17 Since many in the crowd had not consecrated themselves, the Levites had to kill(A) the Passover lambs for all those who were not ceremonially clean and could not consecrate their lambs[a] to the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 30:17 Or consecrate themselves

18 Although most of the many people who came from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun had not purified themselves,(A) yet they ate the Passover, contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, “May the Lord, who is good, pardon everyone

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