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

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,

2 Chronicles 34:19 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the words

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 7:7-11 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust...

Galatians 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live to God.

Galatians 3:10-13 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written...

that he rent

2 Kings 19:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth...

2 Kings 22:11,19 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes...

Jeremiah 36:22-24 Now the king sat in the winter house in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him...

Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger...

Library
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
Deuteronomy 28:3
You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

Joshua 7:6
Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell facedown to the ground before the ark of the LORD, remaining there till evening. The elders of Israel did the same, and sprinkled dust on their heads.

2 Chronicles 34:18
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.

2 Chronicles 34:20
He gave these orders to Hilkiah, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Abdon son of Micah, Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah the king's attendant:

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