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2 Chronicles 30:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great assembly.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now many people were gathered at Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread in the second month, a very large assembly.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And there assembled at Jerusalem many people to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to hold the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And there gathered themselves unto Jerusalem much people, to keep the festival of unleavened cakes, in the second month,—an exceeding large convocation.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and much people are gathered to Jerusalem, to make the feast of unleavened things in the second month—a mighty assembly for multitude.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And much people were assembled to Jerusalem to celebrate the solemnity of the unleavened bread in the second month:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And there assembled at Ierusalem much people, to keepe the feast of vnleauened bread in the second moneth, a very great congregation.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And a great multitude were gathered to Jerusalem to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And there assembled at Yerushalaim much people to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And there assembled 622
{0622} Prime
A primitive root; to gather for any purpose; hence to receive, take away, that is, remove (destroy, leave behind, put up, restore, etc.).
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
at Yrlaim יְרוּשָׁלִַם 3389
{3389} Prime
A dual (in allusion to its two main hills (the true pointing, at least of the former reading, seems to be that of H3390)); probably from (the passive participle of) H3384 and H7999; founded peaceful; Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine.
much 7227
{7227} Prime
By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality).
people 5971
{5971} Prime
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
to keep 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
(0853) Complement
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the feast 2282
{2282} Prime
A festival, or a victim therefor.
of unleavened bread 4682
{4682} Prime
From H4711 in the sense of greedily devouring for sweetness; properly sweetness; concretely sweet (that is, not soured or bittered with yeast); specifically an unfermented cake or loaf, or (elliptically) the festival of Passover (because no leaven was then used).
in the second 8145
{8145} Prime
From H8138; properly double, that is, second; also adverbially again.
month, 2320
{2320} Prime
From H2318; the new moon; by implication a month.
a very 3966
{3966} Prime
From the same as H0181; properly vehemence, that is, (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated).
great 7230
{7230} Prime
From H7231; abundance (in any respect).
congregation. 6951
{6951} Prime
From H6950; assemblage (usually concretely).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Chronicles 30:13

_ _ 2 Chronicles 30:13-27. The assembly destroys the altars of idolatry.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

2 Chronicles 30:13-20

_ _ The time appointed for the passover having arrived, a very great congregation came together upon the occasion, 2 Chronicles 30:13. Now here we have,

_ _ I. The preparation they made for the passover, and good preparation it was: They took away all the idolatrous altars that were found, not only in the temple, but in Jerusalem, 2 Chronicles 30:14. Before they kept the feast, they cast out this old leaven. The best preparation we can make for the gospel passover is to cast away our iniquities, our spiritual idolatries.

_ _ II. The celebration of the passover. In this the people were so forward and zealous that the priests and Levites blushed to see themselves out-done by the commonalty, to see them more ready to bring sacrifices than they were to offer them. This put them upon sanctifying themselves (2 Chronicles 30:15), that the work might not stand still for want of hands to carry it on. The notice we take of the zeal of others should make us ashamed of our own coldness, and quicken us not only to do our duty, but to do it well, and to sanctify ourselves to it. They did according to the duty of their place (2 Chronicles 30:16), sprinkling the blood upon the altar, which was a type of Christ our passover sacrificed for us.

_ _ III. The irregularities they were guilty of in this solemnity. The substance was well managed, and with a great deal of devotion; but, besides that it was a month out of time, 1. The Levites killed the passover, which should have been done by the priests only, 2 Chronicles 30:17. They also assisted more than the law ordinarily allowed in offering the other sacrifices, particularly those that were for the purifying of the unclean, many of which there was now occasion for. Some think that it was the offerers' work, not the priests', that the Levites had here the charge of. Ordinarily every man killed his lamb, but now for those that were under any ceremonial pollution the Levites killed it. 2. Many were permitted to eat the passover who were not purified according to the strictness of the law, 2 Chronicles 30:18. This was the second month, and there was not warrant to put them off further to the third month, as, if it had been the first month, the law would have permitted them to eat it the second. And they were loth to forbid them communicating at all, lest they should discourage new converts, and send those away complaining whom they desired to send away rejoicing. Grotius observes from this that ritual institutions must give way, not only to a public necessity, but to a public benefit and advantage.

_ _ IV. Hezekiah's prayer to God for the forgiveness of this irregularity. It was his zeal that had called them together in such haste, and he would not that any should fare the worse for being straitened of time in their preparation. He therefore thought himself concerned to be an intercessor for those that ate the passover otherwise than it was written, that there might not be wrath upon them from the Lord. His prayer was,

_ _ 1. A short prayer, but to the purpose: The good Lord pardon every one in the congregation that has fixed, engaged, or prepared, his heart to those services, though the ceremonial preparation be wanting. Note, (1.) The great thing required in our attendance upon God in solemn ordinances is that we prepare our hearts to seek him, that we be sincere and upright in all we do, that the inward man be engaged and employed in it, and that we make heart-work of it; it is all nothing without this. Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward part. Hezekiah does not pray that this might be dispensed with, nor that the want of other things might be pardoned where there was not this. For this is the one thing needful, that we seek God, his favour, his honour, and that we set our hearts to do it. (2.) Where this sincerity and fixedness of heart are there may still be many defects and infirmities, both the frame of the spirit and the performance of the service may be short of the purification of the sanctuary. Corruptions may not be so fully conquered, thoughts not so closely fixed, affections not so lively, faith not so operative, as they should be. Here is a defect in sanctuary purification. There is nothing perfect under the sun, nor a just man that doeth good, and sinneth not. (3.) These defects need pardoning healing grace; for omissions in duty are sins as well as omissions of duty. If God should deal with us in strict justice according to the best of our performances, we should be undone. (4.) The way to obtain pardon for our deficiencies in duty, and all the iniquities of our holy things, is to seek it of God by prayer; it is not so a pardon of course but that it must be obtained by petition through the blood of Christ. (5.) In this prayer we must take encouragement from the goodness of God: The good Lord pardon; for, when he proclaimed his goodness, he insisted most upon this branch of it, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin. (6.) It is the duty of those that have the charge of others, not only to look to themselves, but to those also that are under their charge, to see wherein they are wanting, and to pray for them, as Hezekiah here. See Job 1:5.

_ _ 2. A successful prayer: The Lord hearkened to Hezekiah, was well pleased with his pious concern for the congregation, and, in answer to his prayer, healed the people (2 Chronicles 30:20), not only did not lay their sin to their charge, but graciously accepted their services notwithstanding; for healing denotes not only forgiveness (Isaiah 6:10; Psalms 103:3), but comfort and peace, Isaiah 57:18; Malachi 4:2.

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
there assembled:

Psalms 84:7 They go from strength to strength, [every one of them] in Zion appeareth before God.

the second month:

2 Chronicles 30:2 For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.
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