And HezekiahH2396 sentH7971 to allH3605 IsraelH3478 and Judah,H3063 and wroteH3789 lettersH107 alsoH1571 to EphraimH669 and Manasseh,H4519 that they should comeH935 to the houseH1004 of the LORDH3068 at Jerusalem,H3389 to keepH6213 the passoverH6453 to the LORDH3068 GodH430 of Israel.H3478
For the kingH4428 had taken counsel,H3289 and his princes,H8269 and allH3605 the congregationH6951 in Jerusalem,H3389 to keepH6213 the passoverH6453 in the secondH8145 month.H2320
For they couldH3201 not keepH6213 it at that time,H6256 becauseH3588 the priestsH3548 had not sanctifiedH6942 themselves sufficiently,H4078 neitherH3808 had the peopleH5971 gatheredH622 themselves together to Jerusalem.H3389
And the thingH1697 pleasedH3477 H5869 the kingH4428 and allH3605 the congregation.H6951
So they establishedH5975 a decreeH1697 to make proclamationH5674 H6963 throughout allH3605 Israel,H3478 from BeershebaH884 even to Dan,H1835 that they should comeH935 to keepH6213 the passoverH6453 to the LORDH3068 GodH430 of IsraelH3478 at Jerusalem:H3389 for they had not doneH6213 it of a longH7230 time in such sort as it was written.H3789
So the postsH7323 wentH3212 with the lettersH107 from the kingH4428 and his princesH8269 throughout allH3605 IsraelH3478 and Judah,H3063 and according to the commandmentH4687 of the king,H4428 saying,H559 You childrenH1121 of Israel,H3478 turnH7725 againH7725 to the LORDH3068 GodH430 of Abraham,H85 Isaac,H3327 and Israel,H3478 and he will returnH7725 to the remnantH7604 of you, that are escapedH6413 out of the handH3709 of the kingsH4428 of Assyria.H804
And be not you like your fathers,H1 and like your brothers,H251 whichH834 trespassedH4603 against the LORDH3068 GodH430 of their fathers,H1 who therefore gaveH5414 them up to desolation,H8047 as you see.H7200
NowH6258 be you not stiff necked,H7185 H6203 as your fathersH1 were, but yieldH5414 H3027 yourselvesH3027 to the LORD,H3068 and enterH935 into his sanctuary,H4720 whichH834 he has sanctifiedH6942 for ever:H5769 and serveH5647 the LORDH3068 your God,H430 that the fiercenessH2740 of his wrathH639 may turnH7725 away from you.
For if you turnH7725 againH7725 to the LORD,H3068 your brothersH251 and your childrenH1121 shall find compassionH7356 beforeH6440 them that lead them captive,H7617 so that they shall comeH7725 againH7725 into thisH2063 land:H776 for the LORDH3068 your GodH430 is graciousH2587 and merciful,H7349 and will not turnH5493 away his faceH6440 from you, ifH518 you returnH7725 to him.
So the postsH7323 passedH5674 from cityH5892 to cityH5892 through the countryH776 of EphraimH669 and ManassehH4519 even to Zebulun:H2074 but they laughedH7832 them to scorn, and mockedH3932 them.
