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  • The complete story about the sons of Joash, the prophecies about him, and the record of his restoration of the Temple of God are written in [The Commentary on the Book of the Kings.] When Joash died, his son Amaziah became the next king. - 2 Chronicles 24:27


  • He carried off all the gold and silver and all the utensils from the Temple of God that had been in the care of Obed-edom. He also seized the treasures of the royal palace, along with hostages, and then returned to Samaria. - 2 Chronicles 25:24


  • But when he had become powerful, he also became proud, which led to his downfall. He sinned against the LORD his God by entering the sanctuary of the LORD's Temple and personally burning incense on the altar. - 2 Chronicles 26:16


  • Uzziah was furious and refused to set down the incense burner he was holding. But as he was standing there with the priests before the incense altar in the LORD's Temple, leprosy* suddenly broke out on his forehead.6 - 2 Chronicles 26:19


  • So King Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in isolation, excluded from the Temple of the LORD. His son Jotham was put in charge of the royal palace, and he governed the people of the land. - 2 Chronicles 26:21


  • He did what was pleasing in the LORD's sight, just as his father, Uzziah, had done. But unlike him, Jotham did not enter the Temple of the LORD. Nevertheless, the people continued in their corrupt ways. - 2 Chronicles 27:2


  • Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate to the LORD's Temple and also did extensive rebuilding on the wall at the hill of Ophel. - 2 Chronicles 27:3


  • Ahaz took valuable items from the LORD's Temple, the royal palace, and from the homes of his officials and gave them to the king of Assyria as tribute. But even this did not help him. - 2 Chronicles 28:21


  • The king took the utensils from the Temple of God and broke them into pieces. He shut the doors of the LORD's Temple so that no one could worship there and then set up altars to pagan gods in every corner of Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 28:24


  • In the very first month of the first year of his reign, Hezekiah reopened the doors of the Temple of the LORD and repaired them. - 2 Chronicles 29:3


  • He summoned the priests and Levites to meet him at the courtyard east of the Temple. - 2 Chronicles 29:4


  • He said to them, "Listen to me, you Levites! Purify yourselves, and purify the Temple of the LORD, the God of your ancestors. Remove all the defiled things from the sanctuary. - 2 Chronicles 29:5


  • Our ancestors were unfaithful and did what was evil in the sight of the LORD our God. They abandoned the LORD and his Temple; they turned their backs on him. - 2 Chronicles 29:6


  • They also shut the doors to the Temple's foyer, and they snuffed out the lamps. They stopped burning incense and presenting burnt offerings at the sanctuary of the God of Israel. - 2 Chronicles 29:7


  • These men called together their fellow Levites, and they purified themselves. Then they began to purify the Temple of the LORD, just as the king had commanded. They were careful to follow all the LORD's instructions in their work. - 2 Chronicles 29:15


  • The priests went into the sanctuary of the Temple of the LORD to cleanse it, and they took out to the Temple courtyard all the defiled things they found. From there the Levites carted it all out to the Kidron Valley. - 2 Chronicles 29:16


  • The work began on a day in early spring,* and in eight days they had reached the foyer of the LORD's Temple. Then they purified the Temple of the LORD itself, which took another eight days. So the entire task was completed in sixteen days.1 - 2 Chronicles 29:17
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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