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2 Kings 22:16

    2 Kings 22:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Thus said the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil on this place, and on the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah has read:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thus saith Jehovah, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    These are the words of the Lord: See, I will send evil on this place and on its people, even everything which the king of Judah has been reading in the book;

    Webster's Revision

    Thus saith Jehovah, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read.

    World English Bible

    "Thus says Yahweh, 'Behold, I will bring evil on this place, and on its inhabitants, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah has read.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read:

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 22:16

    All the words of the book - The "words" here intended are no doubt the threatenings of the Law, particularly those of Leviticus 26:16-39 and Deuteronomy 28:15-68. Josiah had probably only heard a portion of the Book of the Law; but that portion had contained those awful denunciations of coming woe. Hence, Josiah's rending of his clothes 2 Kings 22:11, and his hurried message to Huldah.