2 Kings 12:6
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New International Version
But by the twenty-third year of King Joash the priests still had not repaired the temple.

New Living Translation
But by the twenty-third year of Joash's reign, the priests still had not repaired the Temple.

English Standard Version
But by the twenty-third year of King Jehoash, the priests had made no repairs on the house.

Berean Study Bible
But by the twenty-third year of the reign of Joash, the priests had not repaired the damage to the temple.

New American Standard Bible
But it came about that in the twenty-third year of King Jehoash the priests had not repaired the damages of the house.

King James Bible
But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

Christian Standard Bible
But by the twenty-third year of the reign of King Joash, the priests had not repaired the damage to the temple.

Contemporary English Version
But the priests never started repairing the temple. So in the twenty-third year of his rule,

Good News Translation
But by the twenty-third year of Joash's reign the priests still had not made any repairs in the Temple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But by the twenty-third year of the reign of King Joash, the priests had not repaired the damage to the temple.

International Standard Version
But 23 years into the reign of king Jehoash, the priests still had not repaired the leaks in the Temple.

NET Bible
By the twenty-third year of King Jehoash's reign the priests had still not repaired the damage to the temple.

New Heart English Bible
But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But by Joash's twenty-third year as king, the priests still had not repaired the temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

New American Standard 1977
But it came about that in the twenty-third year of King Jehoash the priests had not repaired the damages of the house.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But it was so that, in the year twenty-three of King Jehoash, the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

King James 2000 Bible
But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash, the priests had not repaired the damages of the house.

American King James Version
But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

American Standard Version
But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now till the three and twentieth year of king Joas, the priests did not make the repairs of the temple.

Darby Bible Translation
And it was [so that] in the twenty-third year of king Jehoash, the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

English Revised Version
But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

Webster's Bible Translation
But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

World English Bible
But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, in the twenty and third year of king Jehoash, the priests have not strengthened the breach of the house,
Study Bible
Joash Repairs the Temple
5Let every priest receive it from his constituency, and let it be used to repair any damage found in the temple.” 6But by the twenty-third year of the reign of Joash, the priests had not repaired the damage to the temple. 7So King Joash called Jehoiada and the other priests and said, “Why have not you repaired the damage in the temple? Now, therefore, take no more money from your constituency, but hand it over for the repair of the temple.”…
Cross References
2 Kings 12:5
Let every priest receive it from his constituency, and let it be used to repair any damage found in the temple.”

2 Kings 12:7
So King Joash called Jehoiada and the other priests and said, “Why have not you repaired the damage in the temple? Now, therefore, take no more money from your constituency, but hand it over for the repair of the temple.”

2 Chronicles 24:5
So he gathered the priests and Levites and said, “Go out to the cities of Judah and collect the money due annually from all Israel, to repair the house of your God. Do it quickly.” The Levites, however, did not make haste.

Treasury of Scripture

But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

three and twentieth year [heb] twentieth year and third year
the priests

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(6) In the three and twentieth year.--Jenoash may have ordered the restoration in his twentieth year, when he came of age. It is noticeable that he and not Jehoiada takes the initiative in the matter. The chronicler states that the king had ordered the priests and the Levites "to hasten the matter," but that "the Levites hastened it not."

Verse 6. - But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of King Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house. No charge is made against the priests of malversation or embezzlement. They had simply been negligent. Probably very little money had come in; and they had not been very active in their endeavors to obtain larger contributions. It must be remembered that what went to the fabric fund would, for the most part, be a deduction from the ordinary revenue of the temple, which was not, perhaps, much in excess of the ordinary demands upon it. We can, therefore, quite understand that the king's policy would not be popular with the priests (see 2 Chronicles 24:5). Still, it is to be observed that they are not said to have executed no repairs, but only not to have "made haste" and completed their task by the time that the king looked for its completion. But it was so, that in the twenty and third year of King Jehoash, the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house. Either the people being backward to pay in the money, or the priests converted it to their own use: or, however, were negligent of doing the work enjoined them by the king, either in collecting the money, or in using it as they were directed. 12:1-16 It is a great mercy to young people, especially to all young men of rank, like Jehoash, to have those about them who will instruct them to do what is right in the sight of the Lord; and they do wisely and well for themselves, when willing to be counselled and ruled. The temple was out of repair; Jehoash orders the repair of the temple. The king was zealous. God requires those who have power, to use it for the support of religion, the redress of grievances, and repairing of decays. The king employed the priests to manage, as most likely to be hearty in the work. But nothing was done effectually till the twenty-third year of his reign. Another method was therefore taken. When public distributions are made faithfully, public contributions will be made cheerfully. While they were getting all they could for the repair of the temple, they did not break in upon the stated maintenance of the priests. Let not the servants of the temple be starved, under colour of repairing the breaches of it. Those that were intrusted did the business carefully and faithfully. They did not lay it out in ornaments for the temple, till the other work was completed; hence we may learn, in all our expenses, to prefer that which is most needful, and, in dealing for the public, to deal as we would for ourselves.
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