Compare Translations for 2 Chronicles 30:9

2 Chronicles 30:9 ASV
For if ye turn again unto Jehovah, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that led them captive, and shall come again into this land: for Jehovah your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.
Read 2 Chronicles 30 ASV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 ASV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 BBE
For if you come back to the Lord, those who took away your brothers and your children will have pity on them, and let them come back to this land: for the Lord your God is full of grace and mercy, and his face will not be turned away from you if you come back to him.
Read 2 Chronicles 30 BBE  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 BBE in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 CEB
When you return to the LORD, your relatives and your children will receive mercy from their captors and be allowed to return to this land. The LORD your God is merciful and compassionate. He won't withdraw his presence from you if you return to him.
Read 2 Chronicles 30 CEB  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 CEB in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 CJB
For if you turn back to ADONAI, your kinsmen and children will find that those who took them captive will have compassion on them, and they will come back to this land. ADONAI your God is compassionate and merciful; he will not turn his face away from you if you return to him."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 CJB  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 CJB in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 RHE
For if you turn again to the Lord, your brethren, and children shall find mercy before their masters, that have led them away captive, and they shall return into this land: for the Lord your God is merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him.
Read 2 Chronicles 30 RHE  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 RHE in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 ESV
For if you return to the LORD, your brothers and your children will find compassion with their captors and return to this land. For the LORD your God is gracious and merciful and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 ESV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 ESV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 GW
When you return to the LORD, your relatives and children will find compassion from those who captured them. They will return to this land. The LORD your God is merciful and compassionate. He will not turn his face away from you if you return to him."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 GW  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 GW in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 GNT
If you return to the Lord, then those who have taken your relatives away as prisoners will take pity on them and let them come back home. The Lord your God is kind and merciful, and if you return to him, he will accept you."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 GNT  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 GNT in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 HNV
For if you turn again to the LORD, your brothers and your children shall find compassion before those who led them captive, and 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 you return to him.
Read 2 Chronicles 30 HNV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 HNV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 CSB
for when you return to the Lord, your brothers and your sons [will receive] mercy in the presence of their captors and will return to this land. For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful; He will not turn [His] face away from you if you return to Him."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 CSB  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 CSB in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 KJV
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.
Read 2 Chronicles 30 KJV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 KJV in parallel  |  Interlinear view
2 Chronicles 30:9 LEB
For when you return to Yahweh, your brothers and your children [will find] compassion before their captors and return to this land, for Yahweh your God [is] gracious and compassionate, and he will not turn away his face from you if you return to him."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 LEB  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 LEB in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 NAS
"For if you return to the LORD, your brothers and your sons will find compassion before those who led them captive and will return to this land. For the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate, and will not turn His face away from you if you return to Him."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 NAS  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 NAS in parallel  |  Interlinear view
2 Chronicles 30:9 NCV
Come back to the Lord. Then the people who captured your relatives and children will be kind to them and will let them return to this land. The Lord your God is kind and merciful. He will not turn away from you if you return to him.
Read 2 Chronicles 30 NCV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 NCV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 NIRV
"Suppose you return to the Lord. Then those who captured your relatives and children will be kind to them. In fact, your relatives and children will come back to this land. The LORD your God is kind and tender. He won't turn away from you if you return to him."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 NIRV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 NIRV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 NIV
If you return to the LORD, then your brothers and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will come back to this land, for the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 NIV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 NIV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 NKJV
For if you return to the Lord, your brethren and your children will be treated with compassion by those who lead them captive, so that they may come back to this land; for the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn His face from you if you return to Him."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 NKJV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 NKJV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 NLT
For if you return to the LORD, your relatives and your children will be treated mercifully by their captors, and they will be able to return to this land. For the LORD your God is gracious and merciful. If you return to him, he will not continue to turn his face from you."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 NLT  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 NLT in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 NRS
For as you return to the Lord, your kindred and your children will find compassion with their captors, and return to this land. For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 NRS  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 NRS in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 RSV
For if you return to the LORD, your brethren and your children will find compassion with their captors, and return to this land. For the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 RSV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 RSV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 DBY
For if ye return to Jehovah, your brethren and your children shall find compassion with those that have carried them captive, so that they shall come again unto this land; for Jehovah your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return to him.
Read 2 Chronicles 30 DBY  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 DBY in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 MSG
If you come back to God, your captive relatives and children will be treated compassionately and allowed to come home. Your God is gracious and kind and won't snub you - come back and he'll welcome you with open arms."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 MSG  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 MSG in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 WBT
For if ye turn again to the LORD, your brethren and your children [will find] compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they will return into this land: for the LORD your God [is] gracious and merciful, and will not turn away [his] face from you, if ye return to him.
Read 2 Chronicles 30 WBT  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 WBT in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 TMB
For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before those who 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."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 TMB  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 TMB in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 TNIV
If you return to the LORD, then your fellow Israelites and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will return to this land, for the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him."
Read 2 Chronicles 30 TNIV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 TNIV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 WEB
For if you turn again to Yahweh, your brothers and your children shall find compassion before those who led them captive, and shall come again into this land: for Yahweh your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him.
Read 2 Chronicles 30 WEB  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 WEB in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 WYC
For if ye turn again to the Lord, your brethren and your sons shall have mercy before their lords that led them prisoners; and they shall turn again into this land (For if ye return to the Lord, your kinsmen and your children shall have mercy before their lords who led them away as prisoners; and they shall return to this land). For the Lord our God is pious, either benign, and merciful; and he will not turn away his face from you, if ye turn again to him.
Read 2 Chronicles 30 WYC  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 WYC in parallel  
2 Chronicles 30:9 YLT
for in your turning back unto Jehovah, your brethren and your sons have mercies before their captors, even to return to this land, for gracious and merciful [is] Jehovah your God, and He doth not turn aside the face from you, if ye turn back unto Him.'
Read 2 Chronicles 30 YLT  |  Read 2 Chronicles 30:9 YLT in parallel  

