2 Chronicles 34:19
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New Living Translation
When the king heard what was written in the Law, he tore his clothes in despair.

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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

34:19 Rent his clothes - Were the things contained in scripture new to us, as they were here to Josiah, surely they would make deeper impressions upon us than they commonly do. But they are not the less weighty, and therefore should not be the less regarded, because they are well known.

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Library
Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
That the Lord gave special token of his approbation of the exercise of Covenanting, it belongs to this place to show. His approval of the duty was seen when he unfolded the promises of the Everlasting Covenant to his people, while they endeavoured to perform it; and his approval thereof is continually seen in his fulfilment to them of these promises. The special manifestations of his regard, made to them while attending to the service before him, belonged to one or other, or both, of those exhibitions
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:3
Your towns and your fields will be blessed.

Joshua 7:6
Joshua and the elders of Israel tore their clothing in dismay, threw dust on their heads, and bowed face down to the ground before the Ark of the LORD until evening.

2 Chronicles 34:18
Shaphan also told the king, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a scroll." So Shaphan read it to the king.

2 Chronicles 34:20
Then he gave these orders to Hilkiah, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Acbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the court secretary, and Asaiah the king's personal adviser:

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