heard the words of the book
2 Kings 22:11
22:11 heard the words of the book. For the fifty-five years of Manasseh’s evil reign, the Scriptures had been ignored and all but forgotten. Nevertheless, “the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword” (Hebrews 4:12). When it is read or heard with a sincere heart, it will change the life, for “by the law is the knowledge of sin” (Romans 3:20).