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2 Kings 12

GNTA 1 In the seventh year of the reign of King Jehu of Israel, Joash became king of Judah, and he ruled in Jerusalem for forty years. His mother was Zibiah from the city of Beersheba. NIV 1 In the seventh year of Jehu, Joash became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem forty years. His mother’s name was Zibiah; she was from Beersheba. GNTA 2 Throughout his life he did what pleased the Lord, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him. NIV 2 Joash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all the years Jehoiada the priest instructed him. GNTA 3 However, the pagan places of worship were not destroyed, and the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there. NIV 3 The high places, however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there. GNTA 4 Joash called the priests and ordered them to save up the money paid in connection with the sacrifices in the Temple, both the dues paid for the regular sacrifices and the money given as freewill gifts. NIV 4 Joash said to the priests, “Collect all the money that is brought as sacred offerings to the temple of the LORD—the money collected in the census, the money received from personal vows and the money brought voluntarily to the temple. GNTA 5 Each priest was to be responsible for the money brought by those he served, and the money was to be used to repair the Temple, as needed. NIV 5 Let every priest receive the money from one of the treasurers, then use it to repair whatever damage is found in the temple.” GNTA 6 But by the twenty-third year of Joash's reign the priests still had not made any repairs in the Temple. NIV 6 But by the twenty-third year of King Joash the priests still had not repaired the temple. GNTA 7 So he called in Jehoiada and the other priests and asked them, "Why aren't you repairing the Temple? From now on you are not to keep the money you receive; you must hand it over, so that the repairs can be made." NIV 7 Therefore King Joash summoned Jehoiada the priest and the other priests and asked them, “Why aren’t you repairing the damage done to the temple? Take no more money from your treasurers, but hand it over for repairing the temple.” GNTA 8 The priests agreed to this and also agreed not to make the repairs in the Temple. NIV 8 The priests agreed that they would not collect any more money from the people and that they would not repair the temple themselves. GNTA 9 Then Jehoiada took a box, made a hole in the lid, and placed the box by the altar, on the right side as one enters the Temple. The priests on duty at the entrance put in the box all the money given by the worshipers. NIV 9 Jehoiada the priest took a chest and bored a hole in its lid. He placed it beside the altar, on the right side as one enters the temple of the LORD. The priests who guarded the entrance put into the chest all the money that was brought to the temple of the LORD. GNTA 10 Whenever there was a large amount of money in the box, the royal secretary and the High Priest would come, melt down the silver, and weigh it. NIV 10 Whenever they saw that there was a large amount of money in the chest, the royal secretary and the high priest came, counted the money that had been brought into the temple of the LORD and put it into bags. GNTA 11 After recording the exact amount, they would hand the silver over to the men in charge of the work in the Temple, and these would pay the carpenters, the builders, NIV 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, GNTA 12 the masons, and the stone cutters, buy the timber and the stones used in the repairs, and pay all other necessary expenses. NIV 12 the masons and stonecutters. They purchased timber and blocks of dressed stone for the repair of the temple of the LORD, and met all the other expenses of restoring the temple. GNTA 13 None of the money, however, was used to pay for making silver cups, bowls, trumpets, or tools for tending the lamps, or any other article of silver or of gold. NIV 13 The money brought into the temple was not spent for making silver basins, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, trumpets or any other articles of gold or silver for the temple of the LORD; GNTA 14 It was all used to pay the workers and to buy the materials used in the repairs. NIV 14 it was paid to the workers, who used it to repair the temple. GNTA 15 The men in charge of the work were thoroughly honest, so there was no need to require them to account for the funds. NIV 15 They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted with complete honesty. GNTA 16 The money given for the repayment offerings and for the offerings for sin was not deposited in the box; it belonged to the priests. NIV 16 The money from the guilt offerings and sin offerings was not brought into the temple of the LORD; it belonged to the priests. GNTA 17 At that time King Hazael of Syria attacked the city of Gath and conquered it; then he decided to attack Jerusalem. NIV 17 About this time Hazael king of Aram went up and attacked Gath and captured it. Then he turned to attack Jerusalem. GNTA 18 King Joash of Judah took all the offerings that his predecessors Jehoshaphat, Jehoram, and Ahaziah had dedicated to the Lord, added to them his own offerings and all the gold in the treasuries of the Temple and the palace, and sent them all as a gift to King Hazael, who then led his army away from Jerusalem. NIV 18 But Joash king of Judah took all the sacred objects dedicated by his predecessors—Jehoshaphat, Jehoram and Ahaziah, the kings of Judah—and the gifts he himself had dedicated and all the gold found in the treasuries of the temple of the LORD and of the royal palace, and he sent them to Hazael king of Aram, who then withdrew from Jerusalem. GNTA 19 Everything else that King Joash did is recorded in [The History of the Kings of Judah.] NIV 19 As for the other events of the reign of Joash, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? GNTA 20 King Joash's officials plotted against him, and two of them, Jozacar son of Shimeath and Jehozabad son of Shomer, killed him at the house built on the land that was filled in on the east side of Jerusalem, on the road that goes down to Silla. Joash was buried in the royal tombs in David's City, and his son Amaziah succeeded him as king. NIV 20 His officials conspired against him and assassinated him at Beth Millo, on the road down to Silla.

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