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
5 tn The Hebrew term צֹאן (ts’on) 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.”