The Levites stood with 1the instruments of David, 2and the priests with the trumpets.
Then Hezekiah commanded that the burnt offering be offered on the altar. And when the burnt offering began, 3the song to the LORD began also, and the trumpets, accompanied by the instruments of David king of Israel.
The whole assembly worshiped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded. All this continued until the burnt offering was finished.
When the offering was finished, 4the king and all who were present with him bowed themselves and worshiped.
And Hezekiah the king and the officials commanded the Levites to sing praises to the LORD with the words of David and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed down and worshiped.
Then Hezekiah said, 5"You have now consecrated yourselves toa the LORD. Come near; bring sacrifices and thank offerings to the house of the LORD." And the assembly brought sacrifices and thank offerings, and all who were 6of a willing heart brought burnt offerings.
The number of the burnt offerings that the assembly brought was 70 bulls, 100 rams, and 200 lambs; all these were for a burnt offering to the LORD.
And the consecrated offerings were 600 bulls and 3,000 sheep.
But the priests were too few and could not flay all the burnt offerings, so until other priests had consecrated themselves, 7their brothers the Levites helped them, until the work was finished--8for the Levites were more upright in heart than the priests in consecrating themselves.
Besides the great number of burnt offerings, there was 9the fat of the peace offerings, and there were 10the drink offerings for the burnt offerings. Thus the service of the house of the LORD was restored.
And Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced because God had prepared for the people, for the thing came about suddenly.