2 Kings 12:11

11 When the amount had been determined, they gave the money to the men appointed to supervise the work on the temple. With it they paid those who worked on the temple of the LORD—the carpenters and builders,

Read 2 Kings 12:11 Using Other Translations

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 carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the LORD,
Then they would give the money that was weighed out into the hands of the workmen who had the oversight of the house of the LORD. And they paid it out to the carpenters and the builders who worked on the house of the LORD,
Then they gave the money to the construction supervisors, who used it to pay the people working on the LORD ’s Temple—the carpenters, the builders,

What does 2 Kings 12:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 12:11

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,
&c.] Who were appointed overseers of the workmen employed in the repairs of the temple; which overseers were laymen, and not priests, they being discharged from any concern in the repairs: this money "told", Kimchi interprets of its being coined; he supposes money coined and uncoined to be brought, which was put in separate bags; and that, which was not coined, they coined it before they delivered it to the overseers to pay the workmen with:

and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders that wrought upon
the house of the Lord;
paid them with it, some that wrought in cutting the timber, and others in building with it.

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