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ciliation with their Blood upon the Altar, to make an Atonement for all Ifrael: for the King commanded that the Burnt-offering, and the Sin-offering fhould be made for all Ifrael.

25 And he fet the Levites in the Houfe of the LORD, with Cymbals, with Pfalteries, and with Harps, according to the Commandment of David, and of Gad the King's Seer, and Nathan the Prophet: for fo was the Commandment of the LORD by his Prophets.

26 And the Levites stood with the Inftruments of David, and the Priefts with the Trumpets.

27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the Burnt-offering upon the Altar: and when the Burnt-offering began, the Song of the LORD began alfo with the Trumpets, and with the Inftruments ordained by David King of Ifrael.

28 And all the Congrégation worthipped, and the Singers fang, and the Trumpeters founded, and all this continued until the Burnt-offering was finifhed.

29 And when they had made an end of offeting, the King and all that were prefent with him, bowed themselves and worshipped.

30 Moreover, Hezekiah and the Princes commanded the Levites to fing Praife unto the LORD, with the Words of David, and of Afaph the Seer: and they fang Praises with Gladness, and they bowed their Heads and worshipped.

31 And Hezekiah answered and faid, Now ye have confecrated yourselves unto the LORD, come near and bring Sacrifices, and Thank-offerings into the Houfe of the LORD. And the Congregation brought in Sacrifices, and Thank-offerings, and as many as were of a free Heart, Burntofferings.

32 And the Number of the Burnt-offerings which the Congregation brought, was threefcore and ten Bullocks, an hundred Rams, and two hundred Lambs: all these were for a Burnt-offering to the LORD.

33 And the confecrated Things were fix hundred Oxen, and three thousand Sheep.

34 But the Priests were too few, fo that they could not flay all the Burnt-offerings: wherefore their Brethren the Levites did help them till the Work was ended, and until the other Priests had fanctified themfelves: for the Levites



were more upright in Heart, to fanctify themselves, than the Priests.

35 And alfo the Burnt-offerings were in abundance; fo the Service of the Houfe of the LORD was fet in order.

36 And Hezekiah rejoyced, and all the People, that God had prepared the People: for the Thing was done fuddenly.


Hezekiah proclaimeth a folemn Paffover on the fecond Month for Judah and Ifrael. 13 The Affembly having deftroyed the Altars of Idolatry, keep the Feast fourteen Days. 27 The Priefts and Levites blefs the People.

ND Hezekiah fent to all Ifrael and Judah, and wrote Letters alfo to Ephraim and Manaffeh, that they should come to the House of the LORD at Jerufalem, to keep the Paflover unto the LORD GOD of Ifrael.

2 For the King had taken Counfel, and his Princes, and all the Congregation in Jerufalem, to keep the Paffover in the fecond Month.

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3 For they could not keep it at that Time, because the PRIESTS had not SANCTIFIED themselves fufficiently, neither had the People gathered themfelves together to Jerufalcm.

4 And the Thing pleafed the King, and all the Congre gation.

5 So they established a Decree, to make Proclamation throughout all Ifrael, from Beer-fheba even to Dan, that they fhould come to keep the Paffover unto the LORD GOD of Ifrael at Jerufalem: for they had not done it of a long time in fuch Sort as it was written.

6 So the Pofts went with the Letters from the King, and his Princes throughout all Ifrael and Judah, and according to the Commandment of the King, faying, Ye Children of Ifrael, turn again unto the LORD GOD of Abraham, Ifaac, and Ifrael, and he will return to the Remnant of you, that are efcaped out of the Hand of the Kings of Affyria.

7 And be not ye like your Fathers, and like your Brethren, which trefpaffed against the LORD GOD of their Fathers, who therefore gave them up to Defolation, as ye fee.

8 Now be ye not ftiff-necked as your Fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his Sanctuary, which he hath fanctified for ever and ferve the LORD your GOD, that the Fiercenefs of his Wrath may turn away from you.

9 For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your Brethren, and your Children fhall find Compaffion before them that lead them Captive, fo that they fhall come again into this Land for the LORD your GOD is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his Face from you, if ye return unto 、him.

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10 So the Pofts paffed from City to City, throughout the Countrey of Ephraim and Manaffeh, even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them to Scorn, and mocked them.

11 Nevertheless, divers of Afher and Manaffeh, and Zebulun, humbled themfelves, and came to Jerufalem.

12 Alfo in Judah, the Hand of GOD was to give them one Heart to do the Commandment of the King and of the Princes, by the Word of the LORD.

13 And there affembled at Jerufalem much People to keep the Feast of unleavened Bread in the fecond Month, a very great Congregation.

