1 Septem annorum erat Ioas, cum regnare coepisset, et quadraginta annis regnavit in Ierusalem. Nomen matris eius Sebia de Bersabee.
2 Fecitque, quod bonum est coram Domino, cunctis diebus Ioiadae sacerdotis.
3 Accepit autem ei Ioiada uxores duas, e quibus genuit filios et filias.
4 Post quae placuit Ioas, ut instauraret domum Domini.
5 Congregavitque sacerdotes et Levitas et dixit eis: "Egredimini ad civitates Iudae et colligite de universo Israel pecuniam ad sartatecta templi Dei vestri per singulos annos. Festinatoque hoc facite". Porro Levitae non festinarunt.
6 Vocavitque rex Ioiadam principem et dixit ei: "Quare non tibi fuit curae, ut cogeres Levitas inferre de Iuda et de Ierusalem pecuniam, quae constituta est a Moyse servo Domini, ut inferret eam omnis congregatio Israel in tabernaculum testimonii?
7 Athalia enim impiissima et filii eius dissipaverunt domum Dei et de universis, quae sanctificata fuerant templo Domini, dedicaverunt Baalim".
8 Praecepit ergo rex, et fecerunt arcam posueruntque eam iuxta portam domus Domini forinsecus.
9 Et praedicatum est in Iuda et Ierusalem, ut deferrent singuli pretium Domino, quod constituit Moyses servus Dei super Israel in deserto.
10 Laetatique sunt cuncti principes et omnis populus et ingressi contulerunt in arcam atque miserunt ita, ut impleretur.
11 Cumque tempus esset, ut deferrent arcam ad magistratus regis per manus Levitarum, et viderent multam esse pecuniam, ingrediebatur scriba regis et quem primus sacerdos constituerat, effundebantque pecuniam, quae erat in arca; porro arcam reportabant ad locum suum. Sicque faciebant per singula tempora, et congregata est infinita pecunia,
12 quam dederunt rex et Ioiada his, qui praeerant operibus domus Domini. At illi conducebant ex ea caesores lapidum et artifices operum singulorum, ut instaurarent domum Domini, fabros quoque ferri et aeris, ut domus Dei fulciretur.
13 Egeruntque operarii, et obducebatur cicatrix operi per manus eorum, ac suscitaverunt domum Domini in statum pristinum et firme eam stare fecerunt.
14 Cumque haec complessent, detulerunt coram rege et Ioiada reliquam partem pecuniae, de qua facta sunt vasa templi in ministerium et ad holocausta, phialae quoque et cetera vasa aurea et argentea. Et offerebantur holocausta in domo Domini iugiter cunctis diebus Ioiadae.
15 Senuit autem Ioiada plenus dierum et mortuus est cum centum triginta esset annorum.
16 Sepelieruntque eum in civitate David cum regibus, eo quod fecisset bonum in Israel cum Deo et cum domo eius.
17 Postquam autem obiit Ioiada, ingressi sunt principes Iudae et adoraverunt regem, qui delinitus obsequiis eorum acquievit eis.
18 Et dereliquerunt templum Domini, Dei patrum suorum, servieruntque palis et sculptilibus, et facta est ira contra Iudam et Ierusalem propter hoc peccatum.
19 Mittebatque eis prophetas, ut reverterentur ad Dominum, quos protestantes illi audire nolebant.
20 Spiritus itaque Dei induit Zachariam filium Ioiadae sacerdotis; et stetit in conspectu populi et dixit eis: "Haec dicit Deus: Quare transgredimini praecepta Domini, quod vobis non proderit? Quia dereliquistis Dominum, ipse dereliquit vos".
21 Qui coniuraverunt adversus eum et lapidaverunt eum iuxta regis imperium in atrio domus Domini.
22 Et non est recordatus Ioas rex misericordiae, quam fecerat Ioiada pater illius secum, sed interfecit filium eius. Qui cum moreretur, ait: "Videat Dominus et requirat!".
23 Cumque evolutus esset annus, ascendit contra eum exercitus Syriae venitque in Iudam et Ierusalem et exterminaverunt cunctos principes populi atque universam praedam miserunt regi Damascum.
24 Et certe, cum permodicus venisset numerus Syrorum, tradidit Dominus manibus eorum exercitum magnum valde, eo quod reliquissent Dominum, Deum patrum suorum; in Ioas quoque ignominiosa exercuere iudicia.
25 Et abeuntes dimiserunt eum in languoribus magnis. Coniuraverunt autem contra eum servi sui in ultionem sanguinis filii Ioiadae sacerdotis et occiderunt eum in lectulo suo, et mortuus est. Sepelieruntque eum in civitate David, sed non in sepulcris regum.
26 Insidiati vero sunt ei Zabad filius Semath Ammanitidis et Iozabad filius Semarith Moabitidis.
27 Porro de filiis eius, de summa tributi, quod impositum fuerat sub eo, et de instauratione domus Dei scriptum est in commentariis libri regum. Regnavitque Amasias filius eius pro eo.
King James Version
1 Joash was seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Zibiah of Beer-sheba.
2 And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest.
3 And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begat sons and daughters.
4 ¶ And it came to pass after this, that Joash was minded to repair the house of the LORD.
5 And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, Go out unto the cities of Judah, and gather of all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that ye hasten the matter. Howbeit the Levites hastened it not.
6 And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem the collection, according to the commandment of Moses the servant of the LORD, and of the congregation of Israel, for the tabernacle of witness?
7 For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house of the LORD did they bestow upon Baalim.
8 And at the king's commandment they made a chest, and set it without at the gate of the house of the LORD.
9 And they made a proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem, to bring in to the LORD the collection that Moses the servant of God laid upon Israel in the wilderness.
10 And all the princes and all the people rejoiced, and brought in, and cast into the chest, until they had made an end.
11 Now it came to pass, that at what time the chest was brought unto the king's office by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, the king's scribe and the high priest's officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to his place again. Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance.
12 And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and hired masons and carpenters to repair the house of the LORD, and also such as wrought iron and brass to mend the house of the LORD.
13 So the workmen wrought, and the work was perfected by them, and they set the house of God in his state, and strengthened it.
14 And when they had finished it, they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels for the house of the LORD, even vessels to minister, and to offer withal, and spoons, and vessels of gold and silver. And they offered burnt offerings in the house of the LORD continually all the days of Jehoiada.
15 ¶ But Jehoiada waxed old, and was full of days when he died; an hundred and thirty years old was he when he died.
16 And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God, and toward his house.
17 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.
18 And they left the house of the LORD God of their fathers, and served groves and idols: and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass.
19 Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the LORD; and they testified against them: but they would not give ear.
20 And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.
21 And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.
22 Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he said, The LORD look upon it, and require it.
23 ¶ And it came to pass at the end of the year, that the host of Syria came up against him: and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people, and sent all the spoil of them unto the king of Damascus.
24 For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the LORD delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. So they executed judgment against Joash.
25 And when they were departed from him, (for they left him in great diseases,) his own servants conspired against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his bed, and he died: and they buried him in the city of David, but they buried him not in the sepulchres of the kings.
26 And these are they that conspired against him; Zabad the son of Shimeath an Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith a Moabitess.
27 ¶ Now concerning his sons, and the greatness of the burdens laid upon him, and the repairing of the house of God, behold, they are written in the story of the book of the kings. And Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.