202Then the Spirit of Godacame on Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest ; and he stoodabove the people and said to them, "ThusGod has said, '3Why do you transgress the commandments of the LORD and do not prosper ? 4Because you have forsaken the LORD, He has also forsaken you.' "
So 5they conspiredagainst him and at the command of the king they stoned him bto death in the court of the house of the LORD.
Thus Joash the king did not remember the kindnesswhich his fatherJehoiada had shown him, but he murdered his son. And as he died he said, "May 6the LORDsee and cavenge !"
Now it happened at the turn of the year that 7the army of the Arameanscame up against him; and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, destroyedall the officials of the people from among the people, and sentall their spoil to the king of Damascus.
24Indeed the army of the Arameanscame with a small number of men ; yet 8the LORDdelivered a verygreatarmy into their hands, 9because they had forsaken the LORD, the God of their fathers. Thus they executedjudgment on Joash.
2510When they had departed from him (for they left him verysick ), his own servantsconspiredagainst him because of the blood of the dson of Jehoiada the priest, and murdered him on his bed. So he died, and they buried him in the city of David, but they did not bury him in the tombs of the kings.