2 Chronicles 34:16
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English Standard Version
Shaphan brought the book to the king, and further reported to the king, “All that was committed to your servants they are doing.

King James Bible
And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and brought the king word back again, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they do it.

American Standard Version
And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and moreover brought back word to the king, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they are doing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he carried the book to the king, and told him, saying: Lo, all that thou hast committed to thy servants, is accomplished.

English Revised Version
And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and moreover brought the king word again, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they do it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and brought the king word back again, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they perform.

2 Chronicles 34:16 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

They, together with the high priest, gave the money which had been received for the repair of the temple to the overseers of the building, who then gave it to workmen to procure building materials and for wages, just as was done when the temple was repaired by Joash, 2 Chronicles 24:11-13. The Keri ויּשׁבוּ is a correction resulting from a misinterpretation of the Keth. וישׁבי, "and of the dwellers in Jerusalem." The enumeration, "from the hand of Manasseh, Ephraim," etc., is rhetorical. In ויּתּנוּ, 2 Chronicles 34:10, the verb of 2 Chronicles 34:9 is again taken up: they handed it to the overseers of the building, and they to the workmen. הם עשׂה is a rare form of the plur. עשׁי; see on 1 Chronicles 23:24. The overseers of the building (המפקדים - עשׁי) are the subject of the second ויּתּנוּ; and before the following עשׂי ל, which stands in 2 Kings, is to be supplied. בדוק is a denom. from בּדק, and signifies to repair what has been damaged. The statement of 2 Chronicles 34:10 is made more definite by 2 Chronicles 34:11 : they gave it, namely, to the workers in stone and wood, and to the builders to buy hewn stones and timber for couplings, and for the beams of the houses (לקרות, to provide with beams; הבּתים are the various buildings of the temple and its courts), which the kings of Judah had allowed to decay (השׁחית, not of designed destroying, but of ruining by neglect). - In 2 Chronicles 34:12 we have still the remark that the people did the work with fidelity, and the money could consequently be given to them without reckoning, cf. 2 Kings 22:7; and then the names of the building inspectors follow. Two Levites of the family of Merari, and two of the family of Kohath, were overseers; לנצּח, i.e., to lead in the building, to preside over it as upper overseers; and besides them, the Levites, all who were skilled in instruments of song (cf. 1 Chronicles 25:6.). As men who by their office and their art occupied a conspicuous place among the Levites, the oversight of the workmen in the temple was committed to them, not "that they might incite and cheer the workmen by music and song" (Berth.).

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Shaphan

2 Kings 22:9,10 And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said...

Jeremiah 36:20,21 And they went in to the king into the court, but they laid up the roll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe...

thy servants [heb] the hand of thy servants

Cross References
2 Chronicles 34:15
Then Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the secretary, "I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the LORD." And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan.

2 Chronicles 34:17
They have emptied out the money that was found in the house of the LORD and have given it into the hand of the overseers and the workmen."

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