20 The Spirit of God took control of[a](A) Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood above the people and said to them, “This is what God says, ‘Why are you transgressing the Lord’s commands and you do not prosper?(B) Because you have abandoned the Lord, He has abandoned you.’”(C) 21 But they conspired against him and stoned him at the king’s command in the courtyard of the Lord’s temple.(D) 22 King Joash didn’t remember the kindness that Zechariah’s father Jehoiada had extended to him, but killed his son. While he was dying, he said, “May the Lord see and demand(E) an account.”

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 24:20 Lit God clothed Himself with; Jdg 6:34; 1Ch 12:18

35 But the farmers took his slaves, beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.(A)

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15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.

“Therefore, what will the owner of the vineyard do to them?

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