|2nd Chronicles 28|
King James Bible
For our fathers have trespassed,1 and done1 [that which was] evil in the eyes of the LORD our God, and have forsaken4 him, and have turned away55 their faces from the habitation of the LORD, and turned4 [their] backs.
Then the Levites arose,4 Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites: and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehalelel: and of the Gershonites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah:
And the priests went4 into the inner part of the house of the LORD, to cleanse15 [it], and brought out55 all the uncleanness that they found1 in the temple of the LORD into the court of the house of the LORD. And the Levites took17 [it], to carry [it] out53 abroad into the brook Kidron.
Now they began55 on the first [day] of the first month to sanctify,15 and on the eighth day of the month came1 they to the porch of the LORD: so they sanctified17 the house of the LORD in eight days; and in the sixteenth 6240 day of the first month they made an end.14
Then they went4 in to Hezekiah the king, and said,4 We have cleansed14 all the house of the LORD, and the altar of burnt offering, with all the vessels thereof, and the shewbread table, with all the vessels thereof.
And they brought55 seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he commanded4 the priests the sons of Aaron to offer53 [them] on the altar of the LORD.
So they killed4 the bullocks, and the priests received17 the blood, and sprinkled4 [it] on the altar: likewise, when they had killed4 the rams, they sprinkled4 the blood upon the altar: they killed4 also the lambs, and they sprinkled4 the blood upon the altar.
And the priests killed4 them, and they made reconciliation17 with their blood upon the altar, to make an atonement15 for all Israel: for the king commanded1 [that] the burnt offering and the sin offering [should be made] for all Israel.
And he set55 the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet: for [so was] the commandment 3027 of the LORD by his prophets.
And Hezekiah commanded4 to offer53 the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering began,52 the song of the LORD began52 [also] with the trumpets, and with the instruments [ordained] by David king of Israel.
Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded4 the Levites to sing praise15 unto the LORD with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises17 with gladness, and they bowed their heads4 and worshipped.101
Then Hezekiah answered4 and said,4 Now ye have consecrated14 yourselves unto the LORD, come near3 and bring54 sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the LORD. And the congregation brought in55 sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many as were of a free heart burnt offerings.
But the priests were too few, so that they could1 not flay53 all the burnt offerings: wherefore their brethren the Levites did help17 them, till the work was ended,2 and until the [other] priests had sanctified101 themselves: for the Levites [were] more upright in heart to sanctify99 themselves than the priests.