2 Chronicles 30:18
For a multitude of the people, [even
] many of Ephraim
, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed
themselves, yet did they eat the passover
otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed
for them, saying, The good
LORD pardon every one ... And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed
O LORD God of Israel, thou [art] righteous
: for we remain
yet escaped, as [it is
] this day: behold, we [are
] before thee in our trespasses
: for we cannot
stand before thee because of this.
But we are all
as an unclean [thing
], and all our
] as filthy rags; and we all
do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities
, like the wind, have taken us away.
O my God, incline
thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold
our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name
: for we
do not present
our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which
had not on a wedding garment: ... Then said the king to the servants, Bind
him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast [him
] into outer
shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed
in white robes? and whence
came they? ... And I said unto him, Sir, thou
knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came
out of great tribulation, and have
washed their robes, and made them white in the blood
of the Lamb.
And to her
was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white
: for the fine
linen is the righteousness of saints.