2 Chronicles 31:8
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New International Version
When Hezekiah and his officials came and saw the heaps, they praised the LORD and blessed his people Israel.

King James Bible
And when Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed the LORD, and his people Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, and they blessed Jehovah, and his people Israel.

World English Bible
When Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed Yahweh, and his people Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And Hezekiah and the heads come in and see the heaps, and bless Jehovah and His people Israel,

2 Chronicles 31:8 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In the third month - "The month Sivan; the seventh, Tisri." - Targum.

The heaps - The vast collections of grain which they had from the tithes over and above their own consumption; see 2 Chronicles 31:10.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

blessed

Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

Judges 5:9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless you the LORD.

1 Kings 8:14,15 And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;)...

1 Chronicles 29:10-20 Why David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be you, LORD God of Israel our father...

Ezra 7:27 Blessed be the LORD God of our fathers, which has put such a thing as this in the king's heart...

2 Corinthians 8:16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

Philippians 4:10,19 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me has flourished again; wherein you were also careful...

1 Thessalonians 3:9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy with which we joy for your sakes before our God;

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

and his people

2 Chronicles 6:3 And the king turned his face, and blessed the whole congregation of Israel: and all the congregation of Israel stood.

Genesis 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

2 Samuel 6:18 And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings...

1 Kings 8:55 And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,

Library
Reform
Now there are three effects which ought always to follow our solemn assembly upon the Lord's day, especially when we gather in such a number as the present, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving. We should go home and first break our false gods; next, cut down the very groves in which we have been wont to delight, and after that break the altars which though dedicated to the God of Israel, are not according to Scripture, and therefore ought to be broken down, albeit, they be even dedicated to the true
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

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
Deuteronomy 33:29
Blessed are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights."

2 Chronicles 31:7
They began doing this in the third month and finished in the seventh month.

2 Chronicles 31:9
Hezekiah asked the priests and Levites about the heaps;

Psalm 33:12
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.

Psalm 144:15
Blessed is the people of whom this is true; blessed is the people whose God is the LORD.

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