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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Chronicles 31

Verse 1

when. After, not before. All true reformation begins within and works outward. Compare Philippians 1:2 , Philippians 1:12 , Philippians 1:13 .

all Israel. See note on 2 Chronicles 30:1 .

present = found.

cities. Jerusalem had been cleansed before the passover. Compare 2 Chronicles 30:14 .

groves = the 'Asherim. App-42 .

children = sons.

Verse 2

the courses of the priests. 1 Chronicles 24:26 .

Verse 3

the king's portion. Compare 2 Chronicles 32:27-29 and Numbers 18:0 ; Numbers 28:0 ; and Numbers 29:0 .

written in the law. See App-47 .

Verse 6

tithe. Authorized Version, 1611, read "tithes" (plural)

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

by heaps. Hebrew "heaps, heaps" = great heaps. Figure of speech Epizeuxis.

Verse 7

third . . . seventh: i.e. Sivan, Thammuz, Ah, Elul, Ethanim.

to lay the foundation: i.e. to begin to build up the heaps.

Verse 11

chambers = storehouses.

Verse 12

offerings = heave offerings. See note on Exodus 29:27 , and App-43 .

dedicated = holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 .

Verse 13

God. Hebrew. Elohim. (with Art.) = the [true] God.

Verse 14

toward the east. Compare 1 Chronicles 9:18 .

oblations = heave offerings, as in 2 Chronicles 31:12 .

the most holy things. Compare Leviticus 2:3 ; Leviticus 6:17 , Leviticus 6:25 , Leviticus 6:29 .

Verse 15

Eden. Compare 2 Chronicles 29:12 .

set office = office of trust.

Verse 16

according to. Some codices, with seven early printed editions, read "in".

Verse 17

by. Some codices, with one early printed edition, read "according to".

Verse 18

congregation = assembly. See note on Genesis 28:3 .

sanctified themselves in holiness: or, devoted themselves [as] a holy body. See note on Exodus 3:6 .

Verse 19

priests. Some codices, with Syriac, read "priest".

were reckoned by genealogies: or, registered themselves.

Verse 21

And. A special various reading called Sevir ( App-34 ) omits "And".

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 31". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-chronicles-31.html. 1909-1922.