32:23 Many were bringing presents 1 to the Lord in Jerusalem and precious gifts to King Hezekiah of Judah. From that time on he was respected by 2 all the nations.
2 Chronicles 32:27-29Context
32:27 Hezekiah was very wealthy and greatly respected. He made storehouses for his silver, gold, precious stones, spices, and all his other valuable possessions. 3 32:28 He made storerooms for the harvest of grain, wine, and olive oil, and stalls for all his various kinds of livestock and his flocks. 4 32:29 He built royal cities 5 and owned a large number of sheep and cattle, for God gave him a huge amount of possessions.
1 tn Or perhaps, “offerings.”
2 tn Heb “lifted up in the eyes of.”
3 tc The Hebrew text reads literally, “and shields and all the desirable items.” The present translation assumes an emendation of מָגִנִּים (maginnim, “shields”) to מִגְדָּנִים (migdanim, “precious items”). See v. 23.
4 tn Heb “and stalls for all beasts and beasts, and flocks for the stalls.” The repetition of בְהֵמָה (bÿhemah, “beast”) here indicates various kinds of livestock.
5 tn Heb “and cities he made for himself.”