2 Kings 12:5
New International Version
Let every priest receive the money from one of the treasurers, then use it to repair whatever damage is found in the temple."

New Living Translation
Let the priests take some of that money to pay for whatever repairs are needed at the Temple.”

English Standard Version
let the priests take, each from his donor, and let them repair the house wherever any need of repairs is discovered.”

Berean Study Bible
Let every priest receive it from his constituency, and let it be used to repair any damage found in the temple.”

New American Standard Bible
let the priests take it for themselves, each from his acquaintance; and they shall repair the damages of the house wherever any damage may be found."

New King James Version
let the priests take it themselves, each from his constituency; and let them repair the damages of the temple, wherever any dilapidation is found.”

King James Bible
Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found.

Christian Standard Bible
each priest is to take it from his assessor and repair whatever damage is found in the temple."

Contemporary English Version
and use it to repair the temple whenever you see the need."

Good News Translation
Each priest was to be responsible for the money brought by those he served, and the money was to be used to repair the Temple, as needed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
each priest is to take from his assessor and repair whatever damage to the temple is found."

International Standard Version
"Let the priests get support for themselves from their own donors, and let them repair the Temple wherever a leak in need of repair is discovered."

NET Bible
The priests should receive the silver they need from the treasurers and repair any damage to the temple they discover."

New Heart English Bible
let the priests take it to them, every man from his acquaintance; and they shall repair the breaches of the house, wherever any breach shall be found."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Each of the priests should receive it from the donors and use it to make repairs on the temple where they are needed."

JPS Tanakh 1917
let the priests take it to them, every man from him that bestoweth it upon him; and they shall repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found.'

New American Standard 1977
let the priests take it for themselves, each from his acquaintance; and they shall repair the damages of the house wherever any damage may be found.

Jubilee Bible 2000
let the priests receive it, each man of his kinsmen; and let them repair the breaches of the house, wherever any breach shall be found.

King James 2000 Bible
Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the damages of the house, wherever any damage shall be found.

American King James Version
Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the breaches of the house, wherever any breach shall be found.

American Standard Version
let the priests take it to them, every man from his acquaintance; and they shall repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
let the priests take it to themselves, every man from the proceeds of his sale: and they shall repair the breaches of the house in all places wheresoever a breach shall be found.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the priests take it according to their order, and repair the house, wheresoever they shall see any thing that wanteth repairing.

Darby Bible Translation
let the priests take it, every man of his acquaintance; and let them repair the breaches of the house, wherever any breach is found.

English Revised Version
let the priests take it to them, every man from his acquaintance: and they shall repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the breaches of the house, wherever any breach shall be found.

World English Bible
let the priests take it to them, every man from his acquaintance; and they shall repair the breaches of the house, wherever any breach shall be found."

Young's Literal Translation
do the priests take to them, each from his acquaintance, and they strengthen the breach of the house, in all places where there is found a breach.'
Study Bible
Joash Repairs the Temple
4Then Joash said to the priests, “Collect all the money brought as sacred gifts into the house of the LORD—the census money, the money from vows, and the money brought voluntarily into the house of the LORD. 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.…
Cross References
2 Kings 12:4
Then Joash said to the priests, "Collect all the money brought as sacred gifts into the house of the LORD--the census money, the money from vows, and the money brought voluntarily into the house of the LORD.

2 Kings 12:6
But by the twenty-third year of the reign of Joash, the priests had not repaired the damage to the temple.

Treasury of Scripture

Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the breaches of the house, wherever any breach shall be found.

Let the priests

2 Chronicles 24:5
And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, Go out unto the cities of Judah, and gather of all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that ye hasten the matter. Howbeit the Levites hastened it not.

let them repair

2 Kings 12:12
And to masons, and hewers of stone, and to buy timber and hewed stone to repair the breaches of the house of the LORD, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair it.

2 Kings 22:5,6
And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD: and let them give it to the doers of the work which is in the house of the LORD, to repair the breaches of the house, …

1 Kings 11:27
And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.







Lexicon
Let every
אִ֖ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

priest
הַכֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

receive [it]
יִקְח֤וּ (yiq·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

from his constituency,
מַכָּר֑וֹ (mak·kā·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4378: Acquaintance, friend

and let it be used
וְהֵ֗ם (wə·hêm)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

to repair
יְחַזְּקוּ֙ (yə·ḥaz·zə·qū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

any damage
בֶּ֣דֶק (be·ḏeq)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 919: A fissure, rent, breach

found
יִמָּצֵ֥א (yim·mā·ṣê)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

in the temple.”
הַבַּ֔יִת (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house
(5) Every man of his acquaintance.--See 2Chronicles 24:5. From that passage it is evident that the chronicler understood that the priests were required to collect such moneys, each in his own city and district, year by year. Our text, taken alone, would seem to imply that persons going to the Temple to have the value of vows estimated, or to make free-will offerings, resorted to the priests whom they knew. (The word rendered "acquaintance" only occurs in this account.)

The breaches of the house.--The dilapidations of the Temple were serious, not because of its age--it had only stood about 130 years--but owing to the wanton attacks of Athaliah and her sons (comp. 2Chronicles 24:7), who had, moreover, diverted the revenues of the sanctuary to the support of the Baalworship.

Verse 5. - Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance. The money was to be gathered of "all Israel," out of all "the cities of Judah" (2 Chronicles 24:5). The priests of each locality were to be the collectors, and would therefore gather "of their acquaintance." As we cannot suppose that very much would accrue from either the first or second source, since a census was rarely taken, and personal vows were not very common, we must regard the command of Joash as, in the main, the authorization of a general collection throughout the kingdom of voluntary contributions towards the temple repairs, and so as analogous to the "letters" which our own sovereigns, or archbishops, issue from time to time for collections in churches for special objects. And let them repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found. The "breaches," or dilapidations, may have been caused, partly by the neglect of necessary repairs during the reigns of Jehoram, Ahaziah, and Athaliah; but they were mainly the result of the willful violence of Athaliah (2 Chronicles 24:7). Apparently, the damage done must have been very great. 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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