2 Chronicles 30:2
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New International Version
The king and his officials and the whole assembly in Jerusalem decided to celebrate the Passover in the second month.

King James Bible
For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king took counsel, and his princes, and the whole congregation in Jerusalem, to hold the passover in the second month.

World English Bible
For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the assembly in Jerusalem, to keep the Passover in the second month.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king taketh counsel, and his heads, and all the assembly in Jerusalem, to make the passover in the second month,

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

In the second month - In Ijar, as they could not celebrate it in Nisan, the fourteenth of which month was the proper time. But as they could not complete the purgation of the temple, till the sixteenth of that month, therefore they were obliged to hold it now, or else adjourn it till the next year, which would have been fatal to that spirit of reformation which had now taken place. The law itself had given permission to those who were at a distance, and could not attend to the fourteenth of the first month, and to those who were accidentally defiled, and ought not to attend, to celebrate the passover on the fourteenth of the second month; see Numbers 9:10, Numbers 9:11. Hezekiah therefore, and his counsellors, thought that they might extend that to the people at large, because of the delay necessarily occasioned by the cleansing of the temple, which was granted to individuals in such cases as the above, and the result showed that they had not mistaken the mind of the Lord upon the subject.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the king

2 Chronicles 13:1-3 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah...

Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.

in the second month In Ijar, as they could not celebrate in Nisan, the

14th of which month was the proper time. But Hezekiah and his counsellors justly concluded, that the regulation of the

14th day of the second month, which had been made for individuals who were hindered from eating the passover at the appointed season, might in their present circumstances be extended to the people at large.

Numbers 9:10,11 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body...

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'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

Hezekiah
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
Numbers 9:10
"Tell the Israelites: 'When any of you or your descendants are unclean because of a dead body or are away on a journey, they are still to celebrate the LORD's Passover,

Numbers 9:11
but they are to do it on the fourteenth day of the second month at twilight. They are to eat the lamb, together with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

2 Chronicles 30:1
Hezekiah sent word to all Israel and Judah and also wrote letters to Ephraim and Manasseh, inviting them to come to the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem and celebrate the Passover to the LORD, the God of Israel.

2 Chronicles 30:13
A very large crowd of people assembled in Jerusalem to celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread in the second month.

2 Chronicles 30:15
They slaughtered the Passover lamb on the fourteenth day of the second month. The priests and the Levites were ashamed and consecrated themselves and brought burnt offerings to the temple of the LORD.

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