Early the next morning King Hezekiah gathered the city officials and went to the Temple of the .
They brought seven bulls, seven rams, and seven male lambs as a burnt offering, together with seven male goats as a sin offering for the kingdom, for the Temple, and for Judah. The king commanded the priests, who were descendants of Aaron, to sacrifice the animals on the altar of the .
So they killed the bulls, and the priests took the blood and sprinkled it on the altar. Next they killed the rams and sprinkled their blood on the altar. And finally, they did the same with the male lambs.
The male goats for the sin offering were then brought before the king and the assembly of people, who laid their hands on them.
The priests then killed the goats as a sin offering and sprinkled their blood on the altar to make atonement for the sins of all Israel. The king had specifically commanded that this burnt offering and sin offering should be made for all Israel.
King Hezekiah then stationed the Levites at the Temple of the with cymbals, lyres, and harps. He obeyed all the commands that the had given to King David through Gad, the king’s seer, and the prophet Nathan.
The Levites then took their positions around the Temple with the instruments of David, and the priests took their positions with the trumpets.
Then Hezekiah ordered that the burnt offering be placed on the altar. As the burnt offering was presented, songs of praise to the were begun, accompanied by the trumpets and other instruments of David, the former king of Israel.
The entire assembly worshiped the as the singers sang and the trumpets blew, until all the burnt offerings were finished.
Then the king and everyone with him bowed down in worship.
King Hezekiah and the officials ordered the Levites to praise the with the psalms written by David and by Asaph the seer. So they offered joyous praise and bowed down in worship.