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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 30:21-27

After the passover followed the feast of unleavened bread, which continued seven days. How that was observed we are here told, and every thing in this account looks pleasant and lively. 1. Abundance of sacrifices were offered to God in peace-offerings, by which they both acknowledged and implored the favour of God, and on part of which the offerers feasted with their friends during these seven days (2 Chron. 30:22), in token of their communion with God and the comfort they took in his favour... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 30:23

And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days ,.... They consulted among themselves, and with the king and his nobles about it, who all agreed to it: and they kept other seven days with gladness ; not altogether in the same manner they had kept the preceding seven days; they did not slay and eat passover lambs, nor did they eat unleavened bread, but offered peace offerings, and feasted upon them; and sung the praises of God, and attended to the instructions of the priests... 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 30:21-27

Religious enthusiasm. This chapter reads as if written by an eyewitness of the scenes described, so vivid is the account, so much colour is in the picture. It was evidently a time of very great enthusiasm, of spiritual exuberance. These are very pleasant, and they may be very profitable occasions; but they need to be rightly directed and well controlled. Of religious enthusiasm, we may consider— I. ITS ONLY FIRM FOUNDATION . This is a true sense of the Divine favour. Unless God... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 30:23

This and the following verso should read as one. Hezekiah no doubt wished, by prolonging the feast and the joy, to make the more lasting impression on the people and the more hopeful conversion of them. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 2 Chronicles 30:23

To keep other seven days - This was a voluntary addition to the requirements of the Law - the fruit and sign of the abounding zeal which characterized the time. Hezekiah and the princes probably proposed it to the people, and presented them with sacrificial animals. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 30:23

2 Chronicles 30:23. They kept other seven days with gladness Not in the same manner as they had done the former, but in the solemn worship of God, by sacrifices, and prayers, and praises, and public instructions of that great congregation, in the good knowledge of the Lord; which was very necessary for the people, after so long and dismal a night of ignorance, superstition, and idolatry. 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

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