Idols Are Destroyed
1 Now when all° this° was finished°, all° Israel° who were present° went° out to the cities° of Judah°, abroke° the pillars° in pieces°, cut° down° the IAsherim° and pulled° down° the high° places° and the altars° throughout° all° Judah° and Benjamin°, as well as in Ephraim° and Manasseh°, IIuntil° they had destroyed° them all°. Then all° the sons° of Israel° returned° to their cities°, each° to his possession°.
2 ¶ And Hezekiah° appointed° athe divisions° of the priests° and the Levites° by their divisions°, each° according° to his service°, [both] the priests° and the Levites°, bfor burnt° offerings° and for peace° offerings°, to minister° and to give° thanks° and to praise° in the gates° of the camp° of the LORD°.
3 [He] also [appointed] athe king’s° portion° of his goods° for the burnt° offerings°, [namely], for the morning° and evening° burnt° offerings°, and the burnt° offerings° for the sabbaths° and for the new° moons° and for the fixed° festivals°, bas it is written° in the law° of the LORD°. 4 Also he Icommanded° the people° who lived° in Jerusalem° to give° athe portion° due to the priests° and the Levites°, that they might devote° themselves to bthe law° of the LORD°. 5 As soon as the Iorder° spread°, the sons° of Israel° provided° in abundance° the first° fruits° of grain°, new° wine°, oil°, honey° and of all° the produce° of the field°; and they brought° in abundantly° athe tithe° of all°. 6 The sons° of Israel° and Judah° who lived° in the cities° of Judah° also° brought° in the tithe° of oxen° and sheep°, and athe tithe° of Isacred° gifts° which were consecrated° to the LORD° their God°, and placed° [them] in heaps°. 7 In the third° month° they began° to Imake° the heaps°, and finished° [them] by the seventh° month°. 8 When Hezekiah° and the rulers° came° and saw° the heaps°, they blessed° the LORD° and aHis people° Israel°. 9 Then Hezekiah° questioned° the priests° and the Levites° concerning° the heaps°. 10 Azariah° the chief° priest° aof the house° of Zadok° said° to Ihim, “bSince° the contributions° began° to be brought° into the house° of the LORD°, we have had enough° to eat° with plenty° left° over°, for the LORD° has blessed° His people°, and this° great° quantity° is left° over°.”
 a2Ch 35:7 bNu 28:1-29:40
 ILit said to aNu 18:8 bMal 2:7
 ILit word aNe 13:12
 ILit consecrated things aLv 27:30; Dt 14:28
 ILit found
 aDt 33:29; Ps 33:12; 144:15
 ILit him, and he said a1Ch 6:8, 9 bMal 3:10
11 ¶ Then Hezekiah° commanded° [them] to prepare° arooms° in the house° of the LORD°, and they prepared° [them]. 12 They faithfully° brought° in the contributions° and the tithes° and the consecrated° things°; and Conaniah° the Levite° [was] the officer° in charge° aof them and his brother° Shimei° [was] second°. 13 Jehiel°, Azaziah°, Nahath°, Asahel°, Jerimoth°, Jozabad°, Eliel°, Ismachiah°, Mahath° and Benaiah° [were] overseers° Iunder° the authority° of Conaniah° and Shimei° his brother° by the appointment° of King° Hezekiah°, and aAzariah° [was] the [chief] officer° of the house° of God°. 14 Kore° the son° of Imnah° the Levite°, the keeper° of the eastern° [gate, was] over° the freewill° offerings° of God°, to apportion° the contributions° for the LORD° and the most° holy° things°. 15 IUnder° his authority° [were] aEden°, Miniamin°, Jeshua°, Shemaiah°, Amariah° and Shecaniah° in bthe cities° of the priests°, to distribute° faithfully° [their portions] to their brothers° by divisions°, whether great° or small°, 16 without°° regard to their genealogical° enrollment°, to the males° from Iathirty° years° old° and upward°everyone° who entered° the house° of the LORD° bfor his daily° obligations°for their work° in their duties° according to their divisions°; 17 as well as the priests° who were enrolled° genealogically° according to their fathers’° households°, and the Levites° afrom twenty° years° old° and upwards°, by their duties° [and] their divisions°. 18 The genealogical° enrollment° [included] Iall° their little° children°, their wives°, their sons° and their daughters°, for the whole° assembly°, for they consecrated° themselves IIfaithfully° in holiness°. 19 Also for the sons° of Aaron° the priests° [who were] in athe pasture° lands° of their cities°, or in each° and every° city°, b[there were] men° who° were designated° by name° to distribute° portions° to every° male° among the priests° and to everyone° genealogically° enrolled° among the Levites°.
 a1K 6:5, 8
 a2Ch 35:9
 ILit from the hand of a2Ch 31:10
 ILit under his hand a2Ch 29:12 bJsh 21:9-19
 IHeb three a1Ch 23:3 bEzr 3:4
 a1Ch 23:24
 ILit with all IILit in their faithfulness
 aLv 25:34; Nu 35:2-5 b2Ch 31:12-15
20 ¶ Thus° Hezekiah° did° throughout all° Judah°; and ahe did° what° [was] good°, right° and true° before° the LORD° his God°. 21 Every° work° which° he began° in the service° of the house° of God° in law° and in commandment°, seeking° his God°, he did° with all° his heart° and aprospered°.
