2 Chronicles 30:23
New International Version
The whole assembly then agreed to celebrate the festival seven more days; so for another seven days they celebrated joyfully.

New Living Translation
The entire assembly then decided to continue the festival another seven days, so they celebrated joyfully for another week.

English Standard Version
Then the whole assembly agreed together to keep the feast for another seven days. So they kept it for another seven days with gladness.

Berean Study Bible
The whole assembly agreed to observe seven more days, so they observed seven days with joy.

King James Bible
And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days with gladness.

New King James Version
Then the whole assembly agreed to keep the feast another seven days, and they kept it another seven days with gladness.

New American Standard Bible
Then the whole assembly decided to celebrate the feast another seven days, so they celebrated the seven days with joy.

NASB 1995
Then the whole assembly decided to celebrate the feast another seven days, so they celebrated the seven days with joy.

NASB 1977
Then the whole assembly decided to celebrate the feast another seven days, so they celebrated the seven days with joy.

Amplified Bible
Then the whole assembly decided to celebrate [the feast] for another seven days; and they celebrated it another seven days with joy.

Christian Standard Bible
The whole congregation decided to observe seven more days, so they observed seven days with joy,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The whole congregation decided to observe seven more days, so they observed seven days with joy,

American Standard Version
And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days; and they kept other'seven days with gladness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all the people of Israel were constrained to make seven extra days, and seven days of joy.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the congregation purposed together to keep other seven days: and they kept seven days with gladness.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone was so excited that they agreed to celebrate seven more days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it pleased the whole multitude to keep other seven days: which they did with great joy.

English Revised Version
And the whole congregation took counsel to keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days with gladness.

Good News Translation
they all decided to celebrate for another seven days. So they celebrated with joy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the whole assembly decided to celebrate the festival for seven more days. So they joyfully celebrated for seven more days.

International Standard Version
After this, the whole assembly agreed to celebrate for another seven days, and so they did—and they were very happy to do so!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the whole congregation took counsel to keep other seven days; and they kept other seven days with gladness.

Literal Standard Version
And all the assembly take counsel to keep [it] another seven days, and they keep [it for] seven days [with] joy;

NET Bible
The entire assembly then decided to celebrate for seven more days; so they joyfully celebrated for seven more days.

New Heart English Bible
The whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days; and they kept another seven days with gladness.

World English Bible
The whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days; and they kept [other] seven days with gladness.

Young's Literal Translation
And all the assembly take counsel to keep other seven days, and they keep seven days with joy;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hezekiah Celebrates the Passover
22And Hezekiah encouraged all the Levites who performed skillfully before the LORD. For seven days they ate their assigned portion, sacrificing fellowship offerings and giving thanks to the LORD, the God of their fathers. 23The whole assembly agreed to observe seven more days, so they observed seven days with joy. 24For Hezekiah king of Judah contributed a thousand bulls and seven thousand sheep for the assembly, and the officials contributed a thousand bulls and ten thousand sheep for the assembly, and a great number of priests consecrated themselves.…

Cross References
1 Kings 8:65
So at that time Solomon and all Israel with him--a great assembly of people from Lebo-hamath to the Brook of Egypt--kept the feast before the LORD our God for seven days and seven more days--fourteen days in all.

2 Chronicles 30:24
For Hezekiah king of Judah contributed a thousand bulls and seven thousand sheep for the assembly, and the officials contributed a thousand bulls and ten thousand sheep for the assembly, and a great number of priests consecrated themselves.


Treasury of Scripture

And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days with gladness.

took counsel

2 Chronicles 30:2
For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.

2 Chronicles 7:9
And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

1 Kings 8:65
And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days and seven days, even fourteen days.









(23) Took counsel.--Determined, the result of taking counsel (2Chronicles 30:2).

To keep.--Literally, to do or make.

Other seven days.--As a prolongation of the festivities. (Comp. 2Chronicles 7:9.)

With gladness.--Simh?h, an adverbial accusative. But some Hebrew MSS. express the with, as in 2Chronicles 7:10. The chronicler is fond of dwelling upon the joy of the ancient festivals, as though he would suggest greater whole-heartedness and magnificence to the people and princes of his own day.

Verse 23. - This and the following verso should read as one. Hezekiah no doubt wished, by prolonging the feast and the joy, to make the more lasting impression on the people and the more hopeful conversion of them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The whole
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

assembly
הַקָּהָ֔ל (haq·qā·hāl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

agreed
וַיִּוָּֽעֲצוּ֙ (way·yiw·wā·‘ă·ṣū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

to observe
לַעֲשׂ֕וֹת (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

seven
שִׁבְעַ֥ת (šiḇ·‘aṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

more
אֲחֵרִ֑ים (’ă·ḥê·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 312: Hinder, next, other

days,
יָמִ֖ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

so they observed
וַיַּֽעֲשׂ֥וּ (way·ya·‘ă·śū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

seven
שִׁבְעַת־ (šiḇ·‘aṯ-)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

days
יָמִ֖ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

with joy.
שִׂמְחָֽה׃ (śim·ḥāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8057: Blithesomeness, glee


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