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2 Chronicles 24:1-11 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Joash was seven years old when he began to reign , and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Zibiah of Beersheba. 1 Joash was seven years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem forty years. His mother's name was Zibiah; she was from Beersheba.
2 And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest. 2 Joash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all the years of Jehoiada the priest.
3 And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begat sons and daughters. 3 Jehoiada chose two wives for him, and he had sons and daughters.
4 And it came to pass after this, that Joash was minded to repair the house of the LORD. 4 Some time later Joash decided to restore the temple of the LORD.
5 And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, Go out unto the cities of Judah, and gather of all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that ye hasten the matter. Howbeit the Levites hastened it not. 5 He called together the priests and Levites and said to them, "Go to the towns of Judah and collect the money due annually from all Israel, to repair the temple of your God. Do it now." But the Levites did not act at once.
6 And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the collection, according to the commandment of Moses the servant of the LORD, and of the congregation of Israel, for the tabernacle of witness? 6 Therefore the king summoned Jehoiada the chief priest and said to him, "Why haven't you required the Levites to bring in from Judah and Jerusalem the tax imposed by Moses the servant of the LORD and by the assembly of Israel for the Tent of the Testimony?"
7 For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house of the LORD did they bestow upon Baalim. 7 Now the sons of that wicked woman Athaliah had broken into the temple of God and had used even its sacred objects for the Baals.
8 And at the king's commandment they made a chest, and set it without at the gate of the house of the LORD. 8 At the king's command, a chest was made and placed outside, at the gate of the temple of the LORD.
9 And they made a proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem, to bring in to the LORD the collection that Moses the servant of God laid upon Israel in the wilderness. 9 A proclamation was then issued in Judah and Jerusalem that they should bring to the LORD the tax that Moses the servant of God had required of Israel in the desert.
10 And all the princes and all the people rejoiced , and brought in , and cast into the chest, until they had made an end . 10 All the officials and all the people brought their contributions gladly, dropping them into the chest until it was full.
11 Now it came to pass, that at what time the chest was brought unto the king's office by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, the king's scribe and the high priest's officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to his place again . Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance. 11 Whenever the chest was brought in by the Levites to the king's officials and they saw that there was a large amount of money, the royal secretary and the officer of the chief priest would come and empty the chest and carry it back to its place. They did this regularly and collected a great amount of money.