2 Chronicles 30 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 30

Hezekiah's passover. (1-12) The passover celebrated. (13-20) The feast of unleavened bread. (21-27)

Verses 1-12 Hezekiah made Israel as welcome to the passover, as any of his own subjects. Let us yield ourselves unto the Lord. Say not, you will do what you please, but resolve to do what he pleases. We perceive in the carnal mind a stiffness, an obstinacy, an unaptness to compel with God; we have it from our fathers: this must be overcome. Those who, through grace, have turned to God themselves, should do all they can to bring others to him. Numbers will be scorners, but some will be humbled and benefited; perhaps where least expected. The rich mercy of God is the great argument by which to enforce repentance; the vilest who submit and yield themselves to the Lord, seek his grace, and give themselves to his service, shall certainly be saved. Oh that messengers were sent forth to carry these glad tidings to every city and every village, through every land!

Verses 13-20 The great thing needful in attendance upon God in solemn ordinances, is, that we make heart-work of it; all is nothing without this. Where this sincerity and fixedness of heart are, there may yet be many things short of the purification of the sanctuary. These defects need pardoning, healing grace; for omissions in duty are sins, as well as omissions of duty. If God should deal with us in strict justice, even as to the very best of our doings, we should be undone. The way to obtain pardon, is to seek it of God by prayer; it must be gotten by petition through the blood of Christ. Yet every defect is sin, and needs forgiveness; and should be matter to humble, but not to discourage us, though nothing can make up for the want of a heart prepared to seek the Lord.

Verses 21-27 Many prayers were put up to God with the peace-offerings. In these Israel looked to God as the God of their fathers, a God in covenant with them. There was also abundance of good preaching. The Levites read and explained the Scriptures. Faith cometh by hearing, and true religion preaching has abounded. They sang psalms every day: praising God should be much of our work in religious assemblies. Having kept the seven days of the feast in this religious manner, they had so much comfort in it, that they kept other seven days also. This they did with gladness. Holy duties should be done with holy gladness. And when sinners humble themselves before the Lord, they may expect gladness in his ordinances. Those who taste this happiness will not soon grow weary of it, but will be glad to prolong their enjoyment.

2 Chronicles 30 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 30

2 Chronicles 30:1-12 . HEZEKIAH PROCLAIMS A PASSOVER.

1-5. Hezekiah sent to all . . . Judah . . . to come to . . . Jerusalem, to keep the passover--This great religious festival had not been regularly observed by the Hebrews in their national capacity for a long time because of the division of the kingdom and the many disorders that had followed that unhappy event. Hezekiah longed extremely to see its observance revived; and the expression of his wishes having received a hearty response from the princes and chief men of his own kingdom, the preparatory steps were taken for a renewed celebration of the national solemnity.
letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh--The names of these leading tribes are used for the whole kingdom of Israel. It was judged impossible, however, that the temple, the priests, and people could be all duly sanctified at the usual time appointed for the anniversary, namely, the fourteenth day of the first month (Nisan). Therefore it was resolved, instead of postponing the feast till another year, to observe it on the fourteenth day of the second month; a liberty which, being in certain circumstances ( Numbers 9:6-13 ) granted to individuals, might, it was believed, be allowed to all the people. Hezekiah's proclamation was, of course, authoritative in his own kingdom, but it could not have been made and circulated in all the towns and villages of the neighboring kingdom without the concurrence, or at least the permission, of the Israelitish sovereign. Hoshea, the reigning king, is described as, though evil in some respects, yet more favorably disposed to religious liberty than any of his predecessors since the separation of the kingdom. This is thought to be the meaning of the mitigating clause in his character ( 2 Kings 17:2 ).

