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2 Chronicles 24


1  Joash3101 was seven7651 years8141 old1121 when he began to reign,4427 and he reigned4427 forty705 years8141 in Jerusalem.3389 His mother's517 name8034 also was Zibiah6645 of Beer-sheba.4480 884

2  And Joash3077 did6213 that which was right3477 in the sight5869 of the LORD3068 all3605 the days3117 of Jehoiada3077 the priest.3548

3  And Jehoiada3077 took5375 for him two8147 wives;802 and he begot3205 sons1121 and daughters.1323

4  And it came to pass1961 after310 this,3651 that Joash3101 was1961 minded5973 3820 to repair2318 853 the house1004 of the LORD.3068

5  And he gathered together6908 853 the priests3548 and the Levites,3881 and said559 to them, Go out3318 unto the cities5892 of Judah,3063 and gather6908 of all4480 3605 Israel3478 money3701 to repair2388 853 the house1004 of your God430 from4480 1767 year8141 to year,8141 and see that ye859 hasten4116 the matter.1697 Howbeit the Levites3881 hastened4116 it not.3808

6  And the king4428 called7121 for Jehoiada3077 the chief,7218 and said559 unto him, Why4069 hast thou not3808 required1875 of5921 the Levites3881 to bring in935 out of Judah4480 3063 and out of Jerusalem4480 3389 853 the collection,4864 according to the commandment of Moses4872 the servant5650 of the LORD,3068 and of the congregation6951 of Israel,3478 for the tabernacle168 of witness?5715

7  For3588 the sons1121 of Athaliah,6271 that wicked woman,4849 had broken up6555 853 the house1004 of God;430 and also1571 all3605 the dedicated things6944 of the house1004 of the LORD3068 did they bestow6213 upon Baalim.1168

8  And at the king's4428 commandment559 they made6213 a259 chest,727 and set5414 it without2351 at the gate8179 of the house1004 of the LORD.3068

9  And they made5414 a proclamation6963 through Judah3063 and Jerusalem,3389 to bring in935 to the LORD3068 the collection4864 that Moses4872 the servant5650 of God430 laid upon5921 Israel3478 in the wilderness.4057

10  And all3605 the princes8269 and all3605 the people5971 rejoiced,8055 and brought in,935 and cast7993 into the chest,727 until5704 they had made an end.3615

11  Now it came to pass,1961 that at what time6256 853 the chest727 was brought935 unto413 the king's4428 office6486 by the hand3027 of the Levites,3881 and when they saw7200 that3588 there was much7227 money,3701 the king's4428 scribe5608 and the high7218 priest's3548 officer6496 came935 and emptied6168 853 the chest,727 and took5375 it, and carried7725 it to413 his place4725 again. Thus3541 they did6213 day3117 by day,3117 and gathered622 money3701 in abundance.7230

12  And the king4428 and Jehoiada3077 gave5414 it to413 such as did6213 the work4399 of the service5656 of the house1004 of the LORD,3068 and hired1961 7936 masons2672 and carpenters2796 to repair2318 the house1004 of the LORD,3068 and also1571 such as wrought2796 iron1270 and brass5178 to mend2388 853 the house1004 of the LORD.3068

13  So the workmen6213 4399 wrought,6213 and the work4399 was perfected5927 724 by3027 them, and they set5975 853 the house1004 of God430 in5921 his state,4971 and strengthened553 it.

14  And when they had finished3615 it, they brought935 853 the rest7605 of the money3701 before6440 the king4428 and Jehoiada,3077 whereof were made6213 vessels3627 for the house1004 of the LORD,3068 even vessels3627 to minister,8335 and to offer5927 withal, and spoons,3709 and vessels3627 of gold2091 and silver.3701 And they offered1961 5927 burnt offerings5930 in the house1004 of the LORD3068 continually8548 all3605 the days3117 of Jehoiada.3077

15  But Jehoiada3077 waxed old,2204 and was full7646 of days3117 when he died;4191 a hundred3967 and thirty7970 years8141 old1121 was he when he died.4194

16  And they buried6912 him in the city5892 of David1732 among5973 the kings,4428 because3588 he had done6213 good2896 in Israel,3478 both toward5973 God,430 and toward his house.1004

17  Now after310 the death4194 of Jehoiada3077 came935 the princes8269 of Judah,3063 and made obeisance7812 to the king.4428 Then227 the king4428 hearkened8085 unto413 them.

