|2nd Chronicles 33|
King James Bible
For in the eighth year of his reign,2 while he was yet young, he began52 to seek2 after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth 6240 year he began52 to purge15 Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images.
And they brake down17 the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that [were] on high above them, he cut down;14 and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces,14 and made dust52 [of them], and strowed4 [it] upon the graves of them that had sacrificed6 unto them.
Now in the eighteenth 6240 year of his reign,2 when he had purged15 the land, and the house, he sent1 Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder,56 to repair15 the house of the LORD his God.
And when they came4 to Hilkiah the high priest, they delivered4 the money that was brought into94 the house of God, which the Levites that kept6 the doors had gathered1 of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin; and they returned4 3427 6 to Jerusalem.
And they put4 [it] in the hand of the workmen6 4399 that had the oversight94 of the house of the LORD, and they gave4 it to the workmen6 4399 that wrought6 in the house of the LORD, to repair2 and amend15 the house:
And the men did6 the work faithfully: and the overseers94 of them [were] Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set [it] forward;15 and [other of] the Levites, all that could skill56 of instruments of musick.
Go,3 enquire3 of the LORD for me, and for them that are left12 in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found:8 for great [is] the wrath of the LORD that is poured out8 upon us, because our fathers have not kept1 the word of the LORD, to do2 after all that is written7 in this book.
And Hilkiah, and [they] that the king [had appointed], went4 to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, 8445 the son of Hasrah, keeper6 of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt6 in Jerusalem in the college:) and they spake17 to her to that [effect].
Thus saith1 the LORD, Behold, I will bring56 evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants6 thereof, [even] all the curses that are written7 in the book which they have read1 before the king of Judah:
Because they have forsaken1 me, and have burned incense17 6999 55 unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger53 with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be poured out4 upon this place, and shall not be quenched.4
Because thine heart was tender,1 and thou didst humble11 thyself before God, when thou heardest2 his words against this place, and against the inhabitants6 thereof, and humbledst11 thyself before me, and didst rend4 thy clothes, and weep4 before me; I have even heard1 [thee] also, saith7 the LORD.
Behold, I will gather6 thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered8 to thy grave in peace, neither shall thine eyes see4 all the evil that I will bring56 upon this place, and upon the inhabitants6 of the same. So they brought the king word again.55
And the king went up4 into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah, and the inhabitants6 of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Levites, and all the people, great and small: and he read4 in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was found12 in the house of the LORD.
And the king stood4 in his place, and made4 a covenant before the LORD, to walk2 after the LORD, and to keep2 his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform2 the words of the covenant which are written7 in this book.
And Josiah took away55 all the abominations out of all the countries that [pertained] to the children of Israel, and made all that were present12 in Israel to serve,55 [even] to serve2 the LORD their God. [And] all his days they departed1 not from following the LORD, the God of their fathers.