2 Chronicles 29:16

Overview - 2 Chronicles 29
Hezekiah's good reign.
He restores religion.
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.
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2 Chronicles 29:16  (King James Version)
And the priests went 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 Levites took it, to carry it out abroad into the brook Kidron.

the priests
The priests and Levites cleansed first the courts both of the priests and of the people. On this labour they spent eight days. Then they cleansed the interior of the temple; but, as the Levites had no right to enter the temple, the priests carried all the dirt and rubbish to the porch, whence they were collected by the Levites, carried away, and cast into the brook Kidron: in this work, eight more days were occupied; and thus the temple was purified in sixteen days.

the inner part
3:8 5:7 Exodus 26:33 Exodus 26:34 ; 1 Kings 6:19 1 Kings 6:20 ; Hebrews 9:2-8 Hebrews 9:23 Hebrews 9:24

all the uncleanness
Ezekiel 36:29 ; Matthew 21:12 Matthew 21:13 ; 23:27

15:16 2 Kings 23:4-6 ; John 18:1