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. 1 For Hezekiah prayed for them, saying: “May the Lord, who is good, forgive 2 30:19 everyone who has determined to follow God, 3 the Lord God of his ancestors, even if he is not ceremonially clean according to the standards of the temple.” 4 30:20 The Lord responded favorably 5 to Hezekiah and forgave 6 the people.
2 Chronicles 30:27Context
30:27 The priests and Levites got up and pronounced blessings on the people. The Lord responded favorably to them 7 as their prayers reached his holy dwelling place in heaven.
1 tn Heb “without what is written.”
2 tn Heb “make atonement for.”
3 tn Heb “everyone [who] has prepared his heart to seek God.”
4 tn Heb “and not according to the purification of the holy place.”
5 tn Heb “listened.”
6 tn Heb “healed.”
7 tn Heb “and it was heard with their voice.” BDB 1034 s.v. שָׁמַע Niph.4 interprets this to mean “hearing was granted to their voice.” It is possible that the name יְהוָה (yÿhvah, “the