Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel.
To the house
2 Chronicles 11:13
And the priests and Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him, out of all their coasts.
2 Chronicles 30:10
And the posts went from city to city throughout the land of Ephraim and Manasseh and even unto Zebulun. But they laughed them to scorn and mocked them.
2 Chronicles 25:7
But there came a man of God to him and said, "King, let not the army of Israel go with thee: for the LORD is not with Israel neither with any of the house of Ephraim.
2 Chronicles 35:6
and kill Passover; sanctify and prepare your brethren that they may do according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses."
They are not minded to turn unto their God, for they have an whorish heart, so that they cannot know the LORD.
Therefore must Ephraim be mixed among the Heathen. Ephraim is become like a cake that no man turneth:
What great things have I given thee, O Ephraim? How faithfully have I defended thee, O Israel? Have I dealt with thee as with Adam? Or have I entreated thee like Zeboim? No, my heart is otherwise minded. Yea, my mercy is to fervent:
To the house
Thou shalt therefore offer Passover unto the LORD thy God, and sheep and oxen in the place which the LORD shall choose to make his name dwell there.