed all who did work in every kind of service; and some of the Levites were scribes, and officials, and gatekeepers.
34 14 While they were bringing out the money that had been brought into the house of Yahweh, Hilkiah the priest found the book of the law of Yahweh given through Moses. 34 15 Then Hilkiah said to Shaphan the secretary, "I have found the book of the law in the house of Yahweh"; and Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan. 34 16 Shaphan brought the book to the king, and further reported to the king, "All that was committed to your servants they are doing. 34 17 They have emptied out the money that was found in the house of Yahweh and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers and the workmen." 34 18 Then Shaphan the secretary told the king, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read it before the king.
34 19 When the king heard the words of the law he rent his clothes. 34 20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Abdon the son of Micah, Shaphan the secretary, and Asaiah the king's servant, saying, 34 21 "Go, inquire of Yahweh for me and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that has been found; for great is the wrath of Yahweh that is poured out on us, because our fathers have not kept the word of Yahweh, to do according to all that is written in this book."
34 22 So Hilkiah and those whom the king had sent went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tokhath, son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter) and spoke to her to that effect. 34 23 And she said to them, "Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: 'Tell the man who sent you to me, 34 24 Thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place and upon its inhabitants, all the curses that are written in the book which was read before the king of Judah. 34 25 Because they have forsaken me and have burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands, therefore my wrath will be poured out upon this place and will not be quenched. 34 26 But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of Yahweh, thus shall you say to him, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: Regarding the words which you have heard, 34 27 because your heart was penitent and you humbled yourself before God when you heard his words against this place and its inhabitants, and you have humbled yourself before me, and have rent your clothes and wept before me, I also have heard you, says Yahweh. 34 28 Behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, and your eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place and its inhabitants.' " And they brought back word to the king.