2 Chronicles 30
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For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had not sanctified themselves sufficiently, neither had the people gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.
at that time
And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.
pleased the king
Heb. was right in the eyes of the king.
1 Chronicles 13:4
So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba 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.
Ezra 6:8-12; Esther 3:12-15; 8:8-10; 9:20,21; Daniel 6:8
to make proclamation
24:9; 36:22; Leviticus 23:2,4; Daniel 4:1-33
35:18; Deuteronomy 12:32; 1 Corinthians 11:2
So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn 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 the kings of Assyria.
the posts went
Ratzim, "runners," or couriers, of the same kind as the running footmen, who were formerly, before the establishment of posts, and still are in some places, trained, and kept on purpose to convey dispatches speedily by running.
Job 9:25; Esther 8:14; Jeremiah 51:31
Heb. the hand of the king. turn again.
Isaiah 55:6,7; Jeremiah 4:1; Lamentations 5:21; Ezekiel 33:11; Hosea 14:1; Joel 2:12-14; James 4:8
and he will
28:20; 2 Kings 15:19,29; 1 Chronicles 5:26; Isaiah 1:9
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.
Ezekiel 20:13-18; Zechariah 1:3,4
Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.
be ye not stiffnecked
Heb. harden not your necks.
36:13; Exodus 32:9; Deuteronomy 10:16; Romans 10:21
Heb. give the hand.
1 Chronicles 29:24; Ezra 10:19; Psalms 68:31; Romans 6:13-19
Psalms 63:2; 68:24; 73:17
which he hath
Deuteronomy 6:13,17; Joshua 24:15; Matthew 4:10; John 12:26; Romans 6:22; Colossians 3:22-24; Revelation 7:15
28:11,13; 29:10; 2 Kings 23:26; Psalms 78:49
For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.
if ye turn
7:14; Leviticus 26:40-42; Deuteronomy 30:2-4; 1 Kings 8:50; Psalms 106:46
so that they shall
Jeremiah 29:12-14; 31:27,28
Exodus 34:6,7; Nehemiah 9:17,31; Psalms 86:5,15; 111:4; 145:7,8; Jonah 4:2; Micah 7:18
15:2; Proverbs 28:13; Isaiah 55:7; Ezekiel 18:30-32
So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them.
6; Esther 3:13,15; 8:10,14; Job 9:25
36:16; Genesis 19:14; Nehemiah 2:19; Job 12:4; Luke 8:53; 16:14; 22:63,64; 23:35; Acts 17:32; Hebrews 11:36