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2 Chronicles 29 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:1 - Hizkiyahu began to reign when he was twenty-five years old; and he reigned twenty-nine years in Yerushalayim: and his mother's name was Aviyah, the daughter of Zekharyah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:2 - He did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, according to all that David his father had done.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:3 - He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of the LORD, and repaired them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:4 - He brought in the Kohanim and the Levites, and gathered them together into the broad place on the east,

Reforms Begun

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:5 - and said to them, Hear me, you Levites; now sanctify yourselves, and sanctify the house of the LORD, the God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:6 - For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil in the sight of the LORD our God, and have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of the LORD, and turned their backs.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:7 - Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered burnt offerings in the holy place to the God of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:8 - Therefore the wrath of the LORD was on Yehudah and Yerushalayim, and he has delivered them to be tossed back and forth, to be an astonishment, and a hissing, as you see with your eyes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:9 - For, behold, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:10 - Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, that his fierce anger may turn away from us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:11 - My sons, don't be negligent now; for the LORD has chosen you to stand before him, to minister to him, and that you should be his ministers, and burn incense.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:12 - Then the Levites arose, Machat, the son of `Amasai, and Yo'el the son of `Azaryah, of the sons of the Kehati; and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of `Avdi, and `Azaryah the son of Yehallel'el; and of the Gershoni, Yo'ach the son of Zimmah, and `Eden the son of Yo'ach;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:13 - and of the sons of Elitzafan, Shimri and Ye`u'el; and of the sons of Asaf, Zekharyah and Mattanyah;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:14 - and of the sons of Heman, Yechi'el and Shim`i; and of the sons of Yedutun, Shemayah and `Uzzi'el.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:15 - They gathered their brothers, and sanctified themselves, and went in, according to the mitzvah of the king by the words of the LORD, to cleanse the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:16 - The Kohanim went in to the inner part of the house of the LORD, to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the LORD into the court of the house of the LORD. The Levites took it, to carry it out abroad to the brook Kidron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:17 - Now they began on the first day of the first month to sanctify, and on the eighth day of the month came they to the porch of the LORD; and they sanctified the house of the LORD in eight days: and on the sixteenth day of the first month they made an end.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:18 - Then they went in to Hizkiyahu the king within the palace, and said, We have cleansed all the house of the LORD, and the altar of burnt offering, with all the vessels of it, and the table of show bread, with all the vessels of it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:19 - Moreover all the vessels, which king Achaz in his reign did cast away when he trespassed, have we prepared and sanctified; and, behold, they are before the altar of the LORD.

Hezekiah Restores Temple Worship

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:20 - Then Hizkiyahu the king arose early, and gathered the princes of the city, and went up to the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:21 - They brought seven bulls, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven male goats, for a sin-offering for the kingdom and for the sanctuary and for Yehudah. He commanded the Kohanim the sons of Aharon to offer them on the altar of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:22 - So they killed the bulls, and the Kohanim received the blood, and sprinkled it on the altar: and they killed the rams, and sprinkled the blood on the altar: they killed also the lambs, and sprinkled the blood on the altar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:23 - They brought near the male goats for the sin-offering before the king and the assembly; and they laid their hands on them:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:24 - and the Kohanim killed them, and they made a sin-offering with their blood on the altar, to make atonement for all Yisra'el; for the king commanded that the burnt offering and the sin-offering should be made for all Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:25 - He set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the mitzvah of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Natan the prophet; for the mitzvah was of the LORD by his prophets.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:26 - The Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the Kohanim with the trumpets.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:27 - Hizkiyahu commanded to offer the burnt offering on the altar. When the burnt offering began, the song of the LORD began also, and the trumpets, together with the instruments of David king of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:28 - All the assembly worshiped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:29 - When they had made an end of offering, the king and all who were present with him bowed themselves and worshiped.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:30 - Moreover Hizkiyahu the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praises to the LORD with the words of David, and of Asaf the seer. They sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshiped.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:31 - Then Hizkiyahu answered, Now you have consecrated yourselves to the LORD; come near and bring sacrifices and thank-offerings into the house of the LORD. The assembly brought in sacrifices and thank-offerings; and as many as were of a willing heart brought burnt offerings.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:32 - The number of the burnt offerings which the assembly brought was seventy bulls, one hundred rams, and two hundred lambs: all these were for a burnt offering to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:33 - The consecrated things were six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:34 - But the Kohanim were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offerings: therefore their brothers the Levites helped them, until the work was ended, and until the Kohanim had sanctified themselves; for the Levites were more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the Kohanim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:35 - Also the burnt offerings were in abundance, with the fat of the peace-offerings, and with the drink-offerings for every burnt offering. So the service of the house of the LORD was set in order.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:36 - Hizkiyahu rejoiced, and all the people, because of that which God had prepared for the people: for the thing was done suddenly.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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