2 Chronicles 24:3
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New International Version
Jehoiada chose two wives for him, and he had sons and daughters.

King James Bible
And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begat sons and daughters.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he begot sons and daughters.

World English Bible
Jehoiada took for him two wives; and he became the father of sons and daughters.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehoiada taketh for him two wives, and he begetteth sons and daughters.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Joash was seven years old - As he was hidden six years in the temple, and was but seven when he came to the throne, he could have been but one year old when he was secreted by his aunt; see on 2 Chronicles 22:10 (note).

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took for him Not for himself, as the Jewish expositors suppose, but for Joash; for Jehoiada's advanced age renders it highly improbable that he should take them for himself. He was born in the reign of Solomon, and lived through six successive reigns; and must, on any computation, have been upwards of

100 years old when Joash began to reign.

2 Chronicles 24:15 But Jehoiada waxed old, and was full of days when he died; an hundred and thirty years old was he when he died.

Genesis 21:21 And he dwelled in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

Genesis 24:4 But you shall go to my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife to my son Isaac.

two wives

Genesis 4:19 And Lamech took to him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

Matthew 19:4-8 And he answered and said to them, Have you not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female...

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'Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 28. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30. And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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Cross References
2 Chronicles 24:2
Joash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all the years of Jehoiada the priest.

2 Chronicles 24:4
Some time later Joash decided to restore the temple of the LORD.

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