King James Version2 Chronicles31

2 Chronicles

1 Now when all this was fin­ished, all Is­rael that were pre­sent went out to the cities of Ju­dah, and brake the im­ages in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw down the high places and the al­tars out of all Ju­dah and Ben­jamin, in Ephraim also and Man­asseh, un­til they had ut­ter­ly de­stroyed them all. Then all the chil­dren of Is­rael re­turned, ev­ery man to his pos­ses­sion, into their own cities. 2 And Hezeki­ah ap­point­ed the cours­es of the priests and the Levites af­ter their cours­es, ev­ery man ac­cord­ing to his ser­vice, the priests and Levites for burnt of­fer­ings and for peace of­fer­ings, to min­is­ter, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the tents of the LORD. 3 He appointed also the king's por­tion of his sub­stance for the burnt of­fer­ings, ­to wit, for the morn­ing and evening burnt of­fer­ings, and the burnt of­fer­ings for the sab­baths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is writ­ten in the law of the LORD. 4 More­over he com­mand­ed the peo­ple that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the por­tion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be en­cour­aged in the law of the LORD. 5 And as soon as the com­mand­ment came abroad, the chil­dren of Is­rael brought in abun­dance the first­fruits of corn, wine, and oil, and hon­ey, and of all the in­crease of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abun­dant­ly. 6 And concerning the chil­dren of Is­rael and Ju­dah, that dwelt in the cities of Ju­dah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were con­se­crat­ed unto the LORD their God, and laid them by heaps. 7 In the third month they be­gan to lay the foun­da­tion of the heaps, and fin­ished them in the sev­enth month. 8 And when Hezeki­ah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed the LORD, and his peo­ple Is­rael. 9 Then Hezeki­ah ques­tioned with the priests and the Levites con­cern­ing the heaps. 10 And Azari­ah the chief priest of the house of Zadok an­swered him, and said, Since the people be­gan to bring the of­fer­ings into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and have left plen­ty: for the LORD hath blessed his peo­ple; and that which is left is this great store. 11 Then Hezeki­ah com­mand­ed to pre­pare cham­bers in the house of the LORD; and they pre­pared them, 12 And brought in the of­fer­ings and the tithes and the ded­i­cat­ed things faith­ful­ly: over which Conon­i­ah the Levite was ruler, and Shimei his broth­er was the next. 13 And Je­hiel, and Azazi­ah, and Na­hath, and Asa­hel, and Je­r­i­moth, and Joz­abad, and Eliel, and Is­machi­ah, and Ma­hath, and Be­na­iah, were over­seers un­der the hand of Conon­i­ah and Shimei his broth­er, at the com­mand­ment of Hezeki­ah the king, and Azari­ah the ruler of the house of God. 14 And Kore the son of Im­nah the Levite, the porter to­ward the east, was over the freewill of­fer­ings of God, to dis­tribute the obla­tions of the LORD, and the most holy things. 15 And next him were Eden, and Mini­amin, and Jeshua, and She­ma­iah, Amari­ah, and Sheca­ni­ah, in the cities of the priests, in their set of­fice, to give to their brethren by cours­es, as well to the great as to the small: 16 Be­side their ge­neal­o­gy of males, from three years old and up­ward, even unto ev­ery one that en­tereth into the house of the LORD, his dai­ly por­tion for their ser­vice in their charges ac­cord­ing to their cours­es; 17 Both to the ge­neal­o­gy of the priests by the house of their fa­thers, and the Levites from twen­ty years old and up­ward, in their charges by their cours­es; 18 And to the ge­neal­o­gy of all their lit­tle ones, their wives, and their sons, and their daugh­ters, through all the con­gre­ga­tion: for in their set of­fice they sanc­ti­fied them­selves in ho­li­ness: 19 Also of the sons of Aaron the priests, which were in the fields of the sub­urbs of their cities, in ev­ery sev­er­al city, the men that were ex­pressed by name, to give por­tions to all the males among the priests, and to all that were reck­oned by ge­nealo­gies among the Levites. 20 And thus did Hezeki­ah through­out all Ju­dah, and wrought that which was good and right and truth be­fore the LORD his God. 21 And in ev­ery work that he be­gan in the ser­vice of the house of God, and in the law, and in the com­mand­ments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and pros­pered.