2 Kings 12

1 Jehoash reigns well all the days of Jehoiada.

4 He gives order for the repair of the temple.

17 Hazael is diverted from Jerusalem by a present of the hallowed treasures.

19 Jehoash being slain, Amaziah succeeds him.

the seventh.

9:27; 11:1,3,4,21; 2Ch 24:1-14


11:2; 1Ch 3:11


14:3; 2Ch 24:2,17-22; 25:2; 26:4

14:4; 18:4; 1Ki 15:14; 22:43; 2Ch 31:4; Jer 2:20

A.M. 3148. B.C. 856. said to the priests.

22:4; 2Ch 29:4-11; 35:2

the money.

18; 1Ki 7:1; 1Ch 18:11; 2Ch 15:18; 31:12

dedicated things. or, holy things. Heb. holiness.

Le 5:15,16; 27:12-27,31

even the money.

22:4; Ex 30:12-16; 2Ch 24:9,10

that every may is set at. Heb. of the souls of hisestimation.

Le 27:2-8

and all the money.

Ex 25:1,2; 35:5,22,29; 36:3; 1Ch 29:3-9,17; Ezr 1:6; 2:69; 7:16

Ezr 8:25-28; Lu 21:4

cometh, etc. Heb. ascendeth upon the heart of a man.

Let the priests.

2Ch 24:5

let them repair.

12; 22:5,6; 1Ki 11:27; 2Ch 24:7; Isa 58:12

three and twentieth year. Heb. twentieth year and thirdyear. the priests.

1Sa 2:29,30; 2Ch 29:34; Isa 56:10-12; Mal 1:10; Php 2:21; 1Pe 5:2

king Jehoash.

2Ch 24:5,6-14


2; 11:4; 2Ch 23:1; 24:16

Why repair ye.

1Ch 21:3


took a chest.

2Ch 24:8-14; Mr 12:41


2Ch 24:10

the priests.

22:4; 23:4; 25:18; 1Ch 15:18,24; Jer 35:4; 52:24

door. Heb. threshold.

Ps 84:10; *marg:

the king's.

19:2; 22:3,12; 2Sa 8:17; 20:25

scribe. or, secretary. put up. Heb. bound up.


in bags.Sir J. Chardin informs us, "it is a custom of Persia always to seal up bags of money; and the money of the king's treasure is not told, but is received by bags sealed up." These are what are called in the East purses; each of which, as Maillet informs us, contains money to the amount of 1,500 livres, or about 63£. of our money. The money thus collected for the reparation of the temple, seems, in like manner, to have been reckoned in bags of equal value to each other; as we can scarcely imagine the placing it in bags would otherwise have been mentioned. The value of a Jewish purse is unknown; but the bags mentioned in ch. 5:23, amounted to a talent.

gave the money.

22:5,6; 2Ch 24:11,12; 34:9-11

laid it out. Heb. brought it forth.


1Ki 5:17,18; Ezr 3:7; 5:8; Lu 21:5

was laid out. Heb. went forth.

there were not.That is, there were no vessels made for the service of the temple till all the outward repairs were completed; but, when this was done, "they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels of gold and silver," (2 Ch 24:14,) to replace those which had been taken away by Athaliah and her sons.

2Ch 24:14


Nu 7:13,14; 1Ki 7:48-50; Ezr 1:9-11


Nu 10:2


they reckoned.


for they dealt.

2Ch 34:12; Ne 7:2; Mt 24:45; Lu 16:1,10,11; 1Co 4:2,3; 3Jo 1:5

trespass money.

Le 5:15-18; 7:7; Nu 5:8-10; 18:8,9; Ho 4:8

A.M. 3164. B.C. 840. Hazael.


against Gath.

1Sa 27:2; 1Ki 2:39,40; 1Ch 8:13; 18:1

set his face.

Jer 42:15; Lu 9:51,53

to Jerusalem.

2Ch 24:23,24

took all the hallowed.He dearly bought, by such unhallowed means, a peace which was of short duration; for the next year Hazael returned, and Jehoash having no more treasures, was obliged to hazard a battle, which he lost, and the principal part of his nobility, so that Judah was totally ruined, and Jehoash soon after slain in his bed by his own servants.

18:15,16; 1Ki 15:18; 2Ch 16:2

went away. Heb. went up.

the rest.

8:23; 1Ki 11:41; 14:19,29

his servants.

14:5; 2Ch 24:24,25; 25:27; 33:24

the house of Millo. or, Beth-millo.

Jud 9:6; 2Sa 5:9; 1Ki 11:27

Jozachar.This person is called Zabad in Chronicles, and Shimeath his mother is said to be an Ammonitess; and Jehozabad is said to be the son, not of Shomer, but of Shimrith, a Moabitess. Who the fathers of these two persons were we know not; they were probably foreigners and aliens. Some suppose that they belonged to the king's chamber, and therefore could have easy access to him.

2Ch 24:26

Zabad. Shomer.

2Ch 24:26

Shimrith. Amaziah his son.

2Ch 24:27
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