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  • 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


  • And all the people went over to the temple of Baal and tore it down. They demolished the altars and smashed the idols, and they killed Mattan the priest of Baal in front of the altars. - 2 Chronicles 23:17


  • 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


  • He stationed gatekeepers at the gates of the LORD's Temple to keep those who were ceremonially unclean from entering. - 2 Chronicles 23:19


  • Then the commanders, nobles, rulers, and all the people escorted the king from the Temple of the LORD. They went through the Upper Gate and into the palace, and they seated the king on the royal throne. - 2 Chronicles 23:20


  • Some time later, Joash decided to repair and restore the Temple of the LORD. - 2 Chronicles 24:4


  • He summoned the priests and Levites and gave them these instructions: "Go at once to all the towns of Judah and collect the required annual offerings, so that we can repair the Temple of your God. Do not delay!" But the Levites did not act right away. - 2 Chronicles 24:5


  • 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


  • Over the years, the followers of wicked Athaliah had broken into the Temple of God, and they had used all the dedicated things from the Temple of the LORD to worship the images of Baal. - 2 Chronicles 24:7


  • So now Joash gave instructions for a chest to be made and set outside the gate leading to the Temple of the LORD. - 2 Chronicles 24:8


  • Whenever the chest became full, the Levites carried it to the king's officials. Then the court secretary and an officer of the high priest counted the money and took the chest back to the Temple again. This went on day after day, and a large amount of money was collected. - 2 Chronicles 24:11


  • 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


  • So the men in charge of the renovation worked hard, and they made steady progress. They restored the Temple of God according to its original design and strengthened it. - 2 Chronicles 24:13


  • 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


  • He was buried among the kings in the City of David, because he had done so much good in Israel for God and his Temple. - 2 Chronicles 24:16


  • They decided to abandon the Temple of the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and they worshiped Asherah poles and idols instead! Then the anger of God burned against Judah and Jerusalem because of their sin. - 2 Chronicles 24:18


  • Then the leaders plotted to kill Zechariah, and by order of King Joash himself, they stoned him to death in the courtyard of the LORD's Temple. - 2 Chronicles 24:21
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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