2 Kings 12 ©
Jehoash reigneth well so long as Jehoiada liveth. The repair of the house of the Lord having been first left to the priests, and neglected, Jehoash provideth more effectually for it. Hazael is diverted from his design against Jerusalem by a present out of the hallowed and royal treasures. Jehoash is slain by a conspiracy of his servants: Amaziah succeedeth him.
¶And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the 1dedicated things that is brought into the house of the LORD, even the money of every one that epasseth the account, 2the money that every man is fset at, and all the money gthat 3cometh into any man's heart to bring into the house of the LORD,
But it was so, that in the 4three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.
But Jehoiada the priest ltook a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the maltar, on the right side as one cometh into the house of the LORD: and the priests that kept the 5door put therein all the money that was brought into the house of the LORD.
And to masons, and *hewers of stone, and to buy timber and *hewed stone to repair the breaches of the house of the LORD, and for all that 9was laid out for the house to repair it.
But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired therewith the house of the LORD.
And Jehoash king of Judah wtook all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and xhis own hallowed things, and all the gold that was found in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and in the king's house, and sent it to Hazael king of Syria: and he 10went away from Jerusalem.
For Jozachar the son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, smote him, and he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Amaziah his son reigned in his *stead.