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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 30:13-20

The time appointed for the passover having arrived, a very great congregation came together upon the occasion, 2 Chron. 30:13. Now here we have, I. The preparation they made for the passover, and good preparation it was: They took away all the idolatrous altars that were found, not only in the temple, but in Jerusalem, 2 Chron. 30:14. Before they kept the feast, they cast out this old leaven. The best preparation we can make for the gospel passover is to cast away our iniquities, our spiritual... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 30:17

For there were many in the congregation that were not sanctified ,.... Or purified from uncleanness, contracted either by idolatry, or through such things which, according to the ceremonial law, made them unclean, and from which they had not now time to cleanse themselves according to the law: therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of the passovers for everyone that was not clean, to sanctify them unto the Lord ; this they did for the masters of families, who were... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 30:1-27

The celebration of the Passover, with its sacred suggestions. The whole of this chapter is concerned with Hezekiah's call of priests, Levites, princes, and congregation of the people to observe and celebrate with himself the grand solemnity of the Passover. From the analogy of the precedent provided for individual cases of certain kinds of necessity ( Numbers 9:10 ), this celebration for the whole nation is fixed for the fourteenth day of the second month instead of the first. This was... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 30:13-27

A national Passover at Jerusalem. I. THE CELEBRATING CONGREGATION . 1 . Large. "Much people; … a very great congregation" ( 2 Chronicles 30:13 ). Though this was usual at the chief religious festivals of the nation, probably so vast a concourse of people as assembled at Jerusalem in answer to the king's invitation, in the second month of the first or seventh year of his reign (see preceding homily), had not been witnessed since the days of Jehoiada ( 2 Chronicles 23:2 )... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 30:17

Therefore the Levites had the charge (see Leviticus 1:1-17 ; etc; which repeatedly affirms that the original directions of Moses were that the person who brought the victim to offer it was to slay it, and to bring the blood). read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 30:17-20

The one essential thing. A very interesting and instructive incident occurred in the celebration of this great Passover. Many who presented themselves and brought their lamb had not gone through the prescribed purifications before engaging in an act of sacrifice, and they were disqualified to slay the lamb. So the Levites, under the peculiar circumstances, took this part for them. It was a formal irregularity; it was not according to the letter of the Law; there had been a breach of the... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 30:16-17

2 Chronicles 30:16-17. The priests sprinkled the blood Of the sacrifices upon the altar; which they received of the hand of the Levites Who killed and flayed the sacrifices, which the priests, if they had been sanctified, should have done, as was observed on 2 Chronicles 29:34. For there were many in the congregation that were not sanctified Abundance of people that came to keep this passover were not clean according to the law, and therefore many more sacrifices were to be offered for... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 30:1-27

Hezekiah’s religious reforms (29:1-31:21)Immediately he became king, Hezekiah began a thorough reformation of Judah’s religion. This was prompted partly by the preaching of the prophet Micah (Jeremiah 26:17-19; see notes on 2 Kings 18:1-12).The Chronicler gives a detailed account of Hezekiah’s work, particularly that part of it which affected the temple, the priests and the Levites. Hezekiah called a meeting of priests and Levites and told them plainly that neglect of the temple was the reason... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 2 Chronicles 30:17

passovers. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for the "passover lambs". read more

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