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2 Kings 22 New Living Translation (NLT)
Josiah Rules in Judah
22 Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. His mother was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah from Bozkath. 2 He did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight and followed the example of his ancestor David. He did not turn away from doing what was right.

3 In the eighteenth year of his reign, King Josiah sent Shaphan son of Azaliah and grandson of Meshullam, the court secretary, to the Temple of the Lord. He told him, 4 “Go to Hilkiah the high priest and have him count the money the gatekeepers have collected from the people at the Lord’s Temple. 5 Entrust this money to the men assigned to supervise the restoration of the Lord’s Temple. Then they can use it to pay workers to repair the Temple. 6 They will need to hire carpenters, builders, and masons. Also have them buy the timber and the finished stone needed to repair the Temple. 7 But don’t require the construction supervisors to keep account of the money they receive, for they are honest and trustworthy men.”

Hilkiah Discovers God’s Law
8 Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the court secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the Lord’s Temple!” Then Hilkiah gave the scroll to Shaphan, and he read it.

9 Shaphan went to the king and reported, “Your officials have turned over the money collected at the Temple of the Lord to the workers and supervisors at the Temple.” 10 Shaphan also told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a scroll.” So Shaphan read it to the king.

11 When the king heard what was written in the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes in despair. 12 Then he gave these orders to Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Acbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the court secretary, and Asaiah the king’s personal adviser: 13 “Go to the Temple and speak to the Lord for me and for the people and for all Judah. Inquire about the words written in this scroll that has been found. For the Lord’s great anger is burning against us because our ancestors have not obeyed the words in this scroll. We have not been doing everything it says we must do.”


4 thoughts on “2 Kings 22 Daily Bible Reading with Paul Nison

  1. Shalom Paul! And that’s why I don’t want you to stop reading daily although you have read the Scriptures for years! I think there are NEW things to discover in it! Perhaps you don’t realize what an encouragement it is to read along and hear the commentaries with you. I enjoy the Shema, the Aaronic Blessing — I would do it on my own, but there is so much more blessing in it this way. And you have a gift of speaking voice! So… one thing in the last two chapters, the Scripture mentions the mothers of these kings — one wicked and one righteous! And at youthful years, I think the mothers had a GREAT influence on their reign, especially Josiah.

  2. Repentance! Yes. And Josiah said inquire of the Lord BECAUSE OUR FATHERS have not hearkened unto the words of the Lord — and in Leviticus 26:40 it talks about repenting/confessing the iniquity of our fathers, then there is a promise of restoration! Repentance is POWERFUL! and personally, I repented for the “iniquity of my fathers” and what a change it made. So, pray, praise, proclaim, read, repent, and submit! HalleluYAH!

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