For a multitude of the people, even many from Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover otherwise than prescribed. For Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, "May the good LORD pardon (2 Chronicles 30:18)

everyone who prepares his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though not according to the purification rules of the sanctuary." (2 Chronicles 30:19)

So the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people. (2 Chronicles 30:20)


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