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12 Then the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, (A)Ahikam the son of Shaphan, [a]Achbor the son of Michaiah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king, saying, 13 “Go, inquire of the Lord for me, for the people and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that has been found; for great is (B)the wrath of the Lord that is aroused against us, because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us.”

14 So Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Achbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of (C)Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe. (She dwelt in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter.) And they spoke with her.

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  1. 2 Kings 22:12 Abdon the son of Micah, 2 Chr. 34:20

14 then they sent someone (A)to take Jeremiah from the court of the prison, and committed him (B)to Gedaliah the son of (C)Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, that he should take him home. So he dwelt among the people.

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Now while Jeremiah had not yet gone back, Nebuzaradan said, “Go back to (A)Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, (B)whom the king of Babylon has made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people. Or go wherever it seems convenient for you to go.” So the captain of the guard gave him rations and a gift and let him go. (C)Then Jeremiah went to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, to (D)Mizpah, and dwelt with him among the people who were left in the land.

(E)And when all the captains of the armies who were in the fields, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the land, and had committed to him men, women, children, and (F)the poorest of the land who had not been carried away captive to Babylon,

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