2 Chronicles 30:19
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New International Version
who sets their heart on seeking God--the LORD, the God of their ancestors--even if they are not clean according to the rules of the sanctuary."

King James Bible
That prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.

Darby Bible Translation
that has directed his heart to seek God, Jehovah the God of his fathers, although not according to the purification of the sanctuary.

World English Bible
who sets his heart to seek God, Yahweh, the God of his fathers, even if they aren't clean according to the purification of the sanctuary."

Young's Literal Translation
who hath prepared his heart to seek God -- Jehovah, God of his fathers -- yet not according to the cleansing of the sanctuary;'

2 Chronicles 30:19 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A multitude of the people - had not cleansed themselves - As there were men from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, they were excusable, because they came from countries that had been wholly devoted to idolatry.

The good Lord pardon every one - "The Lord, who is good, have mercy on this people who err." - T.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


2 Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the groves out of the land...

2 Chronicles 20:33 However, the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts to the God of their fathers.

1 Samuel 7:3 And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If you do return to the LORD with all your hearts...

1 Chronicles 29:18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers...

Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

Job 11:13 If you prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward him;

Psalm 10:17 LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear:

Proverbs 23:26 My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.

though he be not

Leviticus 12:4 And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing...

Leviticus 15:31-33 Thus shall you separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that they die not in their uncleanness...

Leviticus 21:17-23 Speak to Aaron, saying, Whoever he be of your seed in their generations that has any blemish...

Leviticus 22:3-6 Say to them, Whoever he be of all your seed among your generations, that goes to the holy things...

Numbers 9:6 And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the passover on that day...

Numbers 19:13-20 Whoever touches the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifies not himself, defiles the tabernacle of the LORD...

A Loving Call to Reunion
'And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the Lord God of Israel. 2. For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month. 3. For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had not sanctified themselves sufficiently, neither had the people gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

In sharp contrast with the reckless rule of Ahaz was the reformation wrought during the prosperous reign of his son. Hezekiah came to the throne determined to do all in his power to save Judah from the fate that was overtaking the northern kingdom. The messages of the prophets offered no encouragement to halfway measures. Only by most decided reformation could be threatened judgments be averted. In the crisis, Hezekiah proved to be a man of opportunity. No sooner had he ascended the throne than he
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Genesis 1:21
So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

2 Chronicles 19:3
There is, however, some good in you, for you have rid the land of the Asherah poles and have set your heart on seeking God."

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