30:5 So they sent an edict 1 throughout Israel from Beer Sheba to Dan, summoning the people 2 to come and observe a Passover for the Lord God of Israel in Jerusalem, for they had not observed it on a nationwide scale as prescribed in the law. 3 30:6 Messengers 4 delivered the letters from the king and his officials throughout Israel and Judah.
1 tn Heb “and they caused to stand a word to cause a voice to pass through.”
2 tn The words “summoning the people” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.
3 tn Heb “because not for abundance had they done as written.”
4 tn Heb “the runners.”
5 tn Heb “and according to the command of the king, saying.”
6 tn The jussive with vav conjunctive indicates purpose/result after the preceding imperative.
7 tn Heb “to the survivors who are left to you from the palm of the kings of Assyria.”