Then the king sent and convened all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem.
And the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.
Moreover as for me, Far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:
Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to he made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx-stones, and stones to be set, glittering stones, and of divers colors, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.
For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.
She hath done what she could: she is come beforehand to anoint my body to the burying.