2 Chronicles 35:7
And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all for the passover offerings, for all that were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these were of the king's substance.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)
(7-9) The king and the grandees present the victims. (Comp. 2Chronicles 30:24.)

(7) Josiah gave.—As in 2Chronicles 30:24, presented as a heave-offering.

To the people.To the sons of the people; i.e., the laity.

Of the flock.—Literally, small cattle, to wit, lambs and sons of goats.

All for the passover offeringsi.e., the thirty thousand small cattle.

Three thousand bullocks.—For the peace-offerings and the sacrificial feasting (2Chronicles 35:13).

The king’s substance.2Chronicles 31:3; 2Chronicles 32:29.

35:1-19 The destruction Josiah made of idolatry, was more largely related in the book of Kings. His solemnizing the passover is related here. The Lord's supper resembles the passover more than any other of the Jewish festivals; and the due observance of that ordinance, is a proof of growing piety and devotion. God alone can truly make our hearts holy, and prepare them for his holy services; but there are duties belonging to us, in doing which we obtain this blessing from the Lord.See the marginal references and note.7. Josiah gave to the people … lambs and kids—These were in all probability destined for the poor; a lamb or a kid might be used at convenience (Ex 12:5).

and … bullocks—which were offered after the lambs on each of the successive days of the feast.

Lambs and kids, for either of these might be used for the paschal-offering, Exodus 12:5.

Three thousand bullocks, which were to be offered after the lambs, upon the several days of the feast of unleavened bread. And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all for the passover offerings,.... Which be either lambs or kids of the goats, Exodus 12:5, for all that were present, to the number of 30,000; that is, 30,000 lambs or kids, which would serve 30,000 families:

and three thousand bullocks; these were for the "chagigah" or feast, kept on the day following the passover:

these were of the king's substance; taken out of his flocks and herds, or bought with his money, and liberally given to the people, to such poor families as could not afford well to be at the expense of such a festival.

And Josiah gave to the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all for the passover offerings, for all that were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks: these were of the king's substance.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)
7. gave] R.V. mg., gave for offerings; cp. 2 Chronicles 30:24, (R.V.) where it is said that Hezekiah did the same at his great Passover.

to the people] R.V. to the children of the people (as in 2 Chronicles 35:5, see note).

for all] R.V. unto all.Verse 7. - Lambs... kids... bullocks. The variety of sacrificial offerings is specifically noticed in our ver. 13. While kids ("Ye shall take it out from the sheep or from the goats," Exodus 12:5) as well as lambs answered for the Paschal feast, the bullocks served for "burnt" and "peace offerings" (Numbers 28:16-25). 2 Chronicles 35:1 contains the superscription-like statement, that Josiah held a passover to the Lord; and they held the passover in the 14th day of the first month, consequently at the time fixed in the law. It happened otherwise under Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 30:2, 2 Chronicles 30:13, and 2 Chronicles 30:15). With 2 Chronicles 35:2 commences the description of the festival: and first we have the preparations, the appointment of the priests and Levites to perform the various services connected with the festival (2 Chronicles 35:2-6), and the procuring of the necessary beasts for sacrifice (2 Chronicles 35:10-15); then the offering of the sacrifices and the preparation of the meals (2 Chronicles 35:10-15); and finally the characterization of the whole festival (2 Chronicles 35:16-19).
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