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Cleansing of the temple. 2 CHRONICLES, XXIX. Hezekian's solemn sacrifices. of Merari; Kish the son of Abdi, B. C. 726. | 24 And the priests killed them, and Azariah the son of Jehalelel :

and they made reconciliation with and of the Gershonites; Joah the

their blood upon the altar, to make son of Zimmah, and Eden the son

q ver.5.

an atonement for all Israel: for the of Joah :

5 or, in the king commanded that the burnt-of13 And of the sons of Elizaphan; business. fering and the sin-offering should be Shimri, and Jeiel : and of the sons

made for all Israel. of Asaph;Zechariah.and Mattaniah: r iCh.23.28.

25 And he set the Levites in the 14 And of the sons of Heman; Je-! Mat. 21.12.

house of the LORD with cymbals, hiel, and Shimei: and of the sons of

with psalteries, and with harps, acJeduthun; Shemaiah, and Uzziel.

cording x to the commandment of 15 And they gathered their bre-t Ki.6.3.

David, and of Gady the king's seer, thren, and sanctified a themselves,'., nctified a themselves, u ch.28.24.

and Nathan the prophet: for 2 so and came, according to the com

was the commandment of the LORD mandment of the king, 5 by the v Le.4.3,14, 7 by his prophets. words of the LORD, to cleanser the house of the LORD.

w Le.8.14,&c.

26 And the Levites stood with the

instruments a of David, and the 16 And the priests went into the

priests with the trumpets.b inner part of the house of the LORD, 6 near. 27 And Hezekiah commanded to to cleanse it, and brought out s all

offer the burnt-offering upon the the uncleanness that they found in

altar. 8 And when the burnt-offerthe temple of the LORD into the

ing began, the c song of the LORD court of the house of the LORD. X ch.8. 14. began also with the trumpets, and And the Levites took it, to carry it 1Ch.16.4. with the 9 instruments ordained by out abroad into the brook Kidron. 23.5. David king of Israel.

17 Now they began on the first day 25.1,&c. 28 And all the congregation worof the first month to sanctify, and w08, 94 11

y 28a.24.11.

shipped, and the 10 singers sang, and on the eighth day of the month

and the trumpeters sounded : and came they to the porch t of the z ch.30.12. all this continued until the burnt-ofLORD: so they sanctified the house.

fering was finished. of the LORD in eight days; and in

in 7 by the the sixteenth day of the first month

hand of.

29 And when they had made an

end of offering, the king and all they made an end.

Ja ICh.23.5. that were 11 present with hiin bow18 Then they went in to Hezekiah Ps. 87.7. ed d themselves, and worshipped. the king, and said, We have cleansed 150.3-5. | 30 Moreover Hezekiah the king all the house of the LORD, and the Is.38.20. and the princes commanded the altar of burnt-offering, with all the


Levites to sing praise unto the vessels thereof, and the show-bread

| LORD with the words of David, and table, with all the vessels thereof. 8 In the time. of Asaph the seer. And they sing 19 Moreover all the vessels which

praises with gladness, e and they king Ahaz in his reign did cast ch.23.18. bowed f their heads and worshipVar in his transerression hova Ps. 137.3,4.

ped. we prepared and sanctified, and, be- 9 hands of

31 Then Hezekiah answered and hold, they are before the altar of instru said, Now ye have 12 consecrated the LORD.

ments. yourselves unto the LORD, come 20 Then Hezekiah the king rose

near and bring sacrifices and thankearly, and gathered the rulers of the 10 song.

offerings g into the house of the city, and went up to the house of 11 found. LORD. And the congregation the LORD.

brought in sacrifices and thank-of21 And they brought seven bul-'d ch.20.18. ferings, and as many as were of a locks, and seven rams, and seven Ps.72.11. free heart burnt-offerings. ambs, and seven he-goats, for a

32 And the number of the bumt

e Ps. 100.2. sin-offering v for the kingdom, and

offerings, which the congregation for the sanctuary, and for Judah. f Ps.95.6. brought, was threescore and ten And he commanded the priests the

bullocks, an hundred rams and two sons of Aaron to offer them on the

12 or, filled

hundred lambs : all these were for altar of the LORD.

