In the seventhyear of JehuJehoash began to reign ; and fortyyearsreigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother'sname was Zibiah of Beersheba.2
And Jehoashdid that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priestinstructed him.
But the high places were not taken away : the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.4
And Jehoashsaid to the priests, All the money of the dedicated thingsa that is brought into the house of the LORD, even the money of every one that passeth the account, the money that every man is set at, and all the money that cometh into any man'sheart to bring into the house of the LORD,5
Let the prieststake it to them, every man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found .
But it was so, that in the threebandtwentiethyear of kingJehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.7
Then kingJehoashcalled for Jehoiada the priest, and the other priests, and said unto them, Why repair ye not the breaches of the house? now therefore receive no more money of your acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house.8
And the priestsconsented to receiveno more money of the people,neither to repair the breaches of the house.9
But Jehoiada the priesttookachest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as onecometh into the house of the LORD: and the priests that kept the doorcput therein all the money that was brought into the house of the LORD.10
And it was so, when they saw that there was muchmoney in the chest, that the king'sscribed and the highpriest came up , and they put up in bags , and told the money that was found in the house of the LORD.11
And they gave the money, being told , into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they laid it out to the carpentersandbuilders , that wrought upon the house of the LORD,12
And to masons , and hewers of stone, and to buytimber and hewedstone to repair the breaches of the house of the LORD, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair it.
Howbeit there were not made for the house of the LORDbowls of silver,snuffers,basons,trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money that was brought into the house of the LORD:14
But they gave that to the workmen , and repaired therewith the house of the LORD.15
Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealtfaithfully.16
The trespassmoney and sinmoney was not brought into the house of the LORD: it was the priests'.17
Then Hazaelking of Syria went up , and fought against Gath, and took it: and Hazaelset his face to go up to Jerusalem.18
And Jehoashking of Judahtook all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers,kings of Judah, had dedicated , and his own hallowed things, and all the gold that was found in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and in the king'shouse, and sent it to Hazaelking of Syria: and he went away from Jerusalem.19
And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did , are they not written in the book of the chroniclesof the kings of Judah?20
And his servantsarose , and made a conspiracy, and slewJoash in the housee of Millo , which goeth down to Silla.21
For Jozachar the son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants,smote him, and he died ; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Amaziah his sonreigned in his stead.