2 Chronicles 31

1 Now when all this was finished, all Yisrael that were present went out to the cities of Judah (Yehudah), and broke the pillars in pieces, and cut down the Asherim, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah (Yehudah) and Benjamin (Binyamin), in Efrayim also and Menashsheh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Yisrael returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.

2 And Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) appointed the courses of the priests (kohanim) and the Levites (Lewiyim) after their courses, every man according to his service, the priests (kohanim) and Levites (Lewiyim) for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the tents of יהוה.

3 He appointed also the king’s portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the Shabbats, and for the New Moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the Torah of יהוה.

4 Moreover he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) to give the portion of the priests (kohanim) and the Levites (Lewiyim), that they might be encouraged in the Torah of יהוה.

5 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Yisrael brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly.

6 And concerning the children of Yisrael and Judah (Yehudah), that dwelt in the cities of Judah (Yehudah), they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated unto יהוה their God (Elohim), and laid them by heaps.

7 In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month.

8 And when Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed יהוה, and His people Yisrael.

9 Then Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) questioned with the priests (kohanim) and the Levites (Lewiyim) concerning the heaps.

10 And Azaryahu the chief priest (kohen) of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, “Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of יהוה, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty; for יהוה hath blessed His people; and that which is left is this great store.”

11 Then Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) commanded to prepare chambers in the house of יהוה; and they prepared them,

12 And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated things faithfully, over which Konanyahu the Lewite was ruler, and Shimei his brother was the next.

13 And Yeiel, and Azazyahu, and Nahath, and Asahel, and Yerimot, and Yozavad, and Eliel, and Yismakhiyahu, and Mahath, and Benayah, were overseers under the hand of Konanyahu and Shimei his brother, at the commandment of Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) the king, and Azaryahu the ruler of the house of God (Elohim).

14 And Kore the son of Imnah the Lewite, the porter toward the east, was over the freewill offerings of God (Elohim), to distribute the oblations of יהוה, and the most holy things.

15 And next to him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Joshua (Yeshua), and Shema-yahu, Amaryahu, and Shekhanyahu, in the cities of the priests (kohanim), in their set office, to give to their brethren by courses, as well to the great as to the small.

16 Besides their genealogy of males, from three years old and upward, even unto every one that entereth into the house of יהוה, his daily portion for their service in their charges according to their courses;

17 Both to the genealogy of the priests (kohanim) by the house of their fathers, and the Levites (Lewiyim) from twenty years old and upward, in their charges by their courses;

18 And to the genealogy of all their little ones, their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, through all the congregation; for in their set office they sanctified themselves in holiness.

19 Also of the sons of Aaron (Aharon) the priests (kohanim), who were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every several city, the men that were expressed by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests (kohanim), and to all that were reckoned by genealogies among the Levites (Lewiyim).

20 And thus did Hezekiah (Chizkiyahu) throughout all Judah (Yehudah), and wrought that which was good and right and truth before יהוה his God (Elohim).

21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God (Elohim), and in the Torah, and in the commandments, to seek his God (Elohim), he did it with all his heart and prospered.