14 Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Akbor, Shaphan and Asaiah went to speak to the prophetz Huldah, who was the wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe. She lived in Jerusalem, in the New Quarter.
15 She said to them, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Tell the man who sent you to me, 16 ‘This is what the Lord says: I am going to bring disastera on this place and its people, according to everything written in the bookb the king of Judah has read. 17 Because they have forsakenc me and burned incense to other gods and aroused my anger by all the idols their hands have made,a my anger will burn against this place and will not be quenched.’ 18 Tell the king of Judah, who sent you to inquired of the Lord, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says concerning the words you heard: 19 Because your heart was responsive and you humblede yourself before the Lord when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people—that they would become a curseb f and be laid wasteg—and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I also have heard you, declares the Lord. 20 Therefore I will gather you to your ancestors, and you will be buried in peace.h Your eyesi will not see all the disaster I am going to bring on this place.’ ”
So they took her answer back to the king.
Or by everything they have done
That is, their names would be used in cursing (see Jer. 29:22); or, others would see that they are cursed.
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