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 2 Kings 12:4 - 16
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   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 12
12:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Joash said to the priests, "Collect all the money that is brought as sacred offerings to the temple of the LORD - the money collected in the census, the money received from personal vows and the money brought voluntarily to the temple.
 
12:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Let every priest receive the money from one of the treasurers, and let it be used to repair whatever damage is found in the temple."
 
12:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But by the twenty-third year of King Joash the priests still had not repaired the temple.
 
12:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Therefore King Joash summoned Jehoiada the priest and the other priests and asked them, "Why aren't you repairing the damage done to the temple? Take no more money from your treasurers, but hand it over for repairing the temple."
 
12:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The priests agreed that they would not collect any more money from the people and that they would not repair the temple themselves.
 
12:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jehoiada the priest took a chest and bored a hole in its lid. He placed it beside the altar, on the right side as one enters the temple of the LORD. The priests who guarded the entrance put into the chest all the money that was brought to the temple of the LORD.
 
12:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Whenever they saw that there was a large amount of money in the chest, the royal secretary and the high priest came, counted the money that had been brought into the temple of the LORD and put it into bags.
 
12:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When the amount had been determined, they gave the money to the men appointed to supervise the work on the temple. With it they paid those who worked on the temple of the LORD - the carpenters and builders,
 
12:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the masons and stonecutters. They purchased timber and dressed stone for the repair of the temple of the LORD, and met all the other expenses of restoring the temple.
 
12:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The money brought into the temple was not spent for making silver basins, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, trumpets or any other articles of gold or silver for the temple of the LORD;
 
12:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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it was paid to the workmen, who used it to repair the temple.
 
12:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted with complete honesty.
 
12:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The money from the guilt offerings and sin offerings was not brought into the temple of the LORD; it belonged to the priests.
 
 

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