SEV Biblia, Chapter 30:18 Porque una gran multitud del pueblo de Efraín y Manasés, y de Isacar y Zabulón, no se habían purificado, y comieron la pascua no conforme a lo que está escrito. Mas Ezequías oró por ellos, diciendo: el SEÑOR, que es bueno, sea propicio a todo aquel que ha apercibido su corazón para buscar a Dios,
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 30:18 Verse 18. A multitude of the people-had not cleansed themselves] As there were men from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, they were excusable, because they came from countries that had been wholly devoted to idolatry.
The good Lord pardon every one] "The Lord, who is good, have mercy on this people who err." -T.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 18. For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun , etc.] All which were of the ten tribes, where idolatry had prevailed for a long time: had not cleansed themselves ; from impurity contracted by idolatry and other things: yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written ; because they ate it in their uncleanness, which was not according to the law, that required that such should be clean that ate of any holy things, (see John 18:28) but since these people came a great way off, and there was no deferring it to another month, the king chose rather they should be admitted to eat of it, though in their uncleanness: but Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, the good Lord pardon everyone ; God, who is gracious and merciful, and of his goodness, grace, and mercy, forgive such who, though ceremonially unclean, ate of the passover, and especially since they were sincere and cordial in their services; and therefore he hoped that this breach of the ceremonial law would not be laid to their charge. Goodness is such a well known attribute of God, that the very Heathens ascribe it to their deities; hence we read of a temple of the “good god”, the gods being the givers of good things to men; Jupiter, or Jove, the supreme god, is supposed to be meant f129 .
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 13-20 - The great thing needful in attendance upon God in solemn ordinances is, that we make heart-work of it; all is nothing without this. Wher this sincerity and fixedness of heart are, there may yet be many thing short of the purification of the sanctuary. These defects nee pardoning, healing grace; for omissions in duty are sins, as well a omissions of duty. If God should deal with us in strict justice, eve as to the very best of our doings, we should be undone. The way to obtain pardon, is to seek it of God by prayer; it must be gotten by petition through the blood of Christ. Yet every defect is sin, an needs forgiveness; and should be matter to humble, but not to discourage us, though nothing can make up for the want of a hear prepared to seek the Lord.
Original Hebrew כי 3588 מרבית 4768 העם 5971 רבת 7227 מאפרים 669 ומנשׁה 4519 ישׂשכר 3485 וזבלון 2074 לא 3808 הטהרו 2891 כי 3588 אכלו 398 את 853 הפסח 6453 בלא 3808 ככתוב 3789 כי 3588 התפלל 6419 יחזקיהו 2396 עליהם 5921 לאמר 559 יהוה 3068 הטוב 2896 יכפר 3722 בעד׃ 1157