12 In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash[a] began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 12:1 Jehoash is an alternate spelling of Joash (son of Ahaziah) as in 11:2; also verses 2, 4, 6, 7, 18

And Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord all his days, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

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Nevertheless, (A)the high places were not taken away; the people continued to sacrifice and make offerings on the high places.

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Jehoash Repairs the Temple

Jehoash said to the priests, “All the money of the holy things (A)that is brought into the house of the Lord, the money for which each man is assessed—the money from the assessment of persons—and (B)the money that a man's heart prompts him to bring into the house of the Lord,

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let the priests take, each from his donor, and let them repair the house wherever any need of repairs is discovered.”

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But by the twenty-third year of King Jehoash, the priests had made no repairs on the house.

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11 Then they would give the money that was weighed out into the hands of the workmen who had the oversight of the house of the Lord. And they paid it out to the carpenters and the builders who worked on the house of the Lord,

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12 and (A)to the masons and the stonecutters, as well as to buy timber and quarried stone for making repairs on the house of the Lord, and for any outlay for the repairs of the house.

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13 (A)But there were not made for the house of the Lord (B)basins of silver, snuffers, bowls, trumpets, or any vessels of gold, or of silver, from the money that was brought into the house of the Lord,

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14 for that was given to the workmen who were repairing the house of the Lord with it.

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15 And (A)they did not ask for an accounting from the men into whose hand they delivered the money to pay out to the workmen, for they dealt honestly.

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16 The money from (A)the guilt offerings and the money from the (B)sin offerings was not brought into the house of the Lord; (C)it belonged to the priests.

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17 At that time (A)Hazael king of Syria went up and fought against Gath and took it. But when Hazael set his face (B)to go up against Jerusalem,

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