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2nd Chronicles 23

The Second Book of the Chronicles

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Chapter 24


Joash was seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Zibiah of Beersheba.


And Joash did that which was right in the sight of YHVH all the days of Jehoiada the priest.


And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begat sons and daughters.


And it came to pass after this, that Joash was minded to repair the house of YHVH.


And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, Go out unto the cities of Judah, and gather of all Israel money to repair the house of your ELOHIYM from year to year, and see that ye hasten the matter. Howbeit the Levites hastened it not.


And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the collection, according to the commandment of Moses the servant of YHVH, and of the congregation of Israel, for the tabernacle of witness?


For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of ELOHIYM; and also all the dedicated things of the house of YHVH did they bestow upon Baalim.


And at the king's commandment they made a chest, and set it without at the gate of the house of YHVH.


And they made a proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem, to bring in to YHVH the collection that Moses the servant of ELOHIYM laid upon Israel in the wilderness.


And all the princes and all the people rejoiced, and brought in, and cast into the chest, until they had made an end.


Now it came to pass, that at what time the chest was brought unto the king's office by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, the king's scribe and the high priest's officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to his place again. Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance.


And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of YHVH, and hired masons and carpenters to repair the house of YHVH, and also such as wrought iron and brass to mend the house of YHVH.


So the workmen wrought, and the work was perfected by them, and they set the house of ELOHIYM in his state, and strengthened it.


And when they had finished it, they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels for the house of YHVH, even vessels to minister, and to offer withal, and spoons, and vessels of gold and silver. And they offered burnt offerings in the house of YHVH continually all the days of Jehoiada.


But Jehoiada waxed old, and was full of days when he died; an hundred and thirty years old was he when he died.


And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward ELOHIYM, and toward his house.


Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.


And they left the house of YHVH ELOHIYM of their fathers, and served groves and idols: and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass.


Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto YHVH; and they testified against them: but they would not give ear.


And the Spirit of ELOHIYM came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith ELOHIYM, Why transgress ye the commandments of YHVH, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken YHVH, he hath also forsaken you.


And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of YHVH.


Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he said, YHVH look upon it, and require it.


And it came to pass at the end of the year, that the host of Syria came up against him: and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people, and sent all the spoil of them unto the king of Damascus.


For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and YHVH delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken YHVH ELOHIYM of their fathers. So they executed judgment against Joash.


And when they were departed from him, (for they left him in great diseases,) his own servants conspired against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his bed, and he died: and they buried him in the city of David, but they buried him not in the sepulchres of the kings.


And these are they that conspired against him; Zabad the son of Shimeath an Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith a Moabitess.


Now concerning his sons, and the greatness of the burdens laid upon him, and the repairing of the house of ELOHIYM, behold, they are written in the story of the book of the kings. And Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.

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