Then King Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and for the other priests and said to them, "Why do you not repair the damages of the house? Now therefore take no more money from your acquaintances, but pay it for the damages of the house."
So the priests agreed that they would take no more money from the people, nor repair the damages of the house.
But Jehoiada the priest took a chest and bored a hole in its lid and put it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of the LORD ; and the priests who guarded the threshold put in it all the money which was brought into the house of the LORD .
When they saw that there was much money in the chest, the king's scribe and the high priest came up and tied it in bags and counted the money which was found in the house of the LORD .
They gave the money which was weighed out into the hands of those who did the work, 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 ;