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2 Chronicles 30

Overview

2 Chronicles 30:1, Hezekiah proclaims a solemn passover on the second month for Judah and Israel; 2 Chronicles 30:13, The assembly, having destroyed the altars of idolatry, keep the feast fourteen days; 2 Chronicles 30:27, The priests and Levites bless the people.

Verse 1

Israel: 2 Chronicles 11:13, 2 Chronicles 11:16

Ephraim: 2 Chronicles 30:10, 2 Chronicles 30:11, 2 Chronicles 25:7, 2 Chronicles 35:6, Hosea 5:4, Hosea 7:8, Hosea 7:9, Hosea 11:8

to the house: Deuteronomy 16:2-6

to keep: Exodus 12:3-20, 1 Corinthians 5:7, 1 Corinthians 5:8

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 8:1 - assembled 2 Kings 23:22 - of the kings 2 Chronicles 15:9 - the strangers 2 Chronicles 31:1 - Now when 2 Chronicles 34:6 - in 2 Chronicles 35:1 - Josiah Ezra 6:19 - kept Jeremiah 29:1 - of the letter Hosea 11:7 - are bent

Verse 2

the king: 1 Chronicles 13:1-3, Proverbs 11:14, Proverbs 15:22, Ecclesiastes 4:13

in the second month: In Ijar, as they could not celebrate in Nisan, the 14th of which month was the proper time. But Hezekiah and his counsellors justly concluded, that the regulation of the 14th day of the second month, which had been made for individuals who were hindered from eating the passover at the appointed season, might in their present circumstances be extended to the people at large. Numbers 9:10, Numbers 9:11

Reciprocal: Leviticus 8:3 - General Numbers 9:3 - the fourteenth 2 Kings 23:1 - the king 2 Chronicles 1:2 - to the captains 2 Chronicles 30:13 - the second month 2 Chronicles 30:23 - took counsel 2 Chronicles 32:3 - took counsel 2 Chronicles 34:29 - gathered

Verse 3

at that time: Exodus 12:6, Exodus 12:18

because: 2 Chronicles 29:34

Reciprocal: Exodus 19:22 - break 2 Chronicles 35:6 - sanctify

Verse 4

pleased the king: Heb. was right in the eyes of the king, 1 Chronicles 13:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 45:16 - it pleased Pharaoh well Joshua 22:30 - it pleased them 2 Samuel 17:4 - pleased Absalom well Zechariah 11:12 - ye think good Acts 15:22 - pleased

Verse 5

established: Ezra 6:8-12, Esther 3:12-15, Esther 8:8-10, Esther 9:20, Esther 9:21, Daniel 6:8

to make proclamation: 2 Chronicles 24:9, 2 Chronicles 36:22, Leviticus 23:2, Leviticus 23:4, Daniel 4:1-33

from Beersheba: Judges 20:1

for they: 2 Chronicles 35:18, Deuteronomy 12:32, 1 Corinthians 11:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:5 - made proclamation 2 Kings 17:2 - but not as the kings 1 Chronicles 21:2 - Beersheba Ezra 7:13 - I make Ezra 10:7 - they made Jeremiah 31:6 - upon

Verse 6

the posts went: Ratzim, "runners," or couriers, of the same kind as the running footmen, who were formerly, before the establishment of posts, and still are in some places, trained, and kept on purpose to convey dispatches speedily by running. Job 9:25, Esther 8:14, Jeremiah 51:31

the king: Heb. the hand of the king

turn again: Isaiah 55:6, Isaiah 55:7, Jeremiah 4:1, Lamentations 5:21, Ezekiel 33:11, Hosea 14:1, Joel 2:12-14, James 4:8

and he will: Isaiah 6:13

escaped: 2 Chronicles 28:20, 2 Kings 15:19, 2 Kings 15:29, 1 Chronicles 5:26, Isaiah 1:9