your hand,

a burnt-offering to the LORD. 22 So they killed the bullocks, and


33 And the consecrated things toere the priests received the blood, and g Le.7.12. six hundred oxen, and three thousprinkled w it on the altar : like

sand sheep. wise, when they had killed the 13 strength | 34 But the priests were too faw, rams, they sprinkled the blood upon encd. so that they could not flay all the the altar: they killed also the lambs, h ch.35.11. burnt-offerings : wherefore their and they sprinkled the blood upon

brethren the Levites 13 did help k the altar.


them till the work was ended, and 23 And they brought 6 forth the

k Ps.26.6.

until the other priests had sancuried he-goats for the sin-offering before


themselves : for i the Levites torre the king and the congregation; and

more upright k in heart to sanctity

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Hezekiah proclaimeth 2 CHRONICLES, XXX.

a solemn passover. 35 And also the burnt-offerings B. C. 726. land : for the LORD your God is grawere in abundance, with the fat l of

cious n and merciful, and will not the peace-offerings, and the drink-11 Le.3.16. turn away his face from you, if ye offerings m for every burnt-offering. mNu. 15.5-10. return o unto him, So the service of the house of theln Fyr 6.99 | 10 So the posts passed from city to LORD was set in order.

o Ps.10.17

city through the country of Ephraim 36 And n Hezekiah rejoiced, and

Pr. 16.1.

and Manasseh, even unto Zebulun: all the people, that God had pre

p but they laughed them to scorn, pared o the people: for the thing

(CHAP. 30.) and mocked them. was done suddenly.

a Nu.9.10,11. 11 Nevertheless divers of Asher CHAPTER XXX.

b Ex. 12.6,18. and Manasseh and of Zebulun humHezekiah proclaimeth a solemn pass-c ch.29.34. bled themselves, and came to JeOver.

11 was right rusalem. AND Hezekiah sent to all Israel in

12 Also in Judah the hand of God A and Judah, and wrote letters of. was to give them one heart to do also to Ephraim and Manasseh,that d De. 12.32. the commandment of the king and they should come to the house of Cor. 11.2. of the princes, by s the word of the the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the 2 from the

LORD. passover unto the LORD God of Is- hand of.

13 TAnd there assembled at t Jerael.

e Je.4.1.

rusalem much people to keep the 2 For the king had taken counsel,


feast of unleavened bread in the and his princes, and all the congre-1 Joel 2. 13. second month, a very great congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the

14. gation. passover in the second a month. f Is. 6.13.

14 And they arose and took away 3 For they could not keep it at

the altars u that were in Jerusalem, that time, because the priests hads

and all the altars for incense took not c sanctified themselves suffi- He 3.2.11. they away, and cast them into the ciently, neither had the people ch 908 brook Kidron. gathered themselves together to

15 Then they killed the passover Jerusalem.

3 har den not on the fourteenth day of the second 4 And the thing 1 pleased the king!

your necks.

month: and the priests v and the and all the congregation.

Ji De. 10.16.

Levites were ashamed, and sancti5 So they established a decree, to


fied themselves, and brought in the make proclamation throughout alllo give the burnt-offerings into the house of Israel. from Beer-sheba even to hand..

the LORD. Dan, that they should come to keep

Ezr. 10.19.1

| 16 And they stood in their 5 place the passover into the LORD God of

after their manner, according to Israel at Jerusalem : for they had k Ro.6. 13-19. the lov

the law of Moses the man of God : not done it of a long time in such 1 ch.29.10. the priests sprinkled the blood, sort as it was written.d

m Ps. 106.46. which they received of the hand of 6 So the posts went with the let me the Levites. ters 2 from the king and his princes

| 17 For there were many in the conthroughout all Israel and Judah n Ex.34.6.

