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  • On the appointed day in midspring, one month later than usual,* the people slaughtered their Passover lambs. Then the priests and Levites became ashamed, so they purified themselves and brought burnt offerings to the Temple of the LORD.4 - 2 Chronicles 30:15


  • Since many of the people there had not purified themselves, the Levites had to slaughter their Passover lambs for them, to set them apart for the LORD. - 2 Chronicles 30:17


  • 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


  • Then Josiah announced that the Passover of the LORD would be celebrated in Jerusalem on the appointed day in early spring.* The Passover lambs were slaughtered at twilight of that day.1 - 2 Chronicles 35:1


  • Slaughter the Passover lambs, purify yourselves, and prepare to help those who come. Follow all the instructions that the LORD gave through Moses." - 2 Chronicles 35:6


  • Then Josiah contributed from his personal property thirty thousand lambs and young goats for the people's Passover offerings, and three thousand bulls. - 2 Chronicles 35:7


  • The king's officials also made willing contributions to the people, priests, and Levites. Hilkiah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, the administrators of God's Temple, gave the priests twenty-six hundred lambs and young goats and three hundred bulls as Passover offerings. - 2 Chronicles 35:8


  • The Levite leaders--Conaniah and his brothers Shemaiah and Nethanel, and Hashabiah, Jeiel, and Jozabad--gave five thousand lambs and young goats and five hundred bulls to the Levites for their Passover offerings. - 2 Chronicles 35:9


  • When everything was ready for the Passover celebration, the priests and the Levites took their places, organized by their divisions, according to the king's orders. - 2 Chronicles 35:10


  • The Levites then slaughtered the Passover lambs and presented the blood to the priests, who sprinkled the blood on the altar while the Levites prepared the animals. - 2 Chronicles 35:11


  • Then they roasted the Passover lambs as prescribed; and they boiled the holy offerings in pots, kettles, and pans, and brought them out quickly so the people could eat them. - 2 Chronicles 35:13


  • The entire ceremony for the LORD's Passover was completed that day. All the burnt offerings were sacrificed on the altar of the LORD, as King Josiah had ordered. - 2 Chronicles 35:16


  • All the Israelites present in Jerusalem celebrated Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days. - 2 Chronicles 35:17


  • Never since the time of the prophet Samuel had there been such a Passover. None of the kings of Israel had ever kept a Passover as Josiah did, involving all the priests and Levites, all the people of Jerusalem, and people from all over Judah and Israel. - 2 Chronicles 35:18


  • This Passover celebration took place in the eighteenth year of Josiah's reign. - 2 Chronicles 35:19


  • On April 21* the returned exiles celebrated Passover.4 - Ezra 6:19


  • The priests and Levites had purified themselves and were ceremonially clean. So they slaughtered the Passover lamb for all the returned exiles, for the other priests, and for themselves. - Ezra 6:20
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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