Reciprocal: Judges 6:35 - messengers 2 Kings 23:19 - the cities 2 Chronicles 30:10 - the posts Esther 3:13 - by posts Esther 8:10 - by posts Isaiah 28:1 - whose Jeremiah 3:7 - Turn thou Lamentations 3:40 - turn Zechariah 1:3 - Turn

Verse 7

like: Ezekiel 20:13-18, Zechariah 1:3, Zechariah 1:4

as: 2 Chronicles 29:8

Reciprocal: Ezra 9:7 - Since the days Isaiah 28:1 - whose Amos 2:4 - after Micah 5:3 - give

Verse 8

be ye not stiffnecked: Heb. harden not your necks, 2 Chronicles 36:13, Exodus 32:9, Deuteronomy 10:16, Romans 10:21

yield yourselves: Heb. give the hand, 1 Chronicles 29:24, Ezra 10:19, Psalms 68:31, Romans 6:13-19

enter into: Psalms 63:2, Psalms 68:24, Psalms 73:17

which he hath: Psalms 132:13, Psalms 132:14

serve: Deuteronomy 6:13, Deuteronomy 6:17, Joshua 24:15, Matthew 4:10, John 12:26, Romans 6:22, Colossians 3:22-24, Revelation 7:15

the fierceness: 2 Chronicles 28:11, 2 Chronicles 28:13, 2 Chronicles 29:10, 2 Kings 23:26, Psalms 78:49

Reciprocal: Exodus 5:3 - lest he Deuteronomy 9:6 - a stiffnecked Deuteronomy 31:27 - stiff neck Ezra 10:14 - the fierce Nehemiah 9:16 - hardened Psalms 75:5 - speak Isaiah 48:4 - obstinate Jeremiah 7:26 - but Jeremiah 50:15 - she hath Ezekiel 2:4 - they Ezekiel 17:18 - he Acts 7:51 - stiffnecked Acts 19:9 - divers Romans 2:5 - But after 2 Corinthians 8:5 - first Hebrews 3:8 - Harden James 4:7 - Submit

Verse 9

if ye turn: 2 Chronicles 7:14, Leviticus 26:40-42, Deuteronomy 30:2-4, 1 Kings 8:50, Psalms 106:46

so that they shall: Jeremiah 29:12-14, Jeremiah 31:27, Jeremiah 31:28

the Lord: Exodus 34:6, Exodus 34:7, Nehemiah 9:17, Nehemiah 9:31, Psalms 86:5, Psalms 86:15, Psalms 111:4, Psalms 145:7, Psalms 145:8, Jonah 4:2, Micah 7:18

will not: 2 Chronicles 15:2, Proverbs 28:13, Isaiah 55:7, Ezekiel 18:30-32

turn away: Jeremiah 18:17

Reciprocal: Exodus 22:27 - for I am gracious Deuteronomy 4:31 - the Lord Jeremiah 3:12 - for I am Lamentations 3:40 - turn Acts 17:32 - some James 5:11 - the Lord is

Verse 10

the posts: 2 Chronicles 30:6, Esther 3:13, Esther 3:15, Esther 8:10, Esther 8:14, Job 9:25

they laughed: 2 Chronicles 36:16, Genesis 19:14, Nehemiah 2:19, Job 12:4, Luke 8:53, Luke 16:14, Luke 22:63, Luke 22:64, Luke 23:35, Acts 17:32, Hebrews 11:36

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:9 - mocking 2 Chronicles 30:1 - Ephraim 2 Chronicles 34:6 - in 2 Chronicles 34:9 - Manasseh Isaiah 17:7 - General Isaiah 28:22 - be ye

