And it came to pass when the king
melek  (meh'-lek)
a king -- king, royal.
had heard
shama`  (shaw-mah')
to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.)
the words
dabar  (daw-baw')
a word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause
of the law
towrah  (to-raw')
a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch -- law.
that he rent
qara`  (kaw-rah')
to rend, literally or figuratively (revile, paint the eyes, as if enlarging them) -- cut out, rend, surely, tear.
his clothes
beged  (behg'-ed)
a covering, i.e. clothing; also treachery or pillage -- apparel, cloth(-es, ing), garment, lap, rag, raiment, robe, very (treacherously), vesture, wardrobe.