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Messengers[a] delivered the letters from the king and his officials throughout Israel and Judah.

This royal edict read:[b] “O Israelites, return to the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, so he may return[c] to you who have been spared from the kings of Assyria.[d]

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  1. 2 Chronicles 30:6 tn Heb “the runners.”
  2. 2 Chronicles 30:6 tn Heb “and according to the command of the king, saying.”
  3. 2 Chronicles 30:6 tn The jussive with vav conjunctive indicates purpose/result after the preceding imperative.
  4. 2 Chronicles 30:6 tn Heb “to the survivors who are left to you from the palm of the kings of Assyria.”