Jehoiada

Jehoiada

 
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  • So the Levites and the people did everything just as Jehoiada the priest ordered. The commanders took charge of the men reporting for duty that Sabbath, as well as those who were going off duty. Jehoiada the priest did not let anyone go home after their shift ended. - 2 Chronicles 23:8


  • Then Jehoiada supplied the commanders with the spears and shields that had once belonged to King David and were stored in the Temple of God. - 2 Chronicles 23:9


  • Then Jehoiada and his sons brought out Joash, the king's son, and placed the crown on his head. They presented Joash with a copy of God's laws and proclaimed him king. Then they anointed him, and everyone shouted, "Long live the king!" - 2 Chronicles 23:11


  • Then Jehoiada the priest ordered the commanders who were in charge of the troops, "Take her out of the Temple, and kill anyone who tries to rescue her. Do not kill her here in the Temple of the LORD." - 2 Chronicles 23:14


  • Then Jehoiada made a covenant between himself and the king and the people that they would be the LORD's people. - 2 Chronicles 23:16


  • Jehoiada now put the Levitical priests in charge of the Temple of the LORD, following all the instructions given by David. He also commanded them to present burnt offerings to the LORD, as prescribed by the law of Moses, and to sing and rejoice as David had instructed. - 2 Chronicles 23:18


  • Joash did what was pleasing in the LORD's sight throughout the lifetime of Jehoiada the priest. - 2 Chronicles 24:2


  • Jehoiada chose two wives for Joash, and he had sons and daughters. - 2 Chronicles 24:3


  • So the king called for Jehoiada the high priest and asked him, "Why haven't you demanded that the Levites go out and collect the Temple taxes from the towns of Judah and from Jerusalem? Moses, the servant of the LORD, levied this tax on the community of Israel in order to maintain the Tabernacle of the Covenant.*"1 - 2 Chronicles 24:6


  • The king and Jehoiada gave the money to the construction supervisors, who hired masons and carpenters to restore the Temple of the LORD. They also hired metalworkers, who made articles of iron and bronze for the LORD's Temple. - 2 Chronicles 24:12


  • When all the repairs were finished, they brought the remaining money to the king and Jehoiada. It was used to make utensils for the Temple of the LORD--utensils for worship services and for burnt offerings, including ladles and other vessels made of gold and silver. And the burnt offerings were sacrificed continually in the Temple of the LORD during the lifetime of Jehoiada the priest. - 2 Chronicles 24:14


  • Jehoiada lived to a very old age, finally dying at 130. - 2 Chronicles 24:15


  • But after Jehoiada's death, the leaders of Judah came and bowed before King Joash and persuaded the king to listen to their advice. - 2 Chronicles 24:17


  • Then the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood before the people and said, "This is what God says: Why do you disobey the LORD's commands so that you cannot prosper? You have abandoned the LORD, and now he has abandoned you!" - 2 Chronicles 24:20


  • That was how King Joash repaid Jehoiada for his love and loyalty--by killing his son. Zechariah's last words as he died were, "May the LORD see what they are doing and hold them accountable!" - 2 Chronicles 24:22


  • The Arameans withdrew, leaving Joash severely wounded. But his own officials decided to kill him for murdering the son of Jehoiada the priest. They assassinated him as he lay in bed. Then he was buried in the City of David, but not in the royal cemetery. - 2 Chronicles 24:25


  • `The LORD has appointed you to replace Jehoiada as the priest in charge of the house of the LORD. You are responsible to put anyone who claims to be a prophet in the stocks and neck irons. - Jeremiah 29:26
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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