The Meaning of 2 Chronicles 30:16 Explained

2 Chronicles 30:16

KJV: And they stood in their place after their manner, according to the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the blood, which they received of the hand of the Levites.

YLT: And they stand on their station according to their ordinance; according to the law of Moses the man of God the priests are sprinkling the blood out of the hand of the Levites,

Darby: And they stood in their place after their custom, according to the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the blood receiving it from the hand of the Levites.

ASV: And they stood in their place after their order, according to the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the blood which they received of the hand of the Levites.

What does 2 Chronicles 30:16 Mean?

Context Summary

2 Chronicles 30:13-27 - Whole-Hearted Seeking Of God
As necessary preliminary to the right observance of the approaching feast, the removal of the altars erected by Ahaz was resolved upon. The feast and its antitype can be observed only as the leaven of evil is put away, 1 Corinthians 5:7. So great was the zeal of the people, that it shamed the priests and Levites into a new earnestness. There were irregularities in the celebration, as, for instance, the Levites slaughtered the paschal victims for every one that had not passed through the usual process of ceremonial cleansing. But the intention of the crowds was right, and in answer to Hezekiah's prayer, no penalty was inflicted for these violations of the prescribed ritual. Another proof is thus afforded that the main thing with God is the attitude of the heart, Psalms 69:31.
When spiritual captivities are turned, there is an outburst of singing. Each great revival has had its Gregorian chants, its Luther's hymns, its Charles Wesley, its Havergal, its Sankey.
The immense numbers of slaughtered beasts were necessitated by the presence of vast multitudes of people, who needed to be supported while at Jerusalem. Only a small portion of the animal was presented on the altar, the remainder being eaten by the offerers. [source]

Chapter Summary: 2 Chronicles 30

1  Hezekiah proclaims a solemn passover on the second month for Judah and Israel
13  The assembly, having destroyed the altars of idolatry, keep the feast fourteen days
27  The priests and Levites bless the people

What do the individual words in 2 Chronicles 30:16 mean?

And they stood in their place according to their custom according to the Law of Moses the man of God the priests sprinkled - the blood [received] from the hand of the Levites
וַיַּֽעַמְד֤וּ עַל־ עָמְדָם֙ כְּמִשְׁפָּטָ֔ם כְּתוֹרַ֖ת מֹשֶׁ֣ה אִישׁ־ הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים הַכֹּֽהֲנִים֙ זֹרְקִ֣ים אֶת־ הַדָּ֔ם מִיַּ֖ד הַלְוִיִּֽם

וַיַּֽעַמְד֤וּ  And  they  stood 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Consecutive imperfect, third person masculine plural
Root: עָמַד  
Sense: to stand, remain, endure, take one’s stand.
עָמְדָם֙  their  place 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct, third person masculine plural
Root: עֹמֶד  
Sense: standing place.
כְּמִשְׁפָּטָ֔ם  according  to  their  custom 
Parse: Preposition-k, Noun, masculine singular construct, third person masculine plural
Root: מִשְׁפָּט  
Sense: judgment, justice, ordinance.
כְּתוֹרַ֖ת  according  to  the  Law 
Parse: Preposition-k, Noun, feminine singular construct
Root: תֹּורָה  
Sense: law, direction, instruction.
מֹשֶׁ֣ה  of  Moses 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: מֹשֶׁה  
Sense: the prophet and lawgiver, leader of the exodus.
אִישׁ־  the  man 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: אִישׁ 
Sense: man.
הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים  of  God 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine plural
Root: אֱלֹהִים  
Sense: (plural).
הַכֹּֽהֲנִים֙  the  priests 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine plural
Root: כֹּהֵן  
Sense: priest, principal officer or chief ruler.
זֹרְקִ֣ים  sprinkled 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Participle, masculine plural
Root: זָרַק 
Sense: to scatter, sprinkle, toss, throw, scatter abundantly, strew.
אֶת־  - 
Parse: Direct object marker
Root: אֹות 
Sense: sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative.
הַדָּ֔ם  the  blood  [received] 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: דָּם  
Sense: blood.
מִיַּ֖ד  from  the  hand 
Parse: Preposition-m, Noun, feminine singular construct
Root: יָד  
Sense: hand.
הַלְוִיִּֽם  of  the  Levites 
Parse: Article, Proper Noun, masculine plural
Root: לֵוִי  
Sense: the descendants of Levi, the 3rd son of Jacob by Leah.