2 Kings 12:5

5 Let every priest receive the money from one of the treasurers, then use it to repair whatever damage is found in the temple.”

Read 2 Kings 12:5 Using Other Translations

Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found.
let the priests take, each from his donor, and let them repair the house wherever any need of repairs is discovered."
Let the priests take some of that money to pay for whatever repairs are needed at the Temple.”

What does 2 Kings 12:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 12:5

Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance,
&c.] Of those that were most known by them; for the priests had cities assigned them in several parts of the land, and they that dwelt with them in them, or in the parts adjacent to them, were best known by them; and they were sent into all the cities, some to one and some to another, where they were most acquainted, to collect money, both what was due by law, and what the people should freely give, see ( 2 Chronicles 24:5 )

and let them repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach
shall be found:
that is, of the temple, which, according to the Jewish chronology F9, had been built but one hundred and fifty five years; and being built very strong, would have needed no considerable repairs as yet, but that it had been broken up and misused by Athaliah and her sons, ( 2 Chronicles 24:7 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F9 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 18.
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