Hezekiah

Hezekiah

 
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  • Early the next morning King Hezekiah gathered the city officials and went to the Temple of the LORD. - 2 Chronicles 29:20


  • King Hezekiah then stationed the Levites at the Temple of the LORD with cymbals, harps, and lyres. He obeyed all the commands that the LORD had given to King David through Gad, the king's seer, and the prophet Nathan. - 2 Chronicles 29:25


  • Then Hezekiah ordered that the burnt offering be placed on the altar. As the burnt offering was presented, songs of praise to the LORD were begun, accompanied by the trumpets and other instruments of David, king of Israel. - 2 Chronicles 29:27


  • King Hezekiah and the officials ordered the Levites to praise the LORD with the psalms of David and Asaph the seer. So they offered joyous praise and bowed down in worship. - 2 Chronicles 29:30


  • Then Hezekiah declared, "The dedication ceremony has come to an end. Now bring your sacrifices and thanksgiving offerings to the Temple of the LORD." So the people brought their sacrifices and thanksgiving offerings, and those whose hearts were willing brought burnt offerings, too. - 2 Chronicles 29:31


  • And Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced greatly because of what God had done for the people, for everything had been accomplished so quickly. - 2 Chronicles 29:36


  • King Hezekiah now sent word to all Israel and Judah, and he wrote letters of invitation to Ephraim and Manasseh. He asked everyone to come to the Temple of the LORD at Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover of the LORD, the God of Israel. - 2 Chronicles 30:1


  • Most of those who came from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun had not purified themselves. But King Hezekiah prayed for them, and they were allowed to eat the Passover meal anyway, even though this was contrary to God's laws. For Hezekiah said, "May the LORD, who is good, pardon those - 2 Chronicles 30:18


  • And the LORD listened to Hezekiah's prayer and healed the people. - 2 Chronicles 30:20


  • Hezekiah encouraged the Levites for the skill they displayed as they served the LORD. So for seven days the celebration continued. Peace offerings were sacrificed, and the people confessed their sins to the LORD, the God of their ancestors. - 2 Chronicles 30:22


  • King Hezekiah gave the people one thousand bulls and seven thousand sheep for offerings, and the officials donated one thousand bulls and ten thousand sheep. Meanwhile, many more priests purified themselves. - 2 Chronicles 30:24


  • Hezekiah then organized the priests and Levites into divisions to offer the burnt offerings and peace offerings, and to worship and give thanks and praise to the LORD at the gates of the Temple. - 2 Chronicles 31:2


  • When Hezekiah and his officials came and saw these huge piles, they thanked the LORD and his people Israel! - 2 Chronicles 31:8


  • "Where did all this come from?" Hezekiah asked the priests and Levites. - 2 Chronicles 31:9


  • Hezekiah decided to have storerooms prepared in the Temple of the LORD, and this was done. - 2 Chronicles 31:11


  • The supervisors under them were Jehiel, Azaziah, Nahath, Asahel, Jerimoth, Jozabad, Eliel, Ismakiah, Mahath, and Benaiah. These appointments were made by King Hezekiah and Azariah, the chief official in the Temple of God. - 2 Chronicles 31:13


  • In this way, King Hezekiah handled the distribution throughout all Judah, doing what was pleasing and good in the sight of the LORD his God. - 2 Chronicles 31:20
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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