18  And they left5800 853 the house1004 of the LORD3068 God430 of their fathers,1 and served5647 853 groves842 and idols:6091 and wrath7110 came1961 upon5921 Judah3063 and Jerusalem3389 for this2063 their trespass.819

19  Yet he sent7971 prophets5030 to them, to bring them again7725 unto413 the LORD;3068 and they testified5749 against them: but they would not3808 give ear.238

20  And the Spirit7307 of God430 came upon3847 853 Zechariah2148 the son1121 of Jehoiada3077 the priest,3548 which stood5975 above4480 5921 the people,5971 and said559 unto them, Thus3541 saith559 God,430 Why4100 transgress5674 ye859 853 the commandments4687 of the LORD,3068 that ye cannot3808 prosper?6743 because3588 ye have forsaken5800 the LORD,3068 he hath also forsaken5800 853 you.

21  And they conspired7194 against5921 him, and stoned7275 him with stones68 at the commandment4687 of the king4428 in the court2691 of the house1004 of the LORD.3068

22  Thus Joash3101 the king4428 remembered2142 not3808 the kindness2617 which834 Jehoiada3077 his father1 had done6213 to5973 him, but slew2026 853 his son.1121 And when he died,4191 he said,559 The LORD3068 look upon7200 it, and require1875 it.

23  And it came to pass1961 at the end8622 of the year,8141 that the host2428 of Syria758 came up5927 against5921 him: and they came935 to413 Judah3063 and Jerusalem,3389 and destroyed7843 853 all3605 the princes8269 of the people5971 from among the people,4480 5971 and sent7971 all3605 the spoil7998 of them unto the king4428 of Damascus.1834

24  For3588 the army2428 of the Syrians758 came935 with a small company4705 of men,376 and the LORD3068 delivered5414 a very3966 great7230 host2428 into their hand,3027 because3588 they had forsaken5800 853 the LORD3068 God430 of their fathers.1 So they executed6213 judgment8201 against854 Joash.3101

25  And when they were departed1980 from4480 him, (for3588 they left5800 him in great7227 diseases,)4251 his own servants5650 conspired7194 against5921 him for the blood1818 of the sons1121 of Jehoiada3077 the priest,3548 and slew2026 him on5921 his bed,4296 and he died:4191 and they buried6912 him in the city5892 of David,1732 but they buried6912 him not3808 in the sepulchers6913 of the kings.4428

26  And these428 are they that conspired7194 against5921 him; Zabad2066 the son1121 of Shimeath8100 an Ammonitess,5984 and Jehozabad3075 the son1121 of Shimrith8116 a Moabitess.4125

27  Now concerning his sons,1121 and the greatness7230 of the burdens4853 laid upon5921 him, and the repairing3247 of the house1004 of God,430 behold,2009 they are written3789 in5921 the story4097 of the book5612 of the kings.4428 And Amaziah558 his son1121 reigned4427 in his stead.8478


1 ὢν ἑπτὰ ἐτῶν Ιωας ἐν τῷ βασιλεῦσαι αὐτὸν καὶ τεσσαράκοντα ἔτη ἐβασίλευσεν ἐν Ιερουσαλημ καὶ ὄνομα τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ Σαβια ἐκ Βηρσαβεε

2 καὶ ἐποίησεν Ιωας τὸ εὐθὲς ἐνώπιον κυρίου πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας Ιωδαε τοῦ ἱερέως

3 καὶ ἔλαβεν αὐτῷ Ιωδαε γυναῖκας δύο καὶ ἐγέννησεν υἱοὺς καὶ θυγατέρας

4 καὶ ἐγένετο μετὰ ταῦτα καὶ ἐγένετο ἐπὶ καρδίαν Ιωας ἐπισκευάσαι τὸν οἶκον κυρίου

5 καὶ συνήγαγεν τοὺς ἱερεῖς καὶ τοὺς Λευίτας καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ἐξέλθατε εἰς τὰς πόλεις Ιουδα καὶ συναγάγετε ἀπὸ παντὸς Ισραηλ ἀργύριον κατισχῦσαι τὸν οἶκον κυρίου ἐνιαυτὸν κατ᾽ ἐνιαυτὸν καὶ σπεύσατε λαλῆσαι καὶ οὐκ ἔσπευσαν οἱ Λευῖται

