Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites.—And Hezekiah asked the priests, &c. The construction is dārash ‘al. (Comp. 2Samuel 11:3; 1Samuel 28:7.) The king wished to know how it was the heaps of offerings were so large.2 Chronicles 31:9-10. Hezekiah questioned with the priests, &c. — How it came to pass that no more of their provision was spent, and that there remained yet such great heaps of it? The chief priest answered, Since the people began to bring the offerings — Which they did from the beginning of the harvest, according to the custom; we have had enough to eat — We have made use of all we had occasion for, for the maintenance of ourselves and families. And we have not hoarded these heaps for covetousness, but to show what plentiful provision God has made for us. For the Lord hath blessed his people — In an extraordinary degree.Then Hezekiah questioned with the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)Verse 9. - The questioning had no doubt to do with the subject how the superabundant contributions should be utilized or preserved. Numbers 28 and 29 the king gave from his possessions, which are enumerated in 2 Chronicles 32:27-29.
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