Rise & Fall of Israel’s Kingdom
(Category 7 of 16)
Jehoash Repairs the Temple
1 In the seventh year of Jehu, aJehoash1 became king, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba.
2 Jehoash did what was right in the sight of the LORD all the days in which aJehoiada the priest instructed him.
3 But athe 1high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned on the high places.
4 And Jehoash said to the priests, a“All the money of the dedicated gifts that are brought into the house of the LORD—each man’s bcensus1 money, each man’s cassessment money—and all the money that 2a man dpurposes in his heart to bring into the house of the LORD,
5 “let the priests take it themselves, each from his constituency; and let them repair the 1damages of
CHAPTER 12 References
1 a2 Chr. 24:1
1Joash, 2 Kin.
2 a2 Kin. 11:4
3 a1 Kin.
2 Kin. 14:4;
4 a2 Kin. 22:4
1 Chr. 29:3–9
6 a2 Chr. 24:5
7 a2 Chr. 24:6
9 a2 Chr. 23:1;
at the door
10 a2 Sam.
8:17; 2 Kin.
19:2; 22:3, 4,
2tied it up
12 a2 Kin.
13 a2 Chr.
15 a2 Kin. 22:7;
[1 Cor. 4:2];
2 Cor. 8:20
16 a[Lev. 5:15,
18] b[Lev. 7:7;
Num. 18:9] 17 a2 Kin. 8:12
b2 Chr. 24:23
18 a1 Kin.
15:18; 2 Kin.
16:8; 18:15, 16
the temple, wherever any dilapidation is found.”
6 Now it was so, by the twentythird year of King Jehoash, athat the priests had not repaired the damages of the temple.
7 aSo King Jehoash called Jehoiada the priest and the other priests, and said to them, “Why have you not repaired the damages of the temple? Now therefore, do not take more money from your constituency, but deliver it for repairing the damages of the temple.”
8 And the priests agreed that they would neither receive more money from the people, nor repair the damages of the temple.
9 Then Jehoiada the priest took aa chest, bored a hole in its lid, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of the LORD; and the priests who 1kept the door put bthere all the money brought into the house of the LORD.
10 So it was, whenever they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king’s ascribe1 and the high priest came up and 2put it in bags, and counted the money that was found in the house of the LORD. 11 Then they gave the money, which had been apportioned, into the hands of those who did the work, who had the oversight of the house of the LORD; and they 1paid it out to the carpenters and builders who worked on the house of the LORD,
12 and to masons and stonecutters, and for buying timber and hewn stone, to arepair the damage of the house of the LORD, and for all that was paid out to repair the temple.
13 However athere were not made for the house of the LORD basins of silver, trimmers, sprinkling-bowls, trumpets, any articles of gold or articles of silver, from the money brought into the house of the LORD.
14 But they gave that to the workmen, and they repaired the house of the LORD with it.
15 Moreover athey did not require an account from the men into whose hand they delivered the money to be paid to workmen, for they dealt faithfully.
16 aThe money from the trespass offerings and the money from the sin offerings was not brought into the house of the LORD. bIt belonged to the priests.
Hazael Threatens Jerusalem
17 aHazael king of Syria went up and fought against Gath, and took it; then bHazael set his face to 1go up to Jerusalem.
18 And Jehoash king of atook all the sacred things that his fathers, Jehoshaphat and Jehoram and Ahaziah, kings of , had dedicated, and his own sacred things, and all
the gold found in the treasuries of the house of the LORD and in the king’s house, and sent them to Hazael king of Syria. Then he went away from Jerusalem.
Death of Joash
19 Now the rest of the acts of 1Joash, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of
20 And ahis servants arose and formed a conspiracy, and killed Joash in the house of 1the Millo, which goes down to Silla.
21 For 1Jozachar the son of Shimeath and Jehozabad the son of 2Shomer, his servants, struck him. So he died, and they buried him with his fathers in the City of David. Then aAmaziah his son reigned in his place.
Jehoahaz Reigns in Israel
1 In the twenty-third year of aJoash1 the son of Ahaziah, king of
2 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and followed the asins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin. He did not 1depart from them.
3 Then athe anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel, and He delivered them into the hand of bHazael king of Syria, and into the hand of cBen-Hadad the son of Hazael, all their days.
4 So Jehoahaz apleaded with the LORD, and the LORD listened to him; for bHe saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them.
5 aThen the LORD gave Israel a deliverer, so that they escaped from under the hand of the Syrians; and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents as before.
6 Nevertheless they did not depart from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who had made Israel sin, but walked in them; aand the 1wooden image also remained in .
7 For He left of the army of Jehoahaz only fifty horsemen, ten chariots, and ten thousand foot soldiers; for the king of Syria had destroyed them aand made them blike the dust at .
