In the first year of Hezekiah’s reign, 
     in the first month, he opened 
the doors
     of the house of the Lord and repaired them.
 He 
brought in the priests and the Levites, and said,
     "Sanctify 
yourselves, sanctify the house of our
      God, and carry out the 
rubbish from the holy place.  
      Our fathers have turned their 
faces away from
      the dwelling place of the Lord, and turned  
      their backs on Him.  
 "Therefore He has given them up to 
trouble, to
      desolation, and to jeering, as you see with your 
eyes.
  Indeed, because of this our fathers have fallen by 
      the sword, and our sons, our daughters, and
      our wives 
are in captivity.

 "It is in my heart to make a covenant with the God

      of Israel.  
 My sons, do not be negligent, for the Lord has

     chosen you to stand before Him,
     and minister to Him." 

                                        --- II Chronicles 28:3-10