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2 Chronicles 30:17-20

30:17 Because many in the assembly had not consecrated themselves, the Levites slaughtered 1  the Passover lambs of all who were ceremonially unclean and could not consecrate their sacrifice to the Lord. 2  30:18 The majority of the many people from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun were ceremonially unclean, yet they ate the Passover in violation of what is prescribed in the law. 3  For Hezekiah prayed for them, saying: “May the Lord, who is good, forgive 4  30:19 everyone who has determined to follow God, 5  the Lord God of his ancestors, even if he is not ceremonially clean according to the standards of the temple.” 6  30:20 The Lord responded favorably 7  to Hezekiah and forgave 8  the people.

1 tn Heb “were over the slaughter of.”

2 tn Heb “of everyone not pure to consecrate to the Lord.”

3 tn Heb “without what is written.”

4 tn Heb “make atonement for.”

5 tn Heb “everyone [who] has prepared his heart to seek God.”

6 tn Heb “and not according to the purification of the holy place.”

7 tn Heb “listened.”

8 tn Heb “healed.”

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