6 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Ιωας τὸν Ιωδαε τὸν ἄρχοντα καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ διὰ τί οὐκ ἐπεσκέψω περὶ τῶν Λευιτῶν τοῦ εἰσενέγκαι ἀπὸ Ιουδα καὶ Ιερουσαλημ τὸ κεκριμένον ὑπὸ Μωυσῆ ἀνθρώπου τοῦ θεοῦ ὅτε ἐξεκκλησίασεν τὸν Ισραηλ εἰς τὴν σκηνὴν τοῦ μαρτυρίου

7 ὅτι Γοθολια ἦν ἡ ἄνομος καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτῆς κατέσπασαν τὸν οἶκον τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ γὰρ τὰ ἅγια οἴκου κυρίου ἐποίησαν ταῖς Βααλιμ

8 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεύς γενηθήτω γλωσσόκομον καὶ τεθήτω ἐν πύλῃ οἴκου κυρίου ἔξω

9 καὶ κηρυξάτωσαν ἐν Ιουδα καὶ ἐν Ιερουσαλημ εἰσενέγκαι κυρίῳ καθὼς εἶπεν Μωυσῆς παῖς τοῦ θεοῦ ἐπὶ τὸν Ισραηλ ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ

10 καὶ ἔδωκαν πάντες ἄρχοντες καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς καὶ εἰσέφερον καὶ ἐνέβαλλον εἰς τὸ γλωσσόκομον ἕως οὗ ἐπληρώθη

11 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς εἰσέφερον τὸ γλωσσόκομον πρὸς τοὺς προστάτας τοῦ βασιλέως διὰ χειρὸς τῶν Λευιτῶν καὶ ὡς εἶδον ὅτι ἐπλεόνασεν τὸ ἀργύριον καὶ ἦλθεν ὁ γραμματεὺς τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ ὁ προστάτης τοῦ ἱερέως τοῦ μεγάλου καὶ ἐξεκένωσαν τὸ γλωσσόκομον καὶ κατέστησαν εἰς τὸν τόπον αὐτοῦ οὕτως ἐποίουν ἡμέραν ἐξ ἡμέρας καὶ συνήγαγον ἀργύριον πολύ

12 καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὸ ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ Ιωδαε ὁ ἱερεὺς τοῖς ποιοῦσιν τὰ ἔργα εἰς τὴν ἐργασίαν οἴκου κυρίου καὶ ἐμισθοῦντο λατόμους καὶ τέκτονας ἐπισκευάσαι τὸν οἶκον κυρίου καὶ χαλκεῖς σιδήρου καὶ χαλκοῦ ἐπισκευάσαι τὸν οἶκον κυρίου

13 καὶ ἐποίουν οἱ ποιοῦντες τὰ ἔργα καὶ ἀνέβη μῆκος τῶν ἔργων ἐν χερσὶν αὐτῶν καὶ ἀνέστησαν τὸν οἶκον κυρίου ἐπὶ τὴν στάσιν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐνίσχυσαν

14 καὶ ὡς συνετέλεσαν ἤνεγκαν πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα καὶ πρὸς Ιωδαε τὸ κατάλοιπον τοῦ ἀργυρίου καὶ ἐποίησαν σκεύη εἰς οἶκον κυρίου σκεύη λειτουργικὰ ὁλοκαυτωμάτων καὶ θυίσκας χρυσᾶς καὶ ἀργυρᾶς καὶ ἀνήνεγκαν ὁλοκαυτώσεις ἐν οἴκῳ κυρίου διὰ παντὸς πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας Ιωδαε

15 καὶ ἐγήρασεν Ιωδαε πλήρης ἡμερῶν καὶ ἐτελεύτησεν ὢν ἑκατὸν καὶ τριάκοντα ἐτῶν ἐν τῷ τελευτᾶν αὐτόν

16 καὶ ἔθαψαν αὐτὸν ἐν πόλει Δαυιδ μετὰ τῶν βασιλέων ὅτι ἐποίησεν ἀγαθωσύνην μετὰ Ισραηλ καὶ μετὰ τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ τοῦ οἴκου αὐτοῦ

17 καὶ ἐγένετο μετὰ τὴν τελευτὴν Ιωδαε εἰσῆλθον οἱ ἄρχοντες Ιουδα καὶ προσεκύνησαν τὸν βασιλέα τότε ἐπήκουσεν αὐτοῖς ὁ βασιλεύς

18 καὶ ἐγκατέλιπον τὸν κύριον θεὸν τῶν πατέρων αὐτῶν καὶ ἐδούλευον ταῖς Ἀστάρταις καὶ τοῖς εἰδώλοις καὶ ἐγένετο ὀργὴ ἐπὶ Ιουδαν καὶ ἐπὶ Ιερουσαλημ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ

