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 2 Chronicles 31:2 - 19
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   Book of 2 Chronicles
   Chapter 31
31:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Hezekiah assigned the priests and Levites to divisions - each of them according to their duties as priests or Levites - to offer burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, F103 to minister, to give thanks and to sing praises at the gates of the LORD's dwelling.
 
31:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The king contributed from his own possessions for the morning and evening burnt offerings and for the burnt offerings on the Sabbaths, New Moons and appointed feasts as written in the Law of the LORD.
 
31:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He ordered the people living in Jerusalem to give the portion due the priests and Levites so they could devote themselves to the Law of the LORD.
 
31:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As soon as the order went out, the Israelites generously gave the firstfruits of their grain, new wine, oil and honey and all that the fields produced. They brought a great amount, a tithe of everything.
 
31:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The men of Israel and Judah who lived in the towns of Judah also brought a tithe of their herds and flocks and a tithe of the holy things dedicated to the LORD their God, and they piled them in heaps.
 
31:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They began doing this in the third month and finished in the seventh month.
 
31:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Hezekiah and his officials came and saw the heaps, they praised the LORD and blessed his people Israel.
 
31:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Hezekiah asked the priests and Levites about the heaps;
 
31:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and Azariah the chief priest, from the family of Zadok, answered, "Since the people began to bring their contributions to the temple of the LORD, we have had enough to eat and plenty to spare, because the LORD has blessed his people, and this great amount is left over."
 
31:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Hezekiah gave orders to prepare storerooms in the temple of the LORD, and this was done.
 
31:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then they faithfully brought in the contributions, tithes and dedicated gifts. Conaniah, a Levite, was in charge of these things, and his brother Shimei was next in rank.
 
31:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jehiel, Azaziah, Nahath, Asahel, Jerimoth, Jozabad, Eliel, Ismakiah, Mahath and Benaiah were supervisors under Conaniah and Shimei his brother, by appointment of King Hezekiah and Azariah the official in charge of the temple of God.
 
31:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Kore son of Imnah the Levite, keeper of the East Gate, was in charge of the freewill offerings given to God, distributing the contributions made to the LORD and also the consecrated gifts.
 
31:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah and Shecaniah assisted him faithfully in the towns of the priests, distributing to their fellow priests according to their divisions, old and young alike.
 
31:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In addition, they distributed to the males three years old or more whose names were in the genealogical records - all who would enter the temple of the LORD to perform the daily duties of their various tasks, according to their responsibilities and their divisions.
 
31:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And they distributed to the priests enrolled by their families in the genealogical records and likewise to the Levites twenty years old or more, according to their responsibilities and their divisions.
 
31:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They included all the little ones, the wives, and the sons and daughters of the whole community listed in these genealogical records. For they were faithful in consecrating themselves.
 
31:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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As for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who lived on the farm lands around their towns or in any other towns, men were designated by name to distribute portions to every male among them and to all who were recorded in the genealogies of the Levites.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F103 Traditionally peace offerings

 
 

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