In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba.
And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the time that Jehoiada, the priest, instructed him.
But with all this, the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.
And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the sanctified things that is brought into the house of the LORD, the money of the redemptions of each one that passes the account, the money of each soul according to the estimation of each one, and all the money that comes into any man’s heart to bring into the house of the LORD,
let the priests receive it, each man of his kinsmen; and let them repair the breaches of the house, wherever any breach shall be found.
But it was so that, in the year twenty-three of King Jehoash, the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.
Then King Jehoash called for Jehoiada, the priest, and the other priests and said unto them, Why do ye not repair the breaches of the house? Now, therefore, receive no more money of your kinsmen, but deliver it to repair the breaches of the house.
And the priests consented to receive no more money from the people, neither to be responsible to repair the breaches of the house.