19 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν πρὸς αὐτοὺς προφήτας ἐπιστρέψαι πρὸς κύριον καὶ οὐκ ἤκουσαν καὶ διεμαρτύραντο αὐτοῖς καὶ οὐκ ἤκουσαν

20 καὶ πνεῦμα θεοῦ ἐνέδυσεν τὸν Αζαριαν τὸν τοῦ Ιωδαε τὸν ἱερέα καὶ ἀνέστη ἐπάνω τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ εἶπεν τάδε λέγει κύριος τί παραπορεύεσθε τὰς ἐντολὰς κυρίου καὶ οὐκ εὐοδωθήσεσθε ὅτι ἐγκατελίπετε τὸν κύριον καὶ ἐγκαταλείψει ὑμᾶς

21 καὶ ἐπέθεντο αὐτῷ καὶ ἐλιθοβόλησαν αὐτὸν δι᾽ ἐντολῆς Ιωας τοῦ βασιλέως ἐν αὐλῇ οἴκου κυρίου

22 καὶ οὐκ ἐμνήσθη Ιωας τοῦ ἐλέους οὗ ἐποίησεν μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ Ιωδαε ὁ πατὴρ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐθανάτωσεν τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ὡς ἀπέθνῃσκεν εἶπεν ἴδοι κύριος καὶ κρινάτω

23 καὶ ἐγένετο μετὰ τὴν συντέλειαν τοῦ ἐνιαυτοῦ ἀνέβη ἐπ᾽ αὐτὸν δύναμις Συρίας καὶ ἦλθεν ἐπὶ Ιουδαν καὶ ἐπὶ Ιερουσαλημ καὶ κατέφθειραν πάντας τοὺς ἄρχοντας τοῦ λαοῦ ἐν τῷ λαῷ καὶ πάντα τὰ σκῦλα αὐτῶν ἀπέστειλαν τῷ βασιλεῖ Δαμασκοῦ

24 ὅτι ἐν ὀλίγοις ἀνδράσιν παρεγένετο δύναμις Συρίας καὶ ὁ θεὸς παρέδωκεν εἰς τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῶν δύναμιν πολλὴν σφόδρα ὅτι ἐγκατέλιπον κύριον θεὸν τῶν πατέρων αὐτῶν καὶ μετὰ Ιωας ἐποίησεν κρίματα

25 καὶ μετὰ τὸ ἀπελθεῖν αὐτοὺς ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ ἐγκαταλιπεῖν αὐτὸν ἐν μαλακίαις μεγάλαις καὶ ἐπέθεντο αὐτῷ οἱ παῖδες αὐτοῦ ἐν αἵμασιν υἱοῦ Ιωδαε τοῦ ἱερέως καὶ ἐθανάτωσαν αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τῆς κλίνης αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀπέθανεν καὶ ἔθαψαν αὐτὸν ἐν πόλει Δαυιδ καὶ οὐκ ἔθαψαν αὐτὸν ἐν τῷ τάφῳ τῶν βασιλέων

26 καὶ οἱ ἐπιθέμενοι ἐπ᾽ αὐτὸν Ζαβεδ ὁ τοῦ Σαμαθ ὁ Αμμανίτης καὶ Ιωζαβεδ ὁ τοῦ Σομαρωθ ὁ Μωαβίτης

27 καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ πάντες καὶ προσῆλθον αὐτῷ οἱ πέντε καὶ τὰ λοιπὰ ἰδοὺ γεγραμμένα ἐπὶ τὴν γραφὴν τῶν βασιλέων καὶ ἐβασίλευσεν Αμασιας υἱὸς αὐτοῦ ἀντ᾽ αὐτοῦ


‎1 ‏בֶּן־שֶׁ֤בַע שָׁנִים֙ יֹאָ֣שׁ בְּמָלְכ֔וֹ וְאַרְבָּעִ֣ים שָׁנָ֔ה מָלַ֖ךְ בִּֽירוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וְשֵׁ֣ם אִמּ֔וֹ צִבְיָ֖ה מִבְּאֵ֥ר שָֽׁבַע׃

‎2 ‏וַיַּ֧עַשׂ יוֹאָ֛שׁ הַיָּשָׁ֖ר בְּעֵינֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה כָּל־יְמֵ֖י יְהוֹיָדָ֥ע הַכֹּהֵֽן׃

