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2 Chronicles 29:27 (ESV)

Then Hezekiah commanded that the burnt offering be offered on the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song to the Lord began also, and the trumpets, accompanied by the instruments of David king of Israel.
 
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2 Chronicles 29:28 (ERV)
And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.
 
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2 Chronicles 29:29 (KJV)
And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped.
 

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2 Chronicles 29:30 (KJV)

Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the Lord with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped.
 

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2 Chronicles 29:30 (KJV)

Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves unto the Lord, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the Lord. And the congregation brought in sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many as were of a free heart burnt offerings.
 
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2 Chronicles 29:32 (HCSB)
The number of burnt offerings the congregation brought was 70 bulls, 100 rams, and 200 lambs; all these were for a burnt offering to the LORD.
 

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2 Chronicles 29:33 (KJV)

And the consecrated things were six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.
 

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2 Chronicles 29:34 (KJV)

But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offerings: wherefore their brethren the Levites did help them, till the work was ended, and until the other priests had sanctified themselves: for the Levites were more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests.
 
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2 Chronicles 29:35 (JPS Tanakh 1917)
And also the burnt-offerings were in abundance, with the fat of the peace-offerings, and the drink-offerings for every burnt-offering. So the service of the house of the LORD was firmly established.
 

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2 Chronicles 29:36 (ASV)

And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, because of that which God had prepared for the people: for the thing was done suddenly.
 

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2 Chronicles 30:1 (NIV)

Hezekiah Celebrates the Passover

1. Hezekiah sent word to all Israel and Judah and also wrote letters to Ephraim and Manasseh, inviting them to come to the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem and celebrate the Passover to the Lord, the God of Israel.
 
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2 Chronicles 30:2 (KJV)
For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.
 

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2 Chronicles 30:3 (NIV)

They had not been able to celebrate it at the regular time because not enough priests had consecrated themselves and the people had not assembled in Jerusalem.
 

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2 Chronicles 30:4 (NIV)

The plan seemed right both to the king and to the whole assembly.
 
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2 Chronicles 30:5 (ERV)
So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beer-sheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the passover unto the LORD, the God of Israel, at Jerusalem: for they had not kept it in great numbers in such sort as it is written.
 

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2 Chronicles 30:6 (ESV)

So couriers went throughout all Israel and Judah with letters from the king and his princes, as the king had commanded, saying, “O people of Israel, return to the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, that he may turn again to the remnant of you who have escaped from the hand of the kings of Assyria.
 

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2 Chronicles 30:7 (ESV)

Do not be like your fathers and your brothers, who were faithless to the Lord God of their fathers, so that he made them a desolation, as you see.
 
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2 Chronicles 30:8 (JPS Tanakh 1917)
Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were; but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into His sanctuary, which He hath sanctified for ever, and serve the LORD your God, that His fierce anger may turn away from you.
 
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2 Chronicles 30:9 (ERV)
For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that led them captive, and shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.
 
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2 Chronicles 30:10 (KJV)
So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them.