And the king called for Jehoiada the chief
Who was either the high priest, or the head of his course, or, however, the chief of the priests and Levites concerned in this affair, and, indeed, was the chief or prime minister of state:
and said unto him, why hast thou not required of the
Levites to bring
in out of Judah, and out of Jerusalem, the collection;
the money to repair the house they were ordered to collect, ( 2 Chronicles 25:6 ) according to the commandment
of Moses the servant of the Lord and of the congregation of
the tabernacle of witness?
for the repair of it, such as Moses required, and the people used to pay, referring to the half shekel; or to a freewill offering of the people, Moses enjoined or directed to.