‎3 ‏וַיִּשָּׂא־ל֥וֹ יְהוֹיָדָ֖ע נָשִׁ֣ים שְׁתָּ֑יִם וַיּ֖וֹלֶד בָּנִ֥ים וּבָנֽוֹת׃

‎4 ‏וַיְהִ֖י אַחֲרֵיכֵ֑ן הָיָה֙ עִם־לֵ֣ב יוֹאָ֔שׁ לְחַדֵּ֖שׁ אֶת־בֵּ֥ית יְהוָֽה׃

‎5 ‏וַיִּקְבֹּץ֮ אֶת־הַכֹּהֲנִ֣ים וְהַלְוִיִּם֒ וַיֹּ֣אמֶר לָהֶ֡ם צְא֣וּ לְעָרֵ֪י יְהוּדָ֟ה וְקִבְצוּ֩ מִכָּל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֨ל כֶּ֜סֶף לְחַזֵּ֣ק׀ אֶת־בֵּ֣ית אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֗ם מִדֵּ֤י שָׁנָה֙ בְּשָׁנָ֔ה וְאַתֶּ֖ם תְּמַהֲר֣וּ לַדָּבָ֑ר וְלֹ֥א מִֽהֲר֖וּ הַֽלְוִיִּֽם׃

‎6 ‏וַיִּקְרָ֣א הַמֶּלֶךְ֮ לִֽיהוֹיָדָ֣ע הָרֹאשׁ֒ וַיֹּ֣אמֶר ל֗וֹ מַדּ֙וּעַ֙ לֹֽא־דָרַ֣שְׁתָּ עַל־הַלְוִיִּ֔ם לְהָבִ֞יא מִֽיהוּדָ֣ה וּמִֽירוּשָׁלִַ֗ם אֶת־מַשְׂאַת֙ מֹשֶׁ֣ה עֶֽבֶד־יְהוָ֔ה וְהַקָּהָ֖ל לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל לְאֹ֖הֶל הָעֵדֽוּת׃

‎7 ‏כִּ֤י עֲתַלְיָ֙הוּ֙ הַמִּרְשַׁ֔עַת בָּנֶ֥יהָ פָרְצ֖וּ אֶת־בֵּ֣ית הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים וְגַם֙ כָּל־קָדְשֵׁ֣י בֵית־יְהוָ֔ה עָשׂ֖וּ לַבְּעָלִֽים׃

‎8 ‏וַיֹּ֣אמֶר הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ וַֽיַּעֲשׂ֖וּ אֲר֣וֹן אֶחָ֑ד וַֽיִּתְּנֻ֛הוּ בְּשַׁ֥עַר בֵּית־יְהוָ֖ה חֽוּצָה׃

‎9 ‏וַיִּתְּנוּ־ק֞וֹל בִּֽיהוּדָ֣ה וּבִֽירוּשָׁלִַ֗ם לְהָבִ֤יא לַֽיהוָה֙ מַשְׂאַ֞ת מֹשֶׁ֧ה עֶֽבֶד־הָאֱלֹהִ֛ים עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל בַּמִּדְבָּֽר׃

‎10 ‏וַיִּשְׂמְח֥וּ כָל־הַשָּׂרִ֖ים וְכָל־הָעָ֑ם וַיָּבִ֛יאוּ וַיַּשְׁלִ֥יכוּ לָאָר֖וֹן עַד־לְכַלֵּֽה׃

‎11 ‏וַיְהִ֡י בְּעֵת֩ יָבִ֨יא אֶת־הָֽאָר֜וֹן אֶל־פְּקֻדַּ֣ת הַמֶּלֶךְ֮ בְּיַ֣ד הַלְוִיִּם֒ וְכִרְאוֹתָ֞ם כִּי־רַ֣ב הַכֶּ֗סֶף וּבָ֨א סוֹפֵ֤ר הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ וּפְקִיד֙ כֹּהֵ֣ן הָרֹ֔אשׁ וִיעָ֙רוּ֙ אֶת־הָ֣אָר֔וֹן וְיִשָּׂאֻ֖הוּ וִֽישִׁיבֻ֣הוּ אֶל־מְקֹמ֑וֹ כֹּ֤ה עָשׂוּ֙ לְי֣וֹם׀ בְּי֔וֹם וַיַּֽאַסְפוּ־כֶ֖סֶף לָרֹֽב׃

