|2nd Chronicles 23|
King James Bible
And he gathered together4 the priests and the Levites, and said4 to them, Go out3 unto the cities of Judah, and gather3 of all Israel money to repair15 the house of your God from year to year, and see that ye hasten17 the matter. Howbeit the Levites hastened14 [it] not.
And the king called4 for Jehoiada the chief, and said4 unto him, Why hast thou not required1 of the Levites to bring in53 out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the collection, [according to the commandment] of Moses the servant of the LORD, and of the congregation of Israel, for the tabernacle of witness?
Now it came to pass, that at what time the chest was brought55 unto the king's office by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw2 that [there was] much money, the king's scribe6 and the high priest's officer came1 and emptied17 the chest, and took4 it, and carried it to his place again.55 Thus they did1 day by day, and gathered4 money in abundance.
And the king and Jehoiada gave4 it to such as did6 the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and hired6 masons6 and carpenters to repair15 the house of the LORD, and also such as wrought iron and brass to mend15 the house of the LORD.
And when they had finished15 [it], they brought52 the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made4 vessels for the house of the LORD, [even] vessels to minister, and to offer53 [withal], and spoons, and vessels of gold and silver. And they offered56 burnt offerings in the house of the LORD continually all the days of Jehoiada.
And the Spirit of God came upon1 Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood4 above the people, and said4 unto them, Thus saith1 God, Why transgress6 ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper?55 because ye have forsaken1 the LORD, he hath also forsaken4 you.
And it came to pass at the end of the year, [that] the host of Syria came up1 against him: and they came4 to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed55 all the princes of the people from among the people, and sent14 all the spoil of them unto the king of Damascus.
For the army of the Syrians came1 with a small company of men, and the LORD delivered1 a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken1 the LORD God of their fathers. So they executed1 judgment against Joash.
And when they were departed2 from him, (for they left1 him in great diseases,) his own servants conspired98 against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew4 him on his bed, and he died:4 and they buried4 him in the city of David, but they buried1 him not in the sepulchres of the kings.
Now [concerning] his sons, and the greatness4 7230 of the burdens [laid] upon him, and the repairing of the house of God, behold, they [are] written7 in the story of the book of the kings. And Amaziah his son reigned4 in his stead.
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