1 Septemque annorum erat Ioas, cum regnare coepisset.
2 Anno septimo Iehu regnavit Ioas; quadraginta annis regnavit in Ierusalem. Nomen matris eius Sebia de Bersabee.
3 Fecitque Ioas rectum coram Domino cunctis diebus, quibus docuit eum Ioiada sacerdos.
4 Verumtamen excelsa non abstulit; adhuc populus immolabat et adolebat in excelsis.
5 Dixitque Ioas ad sacerdotes: "Omnem pecuniam sanctorum, quae illata fuerit in templum Domini a praetereuntibus, quae offertur pro pretio animae, et quam sponte et arbitrio cordis sui inferunt in templum Domini,
6 accipiant illam singuli sacerdotes a notis suis et instaurent sartatecta domus, si quid necessarium viderint instauratione".
7 Igitur usque ad vicesimum tertium annum regis Ioas non instauraverunt sacerdotes sartatecta templi.
8 Vocavitque rex Ioas Ioiada pontificem et sacerdotes dicens eis: "Quare sartatecta non instauratis templi? Nolite ergo amplius accipere pecuniam a notis vestris, sed ad instaurationem templi reddite eam".
9 Acquieveruntque sacerdotes ultra non accipere pecuniam a populo nec instaurare sartatecta domus.
10 Et tulit Ioiada pontifex gazophylacium unum aperuitque foramen desuper et posuit illud iuxta altare ad dexteram ingredientium domum Domini; mittebantque in eo sacerdotes, qui custodiebant ostia, omnem pecuniam, quae deferebatur ad templum Domini.
11 Cumque viderent multam pecuniam esse in gazophylacio, ascendebat scriba regis et pontifex, colligebantque et numerabant pecuniam, quae inveniebatur in domo Domini,
12 et dabant eam iuxta numerum atque mensuram in manu opificum, qui operibus praepositi erant in domo Domini; ipsique impendebant eam in fabris lignorum et in structoribus, qui operabantur in domo Domini,
13 et in caementariis et in his, qui caedebant saxa, et ut emerent ligna et lapides de lapicidinis, ut instaurarentur sartatecta domus Domini, et pro universis, quae indigebant expensa ad muniendam domum.
14 Verumtamen non fiebant pelves argenteae templi Domini et cultri et paterae et tubae, omne vas aureum et argenteum, de pecunia, quae inferebatur in templum Domini;
15 opificibus enim dabatur, ut instauraretur templum Domini.
16 Et non fiebat ratio his hominibus, qui accipiebant pecuniam, ut distribuerent eam operariis; illi enim in fide agebant.
17 Pecuniam vero pro delicto et pecuniam pro peccatis non inferebatur in templum Domini, quia sacerdotum erat.
18 Tunc ascendit Hazael rex Syriae et pugnabat contra Geth; cepitque eam et direxit faciem suam, ut ascenderet in Ierusalem.
19 Quam ob rem tulit Ioas rex Iudae omnia sanctificata, quae consecraverant Iosaphat et Ioram et Ochozias patres eius reges Iudae, et quae ipse obtulerat, et universum aurum, quod inveniri potuit in thesauris templi Domini et in palatio regis, misitque Hazaeli regi Syriae; et recessit ab Ierusalem.
20 Reliqua autem gestorum Ioas et universa, quae fecit, nonne haec scripta sunt in libro annalium regum Iudae?
21 Surrexerunt autem servi eius et coniuraverunt inter se percusseruntque Ioas in domo Mello in descensu Sella.
22 Iozachar namque filius Semath et Iozabad filius Somer servi eius percusserunt eum, et mortuus est; et sepelierunt eum cum patribus suis in civitate David. Regnavitque Amasias filius eius pro eo.
King James Version
1 In the seventh year of Jehu Jehoash began to reign; and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Zibiah of Beer-sheba.
2 And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.
3 But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.
4 ¶ And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the dedicated things that is brought into the house of the LORD, even the money of every one that passeth the account, the money that every man is set at, and all the money that cometh into any man's heart to bring into the house of the LORD,
5 Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found.
6 But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.
7 Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and the other priests, and said unto them, Why repair ye not the breaches of the house? now therefore receive no more money of your acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house.
8 And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people, neither to repair the breaches of the house.
9 But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one cometh into the house of the LORD: and the priests that kept the door put therein all the money that was brought into the house of the LORD.
10 And it was so, when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags, and told the money that was found in the house of the LORD.
11 And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the LORD,
12 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 was laid out for the house to repair it.
13 Howbeit there were not made for the house of the LORD bowls of silver, snuffers, basons, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money that was brought into the house of the LORD:
14 But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired therewith the house of the LORD.
15 Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully.
16 The trespass money and sin money was not brought into the house of the LORD: it was the priests'.
17 ¶ Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath, and took it: and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
18 And Jehoash king of Judah took all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his 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 went away from Jerusalem.
19 ¶ And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
20 And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.
21 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.