The Holy Bible - The Second Book of the Kings, Chapter 22 (Latin)
1Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath.
2And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.
3And it came to pass in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, that the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of the LORD, saying,
4Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the silver which is brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the door have gathered of the people:
5And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD: and let them give it to the doers of the work which is in the house of the LORD, to repair the breaches of the house,
6Unto carpenters, and builders, and masons, and to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house.
7Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully.
8And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it.
9And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said, Thy servants have gathered the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of them that do the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD.
10And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
11And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.
12And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying,
13Go ye, enquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.
14So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her.
15And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me,
16Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read:
17Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched.
18But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard;
19Because 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.
20Behold 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. And they brought the king word again.
1octo annorum erat Iosias cum regnare coepisset et triginta uno anno regnavit in Hierusalem nomen matris eius Idida filia Phadaia de Besecath
2fecitque quod placitum erat coram Domino et ambulavit per omnes vias David patris sui non declinavit ad dextram sive ad sinistram
3anno autem octavodecimo regis Iosiae misit rex Saphan filium Aslia filii Mesullam scribam templi Domini dicens ei
4vade ad Helciam sacerdotem magnum ut confletur pecunia quae inlata est in templum Domini quam collegerunt ianitores a populo
5deturque fabris per praepositos in domo Domini qui et distribuent eam his qui operantur in templo Domini ad instauranda sarta tecta templi
6tignariis videlicet et cementariis et his qui interrupta conponunt et ut emantur ligna et lapides de lapidicinis ad instaurandum templum
7verumtamen non supputetur eis argentum quod accipiunt sed in potestate habeant et in fide
8dixit autem Helcias pontifex ad Saphan scribam librum legis repperi in domo Domini deditque Helcias volumen Saphan qui et legit illud
9venit quoque Saphan scriba ad regem et renuntiavit ei quod praeceperat et ait conflaverunt servi tui pecuniam quae repperta est in domo Domini et dederunt ut distribueretur fabris a praefectis operum templi Domini
10narravitque Saphan scriba regi dicens librum dedit mihi Helcias sacerdos quem cum legisset Saphan coram rege
11et audisset rex verba libri legis Domini scidit vestimenta sua
12et praecepit Helciae sacerdoti et Ahicham filio Saphan et Achobor filio Micha et Saphan scribae et Asaiae servo regis dicens
13ite et consulite Dominum super me et super populo et super omni Iuda de verbis voluminis istius quod inventum est magna enim ira Domini succensa est contra nos quia non audierunt patres nostri verba libri huius ut facerent omne quod scriptum est nobis
14ierunt itaque Helcias sacerdos et Ahicham et Achobor et Saphan et Asaia ad Oldam propheten uxorem Sellum filii Thecue filii Araas custodis vestium quae habitabat in Hierusalem in secunda locutique sunt ad eam
15et illa respondit eis haec dicit Dominus Deus Israhel dicite viro qui misit vos ad me
16haec dicit Dominus ecce ego adducam mala super locum hunc et super habitatores eius omnia verba legis quae legit rex Iuda
17quia dereliquerunt me et sacrificaverunt diis alienis inritantes me in cunctis operibus manuum suarum et succendetur indignatio mea in loco hoc et non extinguetur
18regi autem Iuda qui misit vos ut consuleretis Dominum sic dicetis haec dicit Dominus Deus Israhel pro eo quod audisti verba voluminis
19et perterritum est cor tuum et humiliatus es coram Domino auditis sermonibus contra locum istum et habitatores eius quo videlicet fierent in stuporem et in maledictum et scidisti vestimenta tua et flevisti coram me et ego audivi ait Dominus
20idcirco colligam te ad patres tuos et colligeris ad sepulchrum tuum in pace ut non videant oculi tui omnia mala quae inducturus sum super locum istum