And of the sons of Elizaphan;Shimri, and Jeiel: and of the sons of Asaph;Zechariah, and Mattaniah:14
And of the sons of Heman;Jehiel, and Shimei: and of the sons of Jeduthun;Shemaiah, and Uzziel.15
And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and came , according to the commandment of the king, by the wordsa of the LORD, to cleanse the house of the LORD.16
And the priestswent into the inner part of the house of the LORD, to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the LORD into the court of the house of the LORD. And the Levitestook it, to carry it outabroad into the brookKidron.17
Now they began on the first day of the firstmonth to sanctify , and on the eighthday of the monthcame they to the porch of the LORD: so they sanctified the house of the LORD in eightdays; and in the sixteenthday of the firstmonth they made an end .
Then they wentin to Hezekiah the king, and said , We have cleansed all the house of the LORD, and the altar of burnt offering, with all the vessels thereof, and the shewbreadtable, with all the vessels thereof.
Moreover all the vessels, which kingAhaz in his reign did cast away in his transgression, have we prepared and sanctified , and, behold, they are before the altar of the LORD.20
Then Hezekiah the king rose early , and gathered the rulers of the city, and went up to the house of the LORD.21
And they broughtsevenbullocks, and sevenrams, and sevenlambs, and sevenhegoats, 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.22
So they killed the bullocks, and the priestsreceived the blood, and sprinkled it on the altar: likewise, when they had killed the rams, they sprinkled the blood upon the altar: they killed also the lambs, and they sprinkled the blood upon the altar.23
And they brought forthb the he goats for the sin offeringbefore the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon them: