In the seventhyear of Jehu, 1Jehoashbecameking, and he reignedfortyyears in Jerusalem ; and his mother'sname was Zibiah of Beersheba.
2Jehoashdidright in the sight of the LORDall his days in whichJehoiada the priestinstructed him.
3Only2the highplaces were not takenaway ; the peoplestillsacrificed and burnedincense on the highplaces.
Then Jehoashsaid to the priests, "All the money of the sacredthings3which is brought into the house of the LORD, in currentmoney, both 4the money of eachman'sassessment and all the moneyawhichanyman'sheartprompts him to bring into the house of the LORD,
let the prieststake it for themselves, each from his acquaintance ; and they shall repair the bdamages of the housewherever any damage may be found."
But it came about that in the twenty-thirdyear of KingJehoash5the priests had not repaired the damages of the house.
Then KingJehoashcalled for Jehoiada the priest, and for the other priests and said to them, "Why do you not repair the damages of the house ? Now therefore takeno more money from your acquaintances, but pay it for the damages of the house."
So the priestsagreed that they would takeno more money from the people, norrepair the damages of the house.
But 6Jehoiada the priesttook a chest and bored a hole in its lid and put it beside the altar, on the rightside as onecomes into the house of the LORD ; and the priests who guarded the thresholdput in it all the money which was brought into the house of the LORD.
When they saw that there was muchmoney in the chest, 7the king'sscribe and the highpriestcame up and tied it in bags and counted the money which was found in the house of the LORD.
They gave the money which was weighed out into the hands of those who did the work, who had the oversight of the house of the LORD ; and they cpaid it out to the carpenters and the builders who worked on the house of the LORD ;
and 8to the masons and the stonecutters , and for buyingtimber and hewnstone to repair the damages to the house of the LORD, and for all that was dlaid out for the house to repair it.
But 9there were not made for the house of the LORD10silvercups, snuffers, bowls, trumpets, anyvessels of gold, or vessels of silver from the money which was brought into the house of the LORD ;
for they gave that to those who did the work, and with it they repaired the house of the LORD.
Moreover, 11they did not require an accounting from the men into whosehand they gave the money to pay to those who did the work, for they dealtfaithfully.
The 12money from the guiltofferings and 13the money from the sinofferings was not brought into the house of the LORD ; 14it was for the priests.
17Then15Hazaelking of Aramwent up and foughtagainstGath and captured it, and 16Hazaelset his face to go up to Jerusalem.
1817Jehoashking of Judahtookall the sacredthings that Jehoshaphat and Jehoram and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and 18his own sacredthings and all the gold that was found among the treasuries of the house of the LORD and of the king'shouse, and sent them to Hazaelking of Aram. Then he wentaway from Jerusalem.
Now the rest of the acts of Joash and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah ?
2019His servantsarose and made a conspiracy and 20struckdownJoash at 21the house of Millo as he was goingdown to Silla.
For Jozacar the son of Shimeath and Jehozabad the son of 22Shomer, his servants, struck him and he died ; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David, and 23Amaziah his sonbecameking in his place.