2 Chronicles 29:31

31 Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated[a]* yourselves unto the LORD, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the LORD. And the congregation brought in sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many as were of a free heart burnt offerings.

2 Chronicles 29:31 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 29:31

Then Hezekiah answered and said
Or proceeded to say, as follows: now ye have consecrated yourselves unto the Lord;
having entered anew on the performance of their office, filling their hands with sacrifices, as the words signify: come near, and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of
the Lord;
which the people were to put into their hands to offer for them: and the congregation brought in sacrifices and thank offerings;
peace offerings, part of which the offerers had to feast on with their friends so expressing their joy and thankfulness on this occasion: and as many as were of a free heart burnt offerings;
of which they had no share, but were wholly the Lord's; and which was a greater proof of their liberality, and so of their sincere and cordial thankfulness.

2 Chronicles 29:31 In-Context

29 And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped.
30 Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the LORD with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped.
31 Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves unto the LORD, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the LORD. And the congregation brought in sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many as were of a free heart burnt offerings.
32 And the number of the burnt offerings, which the congregation brought, was threescore and ten bullocks, an hundred rams, and two hundred lambs: all these were for a burnt offering to the LORD.
33 And the consecrated things were six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. consecrated...: or, filled your hand