2 Chronicles 29:33
And the consecrated things were six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)
(33) The consecrated things.—That is, the victims for the thank-offerings. (2Chronicles 35:13.)

2 Chronicles 29:33. The consecrated things were six hundred oven, &c. — That is, the offerings consecrated to God, besides the burnt-offerings already mentioned, namely, the peace-offerings and thank-offerings, the fat of which was burned upon the altar, and the flesh divided between the priests and the offerers. Of these there was a still greater number than of the burnt-offerings. Perhaps the remembrance of their sin in sacrificing on the high places, made them more willing to bring their sacrifices now to God’s altar.29:20-36 As soon as Hezekiah heard that the temple was ready, he lost no time. Atonement must be made for the sins of the last reign. It was not enough to lament and forsake those sins; they brought a sin-offering. Our repentance and reformation will not obtain pardon but in and through Christ, who was made sin, that is, a sin-offering for us. While the offerings were on the altar, the Levites sang. Sorrow for sin must not prevent us from praising God. The king and the congregation gave their consent to all that was done. It is not enough for us to be where God is worshipped, if we do not ourselves worship with the heart. And we should offer up our spiritual sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving, and devote ourselves and all we have, as sacrifices, acceptable to the Father only through the Redeemer.Hezekiah addresses, not the priests, but the congregation: "Now that by the atoning sacrifice which has been offered for you, you are consecrated once more to be a holy people to the Lord, approach with confidence and offer your free-will offerings as of old."

Burnt offerings - The term thus translated is applied especially to those victims which were to be wholly consumed upon the altar. In the "sacrifices," or peace offerings generally, and the "thank offerings" - a particular kind of peace offering Leviticus 7:12) - the greater part of the victim belonged to, and was consumed by, the worshipper. Hence, to offer "burnt offerings," was indicative of a "free heart."

31. Hezekiah … said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves unto the Lord, come near—This address was made to the priests as being now, by the sacrifice of the expiation offerings, anew consecrated to the service of God and qualified to resume the functions of their sacred office (Ex 28:41; 29:32).

the congregation brought in—that is, the body of civic rulers present.

i.e. All the offerings consecrated to God besides the burnt-offerings already mentioned. And the consecrated things,.... Which were devoted for peace offerings, of which the owners had a part: were six hundred oxen, and three thousand sheep; which was a much lesser number than what were offered upon occasion in the times of David and Solomon, the nation being poorer; and besides, these were only the oblation of two tribes, they of all Israel. And the {p} consecrated things were six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.

(p) That is, for the holy offerings.

EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)
33. the consecrated things] The term was applied (1) to gold and other valuables offered in the Temple; cp. 2 Chronicles 15:18; 1 Chronicles 13:8-11; (2) to those parts of the various sacrifices which were assigned to be eaten by the priests; Leviticus 21:22 (“the holy [bread]”); Leviticus 22:2-3; Leviticus 22:15 (“the holy things”). Here the reference is more general, i.e. to the thankofferings (2 Chronicles 29:35) themselves.Verse 33. - The consecrated things; Hebrew, הַקָּדַשִׁים. Not the word just discussed in ver. 31; these are the thank offering sacrifices. דויד כּלי are the musical instruments the use of which David introduced into the public worship; see 1 Chronicles 23:5. - The first clause, 2 Chronicles 29:27, "And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt-offering upon the altar," is repeated from 2 Chronicles 29:21 to form a connection for what follows: "At the time when the sacrificial act began, the song of Jahve commenced," i.e., the praising of Jahve by song and instrumental music (יהוה שׁיר equals ליהוה שׁיר, 1 Chronicles 25:7), and (the blowing) of trumpets, "and that under the leading (ידי על) of the instruments of David." This is to be understood as denoting that the blowing of the trumpets regulated itself by the playing of the stringed instruments-suited itself to the song and the music of the stringed instruments.
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