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2 Chronicles

HEZEKIAH king of Judah.  2Chr.29.1-2 716/15bce (Judah) - 2Kgs.18.1-3

1Hezekiah began to reign when he was twenty-five years old, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abijah the daughter of Zechariah. 2And he did what was right in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that David his father had done.

3In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he opened the doors of the house of Yahweh, and repaired them.

Purification of the temple.  2Chr.29.4-17

4He brought in the priests and the Levites, and assembled them in the square on the east, 5and said to them, "Hear me, Levites! Now sanctify yourselves, and sanctify the house of Yahweh, the God of your fathers, and carry out the filth from the holy place. 6For our fathers have been unfaithful and have done what was evil in the sight of Yahweh our God; they have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of Yahweh, and turned their backs. 7They also shut the doors of the vestibule and put out the lamps, and have not burned incense or offered burnt offerings in the holy place to the God of Israel. 8Therefore the wrath of Yahweh came on Judah and Jerusalem, and he has made them an object of horror, of astonishment, and of hissing, as you see with your own eyes. 9For lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this. 10Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with Yahweh, the God of Israel, that his fierce anger may turn away from us. 11My sons, do not now be negligent, for Yahweh has chosen you to stand in his presence, to minister to him, and to be his ministers and burn incense to him."

12Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites; and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehallelel; and of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah; 13and of the sons of Elizaphan, Shimri and Jeuel; and of the sons of Asaph, Zechariah and Mattaniah; 14and of the sons of Heman, Jehuel and Shimei; and of the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah and Uzziel. 15They gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and went in as the king had commanded, by the words of Yahweh, to cleanse the house of Yahweh. 16The priests went into the inner part of the house of Yahweh to cleanse it, and they brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of Yahweh into the court of the house of Yahweh; and the Levites took it and carried it out to the brook Kidron. 17They began to sanctify on the first day of the first month, and on the eighth day of the month they came to the vestibule of Yahweh; then for eight days they sanctified the house of Yahweh, and on the sixteenth day of the first month they finished.

Rededication of the temple.  2Chr.29.18-36

18Then they went in to Hezekiah the king and said, "We have cleansed all the house of Yahweh, the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the table for the showbread and all its utensils. 19All the utensils which King Ahaz discarded in his reign when he was faithless, we have made ready and sanctified; and behold, they are before the altar of Yahweh."

20Then Hezekiah the king rose early and gathered the officials of the city, and went up to the house of Yahweh. 21And they brought seven bulls, seven rams, seven lambs, and seven he-goats for a sin offering for the kingdom and for the sanctuary and for Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of Yahweh. 22So they killed the bulls, and the priests received the blood and threw it against the altar; and they killed the rams and their blood was thrown against the altar; and they killed the lambs and their blood was thrown against the altar. 23Then the he-goats for the sin offering were brought to the king and the assembly, and they laid their hands upon them, 24and the priests killed them and made a sin offering with their blood on the altar, to make atonement for all Israel. For the king commanded that the burnt offering and the sin offering should be made for all Israel.

25And he stationed the Levites in the house of Yahweh with cymbals, harps, and lyres, according to the commandment of David and of Gad the king's seer and of Nathan the prophet; for the commandment was from Yahweh through his prophets. 26The Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets. 27Then Hezekiah commanded that the burnt offering be offered on the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song to Yahweh began also, and the trumpets, accompanied by the instruments of David king of Israel. 28The whole assembly worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished. 29When the offering was finished, the king and all who were present with him bowed themselves and worshipped. 30And Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praises to Yahweh with the words of David and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed down and worshipped.

31Then Hezekiah said, "You have now consecrated yourselves to Yahweh; come near, bring sacrifices and thank offerings to the house of Yahweh." And the assembly brought sacrifices and thank offerings; and all who were of a willing heart brought burnt offerings. 32The number of the burnt offerings which the assembly brought was seventy bulls, a hundred rams, and two hundred lambs; all these were for a burnt offering to Yahweh. 33And the consecrated offerings were six hundred bulls and three thousand sheep. 34But the priests were too few and could not flay all the burnt offerings, so until other priests had sanctified themselves their brethren the Levites helped them, until the work was finished - for the Levites were more upright in heart than the priests in sanctifying themselves. 35Besides the great number of burnt offerings there was the fat of the peace offerings, and there were the libations for the burnt offerings. Thus the service of the house of Yahweh was restored. 36And Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced because of what God had done for the people; for the thing came about suddenly.


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