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The people is forward in destroying idolatry.
1 ¶ Now when all² this² was finished,ºª all² Israelº that were presentºª went outºª to the citiesº of Judah,º and brake¹ª the images¹ in pieces,ºª² and cut downºª the groves,º and threw downºª² the high placesº and the altarsº out of all²² Judahº and Benjamin,º in Ephraimº also and Manasseh,º until² they had utterly destroyedºª them all. Then all² the childrenº of Israelº returned,ºª every manº to his possession,º into their own cities.º
 Gn 19:15; Ex 23:24; Dt 7:5; 1K 18:38; 2K 17:2; 18:4; 23:2, 15; 2Ch 14:3; 23:17; 30:1, 14, 18; 32:12; 34:3, 6; Es 4:16.
Hezekiah ordereth the courses of the priests and Levites, and provideth for their work and maintenance.
2 ¶ And Hezekiahº appointedºª² the coursesº of the priestsº and the Levitesº after² their courses,º every manº according¹ to² his service,º the priestsº and Levitesº for burnt offeringsº and for peace offerings,º to minister,ºª and to give thanks,ºª and to praiseºª in the gatesº of the tentsº of the LORD.º 3 [He appointed] also the king'sº portionº of² his substanceº for the burnt offerings,º [to wit], for the morningº and eveningº burnt offerings,º and the burnt offeringsº for the sabbaths,º and for the new moons,º and for the set feasts,º as [it is] writtenºª in the lawº of the LORD.º 4 Moreover he commandedºª the peopleº that dweltºª in Jerusalemº to giveºª the portionº of the priestsº and the Levites,º that² they might be encouragedºª in the lawº of the LORD.º
 1Ch 16:4, 37, 40, 41; 23:1, 30; 25:1; 2Ch 5:11; 8:14; 23:8; 29:24; Ezr 6:18; Ne 11:17; Ps 134:1; 135:1; Jr 33:11; Lk 1:5.
 Ex 29:38; Lv 23:2; Nu 28:3, 9, 11; 29:1; Dt 16:1; 1Ch 26:26; 2Ch 30:24; Ps 81:1; Ezk 45:17; 46:4, 12; Col 2:16.
 Lv 27:30; Nu 18:8, 26; 2Ch 31:16; Ne 13:10; Mal 2:7; 3:8; 1Co 9:9; Ga 6:6.
The people's forwardness in offerings and tithes.
5 ¶ And as soon as the commandmentº came abroad,ºª the childrenº of Israelº brought¹ª in abundanceºª the firstfruitsº of corn,º wine,º and oil,º and honey,º and of all² the increaseº of the field;º and the titheº of all² [things] brought¹ª they in² abundantly.º 6 And [concerning] the childrenº of Israelº and Judah,º that dweltºª in the citiesº of Judah,º they² also² brought inºª the titheº of oxenº and sheep,º and the titheº of holy thingsº which were consecratedºª unto the LORDº their God,º and laidºª [them] by heaps.º 7 In the thirdº monthº they beganºª to lay the foundationºª of the heaps,º and finishedºª [them] in the seventhº month.º 8 And when Hezekiahº and the princesº cameºª and sawºª² the heaps,º they blessedºª² the LORD,º and his peopleº Israel.º 9 Then Hezekiahº questionedºª with² the priestsº and the Levitesº concerning² the heaps.º 10 And Azariahº the chiefº priestº of the houseº of Zadokº answeredºª² him, and said,ºª Since [the people] beganºª² to bringºª the offeringsº into the houseº of the LORD,º we have had enoughºª to eat,ºª and have leftºª² plenty:º for² the LORDº hath blessedºª² his people;º and that which is leftºª [is]² this² great store.º
 Gn 43:11; Ex 22:29; 23:19; 34:22, 26; 35:5, 20; 36:5; Nu 18:12; 2Ch 24:10; Ne 10:35; 12:44; 13:12, 31; Pv 3:9; 1Co 15:20; 2Co 8:2; Jm 1:18; Rv 14:4.
 Lv 27:30; Dt 14:28; 2Ch 11:16.