8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, all that he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
9 So Jehoahaz 1rested with his fathers, and they buried him in . Then 2Joash his son reigned in his place.
Jehoash Reigns in Israel
10 In the thirty-seventh year of Joash king of, 1Jehoash
20 a2 Kin. 14:5;
2 Chr. 24:25
21 a2 Chr.
2 Chr. 24:26
2 Chr. 24:26
CHAPTER 13 References
1 a2 Kin. 12:1
b2 Kin. 10:35
2 Kin. 12:1–18
2 a1 Kin.
3 aJudg. 2:14
b2 Kin. 8:12
4 a[Ps. 78:34] b[Ex. 3:7, 9;
2 Kin. 14:26
5 a2 Kin.
27; Neh. 9:27
6 a1 Kin. 16:33
7 a2 Kin. 10:32
b[Amos 1:3] 9 1Died and
10 1Joash, v. 9
12 a2 Kin.
c2 Kin. 14:9;
13 a2 Kin.
and joined his
14 a2 Kin. 2:12
17 a1 Kin.
19 a2 Kin.
20 a2 Kin. 3:5;
least 55 years
22 a2 Kin.
23 a2 Kin.
2:24, 25] cGen. 13:16,
2 KINGS 13:23
the son of Jehoahaz became king over Israel in
11 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD. He did not depart from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin, but walked in them.
12 aNow the rest of the acts of Joash, ball that he did, and chis might with which he fought against Amaziah king of , are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
13 So Joash arested1 with his fathers. Then Jeroboam sat on his throne. And Joash was buried in with the kings of Israel.
Death of Elisha
14 Elisha had become sick with the illness of which he would die. Then Joash the king of Israel came down to him, and wept over his face, and said, “O my father, my father, athe chariots of Israel and their horsemen!”
15 And Elisha said to him, “Take a bow and some arrows.” So he took himself a bow and some arrows.
16 Then he said to the king of Israel, “Put your hand on the bow.” So he put his hand on it, and Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands.
17 And he said, “Open the east window”; and he opened it. Then Elisha said, “Shoot”; and he shot. And he said, “The arrow of the LORD’s deliverance and the arrow of deliverance from Syria; for you must strike the Syrians at aAphek till you have destroyed them.”
18 Then he said, “Take the arrows”; so he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground”; so he struck three times, and stopped.
19 And the man of God was angry with him, and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! aBut now you will strike Syria only three times.”
20 Then Elisha 1died, and they buried him. And the araiding bands from invaded the land in the spring of the year.
21 So it was, as they were burying a man, that suddenly they spied a band of raiders; and they put the man in the tomb of Elisha; and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet.
Israel Recaptures Cities from Syria
22 And aHazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.
23 But the LORD was agracious to them, had compassion on them, and bregarded them, cbecause of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and
2 KINGS 13:24
Jacob, and would not yet destroy them or cast them from His presence.
24 Now Hazael king of Syria died. Then Ben-Hadad his son reigned in his place.
25 And 1Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz recaptured from the hand of Ben-Hadad, the son of Hazael, the cities which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. aThree times Joash defeated him and recaptured the cities of Israel.
Amaziah Reigns in
1 In athe second year of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, bAmaziah the son of Joash, king of
2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
3 And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like his father David; he did everything aas his father Joash had done.
4 aHowever the 1high places were not taken away, and the people still sacrificed and burned on the high places.
5 Now it happened, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he executed his servants awho had murdered his father the king.
6 But the children of the murderers he did not execute, according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, in which the LORD commanded, saying, a“Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers; but a person shall be put to death for his own sin.”
7 aHe killed ten thousand Edomites in bthe Valley of Salt, and took 1Sela by war, cand called its name Joktheel to this day.
8 aThen Amaziah sent messengers to 1Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us face one another in battle.”
9 And Jehoash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of , saying, a“The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the bcedar that was in Lebanon, saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son as wife’; and a wild beast that was in Lebanon passed by and trampled the thistle.
10 “You have indeed defeated , and ayour heart has 1lifted you up. Glory in that, and stay at home; for why should you meddle with trouble so that you fall—you and with you?”
11 But Amaziah would not heed. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went out; so he and Amaziah king of faced one another at aBeth
25 a2 Kin.
CHAPTER 14 References
1 a2 Kin. 13:10
3 a2 Kin. 12:2
4 a2 Kin. 12:3
5 a2 Kin. 12:20
6 a[Ezek. 18:4,
20] 7 a2 Chr.
b2 Sam. 8:13
Rock; the city
8 a2 Chr.
2 Kin. 13:9,
2 Chr. 25:17ff.
9:8–15 b1 Kin.
10 aDeut. 8:14
13 aNeh. 8:16;
14 a1 Kin. 7:51
15 a2 Kin.
16 1Died and
17 a2 Chr.
19 a2 Chr.
21 a2 Kin.
2 Chr. 26:1ff.;
Is. 6:1; etc.
22 a2 Kin. 16:6
24 a1 Kin.
25 a2 Kin.
