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2 Chronicles 29:31-35

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29:31 Hezekiah said, “Now you have consecrated yourselves 1  to the Lord. Come and bring sacrifices and thank offerings 2  to the Lord’s temple.” So the assembly brought sacrifices and thank offerings, and whoever desired to do so 3  brought burnt sacrifices.

29:32 The assembly brought a total of 70 bulls, 100 rams, and 200 lambs as burnt sacrifices to the Lord, 4  29:33 and 600 bulls and 3,000 sheep 5  were consecrated. 29:34 But there were not enough priests to skin all the animals, 6  so their brothers, the Levites, helped them until the work was finished and the priests could consecrate themselves. (The Levites had been more conscientious about consecrating themselves than the priests.) 7  29:35 There was a large number of burnt sacrifices, as well as fat from the peace offerings and drink offerings that accompanied the burnt sacrifices. So the service of the Lord’s temple was reinstituted. 8 

1 tn Heb “filled your hand.”

2 tn Or “tokens of thanks.”

3 tn Heb “and all who were willing of heart.”

4 tn Heb “and the number of burnt sacrifices which the assembly brought was seventy bulls, one hundred rams, two hundred lambs; for a burnt sacrifice to the Lord were all these.”

5 tn The Hebrew term צֹאן (tson) denotes smaller livestock in general; depending on context it can refer to sheep only or goats only, but there is nothing in the immediate context here to specify one or the other.

6 tn Heb “the burnt sacrifices.”

7 tn Heb “for the Levites were more pure of heart to consecrate themselves than the priests.”

8 tn Or “established.”



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