‎12 ‏וַיִּתְּנֵ֨הוּ הַמֶּ֜לֶךְ וִֽיהוֹיָדָ֗ע אֶל־עוֹשֵׂה֙ מְלֶ֙אכֶת֙ עֲבוֹדַ֣ת בֵּית־יְהוָ֔ה וַיִּֽהְי֤וּ שֹׂכְרִים֙ חֹצְבִ֣ים וְחָרָשִׁ֔ים לְחַדֵּ֖שׁ בֵּ֣ית יְהוָ֑ה וְ֠גַם לְחָרָשֵׁ֤י בַרְזֶל֙ וּנְחֹ֔שֶׁת לְחַזֵּ֖ק אֶת־בֵּ֥ית יְהוָֽה׃

‎13 ‏וַֽיַּעֲשׂוּ֙ עֹשֵׂ֣י הַמְּלָאכָ֔ה וַתַּ֧עַל אֲרוּכָ֛ה לַמְּלָאכָ֖ה בְּיָדָ֑ם וַֽיַּעֲמִ֜ידוּ אֶת־בֵּ֧ית הָֽאֱלֹהִ֛ים עַל־מַתְכֻּנְתּ֖וֹ וַֽיְאַמְּצֻֽהוּ׃

‎14 ‏וּֽכְכַלּוֹתָ֡ם הֵבִ֣יאוּ לִפְנֵי֩ הַמֶּ֨לֶךְ וִֽיהוֹיָדָ֜ע אֶת־שְׁאָ֣ר הַכֶּ֗סֶף וַיַּעֲשֵׂ֨הוּ כֵלִ֤ים לְבֵית־יְהוָה֙ כְּלֵ֣י שָׁרֵ֔ת וְהַעֲל֣וֹת וְכַפּ֔וֹת וּכְלֵ֥י זָהָ֖ב וָכָ֑סֶף וַ֠יִּֽהְיוּ מַעֲלִ֨ים עֹל֤וֹת בְּבֵית־יְהוָה֙ תָּמִ֔יד כֹּ֖ל יְמֵ֥י יְהוֹיָדָֽע׃ פ

‎15 ‏וַיִּזְקַ֧ן יְהוֹיָדָ֛ע וַיִּשְׂבַּ֥ע יָמִ֖ים וַיָּמֹ֑ת בֶּן־מֵאָ֧ה וּשְׁלֹשִׁ֛ים שָׁנָ֖ה בְּמוֹתֽוֹ׃

‎16 ‏וַיִּקְבְּרֻ֥הוּ בְעִיר־דָּוִ֖יד עִם־הַמְּלָכִ֑ים כִּֽי־עָשָׂ֤ה טוֹבָה֙ בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וְעִ֥ם הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים וּבֵיתֽוֹ׃ ס

‎17 ‏וְאַֽחֲרֵ֥י מוֹת֙ יְה֣וֹיָדָ֔ע בָּ֚אוּ שָׂרֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֔ה וַיִּֽשְׁתַּחֲו֖וּ לַמֶּ֑לֶךְ אָ֛ז שָׁמַ֥ע הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ אֲלֵיהֶֽם׃

‎18 ‏וַיַּֽעַזְב֗וּ אֶת־בֵּ֤ית יְהוָה֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י אֲבוֹתֵיהֶ֔ם וַיַּֽעַבְד֥וּ אֶת־הָאֲשֵׁרִ֖ים וְאֶת־הָֽעֲצַבִּ֑ים וַֽיְהִי־קֶ֗צֶף עַל־יְהוּדָה֙ וִיר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם בְּאַשְׁמָתָ֖ם זֹֽאת׃

‎19 ‏וַיִּשְׁלַ֤ח בָּהֶם֙ נְבִאִ֔ים לַהֲשִׁיבָ֖ם אֶל־יְהוָ֑ה וַיָּעִ֥ידוּ בָ֖ם וְלֹ֥א הֶאֱזִֽינוּ׃ ס

‎20 ‏וְר֣וּחַ אֱלֹהִ֗ים לָֽבְשָׁה֙ אֶת־זְכַרְיָה֙ בֶּן־יְהוֹיָדָ֣ע הַכֹּהֵ֔ן וַֽיַּעֲמֹ֖ד מֵעַ֣ל לָעָ֑ם וַיֹּ֨אמֶר לָהֶ֜ם כֹּ֣ה׀ אָמַ֣ר הָאֱלֹהִ֗ים לָמָה֩ אַתֶּ֨ם עֹבְרִ֜ים אֶת־מִצְוֹ֤ת יְהוָה֙ וְלֹ֣א תַצְלִ֔יחוּ כִּֽי־עֲזַבְתֶּ֥ם אֶת־יְהוָ֖ה וַיַּֽעֲזֹ֥ב אֶתְכֶֽם׃