1 Ne.9.17,31.

gregation that were not sanctified : and according to the command


therefore the Levites had the charge ment of the king, saying, Ye child


of the killing of the passovers for ren of Israel, turn e again unto the

To Pr.28.13.

every one that was not clean, to LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and


sanctify them unto the LORD. Israel, and he will return to the

| 18 For w a multitude of the peoremnant f of you that are escaped P

ple, even many of Ephraim and Maout of the hand of the kings of As- 9 ver. 18,21.

nasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had syria.


not cleansed themselves, yet did 7 And be not ye like your fathers. Ir Je.24.7.

they eat the passover otherwise g and like your brethren, which

. Eze.36.26.

than it was written. But Hezekiah trespassed against the LORD God

Phi.2. 13.

prayed for them, saying, The good of their fathers, who therefore gave sob.29.25.

LORD pardon every one them up h to desolation, as ye see. t Ps.84.7. 19 That prepareth y his heart to

8 Now 3 be ye not stiff-necked, iu ch.28.24. seek God, the LORD God of his faas your fathers were, but 4 yield'k v ch.29.34. (thers, though he be not cleansed acyourselves unto the LORD, and en-5 standing. cording to the purification of the ter into his sanctuary, which he ver

sanctuary. hath sanctified for ever : and serve


20 And the LORD hearkened z to the LORD your God, that the fierce

Hezekiah, and healed the people. ness l of his wrath may turn away

y ch.19.3.

| 21 And the children of Israel that from you.

z Ja.5.15.

were 6 present at Jerusalem kept 9 For if ye turn again unto the found. the feast of unleavened bread seven LORD, your brethren and yourchild-1 - instru days with great gladness: and the ren shall find compassion before ments of Levites and the priests praised the them m that lead them captive, so strength. LORD day by day, singing with 7 loud that they shall come again into this!

linstruments unto the LORD.

The people forward

2 CHRONICLES, XXXI. in destroying idolatry. 22 And Hezekiah spake 8 comfort-1 B. C. 726. jgive the f portion of the priests and ably unto all the Levites that a

the Levites, that they might be entaught the good knowledge of the to the heart couraged g in the law of the LORD. LORD: and they did eat through

5 T And as soon as the commandout the feast seven days, offering Is.40.2. ment 4 came abroad, the children peace-offerings, and making b con

of Israel brought in abundance the fession to the LORD God of their

first-fruits h of corn, wine, and oil, fathers.

and 5 honey, and of all the increase 23 And the whole assembly took 9 life of the field, and the tithe of all counsel to keep other seven days :

days or, offered.

Tod things brought they in abundantly. and they kept other seven days with

6 And concerning the children of gladness.

10 the habita. Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the 24 For Hezekiah king of Judah fun of his cities of Judah, they also brought 9 did give to the congregation a

holiness, in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and thousand bullocks and seven thou


the tithe i of holy things which sand sheep; and the princes gave (CHAP. 31.) were consecrated unto the LORD to the congregation a thousand bul

1 found.

their God, and laid them 6 by heaps. locks and ten thousand sheep: and you | 7 In the third k month they began a great number of priests sanctified 2 statues. to lay the foundation of the heaps, themselves.

and finished them in the seventh 25 And all the congregation of Ju. a 2Ki. 19.4.

month. dah, with the priests and the Le-'b ch.30.14. | 8 And when Hezekiah and the vites, and all the congregation that.

princes came and saw the heaps, came out of Israel, and the strangers

rangers 3 to make an they blessed the l LORD, and his that came out of the land of Israel,

people Israel. and that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced.'c ICh.23.6. | 9 Then Hezekiah questioned with

26 So there was great joy in Jeru- 24.1.&c. the priests and the Levites consalem: for since the time of Solo

Od 1Ch.23.30.

cerning the heaps. mon the son of David king of Israel

10 And Azariah the chief priest of there was not the like in Jerusalem. e Nu.xxviii. the house of Zadok answered him,

27 T Then the priests the Levites xxix. and said, Since the people began to arose and blessed the people: and

bring the offerings into the house their voice was heard, and their

of the LORD, we have had enough prayer came up to 10 his holy dwell-EN.. Is to eat, and have left m plenty: for ing-place, even unto heaven.

Ne. 13.10

the LORD hath blessed his people ; 13.

and that which is left is this great The people forward

in Westroying & Mal.2.7.
in destroying'.



| 11 Then Hezekiah commanded N OW when all this was finished, Ga.6.6. to prepare 7 chambers in the house all Israel that were i present

of the LORD; and they prepared went out to the cities of Judah, 'brake forth. them, and brake the 2 images in pieces, a h Ex. 22. 29. 12 And brought in the offerings, and cut down the groves, and threws

and the tithes, and the dedicated down the high places and the al

things n faithfully: over which Cotars b out of all Judah and Benja- i Le.27.30. noniah the Levite was ruler, and min, in Ephraim also and Manas De, 14.28. Shimei his brother was the next. seh, until they had utterly de-6 heaps, 13 And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and stroyed them all. Then all the heaps. Nahath, and Asahel, and Jerimoth, children of Israel returned, every k Le.23. 16,

and Jozabad, and Eliel, and Ismaman to his possession, into their


chiah, and Mahath, and Benaiah, own cities.

were overseers 8 under the hand of 2 And Hezekiah appointed the c!

? Ch.29.14.

Cononiah and Shimei his brother,

Ezr.7.27. 1 courses of the priests and the Le


at the commandment of Hezekiah vites after their courses, every man


the king, and Azariah the ruler of according to his service, the priests

the house of God. and Levites d for burnt-offerings m M.

rings m Mal.3.10. | 14 And Kore the son of Imnah the and for peace-offerings, to minister, Tor, store. Levite, the porter toward the east, and to give thanks, and to praise in houses. was over the free-will offerings of the gates of the tents of the LORD. OOK10 15 God, to o distribute the oblations of 3 He appointed also the king's por

the LORD, and the most holy things. tion of his substance for the burnt- at.

15 And $ next him were Eden, aud offerings, to wit, for the morning o Ne. 13. 13. Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Sheand evening burnt-offerings, and 9 at his maiah, Amariah, and Shechaniah, the burnt-offerings for the sab- hand. in the cities p of the priests, in ther baths, and for the new moons, and

p Jos.21.9.

10 set office, to give to their brefor the set feasts, as it is written e

thren by courses, as well to the in the law of the LORD.

10 or, trust, great as to the sinall : 4 Moreover he commanded the Ch.9.22. 16 Beside their genealogy of males people that dwelt in Jerusalem to

from three years old and upwand,

Pre-place: HAPTERS in destro

wentroke the 2 images in no threw s or, dates.

Sincerity of Hezekiah. 2 CHRONICLES, XXXII. Sennacherib's blasphemy. even unto every one that entereth B. C. 726. gate of the city, and spake 5 cominto the house of the LORD, his

fortably to them, saying, daily portion for their service in glCh.23.24. 7 Be e strong and courageous, bef their charges, according to their

not afraid nor dismayed for the courses;

king of Assyria, nor for all the mul17 Both to the genealogy of the “or, titude that is with him; for there g priests by the house of their fathers, Ir Le.25.34. be more with us than with him: and the Levites from twenty years Nu.35.2. 8 With him is an h arm of flesh; old and upward, in their charges by. ver 19.15 but with us i is the LORD our God their courses;

to help us, and to fight our battles. 18 And to the genealogy of all their t 2Ki.20.3. And the people 6 rested themselves little ones, their wives, and their

upon the k words of Hezekiah king sons, and their daughters, through


of Judah. all the congregation : for in their

1 Th.2.10.

| 9 After this did Sennacherib 11 set office they sanctified them


king of Assyria send his servants to selves in holiness :

u Ps.1.2,3. Jerusalem, (but he himself laid siege 19 Also of the sons of Aaron the

against Lachish, and all his 7 power priests, which were in the fields r of v ch.26.5.

with him,) unto Hezekiah king of the suburbs of their cities, in every

ery Jos. 1.7.8.

Judah, and unto all Judah that

Mat.6.33. several city, the men that were ex

were at Jerusalem, saying, pressed by name, s to give portions

| 10 Thus saith Sennacherib king to all the males among the priests, CHAP 29 of Assyria, whereon do ye trast, and to all that were reckoned by

that ye abide in the 8 siege in Jegenealogies among the Levites. a 2Ki. 18.13, rusalem ? 20 1 And thus did Hezekiah

&c. | 11 Doth not Hezekiah persuade throughout all Judah, and wrought is.35.1,&c. you to give over yourselves to die that which was good t and right and 1 huen by famine and by thirst, saying, truth before the LORD his God.

