For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassionbefore 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.
So the postspassed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn , and mocked them.
Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulunhumbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.12
Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them oneheart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD.13
And there assembled at Jerusalemmuchpeople to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the secondmonth, a verygreatcongregation.14
And they arose and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the altars for incense took they away , and cast them into the brookKidron.15
Then they killed the passover on the fourteenthday of the secondmonth: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed , and sanctified themselves, and brought in the burnt offerings into the house of the LORD.16
And they stood in their placea after their manner, according to the law of Moses the man of God: the priestssprinkled the blood, which they received of the hand of the Levites.17
For there were many in the congregation that were not sanctified : therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of the passovers for every one that was not clean, to sanctify them unto the LORD.18
For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh,Issachar, and Zebulun, had notcleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written . But Hezekiahprayed for them, saying , The goodLORDpardon every one
That prepareth his heart to seekGod, the LORDGod of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.