2 Chronicles 29:34

34 But there were too few priests to prepare all the burnt offerings. So their relatives the Levites helped them until the work was finished and more priests had been purified, for the Levites had been more conscientious about purifying themselves than the priests had been.

2 Chronicles 29:34 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 29:34

But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all
the burnt offerings
Take off the skins of them, which used to be done by the priests, ( Leviticus 1:6 ) , wherefore their brethren the Levites did help them till the work was
ended;
assisted in the flaying of the sacrifices, until they had gone through the service of this time, and the skins of all the sacrifices were flayed off: and until the other priests had sanctified themselves;
who had been negligent of it, or had defiled themselves by idolatry: for the Levites were more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than
the priests;
were more ready to do it, and did it with greater cheerfulness and good will; were not backward to do it, but did it at once.

2 Chronicles 29:34 In-Context

32 The people brought to the LORD 70 bulls, 100 rams, and 200 male lambs for burnt offerings.
33 They also brought 600 cattle and 3,000 sheep and goats as sacred offerings.
34 But there were too few priests to prepare all the burnt offerings. So their relatives the Levites helped them until the work was finished and more priests had been purified, for the Levites had been more conscientious about purifying themselves than the priests had been.
35 There was an abundance of burnt offerings, along with the usual liquid offerings, and a great deal of fat from the many peace offerings. So the Temple of the LORD was restored to service.
36 And Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced because of what God had done for the people, for everything had been accomplished so quickly.