He in the first year of his reign, in the first month
And, as appears from ( 2 Chronicles 29:17 ) , on the first day of the month:
opened the doors of the house of the Lord;
which his father had shut, ( 2 Chronicles 28:24 )
and repaired them;
or strengthened them, the hinges, and other parts of them, being loosened and weakened; and ornamented them by overlaying them with gold, the plates of which very probably his father had taken off; for, certain it is, Hezekiah overlaid them, and very probably at this time, see ( 2 Kings 18:16 ) .