So I registered a complaint with the leaders, asking “Why is the temple of God neglected?” Then I gathered them and reassigned them to their positions. 1
They stood at their posts according to the regulations outlined in the law of Moses, the man of God. The priests were splashing the blood as the Levites handed it to them. 1
For one-fourth of the day they stood in their place and read from the book of the law of the LORD their God, and for another fourth they were confessing their sins 1 and worshiping the LORD their God.
The king stood by his pillar 1 and renewed 2 the covenant before the Lord, agreeing to follow 3 the Lord and to obey his commandments, laws, and rules with all his heart and being, 4 by carrying out the terms 5 of this covenant recorded on this scroll.