The Book of 2 Chronicles Chapter 24 – New King James Version (NKJV) – Audio Bible

Chapter 24. Joash was seven years old when he became King and he reigned 40 years in Jerusalem His mother's name was zibia of Beersheba Joash did what was right in the sight of The Lord all the days of jehoiada are The priest And jehoiada took two wives for him and He had sons and daughters Now it happened after this that joash Set his heart on repairing the house of The Lord Then he gathered the priests and the Levites and said to them Go out to the cities of Judah and gather From all Israel money to repair the House of yogod from year to year and see That you do it quickly However the Levites did not do it Quickly So the king called jehoiada the chief Priest and said to him Why have you not required the Levites to Bring in from Judah and from Jerusalem The Collection according to the Commandment of Moses the servant of the Lord and of the Assembly of Israel for The Tabernacle of witness For the sons of athalaya that Wicked Woman had broken into the house of God And had also presented all the dedicated Things of the house of the Lord to the Bales

Then at the King's Command they made a Chest and set it outside at the Gate of The house of the Lord And they made a proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to bring to the Lord The Collection that Moses the servant of God had imposed on Israel in the Wilderness Then all the leaders and all the people Rejoiced brought their contributions and Put them into the chest until all had Given So it was at that time when the chest Was brought to the king's official by The hand of the Levites and when they Saw that there was much money That the king's scribe and the high Priest's officer came and emptied the Chest And took it and returned it to its place Thus they did day by day and gathered Money in abundance The king and jehoiada gave it to those Who did the work of the service of the House of the Lord And they hired Masons and Carpenters to Repair the house of the Lord and also Those who worked in iron and bronze to Restore the house of the Lord So the workmen labored and the work was Completed by them They restored the house of God to its Original condition and reinforced it When they had finished they brought the

Rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada They made from it articles for the house Of the Lord articles for serving and Offering spoons and vessels of gold and Silver And they offered burnt offerings in the House of the Lord continually all the Days of jehoiada But jehoiada grew old and was full of Days and he died He was 130 years old when he died And they buried him in the city of David Among the Kings Because he had done good in Israel both Toward God and his house Now after the death of jehoiada the Leaders of Judah came and bowed down to The king And the King listened to them Therefore they left the house of the Lord God of their fathers and served Wooden images and idols And Roth Came Upon Judah and Jerusalem Because of their trespass Yet he sent prophets to them to bring Them back to the Lord And they testified against them But they would not listen Then the spirit of God Came Upon Zechariah the son of jehoiada the priest Who stood above the people and said to Them Thus says God

Why do you transgress the Commandments Of the Lord so that you cannot prosper Because you have forsaken the Lord he Also has forsaken you So they conspired against him and at the Command of the king they stoned him with Stones in the court of the house of the Lord Thus joashed the king did not remember The kindness which jehoiada his father Had done to him but killed his son And as he died he said The Lord look on it and repay So it happened in the spring of the year That the army of Syria came up against Him And they came to Judah and Jerusalem And destroyed all the leaders of the People from among the people and sent All their spoil to the king of Damascus For the army of the syrians came with a Small company of men But the Lord delivered a very great Army Into their hand because they had Forsaken the Lord God of their fathers So they executed judgment against joash And when they had withdrawn from him for They left him severely wounded His own servants conspired against him Because of the blood of the sons of Jehoiah to the priest and killed him on His bed So he died And they buried him in the city of David

But they did not bury him in the tombs Of the Kings These are the ones who conspired against Him Zabad the son of shimiath the ammonitus And jehoshaphad the son of shimrath the Moabites Now concerning his sons and the many Oracles about him and the repairing of The house of God Indeed they are written in the annals of The book of the Kings Then amaziah his son reigned in his Place

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