2 Kings 12:8
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New International Version
The priests agreed that they would not collect any more money from the people and that they would not repair the temple themselves.

New Living Translation
So the priests agreed not to accept any more money from the people, and they also agreed to let others take responsibility for repairing the Temple.

English Standard Version
So the priests agreed that they should take no more money from the people, and that they should not repair the house.

New American Standard Bible
So the priests agreed that they would take no more money from the people, nor repair the damages of the house.

King James Bible
And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people, neither to repair the breaches of the house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the priests agreed they would not take money from the people and they would not repair the temple's damage.

International Standard Version
So the priests agreed to receive no more cash from the people, but they didn't repair the leaks in the Temple, either.

NET Bible
The priests agreed not to collect silver from the people and relieved themselves of personal responsibility for the temple repairs.

New Heart English Bible
The priests consented that they should take no more money from the people, neither repair the breaches of the house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The priests agreed neither to receive money from the people [for personal use] nor to be responsible for repairing the temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the priests consented that they should take no longer money from the people, neither repair the breaches of the house.

New American Standard 1977
So the priests agreed that they should take no more money from the people, nor repair the damages of the house.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the priests consented to receive no more money from the people, neither to be responsible to repair the breaches of the house.

King James 2000 Bible
And the priests consented to take no more money of the people, neither to repair the damages of the house.

American King James Version
And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people, neither to repair the breaches of the house.

American Standard Version
And the priests consented that they should take no more money from the people, neither repair the breaches of the house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the priests were forbidden to take any more money of the people, and to make the repairs of the house.

Darby Bible Translation
And the priests consented to receive no money of the people, and that they should only repair the breaches of the house.

English Revised Version
And the priests consented that they should take no more money from the people, neither repair the breaches of the house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people, neither to repair the breaches of the house.

World English Bible
The priests consented that they should take no [more] money from the people, neither repair the breaches of the house.

Young's Literal Translation
And the priests consent not to receive money from the people, nor to strengthen the breach of the house,
Study Bible
Joash Repairs the Temple
7Then King Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and for the other priests and said to them, "Why do you not repair the damages of the house? Now therefore take no more money from your acquaintances, but pay it for the damages of the house." 8So the priests agreed that they would take no more money from the people, nor repair the damages of the house. 9But Jehoiada the priest took a chest and bored a hole in its lid and put it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of the LORD; and the priests who guarded the threshold put in it all the money which was brought into the house of the LORD.…
Cross References
2 Kings 12:7
Then King Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and for the other priests and said to them, "Why do you not repair the damages of the house? Now therefore take no more money from your acquaintances, but pay it for the damages of the house."

2 Kings 12:9
But Jehoiada the priest took a chest and bored a hole in its lid and put it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of the LORD; and the priests who guarded the threshold put in it all the money which was brought into the house of the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people, neither to repair the breaches of the house.

(8) And the priests consented.--No doubt they made some such explanation as is suggested in the Note on 2Kings 12:7, by way of clearing themselves from the suspicion of fraud; after which, they agreed to resign all connection with the business.

Verse 8. - And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people - i.e., to put an end to the local collections ordered in ver. 5 - neither to repair the breaches of the house; i.e. neither to be responsible severally for laying out the money which they collected in repairs. And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people,.... And delivered up what they had:

neither to repair the breaches of the house; being very willing to be stop both services, and especially since they seemed to be suspected. 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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