Hilkiah and the other men visit a prophet
22 Hilkiah and those other men that the king had sent went to Huldah. Huldah was a prophetess. She was the wife of Tokhath's son Shallum. Tokhath was the son of Hasrah, who took care of the king's clothes. Huldah was living in the new part of Jerusalem. The men went to Huldah and they gave her the king's message.
23 She said to them, ‘This is what the Lord, Israel's God, says: Say this to the man who sent you to me: 24 “The Lord says: I will cause very bad things to happen to this place, and to all the people who live here. Those bad things were written in the book that they read to the king of Judah. 25 I will do that because they have gone away from me. They have made other gods with their hands and they have burned oils with sweet smells to them. They made me angry by all the things that they made with their hands. So I will punish this place and nobody will be able to make it impossible.” 26 Speak to the king of Judah who sent you to ask the Lord about this. Say, “The Lord Israel's God says this about the words that you heard: 27 You were sorry when you heard your God's words about this place and about its people. You made yourself humble in front of your God. You made yourself humble in front of me. You tore your clothes and you wept in front of me. So I have heard you, says the Lord. 28 I will let you die in peace and people will bury you with your ancestors. You will not see all the bad things that I will cause for this place and for the people here.” ’
The men took Huldah's answer to the king.