14 And they arofe, and took away the Altars that were in Jerufalem, and all the Altars for Incenfe took they away, and caft them into the Brook Kidron.

15 Then they killed the Paffover on the fourteenth Day of the fecond Month: and the Priests and the Levites were ASHAMED, and SANCTIFIED themfelves, and brought in the Burnt-offerings into the Houfe of the LORD.

16 And they stood in their Places after their Manner, according to the LAW of MOSES: the Pricfts fprinkled the Blood which they received of the Hand of the Levites.

17 For there were many in the Congregation that were not SANCTIFIED: therefore the Levites had the Charge of the killing of the Paflovers for every one that was not CLEAN, to fanctify them unto the LORD.

18 For a multitude of the People, even many of Ephraim, and Manaffeh, Iflachar, and Zebulun, had not CLEANSED themfelves, yet did they eat the Paffover, otherwife than it was written but Hezekiah PRAYED for them, faying, The GOOD LORD pardon every one


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LORD GOD of his Fathers, though he be not CLEANSED according to the PURIFICATION of the Sanctuary.

20 And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and HEALED the People.

21 And the Children of Ifrael that were prefent at Jerufalem, kept the Feast of unleavened Bread feven Days with great Gladness: and the Levites, and the Priests praised the LORD Day by Day, finging with loud Inftruments unto the LORD.

27 And Hezekiah fpake comfortably unto all the Levites, that TAUGHT the good KNOWLEDGE of the LORD: and they did eat throughout the Feaft feven Days, offering Peaceoffering, and making CONFESSION to the LORD GOD of their Fathers.

23 And the whole Aflembly took Counfel to keep other feven Days: and they kept other feven Days with GLAD


24 For Hezekiah did give to the Congregation a thoufand Bullocks, and feven thoufand Sheep; and the Princes gave to the Congregation a thoufand Bullocks, and ten thoufand Sheep; and a great Number of Priests fanctified themfelves.

25 And all the Congregation of Judah, with the Pricfts and the Levites, and all the Congregation that came out of Ifrael, and the Strangers that came out of the Land of Ifrael, and that dwelt in Judah, REJOYCED.

26 So there was great Joy in Jerufalem; for fince the TIME of SOLOMON there was not the like in Jerufalem.

27 Then the Priefts the Levites arofe, and BLESSED the People and their Voice was heard, and their PRAYER Came up to his HOLY Dwelling-place, even unto HEAVEN.

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1 The People is forward in destroying Idolatry. 2 Hezekiah ordereth the Courfes of the Priests and Levites, and provideth for their Work and Maintenance. 5 The People's Forwardnefs in Offerings and Tithes: 11 Hezekiah appointeth Offcers to difpofe of the Tithes. 20 The Sincerity of Hezekiah.

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and threw down the high Places and the ALTARS out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim alfo and Manaffeh, until they had utterly DESTOYED them all. Then all the Children of Ifrael returned every Man to his Poffeflion, into their own Cities.

2 And Hezekiah appointed the Courfes of the Priests and the Levites after their Courses, every Man according to his Service, the Priests and Levites for Burnt-offerings, and for Peace-offerings, to minifter and to give Thanks, and to praife in the Gates of the Tents of the LORD.

3 He appointed alfo the King's Portion of his Substance for the Burnt-offering, to wit, for the Morning and Evening Burnt-offerings, and the Burnt-offerings for the Sabbaths, and for the New-moons, and for the fet Feafts, as it is written in the LAW of the LORD.

4 Moreover, he commanded the People that dwelt in Jerufalem to give the Portion of the Priefts and the Levites, that they might be ENCOURAGED in the LAW of the LORD.

5 And as foon as the Commandment came abroad, the Children of Ifrael brought in abundance the FIRST-FRUITS of Corn, Wine, and Öyl, and Honey, and of all the Increafe of the Field, and the Tithe of all Things brought they in abundantly,

6 And concerning the Children of Ifrael and Judah, they alfo brought in the Tithe of Oxen, and Sheep, and the Tithes of holy Things, which were confecrated unto the LORD their GOD, and laid them by Heaps.

7 In the third Month they began to lay the Foundation of the Heaps, and finished them in the feventh Month.

8 And when Hezekiah and the Princes faw the Heaps, they bleffed the LORD and his People Ifrael.

9 Then Hezekiah queftioned with the Priefts and the Levites concerning the Heaps.

10 And Azariah the chief Prieft of the House of Zadok, anfwered him, and faid, Since the People began to bring the Offerings into the Houfe of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and have left Plenty for the LORD hath BLESSED his People; and that which is left, is this great Store.

1 Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare Chambers in the House of the LORD; and they prepared them.

12 And brought in the Offerings, and the Tithes, and

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