2 Chronicles 29

CLV(i) 1 Hezekiah has reigned--a son of twenty and five years, and twenty and nine years he has reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Abijah daughter of Zechariah;" 2 and he does that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh, according to all that David his father did. 3 He, in the first year of his reign, in the first month, has opened the doors of the house of Yahweh, and strengthens them, 4 and brings in the priests and the Levites, and gathers them to the broad place to the east. 5 And he said to them, `Hear me, O Levites, now, sanctify yourselves, and sanctify the house of Yahweh, Elohim of your fathers, and bring out the impurity from the sanctuary, 6 for our fathers have trespassed, and done that which is evil in the eyes of Yahweh our Elohim, and forsake him, and turn round their faces from the tabernacle of Yahweh, and give the neck. 7 `Also--they have shut the doors of the porch, and quench the lamps, and perfume they have not made, and burnt-offering have not caused to ascend in the sanctuary to the Elohim of Israel, 8 and the wrath of Yahweh is on Judah and Jerusalem, and He gives them for a trembling, for an astonishment, and for a hissing, as you are seeing with your eyes. 9 And lo, fallen have our fathers by the sword, and our sons, and our daughters, and our wives [are] in captivity for this. 10 `Now--with my heart--to make a covenant before Yahweh, Elohim of Israel, and the fierceness of His anger does turn back from us. 11 My sons, be not now at rest, for on you has Yahweh fixed to stand before Him, to serve Him, and to be to Him ministering and making perfume.. 12 And the Levites rise--Mahath son of Amasai, and Joel son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathite; and of the sons of Merari:Kish son of Abdi, and Azariah son of Jehalelel; and of the Gershonite:Joah son of Zimmah, and Eden son of Joah;" 13 and of the sons of Elizaphan:Shimri, and Jeiel; and of the sons of Asaph:Zechariah and Mattaniah;" 14 and of the sons of Heman:Jehiel and Shimei; and of the sons of Jeduthun:Shemaiah and Uzziel-- 15 and they gather their brethren, and sanctify themselves, and come in, according to the command of the king in the matters of Yahweh, to cleanse the house of Yahweh, 16 and the priests come in to the inner part of the house of Yahweh to cleanse [it], and bring out all the uncleanness that they have found in the temple of Yahweh to the court of the house of Yahweh, and the Levites receive [it], to take [it] out to the brook Kidron without. 17 And they begin on the first of the first month to sanctify, and on the eighth day of the month they have come to the porch of Yahweh, and they sanctify the house of Yahweh in eight days, and on the sixteenth day of the first month they have finished. 18 And they come in within unto Hezekiah the king, and say, `We have cleansed all the house of Yahweh, and the altar of the burnt-offering, and all its vessels, and the table of the arrangement, and all its vessels, 19 and all the vessels that king Ahaz cast away in his reign--in his trespass--we have prepared and sanctified, and lo, they [are] before the altar of Yahweh.. 20 And Hezekiah the king rises early, and gathers the heads of the city, and goes up to the house of Yahweh;" 21 and they bring in seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven young he-goats, for a sin-offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for Judah; and he said to sons of Aaron, the priests, to cause [them] to ascend on the altar of Yahweh. 22 And they slaughter the oxen, and the priests receive the blood, and sprinkle on the altar; and they slaughter the rams, and sprinkle the blood on the altar; and they slaughter the lambs, and sprinkle the blood on the altar;" 23 and they bring nigh the he-goats of the sin-offering before the king and the assembly, and they lay their hands upon them;" 24 and the priests slaughter them, and make a sin-offering with their blood on the altar, to make atonement for all Israel, for `For all Israel,' said the king, `[is] the burnt-offering and the sin-offering.. 25 And he appoints the Levites in the house of Yahweh with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, by the command of David, and of Gad, seer of the king, and of Nathan the prophet, for by the hand of Yahweh [is] the command, by the hand of His prophets;" 26 and the Levites stand with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets. 27 And Hezekiah said to cause the burnt-offering to ascend on the altar; and at the time the burnt-offering began--began the song of Yahweh, and the trumpets, even by the hands of the instruments of David king of Israel. 28 And all the assembly are doing obeisance, and the singers singing, and the trumpeters blowing; the whole [is] till the completion of the burnt-offering. 29 And at the completion of the offering up bowed have the king and all those found with him, and do obeisance. 30 And Hezekiah the king said, and the princes, to the Levites to give praise to Yahweh in the words of David, and of Asaph the seer, and they praise--unto joy, and they bow, and do obeisance. 31 And Hezekiah answers and said, `Now you have filled your hand to Yahweh, come nigh, and bring in sacrifices and thank-offerings to the house of Yahweh;' and the assembly bring in sacrifices and thank-offerings, and every willing-hearted one--burnt-offerings. 32 And the number of the burnt-offerings that the assembly have brought in, is seventy oxen, a hundred rams, lambs two hundred; for a burnt-offering to Yahweh [are] all these. 33 And the sanctified things [are] oxen six hundred, and sheep three thousand. 34 Only, the priests have become few, and have not been able to strip the whole of the burnt-offerings, and their brethren the Levites strengthen them till the completion of the work, and till the priests sanctify themselves, for the Levites [are] more upright of heart to sanctify themselves than the priests. 35 And also, burnt-offerings [are] in abundance, with fat of the peace-offerings, and with oblations for the burnt-offering; and the service of the house of Yahweh is established, 36 and rejoice does Hezekiah and all the people, because of Elohim's giving preparation to the people, for the thing has been suddenly.