1 H3169 Hezekiah H4427 began to reign [H8804] H2568 when he was five H6242 and twenty H8141 years H1121 old H4427 , and he reigned [H8804] H8672 nine H6242 and twenty H8141 years H3389 in Jerusalem H517 . And his mother's H8034 name H29 was Abijah H1323 , the daughter H2148 of Zechariah.
2 H6213 And he did [H8799] H3477 that which was right H5869 in the sight H3068 of the LORD H1732 , according to all that David H1 his father H6213 had done [H8804] .
3 H7223 He in the first H8141 year H4427 of his reign [H8800] H7223 , in the first H2320 month H6605 , opened [H8804] H1817 the doors H1004 of the house H3068 of the LORD H2388 , and repaired [H8762] them.
4 H935 And he brought in [H8686] H3548 the priests H3881 and the Levites H622 , and gathered them together [H8799] H4217 into the east H7339 street,
5 H559 And said [H8799] H8085 unto them, Hear [H8798] H3881 me, ye Levites H6942 , sanctify [H8690] H6942 now yourselves, and sanctify [H8761] H1004 the house H3068 of the LORD H430 God H1 of your fathers H3318 , and carry forth [H8685] H5079 the filthiness H6944 out of the holy place .
6 H1 For our fathers H4603 have trespassed [H8804] H6213 , and done [H8804] H7451 that which was evil H5869 in the eyes H3068 of the LORD H430 our God H5800 , and have forsaken [H8799] H5437 him, and have turned away [H8686] H6440 their faces H4908 from the habitation H3068 of the LORD H5414 , and turned [H8799] H6203 their backs.
7 H5462 Also they have shut up [H8804] H1817 the doors H197 of the porch H3518 , and put out [H8762] H5216 the lamps H6999 , and have not burned [H8689] H7004 incense H5927 nor offered [H8689] H5930 burnt offerings H6944 in the holy H430 place unto the God H3478 of Israel.
8 H7110 Wherefore the wrath H3068 of the LORD H3063 was upon Judah H3389 and Jerusalem H5414 , and he hath delivered [H8799] H2189 them to trouble [H8675] H2113 H8047 , to astonishment H8322 , and to hissing H7200 , as ye see [H8802] H5869 with your eyes.
9 H1 For, lo, our fathers H5307 have fallen [H8804] H2719 by the sword H1121 , and our sons H1323 and our daughters H802 and our wives H7628 are in captivity for this.
10 H3824 Now it is in mine heart H3772 to make [H8800] H1285 a covenant H3068 with the LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel H2740 , that his fierce H639 wrath H7725 may turn away [H8799] from us.
11 H1121 My sons H7952 , be not now negligent [H8735] H3068 : for the LORD H977 hath chosen [H8804] H5975 you to stand [H8800] H6440 before H8334 him, to serve [H8763] H8334 him, and that ye should minister [H8764] H6999 unto him, and burn incense [H8688] .
12 H3881 Then the Levites H6965 arose [H8799] H4287 , Mahath H1121 the son H6022 of Amasai H3100 , and Joel H1121 the son H5838 of Azariah H1121 , of the sons H6956 of the Kohathites H1121 : and of the sons H4847 of Merari H7027 , Kish H1121 the son H5660 of Abdi H5838 , and Azariah H1121 the son H3094 of Jehalelel H1649 : and of the Gershonites H3098 ; Joah H1121 the son H2155 of Zimmah H5731 , and Eden H1121 the son H3098 of Joah:
13 H1121 And of the sons H469 of Elizaphan H8113 ; Shimri H3273 , and Jeiel H1121 : and of the sons H623 of Asaph H2148 ; Zechariah H4983 , and Mattaniah:
14 H1121 And of the sons H1968 of Heman H3171 ; Jehiel H8096 , and Shimei H1121 : and of the sons H3038 of Jeduthun H8098 ; Shemaiah H5816 , and Uzziel.
15 H622 And they gathered [H8799] H251 their brethren H6942 , and sanctified [H8691] H935 themselves, and came [H8799] H4687 , according to the commandment H4428 of the king H1697 , by the words H3068 of the LORD H2891 , to cleanse [H8763] H1004 the house H3068 of the LORD.
16 H3548 And the priests H935 went [H8799] H6441 into the inner part H1004 of the house H3068 of the LORD H2891 , to cleanse [H8763] H3318 it, and brought out [H8686] H2932 all the uncleanness H4672 that they found [H8804] H1964 in the temple H3068 of the LORD H2691 into the court H1004 of the house H3068 of the LORD H3881 . And the Levites H6901 took [H8762] H3318 it, to carry it out [H8687] H2351 abroad H5158 into the brook H6939 Kidron.
17 H2490 Now they began [H8686] H259 on the first H7223 day of the first H2320 month H6942 to sanctify [H8763] H8083 , and on the eighth H3117 day H2320 of the month H935 came [H8804] H197 they to the porch H3068 of the LORD H6942 : so they sanctified [H8762] H1004 the house H3068 of the LORD H8083 in eight H3117 days H8337 ; and in the sixteenth H6240 H7223 day of the first H2320 month H3615 they made an end [H8765] .
18 H935 Then they went [H8799] H6441 in H2396 to Hezekiah H4428 the king H559 , and said [H8799] H2891 , We have cleansed [H8765] H1004 all the house H3068 of the LORD H4196 , and the altar H5930 of burnt offering H3627 , with all the vessels H4635 thereof, and the shewbread H7979 table H3627 , with all the vessels thereof.
