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when. After, not before. All true reformation begins within and works outward. Compare Philippians 1:2 , Philippians 1:12 , Philippians 1:13 .
all Israel. See note on 2 Chronicles 30:1 .
present = found.
cities. Jerusalem had been cleansed before the passover. Compare 2 Chronicles 30:14 .
groves = the 'Asherim. App-42 .
children = sons.
the courses of the priests. 1 Chronicles 24:26 .
the king's portion. Compare 2 Chronicles 32:27-29 and Numbers 18:0 ; Numbers 28:0 ; and Numbers 29:0 .
written in the law. See App-47 .
tithe. Authorized Version, 1611, read "tithes" (plural)
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
by heaps. Hebrew "heaps, heaps" = great heaps. Figure of speech Epizeuxis.
third . . . seventh: i.e. Sivan, Thammuz, Ah, Elul, Ethanim.
to lay the foundation: i.e. to begin to build up the heaps.
chambers = storehouses.
offerings = heave offerings. See note on Exodus 29:27 , and App-43 .
dedicated = holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim. (with Art.) = the [true] God.
toward the east. Compare 1 Chronicles 9:18 .
oblations = heave offerings, as in 2 Chronicles 31:12 .
the most holy things. Compare Leviticus 2:3 ; Leviticus 6:17 , Leviticus 6:25 , Leviticus 6:29 .
Eden. Compare 2 Chronicles 29:12 .
set office = office of trust.
according to. Some codices, with seven early printed editions, read "in".
by. Some codices, with one early printed edition, read "according to".
congregation = assembly. See note on Genesis 28:3 .
sanctified themselves in holiness: or, devoted themselves [as] a holy body. See note on Exodus 3:6 .
priests. Some codices, with Syriac, read "priest".
were reckoned by genealogies: or, registered themselves.
And. A special various reading called Sevir ( App-34 ) omits "And".
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