‎21 ‏וַיִּקְשְׁר֣וּ עָלָ֔יו וַיִּרְגְּמֻ֥הוּ אֶ֖בֶן בְּמִצְוַ֣ת הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ בַּחֲצַ֖ר בֵּ֥ית יְהוָֽה׃

‎22 ‏וְלֹא־זָכַ֞ר יוֹאָ֣שׁ הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ הַחֶ֙סֶד֙ אֲשֶׁ֨ר עָשָׂ֜ה יְהוֹיָדָ֤ע אָבִיו֙ עִמּ֔וֹ וַֽיַּהֲרֹ֖ג אֶת־בְּנ֑וֹ וּכְמוֹת֣וֹ אָמַ֔ר יֵ֥רֶא יְהוָ֖ה וְיִדְרֹֽשׁ׃ פ

‎23 ‏וַיְהִ֣י׀ לִתְקוּפַ֣ת הַשָּׁנָ֗ה עָלָ֣ה עָלָיו֮ חֵ֣יל אֲרָם֒ וַיָּבֹ֗אוּ אֶל־יְהוּדָה֙ וִיר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם וַיַּשְׁחִ֛יתוּ אֶת־כָּל־שָׂרֵ֥י הָעָ֖ם מֵעָ֑ם וְכָל־שְׁלָלָ֥ם שִׁלְּח֖וּ לְמֶ֥לֶךְ דַּרְמָֽשֶׂק׃

‎24 ‏כִּי֩ בְמִצְעַ֨ר אֲנָשִׁ֜ים בָּ֣אוּ׀ חֵ֣יל אֲרָ֗ם וַֽיהוָה֙ נָתַ֨ן בְּיָדָ֥ם חַ֙יִל֙ לָרֹ֣ב מְאֹ֔ד כִּ֣י עָֽזְב֔וּ אֶת־יְהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֣י אֲבוֹתֵיהֶ֑ם וְאֶת־יוֹאָ֖שׁ עָשׂ֥וּ שְׁפָטִֽים׃

‎25 ‏וּבְלֶכְתָּ֣ם מִמֶּ֗נּוּ כִּֽי־עָזְב֣וּ אֹתוֹ֮ במחליים בְּמַחֲלוּיִ֣ם רַבִּים֒ הִתְקַשְּׁר֨וּ עָלָ֜יו עֲבָדָ֗יו בִּדְמֵי֙ בְּנֵי֙ יְהוֹיָדָ֣ע הַכֹּהֵ֔ן וַיַּֽהַרְגֻ֥הוּ עַל־מִטָּת֖וֹ וַיָּמֹ֑ת וַֽיִּקְבְּרֻ֙הוּ֙ בְּעִ֣יר דָּוִ֔יד וְלֹ֥א קְבָרֻ֖הוּ בְּקִבְר֥וֹת הַמְּלָכִֽים׃ ס

‎26 ‏וְאֵ֖לֶּה הַמִּתְקַשְּׁרִ֣ים עָלָ֑יו זָבָ֗ד בֶּן־שִׁמְעָת֙ הָֽעַמּוֹנִ֔ית וִיה֣וֹזָבָ֔ד בֶּן־שִׁמְרִ֖ית הַמּוֹאָבִֽית׃

‎27 ‏וּבָנָ֞יו ורב יִ֧רֶ֞ב הַמַּשָּׂ֣א עָלָ֗יו וִיסוֹד֙ בֵּ֣ית הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים הִנָּ֣ם כְּתוּבִ֔ים עַל־מִדְרַ֖שׁ סֵ֣פֶר הַמְּלָכִ֑ים וַיִּמְלֹ֛ךְ אֲמַצְיָ֥הוּ בְנ֖וֹ תַּחְתָּֽיו׃ פ


1 Septem annorum erat Joas cum regnare cœpisset, et quadraginta annis regnavit in Jerusalem: nomen matris ejus Sebia de Bersabee.

2 Fecitque quod bonum est coram Domino cunctis diebus Jojadæ sacerdotis.

3 Accepit autem ei Jojada uxores duas, e quibus genuit filios et filias.

4 Post quæ placuit Joas ut instauraret domum Domini.

5 Congregavitque sacerdotes et Levitas, et dixit eis: Egredimini ad civitates Juda, et colligite de universo Israël pecuniam ad sartatecta templi Dei vestri per singulos annos, festinatoque hoc facite. Porro Levitæ egere negligentius.

