2 Kings 12:8
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.

Berean Study Bible
So the priests agreed that they would not receive money from the people and that they would not repair the temple themselves.

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

New King James Version
And the priests agreed that they would neither receive more money from the people, nor repair the damages of the temple.

New American Standard Bible
The priests then agreed that they would not take any more money from the people, nor would they repair damage to the house.

NASB 1995
So the priests agreed that they would take no more money from the people, nor repair the damages of the house.

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

Amplified Bible
So the priests agreed that they would receive no [more] money from the people, nor [be responsible to] repair the damages of the house.

Christian Standard Bible
So the priests agreed that they would receive no silver from the people and would not be the ones to repair the temple’s damage.

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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Priests were persuaded not to take money from the people and to not make the repairs of the house.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people, and not to repair the breaches of the house.

Contemporary English Version
The priests agreed that they would not collect any more money or be in charge of the temple repairs.

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

Good News Translation
The priests agreed to this and also agreed not to make the repairs in the Temple.

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.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
And the priests do not consent to receive money from the people, nor to strengthen the breach of the house,

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joash Repairs the Temple
7So King Joash called Jehoiada and the other priests and said, “Why have you not repaired the damage to the temple? Now, therefore, take no more money from your constituency, but hand it over for the repair of the temple.” 8So the priests agreed that they would not receive money from the people and that they would not repair the temple themselves. 9Then Jehoiada the priest took a chest, bored a hole in its lid, and set it beside the altar on the right side as one enters the house of the LORD. There the priests who guarded the threshold put all the money brought into the house of the LORD.…

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

2 Kings 12:9
Then Jehoiada the priest took a chest, bored a hole in its lid, and set it beside the altar on the right side as one enters the house of the LORD. There the priests who guarded the threshold put all the money 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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So the priests
הַכֹּֽהֲנִ֑ים (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

agreed
וַיֵּאֹ֖תוּ (way·yê·’ō·ṯū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 225: To come, to assent

they would not
לְבִלְתִּ֤י (lə·ḇil·tî)
Preposition-l
Strong's 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

receive
קְחַת־ (qə·ḥaṯ-)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3947: To take

money
כֶּ֙סֶף֙ (ke·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

from
מֵאֵ֣ת (mê·’êṯ)
Preposition-m | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

the people
הָעָ֔ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and that they would not
וּלְבִלְתִּ֥י (ū·lə·ḇil·tî)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l
Strong's 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

repair
חַזֵּ֖ק (ḥaz·zêq)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

the temple {themselves}.
הַבָּֽיִת׃ (hab·bā·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house


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