2 Chronicles 31
The people is forward in destroying idolatry.
2 Chronicles 31:1 And whan all this was fynished, all the Israelites that were founde in ye cities of Iuda, wente out, and brake the pilers, and hewed downe the groues, and brake downe the hye places and altares out of all Iuda, Ben Iamin, Ephraim and Manasses, tyll they had destroyed the. And all the children of Israel wente agayne euery one to his possession vnto their cities.
Hezekiah ordereth the courses of the priests and Levites, and provideth for their work and maintenance.
2 Chronicles 31:2 But Ezechias set the prestes and Leuites in their ordinaunces, euery one after his office, both the prestes and Leuites, for the burntsacrifices and thankofferynges, to mynister, to geue thankes and prayse in the gates of the hoost of the LORDE. 2 Chronicles 31:3 And the kynge gaue his porcion of his substauce for the burntofferynges in the mornynge and euenynge, and for the burntofferynges of the Sabbath, and of the newmone and of the feastes, as it is wrytten in the lawe of the LORDE. 2 Chronicles 31:4 And he spake vnto ye people which dwelt at Ierusalem, that they shulde geue porcios vnto the prestes and Leuites, yt they mighte the more stedfastly endure in the lawe of the LORDE.
The people's forwardness in offerings and tithes.
2 Chronicles 31:5 And wha ye worde came forth, the childre of Israel gaue many fyrst frutes of come, wyne, oyle, hony, and all maner increace of the felde, and broughte in moch of all maner tithes. 2 Chronicles 31:6 And the children of Israel and Iuda which dwelt in the cities of Iuda, broughte the tithes also of oxen and shepe, and the tithes of soch thinges as were sanctifyed, which they had halowed vnto the LORDE their God, and made here an heape, and there an heape. 2 Chronicles 31:7 In the thirde moneth begane they to laye vpon heapes, and in the seuenth moneth dyd they fynishe it. 2 Chronicles 31:8 And wha Ezechias with the rulers wente in, and sawe the heapes, they praysed the LORDE, and his people of Israel. 2 Chronicles 31:9 And Ezechias axed the prestes and Leuites concernynge the heapes. 2 Chronicles 31:10 And Asaria the prest the chefe in the house of Sadoc, sayde vnto him: Sence the tyme that they beganne to brynge the Heueofferynges in to ye house of the LORDE, we haue eaten, and are satisfied, and yet is there lefte ouer: for the LORDE hath blessed his people, therfore is this heape lefte ouer.
Hezekiah appointeth officers to dispose of the tithes.
2 Chronicles 31:11 Then commaunded the kynge, that they shulde prepare chestes in the house of the LORDE. And they prepared them, 2 Chronicles 31:12 and put in the Heueofferynges, and tithes and that which was halowed, faithfully. And the ouersighte of the same had Chanania the Leuite, and Simei his brother the seconde, 2 Chronicles 31:13 and Iehiel, Asasia, Naglath, Asahel, Ierimoth, Iosabad, Eliel, Iesmachia, Mahath and Benaia, ordeyned of the hande off Chanania and Simei his brother, acordinge to the commaundement of kynge Ezechias. But Asaria was prynce in the house of God. 2 Chronicles 31:14 And Core ye sonne of Iemna the Leuite the porter of the Eastgate was ouer the frewyllinge giftes of God (which were geuen for Heueofferynges vnto the LORDE) and ouer the Most holy. 2 Chronicles 31:15 And vnder his hande were, Eden, Miniamin, Iesua, Semaia, Amaria, and Sachania in the cities of the prestes vpon credence, that they shulde geue vnto their brethre acordinge to their courses, to the leest as to the greatest. 2 Chronicles 31:16 And vnto them that were counted for men childre from thre yeare olde and aboue, amonge all the that wete in to the house of the LORDE, euery one vpo his daye to their office in their attendaunces after their courses. 2 Chronicles 31:17 And they that were rekened for prestes in the house of their fathers, and the Leuites from twentye yeare and aboue, in their attendaunces after their courses. 2 Chronicles 31:18 And they that were rekened amonge their children, wyues, sonnes and doughters amoge the whole congregacion: for that which was halowed, sanctifyed they vpon credence. 2 Chronicles 31:19 There were men also named by name amonge Aarons children the prestes vpon the feldes of the suburbes in all ye cities, that they shulde geue porcions vnto all the men children amoge the prestes, and to all them that were nombred amonge the Leuites.
The sincerety of Hezekiah.
2 Chronicles 31:20 Thus dyd Ezechias in all Iuda, and dyd that which was good, righte and true in the sighte of the LORDE his God. 2 Chronicles 31:21 And in all the busynes that he toke in hade concernynge the seruyce of the house of God, acordinge to the lawe and commaundement, to seke his God, that dyd he with all his hert, and therfore prospered he well.