19 H3627 Moreover all the vessels H4428 , which king H271 Ahaz H4438 in his reign H2186 did cast away [H8689] H4604 in his transgression H3559 , have we prepared [H8689] H6942 and sanctified [H8689] H6440 , and, behold, they are before H4196 the altar H3068 of the LORD.
20 H3169 Then Hezekiah H4428 the king H7925 rose early [H8686] H622 , and gathered [H8799] H8269 the rulers H5892 of the city H5927 , and went up [H8799] H1004 to the house H3068 of the LORD.
21 H935 And they brought [H8686] H7651 seven H6499 bullocks H7651 , and seven H352 rams H7651 , and seven H3532 lambs H7651 , and seven H6842 he H5795 goats H2403 , for a sin offering H4467 for the kingdom H4720 , and for the sanctuary H3063 , and for Judah H559 . And he commanded [H8799] H3548 the priests H1121 the sons H175 of Aaron H5927 to offer [H8687] H4196 them on the altar H3068 of the LORD.
22 H7819 So they killed [H8799] H1241 the bullocks H3548 , and the priests H6901 received [H8762] H1818 the blood H2236 , and sprinkled [H8799] H4196 it on the altar H7819 : likewise, when they had killed [H8799] H352 the rams H2236 , they sprinkled [H8799] H1818 the blood H4196 upon the altar H7819 : they killed [H8799] H3532 also the lambs H2236 , and they sprinkled [H8799] H1818 the blood H4196 upon the altar.
23 H5066 And they brought forth [H8686] H8163 the he goats H2403 for the sin offering H6440 before H4428 the king H6951 and the congregation H5564 ; and they laid [H8799] H3027 their hands upon them:
24 H3548 And the priests H7819 killed [H8799] H2398 them, and they made reconciliation [H8762] H1818 with their blood H4196 upon the altar H3722 , to make an atonement [H8763] H3478 for all Israel H4428 : for the king H559 commanded [H8804] H5930 that the burnt offering H2403 and the sin offering H3478 should be made for all Israel.
25 H5975 And he set [H8686] H3881 the Levites H1004 in the house H3068 of the LORD H4700 with cymbals H5035 , with psalteries H3658 , and with harps H4687 , according to the commandment H1732 of David H1410 , and of Gad H4428 the king's H2374 seer H5416 , and Nathan H5030 the prophet H4687 : for so was the commandment H3027 of H3068 the LORD H3027 by H5030 his prophets.
26 H3881 And the Levites H5975 stood [H8799] H3627 with the instruments H1732 of David H3548 , and the priests H2689 with the trumpets.
27 H2396 And Hezekiah H559 commanded [H8799] H5927 to offer [H8687] H5930 the burnt offering H4196 upon the altar H6256 . And when H5930 the burnt offering H2490 began [H8689] H7892 , the song H3068 of the LORD H2490 began [H8689] H2689 also with the trumpets H3627 , and with the instruments H3027 ordained by H1732 David H4428 king H3478 of Israel.
28 H6951 And all the congregation H7812 worshipped [H8693] H7892 , and the singers H7891 sang [H8789] H2689 , and the trumpeters H2690 sounded [H8688] [H8675] H2690 [H8764] H5930 : and all this continued until the burnt offering H3615 was finished [H8800] .
29 H3615 And when they had made an end [H8763] H5927 of offering [H8687] H4428 , the king H4672 and all that were present [H8737] H3766 with him bowed [H8804] H7812 themselves, and worshipped [H8691] .
30 H3169 Moreover Hezekiah H4428 the king H8269 and the princes H559 commanded [H8799] H3881 the Levites H1984 to sing praise [H8763] H3068 unto the LORD H1697 with the words H1732 of David H623 , and of Asaph H2374 the seer H1984 . And they sang praises [H8762] H8057 with gladness H6915 , and they bowed their heads [H8799] H7812 and worshipped [H8691] .
31 H3169 Then Hezekiah H6030 answered [H8799] H559 and said [H8799] H4390 , Now ye have consecrated [H8765] H3027 H3068 yourselves unto the LORD H5066 , come near [H8798] H935 and bring [H8685] H2077 sacrifices H8426 and thank offerings H1004 into the house H3068 of the LORD H6951 . And the congregation H935 brought in [H8686] H2077 sacrifices H8426 and thank offerings H5081 ; and as many as were of a free H3820 heart H5930 burnt offerings.
32 H4557 And the number H5930 of the burnt offerings H6951 , which the congregation H935 brought [H8689] H7657 , was threescore and ten H1241 bullocks H3967 , an hundred H352 rams H3967 , and two hundred H3532 lambs H5930 : all these were for a burnt offering H3068 to the LORD.
33 H6944 And the consecrated things H8337 were six H3967 hundred H1241 oxen H7969 and three H505 thousand H6629 sheep.
34 H3548 But the priests H4592 were too few H3201 , so that they could [H8804] H6584 not flay [H8687] H5930 all the burnt offerings H251 : wherefore their brethren H3881 the Levites H2388 did help [H8762] H4399 them, till the work H3615 was ended [H8800] H3548 , and until the other priests H6942 had sanctified [H8691] H3881 themselves: for the Levites H3477 were more upright H3824 in heart H6942 to sanctify [H8692] H3548 themselves than the priests.
35 H5930 And also the burnt offerings H7230 were in abundance H2459 , with the fat H8002 of the peace offerings H5262 , and the drink offerings H5930 for every burnt offering H5656 . So the service H1004 of the house H3068 of the LORD H3559 was set in order [H8735] .