|2nd Chronicles 29|
King James Bible
And Hezekiah sent4 to all Israel and Judah, and wrote1 letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come2 to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep2 the passover unto the LORD God of Israel.
So they established55 a decree to make proclamation53 6963 throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come2 to keep2 the passover unto the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem: for they had not done1 [it] of a long [time in such sort] as it was written.7
So the posts5 went4 with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying,2 Ye children of Israel, turn again3 unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return4 to the remnant12 of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.
Now be ye not stiffnecked,55 6203 as your fathers [were, but] yield3 yourselves unto the LORD, and enter3 into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified52 for ever: and serve3 the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away4 from you.
For if ye turn again2 unto the LORD, your brethren and your children [shall find] compassion before them that lead them captive,6 so that they shall come again2 into this land: for the LORD your God [is] gracious and merciful, and will not turn away55 [his] face from you, if ye return4 unto him.
Then they killed4 the passover on the fourteenth 6240 [day] of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed,8 and sanctified101 themselves, and brought in55 the burnt offerings into the house of the LORD.
For [there were] many in the congregation that were not sanctified:98 therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of the passovers for every one [that was] not clean, to sanctify53 [them] unto the LORD.
For a multitude of the people, [even] many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed98 themselves, yet did they eat1 the passover otherwise than it was written.7 But Hezekiah prayed98 for them, saying,2 The good LORD pardon17 every one
And the children of Israel that were present12 at Jerusalem kept4 the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness: and the Levites and the priests praised18 the LORD day by day, [singing] with loud instruments unto the LORD.
And Hezekiah spake17 comfortably unto all the Levites that taught56 the good knowledge of the LORD: and they did eat4 throughout the feast seven days, offering18 peace offerings, and making confession102 to the LORD God of their fathers.
For Hezekiah king of Judah did give52 to the congregation a thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep; and the princes gave52 to the congregation a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep: and a great number of priests sanctified101 themselves.
And all the congregation of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the congregation that came6 out of Israel, and the strangers that came6 out of the land of Israel, and that dwelt6 in Judah, rejoiced.4