|Overview - 2 Chronicles 29|
|1||Hezekiah's good reign.|
|3||He restores religion.|
|5||He exhorts the Levites.|
|12||They sanctify themselves, and cleanse the house of God ||20 ||Hezekiah offers solemn sacrifices, wherein the Levites are more forward than the priests. |
2 Chronicles 29:21 (King James Version)
And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of the LORD.
- they brought
- The law only required one bullock for the sins of the high priest, another for the sins of the people, and one he-goat for the sins of the prince: but Hezekiah offered many more, and the reason appears sufficiently evident: the law only speaks of the sins of ignorance, but here there were sins of every dye, idolatry, apostasy from the Divine worship, profanation of the temple, etc
- , etc. The sin offerings, we are informed, were offered, first, for the Kingdom, for the transgressions of the king and his family; secondly, for the sanctuary, which had been defiled and polluted; and for the priests, who had been profane, negligent, and unholy; and finally, for Judah, for the whole mass of the people, who had been led away into every kind of abomination by the above examples.
- Numbers 23:1 Numbers 23:14 Numbers 23:29 ; 1 Chronicles 15:26 ; Ezra 8:35 ; Job 42:8 ; Ezekiel 45:23
- a sin offering
- Leviticus 4:3-14 ; Numbers 15:22-24 ; 2 Corinthians 5:21