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2 Kings 12

Jehoash reigneth well all the days of Jehoiada.

2 Kings 12:1 And he beganne to raygne in the .vij. yeare of Iehu .xl. yeare raygned he in Ierusalem: & his mothers name was Zebiah of Berseba. 2 Kings 12:2 And he did þt which was good in the syght of þe Lorde, as longe as Iehoiada the preste enfourmed hym. 2 Kings 12:3 But the hylaultars were not taken a waye, for þe people offered & burnt incense yet vpon the hylaultars.

He giveth order for the repair of the Temple.

2 Kings 12:4 And Iehoas sayde to the prestes: all the syluer of dedicat thinges þt be brought to the house of the Lorde in curraunt moneye, þt is to saye, the money that euery man is set at, and all the money þt euery man with a willing hert geueth & bringeth into the house of the Lorde, 2 Kings 12:5 let the prestes take it to them, euery man of his aquayntaunce, to repayre the broken places of the house, wheresoeuer any decaye is founde. 2 Kings 12:6 And so it came to passe, that vnto the .xxiij. yere of king Iehoas, þe prestes had mended nothing, that was decayed in þe temple. 2 Kings 12:7 Then kyng Iehoas called for Iehoiada the bysshop, and the prestes, and sayde vnto them: why repayre ye not the broken places of the temple? Nowe therfore, se that ye receaue nomore money of your aquayntaunce, except ye delyuer it to repayre the temple withall. 2 Kings 12:8 And the prestes consented to receaue nomore money of the people: except to repayre the decayed places of the temple. 2 Kings 12:9 But Iehoiada the preast toke a chest and bored an hoale in the lyd of it, & set it besyde the altare on the ryght syde, as euery man commeth into the temple of the Lorde. And the preastes þt kepte the vessels, put ther in all the money þt was brought into the house of the Lorde. 2 Kings 12:10 And it fortuned, that when they saw there was moche money in the chest, þe kynges scribe and the hye preaste came, vp, and tolde the money that was founde in the house of the Lorde, and put it in to a bagg. 2 Kings 12:11 And they gaue the money sealed into the handes of them that executed the worcke, and that had the ouersyght of the house of the Lorde: and they brought it out to the carpenters and buylders (that wrought vpon the house of the Lorde) 2 Kings 12:12 and to masons and hewers of stone: And they bought tymbre and fre stone, to repayre the decay in the house of the Lorde, and to all that went out to mende the temple: 2 Kings 12:13 howebeit there was not made for the house of the Lorde, bowlles of syluer, instrumentes of Musicke, basens, trompettes or any vessells of golde, or vessell of syluer, of the money that was brought in to the house of the Lorde: 2 Kings 12:14 But they gaue that to the worckemen, and repayred therwyth the house of the Lord. 2 Kings 12:15 Moreouer, they rekoned not wyth the men, into whose handes they delyuered that money to be bestowed on worckemen: for they dyd their busynes faythfully. 2 Kings 12:16 Howbeit trespace money and synne money was not brought into the house of the Lorde, for it was the preastes.

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

2 Kings 12:17 Then came Hazael kynge of Siria vp, and fought agaynst Geth and toke it, & Hazael set hys face to go vp to Ierusalem. 2 Kings 12:18 And Ichoas kynge of Iuda toke all the halowed thynges that Iehosaphat, Iehoram and Haziahu his fathers kynges of Iuda, had dedicat, and that he hym selfe had dedicated, and all the golde that was found in the treasures of the house of the Lorde and in the kynges house, and sent it to Hazael kynge of Siria: and so he departed from Ierusalem.

Jehoash being slain by his servants, Amaziah succeedeth him.

2 Kings 12:19 The remnaunt of the wordes that concerne Iehoas and all that he dyd, are they not written in the boke of the Chronycles of the kynges of Iuda? 2 Kings 12:20 And hys awne seruauntes arose, and wrought treason, and slue Iehoas in the house Millo, whan he came downe to Silla. 2 Kings 12:21 Iozabar the sonne of Semeath and Iehozabad the sonne of Somer hys seruauntes, smote hym, & he dyed. And they buryed hym wyth his fathers in þe cytie of Dauid. And Amaziahu hys sonne raygned in hys steade.

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