The LORD our God shall deliver us

up. 21 And in every work that he be

out of the hand of the king of Asgan in the service of the house of his face was syria? God, and in the law, u and in the l to war. I 12 Hath not the sama Hareliah commandments, to seek his God,

1 Is. 22.9.11.

s. 29 taken away his high places and his he did it with all his heart, and

altars, and commanded Judah and prospered.v

3 over flowed. Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall worCHAPTER XXXII |c ch.25.23.

sluip before one altar, and burn in

cense upon it? Sennacherib invading Judah, Heze-d 281.5.9. 13 Know ye not what I and my kiah fortifieth himself.

Ki.9.24. fathers have donel unto all the AFTER a these things, and the

people of other lands? were the H establishment thereof. Sennaior, swords,

gods of the nations of those lands cherib king of Assyria came, and or, weapons. any ways able to deliver their lands entered into Judah, and encamped against the

out of mine hand ? fenced

umow cities, and

14 Who was there among all the thought to I win them for himself. 5 to their gods of those nations that my fa

2 And when Hezekiah saw that heart. thers utterly destroyed, that could Sennacherib was come, and that ch.30.22. deliver his people out of mine hand, 2 he was purposed to fight against e De.31.6.

that your God should be able to deJerusalem,

Diver you out of mine hand? 3 He took counsel with his princes f ch.20.15. | 15 Now therefore let not Hezeand his mighty men to stop theo

he 8 2Ki.6.16.

kiah deceive you, nor persuade you waters b of the fountains which

on this manner, neither yet believe trere without the city: and they h Je.17.5. him: for no god of any nation or did help him.

kingdom was able to deliver his

ich, 13.12. 4 So there was gathered much


people out of mine hand, and out people together, who stopped all 10.4.. of the hand of my fathers : how the fountains, and the brook that

much m less shall your God deliver 3 ran through the midst of the land. 6 leaned,

you out of mine hand ? saying. Why should the kings of k Pr. 12.25. 16 And his servants spake yet more Assyria come, and find much water?

against the LORD God, and against 5 Also he strengthened himself. 7 dominion. his servant Hezekiah. and built up all the wall c that was sor.

17 He wrote also letters n to rail broken, and raised it up to the hold. on the LORD God of Israel, and to towers, and another wall without,

speak against him, saying, As the and repaired Millo d in the city of 1713.10.14.

gods of the nations of other lands David, and made + darts and shields

have not delivered their people out in abundance.

m Da.3.15. of mine hand, so shall not the God 6 And he set captains of war overn OK 199. of Hezekiah deliver his people out the people, and gathered them to

of mine hand. gether to him in the street of the

18 Then they cried with a loud

Assyrian host destroyed. 2 CHRONICLES, XXXIII. Manasseh's wicked reign. voice, in the Jews' speech unto the B. C. 710. Gihon, and brought it straight down people of Jerusalem that were on

to the west side of the city of DaThe wall, to affright o them, and to oNe.6.9. vid. And Hezekiah prospered in trouble them; that they might take p I Sa, 17.35. all his works. the city.

Jcb15.25, 26. 31 Howbeit in the business of the 19 And y they spake against the

Ps. 10.13,14.1

| 14 ambassadors of the princes of

73.8-11. God of Jerusalem as against the


Babylon, who sent f unto him to gods of the people of the earth, lo ls 371.&c. inquire of the wonder that was which were the work of the hands Ps.50.15.

done in the land ; God left him to of man.


try 9 luim, that he might know all 20 T And o for this cause Hezekiah Is. 10.16-18. that was in his heart. the king, and the prophet Isaiah

42.8. | 32 9 Now the rest of the acts of the son of Amoz, prayed r and cried t 2Sa. 24.16. Hezekiah, and his 16 goodness, beto heaven.

