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seventh year of Jehu Jehoash began to reign; and forty years reigned he in
Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba.
And Jehoash did that which was right in
the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed
But the high
places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in
the high places.
Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the dedicated things that is
brought into the house of the LORD, even the money of every one that passeth
the account, the money that every man is set at, and all the money that cometh
into any man's heart to bring into the house of the LORD,
Let the priests take it to them, every
man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the breaches of the house,
wheresoever any breach shall be found.
But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of
king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.
Then king Jehoash called for
Jehoiada the priest, and the other priests, and said unto them, Why repair ye
not the breaches of the house? now therefore receive no more money of your
acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house.
And the priests consented to receive no
more money of the people, neither to repair the breaches of the house.
But Jehoiada the priest took a
chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the
right side as one cometh into the house of the LORD: and the priests that kept
the door put therein all the money that was brought into the house of the
And it was so,
when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king's scribe
and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags, and told the money that
was found in the house of the LORD.
And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of them that
did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they laid it
out to the carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the
And to masons,
and hewers of stone, and to buy timber and hewed stone to repair the breaches
of the house of the LORD, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair
were not made for the house of the LORD bowls of silver, snuffers, basins,
trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money that was
brought into the house of the LORD:
But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired therewith the
house of the LORD.
Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the
money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully.
The trespass money and sin money was
not brought into the house of the LORD: it was the priests'.
Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and
fought against Gath, and took it: and Hazael set his face to go up to
Jehoash king of Judah took all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and
Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own
hallowed things, and all the gold that was found in the treasures of the house
of the LORD, and in the king's house, and sent it to Hazael king of Syria: and
he went away from Jerusalem.
And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, are they not
written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
And his servants arose, and made a
conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to
the son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, smote him,
and he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and
Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.
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