6 Vocavitque rex Jojadam principem, et dixit ei: Quare tibi non fuit curæ, ut cogeres Levitas inferre de Juda et de Jerusalem pecuniam quæ constituta est a Moyse servo Domini, ut inferret eam omnis multitudo Israël in tabernaculum testimonii?

7 Athalia enim impiissima, et filii ejus, destruxerunt domum Dei, et de universis quæ sanctificata fuerant in templo Domini, ornaverunt fanum Baalim.

8 Præcepit ergo rex, et fecerunt arcam: posueruntque eam juxta portam domus Domini forinsecus.

9 Et prædicatum est in Juda et Jerusalem ut deferrent singuli pretium Domino, quod constituit Moyses servus Dei super omnem Israël in deserto.

10 Lætatique sunt cuncti principes, et omnis populus, et ingressi contulerunt in arcam Domini, atque miserunt ita ut impleretur.

11 Cumque tempus esset ut deferrent arcam coram rege per manus Levitarum (videbant enim multam pecuniam), ingrediebatur scriba regis, et quem primus sacerdos constituerat, effundebantque pecuniam quæ erat in arca, porro arcam reportabant ad locum suum: sicque faciebant per singulos dies. Et congregata est infinita pecunia,

12 quam dederunt rex et Jojada his qui præerant operibus domus Domini: at illi conducebant ex ea cæsores lapidum, et artifices operum singulorum ut instaurarent domum Domini: fabros quoque ferri et æris, ut quod cadere cœperat, fulciretur.

13 Egeruntque hi qui operabantur industrie, et obducebatur parietum cicatrix per manus eorum, ac suscitaverunt domum Domini in statum pristinum, et firmiter eam stare fecerunt.

14 Cumque complessent omnia opera, detulerunt coram rege et Jojada reliquam partem pecuniæ: de qua facta sunt vasa templi in ministerium, et ad holocausta, phialæ quoque, et cetera vasa aurea et argentea: offerebantur holocausta in domo Domini jugiter cunctis diebus Jojadæ.

15 Senuit autem Jojada plenus dierum, et mortuus est cum esset centum triginta annorum:

16 sepelieruntque eum in civitate David cum regibus, eo quod fecisset bonum cum Israël, et cum domo ejus.

17 Postquam autem obiit Jojada, ingressi sunt principes Juda, et adoraverunt regem: qui delinitus obsequiis eorum, acquievit eis.

18 Et dereliquerunt templum Domini Dei patrum suorum, servieruntque lucis et sculptilibus: et facta est ira contra Judam et Jerusalem propter hoc peccatum.

19 Mittebatque eis prophetas ut reverterentur ad Dominum, quos protestantes illi audire nolebant.

20 Spiritus itaque Dei induit Zachariam filium Jojadæ sacerdotem, et stetit in conspectu populi, et dixit eis: Hæc dicit Dominus Deus: Quare transgredimini præceptum Domini, quod vobis non proderit, et dereliquistis Dominum ut derelinqueret vos?

21 Qui congregati adversus eum, miserunt lapides juxta regis imperium in atrio domus Domini.

22 Et non est recordatus Joas rex misericordiæ quam fecerat Jojada pater illius secum, sed interfecit filium ejus. Qui cum moreretur, ait: Videat Dominus, et requirat.

23 Cumque evolutus esset annus, ascendit contra eum exercitus Syriæ: venitque in Judam et Jerusalem, et interfecit cunctos principes populi, atque universam prædam miserunt regi in Damascum.

24 Et certe cum permodicus venisset numerus Syrorum, tradidit Dominus in manibus eorum infinitam multitudinem, eo quod dereliquissent Dominum Deum patrum suorum: in Joas quoque ignominiosa exercuere judicia.

25 Et abeuntes dimiserunt eum in languoribus magnis: surrexerunt autem contra eum servi sui in ultionem sanguinis filii Jojadæ sacerdotis, et occiderunt eum in lectulo suo, et mortuus est: sepelieruntque eum in civitate David, sed non in sepulchris regum.

26 Insidiati vero sunt ei Zabad filius Semaath Ammanitidis, et Jozabad filius Semmarith Moabitidis.

27 Porro filii ejus, ac summa pecuniæ quæ adunata fuerat sub eo, et instauratio domus Dei, scripta sunt diligentius in libro regum: regnavit autem Amasias filius ejus pro eo.

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