2 Chronicles 34:19
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New American Standard Bible
When the king heard the words of the law, he tore his clothes.

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

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

World English Bible
It happened, when the king had heard the words 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 law, that he rendeth his garments,

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Imprisonment and Death of John
John the Baptist had been first in heralding Christ's kingdom, and he was first also in suffering. From the free air of the wilderness and the vast throngs that had hung upon his words, he was now shut in by the walls of a dungeon cell. He had become a prisoner in the fortress of Herod Antipas. In the territory east of Jordan, which was under the dominion of Antipas, much of John's ministry had been spent. Herod himself had listened to the preaching of the Baptist. The dissolute king had trembled
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Josiah, a Pattern for the Ignorant.
"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. Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place."--2 Kings
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:3
"Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.

Joshua 7:6
Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until the evening, both he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.

2 Chronicles 34:18
Moreover, Shaphan the scribe told the king saying, "Hilkiah the priest gave me a book." And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king.

2 Chronicles 34:20
Then the king commanded Hilkiah, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Abdon the son of Micah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king's servant, saying,

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