2 Chronicles 34:18
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New International Version
Then Shaphan the secretary informed the king, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king.

King James Bible
Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.

Darby Bible Translation
And Shaphan the scribe informed the king saying, Hilkijah the priest has given me a book. And Shaphan read out of it before the king.

World English Bible
Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, "Hilkiah the priest has delivered me a book." Shaphan read therein before the king.

Young's Literal Translation
And Shaphan the scribe declareth to the king, saying, 'A book hath Hilkiah the priest given to me;' and Shaphan readeth in it before the king.

2 Chronicles 34:18 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Found a book of the law - See on 2 Kings 22:8 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Shaphan read

Deuteronomy 17:19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God...

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night...

Psalm 119:46,97-99 I will speak of your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed...

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...

it [heb] in it

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Josiah
'Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years. 2. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand, nor to the left. 3. For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Book of the Law
The silent yet powerful influences set in operation by the messages of the prophets regarding the Babylonian Captivity did much to prepare the way for a reformation that took place in the eighteenth year of Josiah's reign. This reform movement, by which threatened judgments were averted for a season, was brought about in a wholly unexpected manner through the discovery and study of a portion of Holy Scripture that for many years had been strangely misplaced and lost. Nearly a century before, during
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
2 Kings 18:18
They called for the king; and Eliakim son of Hilkiah the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary, and Joah son of Asaph the recorder went out to them.

2 Chronicles 34:17
They have paid out the money that was in the temple of the LORD and have entrusted it to the supervisors and workers."

2 Chronicles 34:19
When the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his robes.

Jeremiah 36:21
The king sent Jehudi to get the scroll, and Jehudi brought it from the room of Elishama the secretary and read it to the king and all the officials standing beside him.

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