6. the posts--that is, runners, or royal messengers, who were taken from the king's bodyguard ( 2 Chronicles 23:1 2 Chronicles 23:2 ). Each, well mounted, had a certain number of miles to traverse. Having performed his course, he was relieved by another, who had to scour an equal extent of ground; so that, as the government messengers were despatched in all directions, public edicts were speedily diffused throughout the country. The proclamation of Hezekiah was followed by a verbal address from himself, piously urging the duty, and setting forth the advantages, of a return to the pure faith and institutions which God had delivered to their ancestors through Moses.
the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria--This implies that several expeditions against Israel had already been made by Assyrian invaders--by Pul ( 2 Kings 15:19 ), but none of the people were then removed; at a later period by Tiglath-pileser, when it appears that numbers among the tribes east of Jordan ( 1 Chronicles 5:26 ), and afterwards in the northern parts of Israel ( 2 Kings 15:20 ), were carried into foreign exile. The invasion of Shalmaneser cannot be alluded to, as it did not take place till the sixth year of Hezekiah's reign ( 2 Kings 17:6 , 18:9-12 ).

10-12. the posts passed from city to city--It is not surprising that after so long a discontinuance of the sacred festival, this attempt to revive it should, in some quarters, have excited ridicule and opposition. Accordingly, among the tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Zebulun, Hezekiah's messengers met with open insults and ill usage. Many, however, in these very districts, as well as throughout the kingdom of the ten tribes, generally complied with the invitation; while, in the kingdom of Judah, there was one unanimous feeling of high expectation and pious delight. The concourse that repaired to Jerusalem on the occasion was very great, and the occasion was ever after regarded as one of the greatest passovers that had ever been celebrated.

2 Chronicles 30:13-27 . THE ASSEMBLY DESTROYS THE ALTARS OF IDOLATRY.

14. they arose and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem--As a necessary preparation for the right observance of the approaching solemnity, the removal of the altars, which Ahaz had erected in the city, was resolved upon ( 2 Chronicles 28:24 ); for, as the people of God, the Hebrews were bound to extirpate all traces of idolatry; and it was a happy sign and pledge of the influence of the Spirit pervading the minds of the people when they voluntarily undertook this important preliminary work.

15. the priests and the Levites were ashamed--Though the Levites are associated in this statement, the priests were principally referred to; those of them who had been dilatory or negligent in sanctifying themselves ( 2 Chronicles 29:34 ) were put to the blush and stimulated to their duty by the greater alacrity and zeal of the people.

16-18. the priests sprinkled the blood, which they received of the hand of the Levites--This was a deviation from the established rules and practices in presenting the offerings of the temple. The reason was, that many present on the occasion having not sanctified themselves, the Levites slaughtered the paschal victims everyone that was unclean. At other times the heads of families killed the lambs themselves, the priests receiving the blood from their hands and presenting it on the altar. Multitudes of the Israelites, especially from certain tribes ( 2 Chronicles 30:18 ), were in this unsanctified state, and yet they ate the passover--an exceptional feature and one opposed to the law ( Numbers 9:6 ); but this exception was allowed in answer to Hezekiah's prayer ( 2 Chronicles 30:18-20 ).

20. the Lord . . . healed the people--We imagine the whole affair to have been the following: In consequence of their transgressions they had cause to fear disease and even death ( Leviticus 15:31 ). Hezekiah prayed for the nation, which was on the point of being diseased, and might therefore be regarded as sick already [BERTHEAU].

21-24. the children of Israel . . . kept the feast--The time appointed by the law for the continuance of the feast was seven days [ Exodus 12:15 , 13:6 , Leviticus 23:6 ]; but in consequence of its having been allowed to fall so long into desuetude, they doubled the period of celebration and kept it fourteen days with unabated satisfaction and joy. Materials for the additional sacrificial meals were supplied by the munificence of the king and the princes.

24. and a great number of priests sanctified themselves--so that there would be a sufficient number of hands for the additional services.