Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada
his father had done to him
In preserving him in his infancy, and nourishing him; in settling him on the throne, and assisting him with his advice and counsel:
but slew his son;
who also assisted at his coronation, and with his father and brethren anointed him king, as is probable, ( 2 Chronicles 23:11 ) ,
and when he died, he said, the Lord look upon it, and requite it;
meaning his blood; this he said, not from a private spirit of revenge, but with a view to the glory of divine justice, and which he delivered not as a wish, or by way of imprecation, that so it might be, but as a prophecy that so it would be.