10:32; 13:5, 25
b1 Kin. 8:65
26 a2 Kin. 13:4
Shemesh, which belongs to
12 And was defeated by Israel, and every man fled to his tent.
13 Then Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of , the son of Jehoash, the son of Ahaziah, at Beth Shemesh; and he went to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from athe Gate of Ephraim to bthe Corner Gate— 1four hundred cubits.
14 And he took all athe gold and silver, all the articles that were found in the house of the LORD and in the treasuries of the king’s house, and hostages, and returned to .
15 aNow the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did—his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of —are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
16 So Jehoash 1rested with his fathers, and was buried in with the kings of Israel. Then Jeroboam his son reigned in his place.
17 aAmaziah the son of Joash, king of , lived fifteen years after the death of Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel.
18 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of ?
19 And athey formed a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to bLachish; but they sent after him to Lachish and killed him there.
20 Then they brought him on horses, and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the City of David.
21 And all the people of took aAzariah,1 who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.
22 He built aElath1 and restored it to , after 2the king rested with his fathers.
Jeroboam II Reigns in Israel
23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash, king of
24 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not depart from all the asins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin.
25 He arestored the 1territory of Israel bfrom the entrance of Hamath to cthe2 Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which He had spoken through His servant dJonah the son of Amittai, the prophet who was from eGath Hepher.
26 For the LORD asaw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter; and whether bond or free, bthere was no helper for Israel.
27 aAnd the LORD did not say that He would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven; but He saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.
28 Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did—his might, how he made war, and how he recaptured for Israel, from aDamascus and Hamath, bwhat had belonged to — are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
29 So Jeroboam 1rested with his fathers, the kings of Israel. Then aZechariah his son reigned in his place.
27 a[2 Kin.
13:5, 23] 28 a1 Kin.
11:24 b2 Sam.
8:6; 1 Kin.
11:24; 2 Chr.
29 a2 Kin. 15:8
Praise to the Sovereign LORD for His Creation and Providence
BLESS athe LORD, O my soul!
1 O LORD my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty,
2 Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.
3 aHe lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind,
4 Who makes His angels spirits, His 1ministers a flame of fire.
5 You who 1laid the foundations of the earth, So that it should not be moved forever,
6 You acovered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters stood above the mountains.
7 At Your rebuke they fled; At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away.
8 1They went up over the mountains; They went down into the valleys, To the place which You founded for them.
9 You have aset a boundary that they may not pass over, bThat they may not return to cover the earth.
10 He sends the springs into the valleys; They flow among the hills.
11 They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 By them the birds of the heavens have their home; They sing among the branches.
13 aHe waters the hills from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with bthe fruit of Your works.
14 aHe causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the service of man,
PSALM 104 References
1 aPs. 103:1
3 a[Amos 9:6] 4 1servants
5 1Lit. founded
6 aGen. 1:6
8 1Or The
rose up; the
9 aJob 26:10;
Ps. 33:7; [Jer.
13 aPs. 147:8
14 aGen. 1:29
15 aJudg. 9:13;
Ps. 23:5; Prov.
18 aLev. 11:5
19 aGen. 1:14
20 a[Ps. 74:16;
Is. 45:7] 21 aJob 38:39
23 aGen. 3:19
24 aPs. 40:5;
51:15 bPs. 65:9
26 aJob 41:1;
Is. 27:1 1A
27 aJob 36:31;
29 aJob 34:15;
[Eccl. 12:7] 30 aIs. 32:15
15 And awine that makes glad the heart of man, Oil to make his face shine, And bread which strengthens man’s heart.
16 The trees of the LORD are full of sap, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,
17 Where the birds make their nests; The has her home in the fir trees.
18 The high hills are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the arock1 .
19 aHe appointed the moon for seasons; The bsun knows its going down.
20 aYou make darkness, and it is night, In which all the beasts of the forest creep about.
21 aThe young lions roar after their prey, And seek their food from God.
22 When the sun rises, they gather together And lie down in their dens.
23 Man goes out to ahis work And to his labor until the evening.
24 aO LORD, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your bpossessions—
25 This great and wide sea, In which are innumerable teeming things, Living things both small and great.
26 There the ships sail about; There is that a 1 Which You have 2made to play there.
27 aThese all wait for You, That You may give them their food in due season.
28 What You give them they gather in; You open Your hand, they are filled with good.
29 You hide Your face, they are troubled; aYou take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
30 aYou send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the earth.
31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever;
32 He looks on the earth, and it atrembles; bHe touches the hills, and they smoke.
33 aI will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
34 May my ameditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the LORD.
35 May asinners be consumed from the earth, And the wicked be no more.
Bless the LORD, O my soul! 1Praise the LORD!
32 aHab. 3:10
bEx. 19:18; Ps.
33 aPs. 63:4
34 aPs. 19:14
35 aPs. 37:38
DREAM IT => PLAN IT => DO IT
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