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2 Chronicles 34:18–19

18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king. 19 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes.

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2 Chronicles 34:18–19 — The New International Version (NIV)

18 Then Shaphan the secretary informed the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king.

19 When the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his robes.

2 Chronicles 34:18–19 — English Standard Version (ESV)

18 Then Shaphan the secretary told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it before the king.

19 And when the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his clothes.

2 Chronicles 34:18–19 — New Living Translation (NLT)

18 Shaphan also told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a scroll.” So Shaphan read it to the king.

19 When the king heard what was written in the Law, he tore his clothes in despair.

2 Chronicles 34:18–19 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read it before the king.

19 Thus it happened, when the king heard the words of the Law, that he tore his clothes.

2 Chronicles 34:18–19 — New Century Version (NCV)

18 Then Shaphan the royal secretary told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from the book to the king.

19 When the king heard the words of the Teachings, he tore his clothes to show how upset he was.

2 Chronicles 34:18–19 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

18 And Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read therein before the king. 19 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes.

2 Chronicles 34:18–19 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

18 And Shaphan the scribe informed the king saying, Hilkijah the priest has given me a book. And Shaphan read out of it before the king. 19 And it came to pass when the king heard the words of the law, that he rent his garments.

2 Chronicles 34:18–19 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

18 Then the scribe Shaphan told the king, “The priest Hilkiah has given me a book.” And Shaphan read it to the king. 

19 When the king heard what the Teachings said, he tore his clothes ⸤in distress⸥.

2 Chronicles 34:18–19 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 Then Shaphan the court secretary told the king, “Hilkiah the priest gave me a book,” and Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king.

19 When the king heard the words of the law, he tore his clothes.

2 Chronicles 34:18–19 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 The secretary Shaphan informed the king, “The priest Hilkiah has given me a book.” Shaphan then read it aloud to the king.

19 When the king heard the words of the law he tore his clothes.

2 Chronicles 34:18–19 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

18 Then Shaphan the scribe reported to the king, “Hilkiah the priest gave to me a scroll.” Then Shaphan read from it before the king. 19 And when the king heard the words of the law, he tore his garments,

2 Chronicles 34:18–19 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

18 Shaphan continued, “The priest Hilkiah has given me a scroll.” Shaphan read some of it to the king.

19 The king heard the words of the Law. When he did, he tore his royal robes.

2 Chronicles 34:18–19 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

18 Moreover, Shaphan the scribe told the king saying, “Hilkiah the priest gave me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king.

19 When the king heard the words of the law, he tore his clothes.


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