Ps.18.50. hold, they are written in the vision 21 T Ands the LORD sent an an- Da.3.28. of Isaiah h the prophet, the son of gel, t which cut off all the mighty


Amoz, and in the book of the kings i men of valour, and the leaders and

9 made him of Judah and Israel.

fall. captains, in the camp of the king of 1.,


33 And Hezekiah slept with his Assyria. So he returned with shame

fathers, and they buried him in the of face to his own land, And when Ps 48.14. 16 chiefest of the sepulchres of the he was come into the house of his 71.20.21. sons of David : and all Judah and god, they that came forth of his 10 precious the inhabitants of Jerusalem du own bowels 9 slew him there with things. him honour k at his death. od the sword.

w2Ki.20.1, Manasseh his son reigned in huis 22 Thus u the Lord saved Heze

&c. stead. kiah and the inhabitants of Jerusa- Is.38.1,&c.

CHAPTER XXXIII. lem from the hand of Sennacherib 11 or, wrought 1 Manassch's wicked reian: 3 He the king of Assyria, and from the a miracle

setteth up idolatry.

for him. hand of all other, and v guided them

MANASSEH a was twelve years

I Ps. 1 16.12.|| on every side.

I old when he bagan to reign,

4 ch.26. 16. 23 And many brought gifts unto

Da.5.20.23. and he reigned by

3. and he reigned fifty and five years the LORD to Jerusalem, and 10 pre- Bab 2.4. in Jerusalem: sents to Hezekiah king of Judah: z ch.21.18. | 2 But did that which was enl in so that he was magnified in the 12 lifting up. Ithe sight of the LORD, like anto sight of all nations from thence- 2Ki. 14.10. the b abominations of the heathen. forth.

a Je.26.18, 19. whom the LORD had cast out be24 In w those days Hezekiah was DIK.21.29. fore the children of Israel sick to the death, and praved mitoc Pr. 10.22. 3 For he built again the high the LORD: and he spake unto him. 13 instru

places which Hezekiah his fatherc and he 11 gave him a sign.

ments of

had broken down, and he reared

d sire. 25 But Hezekiah rendere not

up altars for Baalım, and male again according to the benefit done

groves, d and worshippede all the wito him; for his heart was y lifted e Is.22.9.11. host of heaven, and served them. up: 2 therefore there was wrath w ww | 4 Also he built altars in the house upon him, and upon Judah and Je- 14 interpre- of the LORD, whereof the LORD had rusalem.

ters. said, in Jerusalem shall my name 26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah / 261.20 for ever. humbled himself for the 12 pride ofi 15.39,1.&c. 5 And he built altars for all the his heart, (both hea and the inhabite 5 De...2, 16. host of heaven in the two courts of ants of Jerusalem.) so that b the, ;13. the house of the LORD.

15 kindnesses. wrath of the LORD came not upon

un n Is.xxxvi.

6 And f he caused his children to them in the days of Hezekiah.

pass through the fire in the valley 27 T And c Hezekiah had exceed. OK

of the son of Hinnom! also y he ing much riches and honour : and xx. observed times, and used enchanthe made himself treasures for sil- 16 or. his hest. ments, and used witchcraft, al ver, and for gold, and for precious k Pr. 10.7. Idealt with a familiar spint, and with stones, and for spices, and for (CHAP. 33.) wizards: he wrought much evi en shields, and for all manner of a 2K1.21.1. the sight of the LORD, to provoke 13 pleasant jewels;

b ch.23.3. him to anger. 28 Storehouses also for the in-'rehurned | 7 And he set a carved image. (the crease of corn, and wine, and oil; and budt. idol which he had made.) in the and stalls for all manner of beasts,

c ch.30.11.

house of God, of which God had and cotes for flocks.

said to David and to Solomon his

d De. 16.21. 29 Moreover he provided him De. 17.3.

son, In this house, and in Jerusicities, and possessions of flocks

ssessions of Hocks Eze. 23.37,

lem, which I have chosen before and herds in abundance : for God


all the tribes of Israel, will I put had given him substance very much. De. 16.10. my name for ever: 30 This same Hezekiah also stop

11. 8 Neither will I any more remote ped the upper water-course e of

- the foot of Israel from out of the

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