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2 Kings 12

Jehoash reigneth well all the days of Jehoiada.

2 Kings 12:1 In the seueth yeare of Iehu, was Ioas made kynge, and reigned fortye yeare at Ierusalem. His mothers name was Zibea of Bersaba. 2 Kings 12:2 And Ioas dyd that which was righte in the sighte of the LORDE, as longe as Ioiada ye prest taught him. 2 Kings 12:3 But they put not downe ye hye places: for the people offred & brent incense yet vpon the hye places.

He giveth order for the repair of the Temple.

2 Kings 12:4 And Ioas sayde vnto the prestes: All the money that is sanctified to be bestowed vpo ye house of the LORDE, namely the money yt euery man geueth vnto the treasury, and ye money that euery man geueth for his soule, and all the money that euery man geueth of a fre hert, to be bestowed on the house of the LORDE, 2 Kings 12:5 let the prestes take it vnto them, euery one his porcion: with that shall they repayre the decaye in the house of the LORDE, where they fynde that there is eny decaye. 2 Kings 12:6 But whan ye prestes repayred not the decaye in the house vnto the thre and twetieth yeare of kynge Ioas, 2 Kings 12:7 Ioas the kynge called Ioiada the prest with the other prestes, and sayde vnto them: Wherfore do ye not repayre the decaye in the house? Therfore shall ye not take the money vnto you now euery one his porcion, but shall geue it to the decaye of the house. 2 Kings 12:8 And the prestes agreed to take no money of the people, and to repayre the decaye of the house. 2 Kings 12:9 Then Ioiada the prest toke a chest, and bored an hole aboue therin, and set it on the righte hande besyde the altare, at the entrynge in to the house of the LORDE. And the prestes that kepte the thresholde, put all the money therin that was broughte vnto the house of the LORDE. 2 Kings 12:10 Whan they sawe then that there was moch money in the chest, ye kynges scrybe came vp with the hye prest, and bounde the money together, and tolde it as moch as was founde in the house of the LORDE. 2 Kings 12:11 And so the ready money was geuen vnto them that wrought and were appoynted to the house of the LORDE, and they gaue it forth to the carpenters and to the that buylded and wroughte in the house of the LORDE, 2 Kings 12:12 namely, to the dawbers and masons, and to them that boughte tymber and fre stone, to repayre the decaye in the house of the LORDE and all that they founde to haue nede of repayringe in the house. 2 Kings 12:13 Howbeit there were no syluer chargers, flat peces, basens, trompettes, ner eny other vessell of golde and syluer made on the house of the LORDE, of the money that was brought vnto the LORDES house: 2 Kings 12:14 but it was geuen vnto the workmen to repayre the decaye in the house of the LORDE therwith. 2 Kings 12:15 The men also that the money was delyuered vnto, for to geue the workmen, neded not to make eny acomptes, but did their busynes vpon credence. 2 Kings 12:16 But the money of trespace offerynges and synneofferynges was not broughte vnto the house of the LORDE: for it was the prestes.

Hazael is diverted from Jerusalem by a present of the hallowed treasures.

2 Kings 12:17 At the same tyme wente Hasael the kyn of Syria vp, and foughte agaynst Gath, and wanne it. And whan Hasael set his face to go vp to Ierusalem, 2 Kings 12:18 kynge Ioas toke all that was sanctifyed, which his fathers Iosaphat, Ioram and Ochosias the kynges of Iuda had halowed, and what he himselfe had sanctifyed, and all the golde that was founde in the treasures of the house of the LORDE, and in the kynges house, and sent it vnto Hasael the kynge of Syria. And so he departed from Ierusalem.

Jehoash being slain by his servants, Amaziah succeedeth him.

2 Kings 12:19 What more there is to saye of Ioas, and all that he dyd, it is written in the Cronicles of the kynges of Iuda. 2 Kings 12:20 And his seruauntes made insurreccion and conspyred, and smote him in the house of Millo, at the goynge downe vnto Silla. 2 Kings 12:21 For Iosebar the sonne of Simeath, and Iosabad the sonne of Somer his seruauntes smote him to death: and he was buried with his fathers in the cite of Dauid. And Amasias his sonne was kynge in his steade.

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