2 Chronicles 31
1 Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of
Judah and broke the sacred pillars in pieces, chopped down the groves, and threw down
the high places and the altars; from all Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh; until
they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned to their own
cities, each to his possession.
2 And Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests and the Levites according to their
divisions, each man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and
peace offerings, to serve, to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the camp of Jehovah.
3 The king also appointed a portion of his possessions for the burnt offerings: for the
morning and evening burnt offerings, the burnt offerings for the Sabbaths and the new
moons and the set feasts, as it is written in the Law of Jehovah.
4 Moreover he commanded the people who dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion for the
priests and the Levites, that they might grow strong in the Law of Jehovah.
5 As soon as the word spread, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of
grain and wine, oil and honey, and of all the produce of the field; and they brought in
abundantly the tithe of everything.
6 And the children of Israel and Judah, who dwelt in the cities of Judah, brought the tithe
of oxen and sheep; also the tithe of holy things which were consecrated to Jehovah their
God they laid in heaps upon heaps.
7 In the third month they began laying them in heaps, and they finished in the seventh
8 And when Hezekiah and the rulers came and saw the heaps, they blessed Jehovah and
His people Israel.
9 And Hezekiah questioned the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps.
10 And Azariah the chief priest, from the house of Zadok, answered him and said, Since
the people began to bring the offerings into the house of Jehovah, we have had enough to
eat and have plenty left, for Jehovah has blessed His people; and what is left is this great
11 And Hezekiah commanded them to prepare rooms in the house of Jehovah, and they
12 And they faithfully brought in the offerings, the tithes, and the consecrated things;
Cononiah the Levite had charge of them, and Shimei his brother was next.
13 Jehiel, Azaziah, Nahath, Asahel, Jerimoth, Jozabad, Eliel, Ismachiah, Mahath, and
Benaiah were overseers under the hand of Cononiah and Shimei his brother, at the
appointment of Hezekiah the king and Azariah the ruler of the house of God.
14 Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the keeper of the east gate, was over the freewill
offerings to God, to distribute the offerings of Jehovah and the set apart, holy things.
15 And under him were Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah,
trusted in the cities of the priests, to distribute to the divisions by the hand of their brethren,
to the great as well as the small.
16 Besides those males from three years old and up who were reckoned by genealogy,
they distributed to everyone who entered the house of Jehovah his portion day by day for
the service of his charge, according to his division,
17 and to the priests who were reckoned by genealogy according to their father's house,
and to the Levites from twenty years old and up according to their charge, by their
18 and to all who were reckoned by genealogy; their little ones and their wives, their sons
and daughters, the whole company of them; for in their faithfulness they sanctified
themselves in holiness.
19 Also for the sons of Aaron the priests, who were in the fields of the common lands of
their cities, in each city, there were men who were designated by name to distribute
portions to all the males among the priests and to all who were reckoned by genealogy
among the Levites.
20 Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true
before Jehovah his God.
21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the Law and in
the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.