Now when all this was finished, all Israelthatwerepresentwent out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threwdown the highplaces and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraimalso and Manasseh, untilthey had utterlydestroyedthem all. Then all the children of Israelreturned, every man to his possession, intotheir own cities.
And Hezekiahappointed the courses of the priests and the Levitesaftertheircourses, every man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burntofferings and for peaceofferings, to minister, and to givethanks, and to praise in the gates of the tents of the LORD.
He appointedalso the king’sportion of his substance for the burntofferings, to wit, for the morning and eveningburntofferings, and the burntofferings for the sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the law of the LORD.
And as soon as the commandmentcameabroad, the children of Israelbrought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all thingsbroughtthey in abundantly.
And concerning the children of Israel and Judah, thatdwelt in the cities of Judah, theyalsobrought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holythingswhichwereconsecratedunto the LORDtheir God, and laidthem by heaps.
And Azariah the chiefpriest of the house of Zadokanswered him, and said, Since the peoplebegan to bring the offeringsinto the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and haveleftplenty: for the LORDhathblessed his people; and thatwhich is left is thisgreatstore.
And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, and Asahel, and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and Eliel, and Ismachiah, and Mahath, and Benaiah, wereoverseersunder the hand of Cononiah and Shimei his brother, at the commandment of Hezekiah the king, and Azariah the ruler of the house of God.
And next him wereEden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their set office, to give to theirbrethren by courses, as well to the great as to the small:
Also of the sons of Aaron the priests, whichwere in the fields of the suburbs of theircities, in everyseveralcity, the men thatwereexpressed by name, to giveportions to all the malesamong the priests, and to all thatwerereckoned by genealogiesamong the Levites.