Verse 11

divers of Asher: It has been said, that Hezekiah had no right to invite Hoshea's subjects to repair to Jerusalem to his passover; but it may be presumed, that he was encouraged to do this by Hoshea himself, who was one of their best kings; besides which, both the golden calves having been taken away by the Assyrians, the apostate Israelites, being thus deprived of idols, had begun to return to the Lord, and to go up to Jerusalem to worship, some time before Hezekiah gave them this invitation. 2 Chronicles 30:18, 2 Chronicles 30:21, 2 Chronicles 11:16, Acts 17:34

humbled themselves: 2 Chronicles 12:6, 2 Chronicles 12:7, 2 Chronicles 12:12, 2 Chronicles 33:12, 2 Chronicles 33:19, 2 Chronicles 33:23, 2 Chronicles 34:27, Exodus 10:3, Leviticus 26:41, Daniel 5:22, Luke 14:11, Luke 18:14, James 4:10, 1 Peter 5:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:8 - thy hand 1 Chronicles 9:3 - of the children of Ephraim 2 Chronicles 30:25 - the strangers 2 Chronicles 34:6 - in Isaiah 17:7 - General Ezekiel 37:16 - For Judah Micah 6:8 - walk humbly

Verse 12

the hand of God: 2 Chronicles 29:36, 1 Chronicles 29:18, 1 Chronicles 29:19, Ezra 7:27, Psalms 110:3, Jeremiah 24:7, Jeremiah 32:39, Ezekiel 36:26, Philippians 2:13, 2 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Thessalonians 2:14

the commandment: Deuteronomy 4:2, Deuteronomy 4:5, Deuteronomy 4:6, 1 Thessalonians 4:2

by the word: 2 Chronicles 29:25, Acts 4:19

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:18 - and they Numbers 36:10 - General Joshua 3:8 - command Joshua 4:14 - they feared him Joshua 11:15 - and so did Joshua 1 Kings 2:43 - commandment 1 Chronicles 12:38 - all the rest 1 Chronicles 15:16 - And David 2 Chronicles 8:15 - they departed 2 Chronicles 14:4 - commanded 2 Chronicles 29:15 - by the words of the Lord 2 Chronicles 31:13 - at the commandment 2 Chronicles 33:16 - commanded 2 Chronicles 34:32 - caused Ezra 7:26 - the law of thy God Ezra 10:3 - according to the counsel Psalms 10:17 - thou wilt prepare Psalms 101:2 - behave Ezekiel 11:19 - I will give Matthew 23:3 - whatsoever Acts 2:1 - they Acts 4:32 - the multitude Acts 7:23 - it came Acts 8:6 - with one Acts 10:33 - are we Acts 11:21 - the hand Acts 15:22 - pleased Romans 12:16 - of the Romans 15:5 - grant 2 Corinthians 8:5 - unto

Verse 13

there assembled: Psalms 84:7

the second month: 2 Chronicles 30:2

Reciprocal: Leviticus 8:3 - General 1 Kings 8:65 - a great 2 Kings 23:22 - of the kings 2 Chronicles 7:8 - a very great

Verse 14

altars: 2 Chronicles 28:24, 2 Chronicles 34:4, 2 Chronicles 34:7, 2 Kings 18:22, 2 Kings 23:12, 2 Kings 23:13, Isaiah 2:18-20

the brook: 2 Chronicles 15:16, 2 Chronicles 29:16, 2 Samuel 15:23, John 18:1, Cedron

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 31:1 - images 2 Chronicles 32:4 - the brook 2 Chronicles 33:3 - which Hezekiah 2 Chronicles 34:3 - the high places Isaiah 36:7 - is it not

Verse 15

were ashamed: 2 Chronicles 29:34, Ezekiel 16:61-63, Ezekiel 43:10, Ezekiel 43:11

and sanctified: 2 Chronicles 30:24, 2 Chronicles 5:11, 2 Chronicles 29:15, 2 Chronicles 29:34, 2 Chronicles 31:18, Exodus 19:10, Exodus 19:22

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:6 - fourteenth Exodus 12:21 - and take Numbers 8:22 - after that Numbers 9:3 - the fourteenth 1 Chronicles 15:12 - sanctify 2 Chronicles 35:6 - So kill Ezra 6:20 - purified together

Verse 16

they stood: 2 Chronicles 35:10, 2 Chronicles 35:15

place: Heb. standing

after their manner: 2 Kings 11:14

Moses: Deuteronomy 33:1

the priests: 2 Chronicles 35:10, 2 Chronicles 35:11, Leviticus 1:5, Hebrews 11:28

