2 Kings 22:11
New International Version
When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes.

New Living Translation
When the king heard what was written in the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes in despair.

English Standard Version
When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes.

Berean Study Bible
When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes

New American Standard Bible
When the king heard the words of the book of the law, he tore his clothes.

New King James Version
Now it happened, when the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, that he tore his clothes.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.

Christian Standard Bible
When the king heard the words of the book of the law, he tore his clothes.

Contemporary English Version
When Josiah heard what was in The Book of God's Law, he tore his clothes in sorrow.

Good News Translation
When the king heard the book being read, he tore his clothes in dismay,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the king heard the words of the book of the law, he tore his clothes.

International Standard Version
When the king heard what was written in the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes

NET Bible
When the king heard the words of the law scroll, he tore his clothes.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when the king had heard the words of the scroll of the law, that he tore his clothes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the king heard what the book of the Teachings said, he tore his clothes [in distress].

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the Law, that he rent his clothes.

New American Standard 1977
And it came about when the king heard the words of the book of the law, that he tore his clothes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when the king heard the words of the book of the law, he rent his clothes.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he tore his clothes.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his garments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king had heard the words of the law of the Lord, he rent his garments.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when the king heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his garments.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.

World English Bible
It happened, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he tore his clothes.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at the king's hearing the words of the book of the law, that he rendeth his garments,
Study Bible
Hilkiah Finds the Book of the Law
10Moreover, Shaphan the scribe told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read it in the presence of the king. 11When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes 12and commanded Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Achbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the servant of the king:…
Cross References
Genesis 37:34
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth around his waist, and mourned for his son many days.

Joshua 7:6
Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell facedown before the ark of the LORD until evening, as did the elders of Israel; and they all sprinkled dust on their heads.

2 Kings 22:10
Moreover, Shaphan the scribe told the king, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read it in the presence of the king.

2 Kings 22:19
because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its people, that they would become a desolation and a curse, and because you have torn your clothes and wept before Me, I have heard you,' declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 36:24
Yet in hearing all these words, the king and his servants did not become frightened or tear their garments.

Amos 2:4
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Judah, even four, I will not revoke My judgment, because they have rejected the law of the LORD and have not kept His statutes; they have been led astray by the lies in which their forefathers walked.

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.

that he rent.

2 Kings 22:19
Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.

2 Chronicles 34:19
And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes.

Jeremiah 36:24
Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.







Lexicon
When the king
הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

heard
כִּשְׁמֹ֣עַ (kiš·mō·a‘)
Preposition-k | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

the words
דִּבְרֵ֖י (diḇ·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of the Book
סֵ֣פֶר (sê·p̄er)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5612: A missive, document, writing, book

of the Law,
הַתּוֹרָ֑ה (hat·tō·w·rāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law

he tore
וַיִּקְרַ֖ע (way·yiq·ra‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7167: To rend

his clothes
בְּגָדָֽיו׃ (bə·ḡā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 899: A covering, clothing, treachery, pillage
Verse 11. - And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the Law, that he rent his clothes. To Josiah the book was evidently, as to Hilkiah, in some sort a discovery. It was not, however, a wholly new thing; rather, he accepted it as the recovery of a thing that was known to have been lost, and was now happily found. And in accepting it he regarded it as authoritative. It was not to him "a book of Law" (Ewald), but "the book of the Law." We can well imagine that, although the book may have been lost early in Manasseh's reign, yet echoes of it had lingered on

(1) in the liturgies of the Jehovistic worship;

(2) in the teachings of the prophets;

(3) in the traditional teaching of religious families; so that the pious ear recognized its phrases as familiar.

It is also probable that there were external tokens about the book indicative of its character, which caused its ready acceptance. 22:11-20 The book of the law is read before the king. Those best honour their Bibles, who study them; daily feed on that bread, and walk by that light. Convictions of sin and wrath should put us upon this inquiry, What shall we do to be saved? Also, what we may expect, and must provide for. Those who are truly apprehensive of the weight of God's wrath, cannot but be very anxious how they may be saved. Huldah let Josiah know what judgments God had in store for Judah and Jerusalem. The generality of the people were hardened, and their hearts unhumbled, but Josiah's heart was tender. This is tenderness of heart, and thus he humbled himself before the Lord. Those who most fear God's wrath, are least likely to feel it. Though Josiah was mortally wounded in battle, yet he died in peace with God, and went to glory. Whatever such persons suffer or witness, they are gathered to the grave in peace, and shall enter into the rest which remaineth for the people of God.
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