2 Chronicles 29

CHAPTER 29

Hezekiah Reigns in Judah

[2was a son 3being 4twenty 5and 6five 7years old 1Hezekiah] in his taking reign, and twenty nine years he reigned in Jerusalem. And the name to his mother was Abijah, daughter of Zechariah. And he did the upright thing before the  lord according to all as much as [3did 1David 2his father]. And it came to pass as he was established over his kingdom, in the [2month 1first], he opened the doors of the house of the  lord, and he repaired them. And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and he stood them in the side, the one towards the east. And he said to them, Hear me, O Levites! Now sanctify yourselves, and sanctify the house of the  lord the God of your fathers, and cast out the uncleanness from the holies! For [2revolted 1our fathers], and they did the evil thing before the  lord our God; and they abandoned him, and turned their face from the tent of the  lord; and they gave him the back of the neck. And they locked the doors of the temple, and they extinguished the lamps, and [3incense 1they did not 2burn], and the whole burnt-offerings they did not offer in the holy place to the God of Israel. And [2was provoked 3to anger 1the  lord] over Judah and Jerusalem. And he appointed them for an astonishment, and for extinction, and for a hissing, as you see with your eyes. And behold, [2fell 1our fathers] by the sword, and our sons, and our daughters, and our wives went into captivity in a land not of their own.

Judah Ordains a Covenant with The LORD

10 Because of this it became upon my heart to ordain a covenant to the  lord God of Israel, and he shall turn from us the anger of his rage. 11 And now, you should not stop to act, for by you the  lord has taken you up to stand before him to officiate to him, and to be his ministers, and ones burning incense. 12 And [3rose up 1the 2Levites], Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of Kohath; and from the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehalelel; and from the sons of Gershon -- Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah; 13 and of the sons of Elizaphan -- Shimri and Jeiel; and of the sons of Asaph -- Zechariah and Mattaniah; 14 and of the sons of Heman -- Jehiel and Shimei; and of the sons of Jeduthun -- Shemaiah and Uzziel. 15 And they gathered their brethren, and purified themselves according to the commandment of the king, by order of the  lord, to cleanse the house of the  lord. 16 And [3entered 1the 2priests] inside, into the house of the  lord to purify it, and they cast out all the uncleanness they found in the house of the  lord in the courtyard of the house of the  lord. And [3received 1the 2Levites] to bring it forth unto the rushing stream Kidron outside. 17 And they began on day one of the [2month 1first] to sanctify, and on the [2day 1eighth] of the month they entered into the temple of the  lord; and they sanctified the house of the  lord in [2days 1eight], and on the [2day 1sixteenth] of the [2month 1first] they completed. 18 And they entered inside to Hezekiah the king. And they said, We purified all the things in the house of the  lord, and the altar of the whole burnt-offering, and its utensils, and the table of the place setting, and all its utensils. 19 And all the utensils which [3defiled 1king 2Ahaz] during his kingdom, in his defection, we prepared and sanctified. And behold, it is before the altar of the  lord. 20 And [4rose early 1Hezekiah 2the 3king], and he brought together the rulers of the city. And he ascended into the house of the  lord. 21 And he led up seven calves, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven winter yearlings of goats for a sin offering, for the kingdom, and for the holy things, and for Judah. And he told the sons of Aaron the priests, to offer unto the altar of the  lord. 22 And they sacrificed the calves, and [3took 1the 2priests] the blood, and poured upon the altar. And they sacrificed the rams, and poured upon the altar the blood. And they sacrificed the lambs, and they poured the blood upon the altar. 23 And they brought the winter yearlings of the ones for a sin offering before the king and the assembly; and they placed their hands upon them. 24 And [3sacrificed 4them 1the 2priests], and atoned of their blood against the altar, and they atoned for all Israel; for [3said 1the 2king], for all Israel is the whole burnt-offering, and the ones for a sin offering. 25 And he stationed the Levites in the house of the  lord with cymbals, and with stringed instruments, and with lutes, according to the commandment of David the king, and Gad the seer to the king, and Nathan the prophet. For by the commandment of the  lord the order was in the hand of his prophets. 26 And [3stood 1the 2Levites] with instruments of David, and the priests with trumpets. 27 And Hezekiah spoke to offer the whole burnt-offering upon the altar. And in the beginning of offering the whole burnt-offering, they began to sing to the  lord, and the trumpets with the instruments of David the king of Israel. 28 And all the assembly did obeisance, and the psalm singers were singing, and the trumpets trumpeting, until of which time [3was completed 1the 2whole burnt-offering]. 29 And as they completed offering, [3bent 1the 2king], and all the ones being found with him, and they did obeisance. 30 And [7spoke 1Hezekiah 2the 3king 4and 5the 6rulers] to the Levites for them to praise the  lord by the words of David, and of Asaph the prophet. And they sang praise with gladness, and they fell and did obeisance. 31 And Hezekiah answered and said, Now you filled your hands to the  lord, come forward and bring sacrifices of praise into the house of the  lord! And [3brought 1the 2assembly] sacrifices and praise into the house of the  lord, and all eager in heart brought whole burnt-offerings. 32 And [9was 1the 2number 3of the 4whole burnt-offerings 5which 8offered 6the 7assembly] -- [2calves 1seventy], [2rams 1a hundred], [2lambs 1two hundred]; [3for 4a whole burnt-offering 5to the  lord 1all 2these]. 33 And the ones having been sanctified -- [2calves 1six hundred], [2sheep 1three thousand]. 34 But the priests were few, and not able to flay the whole burnt-offering; and assisting them were the Levites, until of which time [3was completed 1the 2work], and until of which time [3sanctified themselves 1the 2other priests]; for the Levites more eagerly sanctified themselves than the priests. 35 And the whole burnt-offering was abundant with the fats of the one consecrated of the deliverance offering, and the libations of the whole burnt-offering. And [6was set up 1the 2work 3in 4the house 5of the  lord]. 36 And [6were glad 1Hezekiah 2and 3all 4the 5people], because God prepared the people; for [4suddenly 3happened 1the 2matter].
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