2 Kings 12
1 In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash became king, and he reigned forty years in
Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah of Beer-sheba.
2 Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of Jehovah all the days in which Jehoiada the
priest had instructed him.
3 But the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense
on the high places.
4 And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the consecrated things that are
brought into the house of Jehovah, each man's poll tax money, each man's valuation
money, and all the money that a man purposes in his heart to bring into the house of
5 let the priests take it themselves, each from his acquaintance; and let them repair the
breaches of the house, wherever any breach is found.
6 But it was so, by the twenty-third year of King Jehoash, that the priests had not repaired
the breaches of the house.
7 So King Jehoash summoned Jehoiada the priest and the other priests, and said to them,
Why have you not repaired the breaches of the house? Now therefore, do not take more
money from your acquaintances, but give it for repairing the breaches of the house.
8 And the priests agreed that they would neither receive more money from the people, nor
repair the breaches of the house.
9 And Jehoiada the priest took a chest, bored a hole in its lid, and set it beside the altar, on
the right side as one comes into the house of Jehovah; and the priests who kept the door
put there all the money brought into the house of Jehovah.
10 So it was, whenever they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king's
scribe and the high priest came up and put it in bags, and counted the money that was
found in the house of Jehovah.
11 Then they gave the money, which had been weighed out, into the hands of those doing
the work, who had the oversight of the house of Jehovah; and they brought it out to the
craftsmen and builders who worked on the house of Jehovah,
12 and to masons and stonecutters, and for buying timber and hewn stone, to repair the
breaches of the house of Jehovah, and for all that was brought out to make the house
13 However there were not made for the house of Jehovah basins of silver, snuffers,
bowls, trumpets, any articles of gold or articles of silver, from the money brought into the
house of Jehovah;
14 for they gave it towards the business of doing the work, to restore the house of Jehovah
15 Moreover they did not require an accounting from the men into whose hands they gave
the money to give to the workmen, for they were dealing faithfully.
16 The money from the trespass offerings and the money from the sin offerings was not
brought into the house of Jehovah. It belonged to the priests.
17 Then Hazael king of Syria went up and fought against Gath, and took it; and then
Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
18 And Jehoash king of Judah took all the consecrated things that his fathers, Jehoshaphat
and Jehoram and Ahaziah, kings of Judah, had set apart, and his own consecrated things,
and all the gold found in the treasuries of the house of Jehovah and in the king's house,
and sent them to Hazael king of Syria. Then he went away from Jerusalem.
19 Now the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, are they not written in the book
of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah.
20 And his servants rose up and conspired treason, and killed Joash in the house of the
Millo, which goes down to Silla.
21 For Jozachar the son of Shimeath and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants,
struck him. So he died, and they buried him with his fathers in the City of David. And
Amaziah his son reigned in his place.