Reciprocal: Numbers 18:2 - but thou 2 Chronicles 29:34 - the priests

Verse 17

the Levites: 2 Chronicles 29:34, 2 Chronicles 35:3-6

the killing: Exodus 12:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 19:10 - sanctify Numbers 9:7 - we may not offer 1 Samuel 16:5 - sanctify yourselves 1 Chronicles 15:13 - for that 2 Chronicles 5:11 - sanctified Ezekiel 44:11 - shall slay Joel 2:16 - sanctify John 11:55 - to purify

Verse 18

many of Ephraim: 2 Chronicles 30:11

had not cleansed: Numbers 9:10-14, Numbers 19:20, 1 Corinthians 11:28

the passover: Exodus 12:43-51

prayed: Genesis 20:7, Genesis 20:17, Job 42:8, Job 42:9, James 5:15, James 5:16, 1 John 5:16

The good: 2 Chronicles 6:21, Exodus 34:6-9, Numbers 14:18-20, Psalms 25:8, Psalms 36:5, Psalms 86:5, Psalms 119:68, Daniel 9:19

Reciprocal: Exodus 19:22 - break Leviticus 10:20 - he was content Joshua 22:6 - General 2 Samuel 6:18 - as soon 1 Kings 8:14 - blessed all 2 Kings 5:18 - the Lord pardon 1 Chronicles 16:2 - he blessed 2 Chronicles 11:16 - And after 2 Chronicles 30:25 - the strangers 2 Chronicles 31:1 - in Ephraim 2 Chronicles 34:9 - Manasseh Psalms 41:4 - heal Isaiah 17:7 - General Zechariah 3:3 - General Acts 21:24 - and purify Romans 7:21 - evil 1 Corinthians 11:27 - whosoever

Verse 19

prepareth: 2 Chronicles 19:3, 2 Chronicles 20:33, 1 Samuel 7:3, 1 Chronicles 29:18, Ezra 7:10, Job 11:13, Psalms 10:17, Proverbs 23:26

though he be not: Leviticus 12:4, Leviticus 15:31-33, Leviticus 21:17-23, Leviticus 22:3-6, Numbers 9:6, Numbers 19:13-20

Reciprocal: Exodus 19:22 - break 2 Samuel 6:18 - as soon 2 Kings 5:18 - the Lord pardon 2 Chronicles 11:16 - And after 2 Chronicles 12:14 - he prepared 2 Chronicles 14:4 - seek Psalms 14:2 - seek Psalms 78:8 - set not Lamentations 3:25 - unto Joel 2:16 - sanctify Acts 21:24 - and purify Acts 22:14 - The God Romans 7:21 - evil Hebrews 9:13 - the purifying

Verse 20

healed: Exodus 15:26, Psalms 103:3, James 5:15, James 5:16

Reciprocal: Isaiah 33:24 - the inhabitant

Verse 21

present: Heb. found

the feast: Exodus 12:15, Exodus 13:6, Leviticus 23:6, Luke 22:1, Luke 22:7, 1 Corinthians 5:7, 1 Corinthians 5:8

great gladness: 2 Chronicles 30:26, 2 Chronicles 7:10, Deuteronomy 12:7, Deuteronomy 12:12, Deuteronomy 16:14, Nehemiah 8:10, Acts 2:46, Philippians 4:4

the priests: 2 Chronicles 20:21, 2 Chronicles 29:25-27

loud instruments: Heb. instruments of strength, Psalms 150:3-5

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 30:11 - divers of Asher 2 Chronicles 35:17 - the feast Ezra 6:22 - the feast Nehemiah 8:17 - there was Esther 1:5 - seven days Psalms 27:6 - therefore Ezekiel 36:38 - as the flock Malachi 3:4 - as Luke 2:43 - General John 18:28 - eat

