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Verses of 2 Chronicles 30

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2 Chronicles 30:17 Commentary - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

That were not sanctified; that had more desire to come to the passover, than care and diligence to cleanse and prepare themselves for it. Now these persons were either,

1. The priests, who were before taxed with uncleanness and unpreparedness. Or rather,

2. The people, as is implied in the word

congregation, and expressed in the next verse, and confirmed by the reason here following.

The Levites had the charge of the killing, because many of the people were unclean, and therefore many more sacrifices were to be offered for their purification than the priests could kill. Of the passovers, i.e. either,

1. The paschal lambs: which the Levites here offered, because of the impurity of many of the masters of families, who otherwise, as some think, should have killed the paschal lambs in their own houses, Exo 12:3. Or,

2. The other sacrifices which accompanied the passover, which also are called by the same name, as is evident from Deu 16:2,3, where See Poole "Deu 16:2", See Poole "Deu 16:3"; which the Levites here killed for the reason now mentioned.

For every one that was not clean; so far as they could make any discovery of their uncleanness, either by their own confession, or otherwise. But there were many whose uncleannesses were not known, and therefore did not cleanse themselves, as is said, 2Ch 30:18, as they ought to have done.

Verses of 2 Chronicles 30

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Consult other comments:

2 Chronicles 30:17 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

2 Chronicles 30:17 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

2 Chronicles 30:17 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

2 Chronicles 30:17 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

2 Chronicles 30:17 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

2 Chronicles 30:17 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

2 Chronicles 30:17 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

2 Chronicles 30:17 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Chronicles 30:17 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole