2 Kings 12:6

6 But by the twenty-third year of King Joash the priests still had not repaired the temple.

Read 2 Kings 12:6 Using Other Translations

But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.
But by the twenty-third year of King Jehoash, the priests had made no repairs on the house.
But by the twenty-third year of Joash’s reign, the priests still had not repaired the Temple.

What does 2 Kings 12:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 12:6

But it was so, that in the twenty and third year of King
Jehoash, the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.
] Either the people being backward to pay in the money, or the priests converted it to their own use: or, however, were negligent of doing the work enjoined them by the king, either in collecting the money, or in using it as they were directed.

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