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2 Chronicles 24

Joash reigneth well all the days of Jehoiada.

2 Chronicles 24:1 Ioas was seuen yere olde when he beganne to raygne, & he raygned fourty yere in Ierusalem Hys mothers name also was Zibia of Beer Seba. 2 Chronicles 24:2 And Ioas dyd that which was ryght in the syght of the Lorde all the dayes of Iehoiada the preaste. 2 Chronicles 24:3 And Iehoiada toke hym two wyues, and he begat sonnes and daughters.

He giveth order for the repair of the Temple.

2 Chronicles 24:4 And it chaunsed after this, that Ioas was mynded, to renewe the house of the Lord 2 Chronicles 24:5 and he gathered together the preastes & þe Leuites, and sayd to them: go out vnto the cyties of Iuda, & gather of all Israell money, to repayre the house of youre God from yere to yere, and se that ye hast the thynge: howbeit the Leuites were slacke. 2 Chronicles 24:6 And the kyng called Iehoiada that was the chefest and sayd vnto hym. Why requirest thou not of the Leuites to brynge in, out of Iuda & Ierusalem, the collection of money accordynge to the commaundement of Moses the seruaunt of the Lorde and the congregacion of Israel shulde offre it for the tabernacle of wytnesse. 2 Chronicles 24:7 For wycked Athaliahu and her chyldren brake vp the house of God, and all the thynges that were dedicat for the house of the Lorde dyd they bestowe for Bealim. 2 Chronicles 24:8 And at the kinges commaundement, they made a chest, & set it without at the gate of þe house of the Lorde 2 Chronicles 24:9 and made proclamacyon thorowe Iuda and Ierusalem, to bryng into the Lorde the taxacion of money, þt Moses the seruaunt of God set vpon Israel in the wyldernesse. 2 Chronicles 24:10 And the Lordes and all the people reioysed, and brought in, and cast into the chest, vntill it was full. 2 Chronicles 24:11 And it fortuned, that at the same tyme they brought in þe chest (vnto them which were in the kynges busynesse) by the hande of the Leuites. And when they sawe þt there was moche money, the kynges scrybe (and one appoynted by the hye preast) came, and emptied the chest, and toke it, and caryed it to his place agayne: thus they dyd daye by daye, and gathered moche money. 2 Chronicles 24:12 And the kynge & Iehoiada gaue it to soch as dyd the laboure and worke in the house of the Lorde, and hyred masons and carpenters to repayre the house of the Lorde, and so dyd they artificers in yron and brasse, to mende the house of the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 24:13 And so the worckmen wrought, and the worcke mended thorowe theyr handes: and they made the house of God as it ought to be, and strengthed it. 2 Chronicles 24:14 And when they had finisshed it, they brought þe rest of the moneye before the kyng and Iehoiada, and ther with were made vessels for þe house of the Lorde: euen vessels to ministre withall, and to serue for burnt offerynges: chargers and spones, vessels of golde and syluer. And they offered burntofferynges in the house of the Lorde continuallye all the dayes of Iehoiada.

Jehoiada's death and honourable burial.

2 Chronicles 24:15 But Iehoiada waxed olde, and dyed full of dayes. For an hundred & thyrtye yere olde was he when he dyed. 2 Chronicles 24:16 And they buryed hym in the cytie of Dauid amonge the kynges, because he dealt well with Israel, and with God and with his house.

Joash, falling to idolatry, slayeth Zechariah the son of Jehoiada.

2 Chronicles 24:17 And after the deeth of Iehoiada, came the Lordes of Iuda, and made obeysaunce to the kynge. And the kynge herkened vnto them. 2 Chronicles 24:18 And so they lefte the house of the Lorde God of theyr fathers, & serued groues and ydoles. And then came the wrath of God vpon Iuda and Ierusalem, for this theyr trespaces sake. 2 Chronicles 24:19 And he sent prophetes to them, to bryng them agayne vnto the Lorde. And they testifyed vnto them: But they wolde not heare. 2 Chronicles 24:20 And the spyrite of God came vpon Zacharia þe sonne of Iehoiada the preast, which stode by the people, & sayde vnto them: Thus sayth God: why transgresse ye the commaundementes of the Lorde, þt ye cannot prospere? For because ye haue forsaken the Lord, he also hath forsaken you. 2 Chronicles 24:21 And they conspyred agaynst him, and stoned him with stones at the commaundement of the kynge: euen in the courte of the house of the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 24:22 And so Ioas the kynge remembred not the kyndnes which Iehoiada hys father had done to him, but slue his sonne. And when he dyed, he sayd: the Lorde loke vpon it, and requyre it.

Joash is spoiled by the Syrians, and slain by Zabad and Jehozabad.

2 Chronicles 24:23 And when the yere was out, it fortuned, that the host of Syria came vp agaynst him: and they came agaynst Iuda & Ierusalem, and destroyed all þe Lordes of the people from among the people, & sent all the spoyle of them vnto the kyng to Damasco 2 Chronicles 24:24 wt a small companye of men, & the Lord deliuered a very great hoste into their hande, because they had forsaken þe Lord God of theyr fathers. And morouer they serued Ioas according to his dedes. 2 Chronicles 24:25 And whan they were departed from him, they left him in great diseases & hys awne seruauntes conspyred agaynst him for þe bloude of the chyldren of Iehoiada the preaste, and slue hym on hys bed, and he dyed, & they buryed him in the cytie of Dauid: but not in the sepulchres of the kynges. 2 Chronicles 24:26 And these are they that conspired agaynst him: Zebad the sonne of Simeath an Ammonite, and Ihosabad the sonne of Simrith a Moabite.

Amaziah succeedeth him.

2 Chronicles 24:27 And hys sonnes, and the summe of the taxe that was raysed in hys tyme, and the repayringe of the house of God, beholde, they are written in þe storie of the boke of the kynges. And Amaziahu hys sonne raynged in hys steade.

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