2 Kings 12


Joash Reigns in Judah

1[3in 5year 4the seventh 6of Jehu 2reigned 1Joash], and forty years he reigned in Jerusalem. And the name of his mother was Zibiah of Beer-sheba. 2And Joash did the upright thing before the  lord all the days which [4enlightened 5him 1Jehoiada 2the 3priest]. 3Only the high places he did not remove, and [5there 3still 1the 2people 4sacrificed], and burned incense in the high places. 4And Joash said to the priests, All the money of the holy things coming in as income into the house of the  lord, the money of the valuation of a man, the money of valuation of souls, all money what ever ascends upon the heart of a man to bring in the house of the  lord, 5let [3take it 4for themselves 1the 2priests]! every man from their sale, and they shall repair the breach of the house in all the places where ever [2should be found 3there 1a breach]. 6And it came to pass in the twentieth and third year of king Joash, [3did not 4repair 1that the 2priests] the breach of the house. 7And [4called 1Joash 2the 3king] Jehoiada the priest, and the priests, and he said to them, Why is it that [5was not repaired 1the 2breach 3of the 4house]? And now, do not take the money from your sales! for unto the breach of the house you shall appoint it. 8And [3joined in harmony 1the 2priests] to not take money from the people, and to not strengthen the breach of the house. 9And [4took 1Jehoiada 2the 3priest] [2chest 1one], and he made in it [2opening 1one], and he put it by the altar, at the right side of the ones entering of men into the house of the  lord. And [6gave 7there 1the 2priests 3guarding at 4the 5thresholds] all the money being carried into the house of the  lord. 10And it came to pass as they saw that there was much money in the chest, that [5ascended 1the 2scribe 3of the 4king], and the [2priest 1great], and they grasped and counted the money being found in the house of the  lord.

The House of The LORD Is Restored

11And they gave the money being prepared into the hands of the ones doing the works of the ones overseeing the house of the  lord. And they handed over to the fabricators of the wood items, and to the builders doing work in the house of the  lord, 12and to the stonemasons, and to the quarriers of the stones; to acquire wood and [2stones 1quarried], to repair the breach of the house of the  lord, for all as much as was spent upon the house to repair it. 13Only they were not to make for the house of the  lord [2doors 1silver], nails, bowls, and trumpets, or any [2item 1gold], or [2item 1silver] from out of the money being carried in the house of the  lord. 14For to the ones doing the works they gave it. And they repaired by it the house of the  lord. 15And they did not call into account the men to whom was given the money into their hands, to give to the ones doing the work; for [2in 3trust 1they were acting]. 16But money for a trespass offering, and money for a sin offering was not carried into the house of the  lord, for [2to the 3priests 1it was]. 17Then [4ascended up 1Hazael 2king 3of Syria], and waged war against Gath, and was first to take it. And Hazael arranged his face to ascend against Jerusalem. 18And [4took 1Joash 2king 3of Judah] all the holy things which Jehoshaphat sanctified, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, and his holy things, and all the gold being found in the treasuries of the house of the  lord, and of the house of the king, and sent them to Hazael king of Syria. And he ascended away from Jerusalem. 19And the rest of the words of Joash, and all as many things as he did, behold are not these written upon the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Judah?

Joash is Killed in a Conspiracy

20And [2rose up 1his servants], and they made a conspiracy; and they struck Joash in the house of Millo, the one in the descent to Silla. 21And Jozachar son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad son of Shomer, his servants struck him, and he died. And they entombed him with his fathers in the city of David. And [3reigned 1Amaziah 2his son] instead of him.
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