2 Chronicles 30 ©
Hezekiah proclaimeth a solemn passover to be kept in the second month, and calleth all Judah and Israel to the celebration of it. The assembly, having destroyed the altars of idolatry in Jerusalem, keep the feast fourteen days. The priests bless the people.
And the thing 1pleased the king and all the congregation.
So they established a decree to make proclamation hthroughout all Israel, ifrom Beer-sheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem: for they had not done it of a long time in such sort as it was written.
So jthe posts went with the letters 2from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, kturn again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of lthe kings of Assyria.
And be not ye like your fathers, and like your brethren, which *trespassed against the LORD God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation, as ye see.
Now 3be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but 4yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that mthe fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.
For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find ncompassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is ogracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.
For a multitude of the people, even amany of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, bhad not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than cit was written. But Hezekiah dprayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon every one
And the children of Israel that were 6present at Jerusalem kept hthe feast of unleavened bread seven days iwith great gladness: and the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by day, singing with 7loud instruments unto the LORD.
And Hezekiah spake 8comfortably unto all the Levites that taught the jgood knowledge of the LORD: and they did eat throughout the feast seven days, offering peace offerings, and kmaking confession to the LORD God of their fathers.
And the whole assembly took lcounsel to keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days with gladness.