Verse 22

comfortably unto all: Heb. to the heart of all, 2 Chronicles 32:6, Isaiah 40:1, Isaiah 40:2, Hosea 2:14

taught: 2 Chronicles 15:3, 2 Chronicles 17:9, 2 Chronicles 35:3, Deuteronomy 33:10, Ezra 7:10, Ezra 7:25, Nehemiah 8:7, Nehemiah 8:8, Nehemiah 8:18, Nehemiah 9:3, 2 Timothy 4:2

the good: Proverbs 2:6, Proverbs 2:7, Proverbs 8:6, John 17:3, 2 Corinthians 4:6, Philippians 3:8

and making: Deuteronomy 26:3-11, Ezra 10:11, Nehemiah 9:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:3 - kindly unto the damsel Exodus 18:12 - Aaron Leviticus 10:11 - General Joshua 7:19 - make 1 Kings 3:15 - peace offerings 2 Chronicles 17:7 - to teach Nehemiah 8:9 - the Levites Psalms 119:99 - than all Proverbs 28:12 - righteous Malachi 2:7 - the priest's Hebrews 8:11 - Know the

Verse 23

took counsel: 2 Chronicles 30:2

to keep: They did not observe other seven days of unleavened bread, but offered sacrifices with praise and thanksgiving, and feasting, other seven days; and, as the people in general, and especially those who came out of the kingdom of Israel, would be unprepared for this additional expense, both Hezekiah and his princes liberally supplied them with cattle for sacrifices. 2 Chronicles 7:9, 1 Kings 8:65

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 27:7 - rejoice Ezra 6:16 - with joy Nehemiah 8:13 - the second Psalms 42:4 - with the voice Ecclesiastes 9:7 - eat

Verse 24

did give: Heb. lifted up, or offered, 2 Chronicles 35:7, 2 Chronicles 35:8, 1 Chronicles 29:3-9, Ezekiel 45:17, Ephesians 4:8

a great: 2 Chronicles 29:34

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 6:19 - he dealt 1 Kings 3:4 - a thousand 1 Kings 8:63 - a sacrifice 1 Chronicles 16:3 - to every one 2 Chronicles 7:5 - a sacrifice 2 Chronicles 30:15 - and sanctified 2 Chronicles 31:3 - the king's Luke 14:13 - call Acts 6:7 - the priests

Verse 25

the strangers: 2 Chronicles 30:11, 2 Chronicles 30:18, Exodus 12:43-49

rejoiced: 1 Chronicles 16:10, 1 Chronicles 16:11, Psalms 92:4, Psalms 104:34

Reciprocal: Leviticus 8:3 - General 2 Chronicles 15:9 - the strangers

Verse 26

since the time: 2 Chronicles 7:9, 2 Chronicles 7:10

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 8:66 - joyful 2 Chronicles 30:21 - great gladness 2 Chronicles 35:18 - neither did Ezra 6:16 - with joy Nehemiah 8:17 - done so Philippians 3:1 - rejoice

Verse 27

the priests: Numbers 6:23-26, Deuteronomy 10:8

their prayer: 1 Kings 8:30, 1 Kings 8:39, Acts 10:4

his holy dwelling place: Heb. the habitation of his holiness, Deuteronomy 26:15, Psalms 68:5, Isaiah 57:15, Isaiah 63:15, Isaiah 66:1

Reciprocal: Exodus 39:43 - blessed them Numbers 8:22 - after that 2 Samuel 6:18 - as soon 1 Kings 8:66 - joyful 1 Chronicles 16:2 - he blessed 2 Chronicles 6:21 - thy dwelling place 2 Chronicles 35:18 - neither did Psalms 18:6 - my cry Psalms 102:1 - let my Psalms 119:169 - Let my cry Isaiah 9:16 - led of them Jeremiah 25:30 - his holy Jonah 2:7 - my prayer Zechariah 2:13 - his holy habitation Malachi 1:9 - beseech Philippians 3:1 - rejoice Hebrews 7:7 - the less

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 30". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-chronicles-30.html.