NeverthelessH389 diversH582 of AsherH836 and ManassehH4519 and of ZebulunH2074 humbledH3665 themselves, and cameH935 to Jerusalem.H3389
AlsoH1571 in JudahH3063 the handH3027 of GodH430 was to giveH5414 them oneH259 heartH3820 to doH6213 the commandmentH4687 of the kingH4428 and of the princes,H8269 by the wordH1697 of the LORD.H3068
And there assembledH622 at JerusalemH3389 muchH7227 peopleH5971 to keepH6213 the feastH2282 of unleavenedH4682 bread in the secondH8145 month,H2320 a veryH3966 greatH7230 congregation.H6951
And they aroseH6965 and took awayH5493 the altarsH4196 that were in Jerusalem,H3389 and allH3605 the altars for incenseH6999 took they away,H5493 and castH7993 them into the brookH5158 Kidron.H6939
Then they killedH7819 the passoverH6453 on the fourteenthH702 H6240 day of the secondH8145 month:H2320 and the priestsH3548 and the LevitesH3881 were ashamed,H3637 and sanctifiedH6942 themselves, and broughtH935 in the burntH5930 offerings into the houseH1004 of the LORD.H3068
And they stoodH5975 in their placeH5977 after their manner,H4941 according to the lawH8451 of MosesH4872 the manH376 of God:H430 the priestsH3548 sprinkledH2236 the blood,H1818 which they received of the handH3027 of the Levites.H3881
For there were manyH7227 in the congregationH6951 that were not sanctified:H6942 therefore the LevitesH3881 had the chargeH5921 of the killingH7821 of the passoversH6453 for everyH3605 one that was not clean,H2889 to sanctifyH6942 them to the LORD.H3068
For a multitudeH4768 of the people,H5971 even manyH7227 of Ephraim,H669 and Manasseh,H4519 Issachar,H3485 and Zebulun,H2074 had not cleansedH2891 themselves, yetH3588 did they eatH398 the passoverH6453 otherwiseH3808 than it was written.H3789 But HezekiahH2396 prayedH6419 for them, saying,H559 The goodH2896 LORDH3068 pardonH3722 everyH3605 one
That preparesH3559 his heartH3824 to seekH1875 God,H430 the LORDH3068 GodH430 of his fathers,H1 though he be not cleansed according to the purificationH2893 of the sanctuary.H6944
And the LORDH3068 listenedH8085 to Hezekiah,H2396 and healedH7495 the people.H5971
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 that were presentH4672 at JerusalemH3389 keptH6213 the feastH2282 of unleavenedH4682 bread sevenH7651 daysH3117 with greatH1419 gladness:H8057 and the LevitesH3881 and the priestsH3548 praisedH1984 the LORDH3068 dayH3117 by day,H3117 singing with loudH5797 instrumentsH3627 to the LORD.H3068
And HezekiahH2396 spokeH1696 comfortablyH5921 H3820 to allH3605 the LevitesH3881 that taughtH7919 the goodH2896 knowledgeH7922 of the LORD:H3068 and they did eatH398 throughout the feastH4150 sevenH7651 days,H3117 offeringH2076 peaceH8002 offerings,H2077 and making confessionH3034 to the LORDH3068 GodH430 of their fathers.H1
And the wholeH3605 assemblyH6951 took counselH3289 to keepH6213 otherH312 sevenH7651 days:H3117 and they keptH6213 other sevenH7651 daysH3117 with gladness.H8057
For HezekiahH2396 kingH4428 of JudahH3063 did giveH7311 to the congregationH6951 a thousandH505 bullocksH6499 and sevenH7651 thousandH505 sheep;H6629 and the princesH8269 gaveH7311 to the congregationH6951 a thousandH505 bullocksH6499 and tenH6235 thousandH505 sheep:H6629 and a greatH7230 number of priestsH3548 sanctifiedH6942 themselves.
And allH3605 the congregationH6951 of Judah,H3063 with the priestsH3548 and the Levites,H3881 and allH3605 the congregationH6951 that cameH935 out of Israel,H3478 and the strangersH1616 that cameH935 out of the landH776 of Israel,H3478 and that dwelledH3427 in Judah,H3063 rejoiced.H8055
So there was greatH1419 joyH8057 in Jerusalem:H3389 for since the timeH3117 of SolomonH8010 the sonH1121 of DavidH1732 kingH4428 of IsraelH3478 there was not the likeH2063 in Jerusalem.H3389
Then the priestsH3548 the LevitesH3881 aroseH6965 and blessedH1288 the people:H5971 and their voiceH6963 was heard,H8085 and their prayerH8605 cameH935 up to his holyH6944 dwellingH4583 place, even to heaven.H8064