Then the Spirit1 of God came upon Zechariah2 son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood before the people and said, "This is what God says: 'Why do you disobey the LORD's commands? You will not prosper.3 Because you have forsaken the LORD, he has forsaken4 you.' "
But they plotted against him, and by order of the king they stoned5 him to death6 in the courtyard of the LORD's temple.722
King Joash did not remember the kindness Zechariah's father Jehoiada had shown him but killed his son, who said as he lay dying, "May the LORD see this and call you to account."8