 Lv 23:16.
 Gn 14:19, 20; Jg 5:9; 2S 6:18; 1K 8:14, 55; 1Ch 29:10; 2Ch 6:3; Ezr 7:27; 2Co 8:16; Ep 1:3; Php 4:10, 19; 1Th 3:9; 1P 1:3.
 Gn 26:12; 30:27; 39:5, 23; Lv 25:21; 26:4; Dt 28:8; 1K 2:35; 2K 4:43; 1Ch 6:8, 14; 2Ch 26:17; Pv 3:9; 10:22; Ezk 44:15; Hg 2:18; Mal 3:10; Mt 15:37; 2Co 9:8; Php 4:18; 1Ti 4:8.
Hezekiah appointeth officers to dispose of the tithes.
11 ¶ Then Hezekiahº commandedºª to prepareºª chambersº in the houseº of the LORD;º and they preparedºª [them], 12 And brought inºª² the offeringsº and the tithesº and the dedicatedº [things] faithfully:º over² which Cononiahº the Levite¹² [was] ruler,º and Shimeiº his brotherº [was] the next.º 13 And Jehiel,º and Azaziah,º and Nahath,º and Asahel,º and Jerimoth,º and Jozabad,º and Eliel,º and Ismachiah,º and Mahath,º and Benaiah,º [were] overseersº under the handº² of Cononiahº and Shimeiº his brother,º at the commandmentº of Hezekiahº the king,º and Azariahº the rulerº of the houseº of God.º 14 And Koreº the sonº of Imnahº the Levite,¹² the porterº toward the east,º [was] over² the freewill offeringsº of God,º to distributeºª the oblationsº of the LORD,º and the most¹ holy things.º 15 And next²² him [were] Eden,º and Miniamin,º and Jeshua,º and Shemaiah,º Amariah,º and Shecaniah,º in the citiesº of the priests,º in [their] set office,º to giveºª to their brethrenº by¹ courses,º as well to the greatº as to the small:º 16 Beside²² their genealogyºª of males,º from threeº yearsº oldº² and upward,º [even] unto every one² that enterethºª into the houseº of the LORD,º his dailyº portionº for their serviceº in their chargesº according to their courses;º 17 Both to² the genealogyºª of the priestsº by the houseº of their fathers,º and the Levitesº from twentyº yearsº oldº² and upward,º in their chargesº by their courses;º 18 And to the genealogyºª of all² their little ones,º their wives,º and their sons,º and their daughters,º through all² the congregation:º for² in their set officeº they sanctified¹ª themselves² in holiness:º 19 Also of the sonsº of Aaronº the priests,º [which were] in the fieldsº of the suburbsº of their cities,º in every² several city,º the men¹² that² were expressedºª by name,º to giveºª portionsº to all² the malesº among the priests,º and to all² that were reckoned by genealogiesºª among the Levites.º
 Ne 10:38; 13:5, 12.
 2K 12:15; 1Ch 26:20.
 1Ch 9:11; 24:5; 2Ch 30:12; 31:4, 10, 11; Ne 11:11.
 Lv 2:10; 6:16; 7:1; 10:12; 22:18; 23:38; 27:28; Nu 29:39; Dt 12:6, 17; 16:10; 1Ch 26:12, 14, 17; Ezr 1:4; 3:5; 7:16; Ne 13:13; Ps 119:108.
 Jsh 21:9; 1Ch 6:54; 9:22; 25:8; 2Ch 31:13.
 Lv 21:22.
 Nu 3:15, 20; 4:3, 38, 42, 46; 8:24; 17:2; 1Ch 23:24, 27; 24:20; 25:1; 2Ch 31:2; Ezr 2:59.
 1Ch 9:22; 2Ch 31:15; Is 5:16; Ro 15:16.
 Lv 25:34; Nu 35:2; 1Ch 6:54, 60; 2Ch 28:15; 31:12, 15.
The sincerety of Hezekiah.
20 ¶ And thus² didºª Hezekiahº throughout all² Judah,º and wroughtºª [that which was] goodº and rightº and truthº beforeº the LORDº his God.º 21 And in every² workº that² he beganºª in the serviceº of the houseº of God,º and in the law,º and in the commandments,º to seekºª his God,º he didºª [it] with all² his heart,º and prospered.ºª
 1K 15:5; 2K 20:3; 22:2; Jn 1:47; Ac 24:16; 1Th 2:10; 3Jn 1:5.
 Dt 6:5; 10:12; Jsh 1:7; 1K 2:4; 1Ch 22:13, 19; 2Ch 14:7; 20:26; 26:5; Ps 1:2, 3; Ec 9:10; Jr 29:13; Mt 6:33; 7:24.
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