1 The son of seven years was Joash in his reigning, and forty years he reigned in Jerusalem. And his mother's name Zibeah from the Well of the Oath. 2 And Joash will do the straight in the eyes of Jehovah all the days of Jehoiada the priest 3 And Jehoiada will take to him two wives; and he will beget sons and daughters
4 And it will be after this it was with the heart of Joash to renew the house of Jehovah. 5 And he will gather together the priests and the Levites, and say to them, Go ye forth to the cities of Judah and gather together from all Israel silver to strengthen the house of your God as often as year by year, and ye shall hasten to the word. And the Levites hastened not 6 And the king will call for Jehoiada the head, and say to him, Wherefore didst thou not seek out for the Levites to bring in from Judah and from Jerusalem the loan of Moses the servant of Jehovah, and of the convocation to Israel, to the tent of testimonies? 7 For Athaliah doing evil; her sons broke asunder the house of God; and also all the holies of the house of Jehovah they made for the Baals.
8 And the king will say, and they will make one ark, and they will give it in the gate of the house of Jehovah without 9 And they will give a voice in Judah and in Jerusalem, to bring in to Jehovah the loan of Moses the servant of God, upon Israel in the desert 10 And the chiefs and all the people will rejoice, and they will bring in and cast into the ark, even to finishing. 11 And it will be in the time of bringing in the ark to the charge of the king by the hand of the Levites, and in their seeing that there was much silver, and the king's scribe came, and the head priest's overseer, and they will empty the ark and lift it up, and turn it back to its place. Thus they did to day by day, and they will gather silver for multitude. 12 And the king and Jehoiada will give for doing the work of the service of the house of Jehovah, and hewers and artificers will be hired to renew the house of Jehovah, and also for those working iron and brass to strengthen the house of Jehovah.
13 And they doing the work will work, and healing will go up to the work by their hand, and they will cause the house of God to stand upon its measure, and they will make it firm. 14 And in their finishing they brought before the king and Jehoiada the rest of the silver, and they will make vessels for the house of Jehovah, vessels to serve and to bring up, and dishes, and vessels of gold and silver. And they will be bringing up burnt-offerings in the house of Jehovah always all the days of Jehoiada.
15 And Jehoiada will be old and full of days, and he will die the son of a hundred and thirty years in his death. 16 And they will bury him in the city of David with the kings, for he did good in Israel, and with God and his house.
17 And after the death of Jehoiada came the chiefs of Judah, and they will Worship to the king. Then the king heard to them. 18 And they will forsake the house of Jehovah the God of their fathers, and they will serve the statues and the images: and wrath will be upon Judah and Jerusalem in this their trespass 19 And he will send prophets among them to turn them back to Jehovah; and they will testify against them: and they gave not ear.
20 And the spirit of God clothed Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest, and he will stand from above to the people, and say to them, Thus said God, Wherefore are ye passing by the commands of Jehovah, and ye shall not prosper? for ye forsook Jehovah, and he will forsake you. 21 And they will conspire against him, and stone him with stone by the commands of the king in the enclosure of the house of Jehovah. 22 And Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father did with him, and he will kill his son. And in his death he said, Jehovah will see and seek out
23 And it will be at the circuit of the year, the power of Aram came up against him: and they will come to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroy all the chiefs of the people from the people, and all their spoil they sent to the king of Darmesek. 24 For with a smallness of men came the army of Aram, and Jehovah gave into their hand an army to a great multitude, for they forsook Jehovah the God of their fathers. And they did judgment with Joash.
25 And in their going away from him (for they forsook him in many diseases) his servants conspired against him for the bloods of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and they will kill him upon his bed, and he will die: and they will bury him in the city of David, and they buried him not in the graves of the kings.
26 And these they conspiring against him: Zabad son of Shimeath the Ammonitess, and Jehozabad son of Shimrith the Moabitess. 27 And his sons and the multitude of the lifting up upon him, and the founding of the house of God, behold them written upon the commentary of the book of the kings. And Amaziah his son will reign in his stead.