2 Kings 12:4
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New International Version
Joash said to the priests, "Collect all the money that is brought as sacred offerings to the temple of the LORD--the money collected in the census, the money received from personal vows and the money brought voluntarily to the temple.

King James Bible
And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the dedicated things that is brought into the house of the LORD, even the money of every one that passeth the account, the money that every man is set at, and all the money that cometh into any man's heart to bring into the house of the LORD,

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the hallowed things that is brought into the house of Jehovah, the money of every one that passes [the account], the money at which every man is valued, [and] all the money that comes into any man's heart to bring into the house of Jehovah,

World English Bible
Jehoash said to the priests, "All the money of the holy things that is brought into the house of Yahweh, in current money, the money of the persons for whom each man is rated, and all the money that it comes into any man's heart to bring into the house of Yahweh,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehoash saith unto the priests, 'All the money of the sanctified things that is brought in to the house of Jehovah, the money of him who is passing over, each the money of his valuation, all the money that it goeth up on the heart of a man to bring in to the house of Jehovah,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

All the money of the dedicated things - From all this account we find that the temple was in a very ruinous state; the walls were falling down, some had perhaps actually fallen, and there was no person so zealous for the pure worship of God, as to exert himself to shore up the falling temple!

The king himself seems to have been the first who noticed these dilapidations, and took measures for the necessary repairs. The repairs were made from the following sources:

1. The things which pious persons had dedicated to the service of God.

2. The free-will offerings of strangers who had visited Jerusalem: the money of every one that passeth.

3. The half-shekel which the males were obliged to pay from the age of twenty years (Exodus 30:12) for the redemption of their souls, that is their lives, which is here called the money that every man is set at.

All these sources had ever been in some measure open, but instead of repairing the dilapidations in the Lord's house, the priests and Levites had converted the income to their own use.

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said to the priests

2 Kings 22:4 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the silver which is brought into the house of the LORD...

2 Chronicles 29:4-11 And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the east street...

2 Chronicles 35:2 And he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged them to the service of the house of the LORD,

the money

2 Kings 12:18 And Jehoash king of Judah took all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah...

1 Kings 7:1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

1 Chronicles 18:11 Them also king David dedicated to the LORD, with the silver and the gold that he brought from all these nations; from Edom...

2 Chronicles 15:18 And he brought into the house of God the things that his father had dedicated, and that he himself had dedicated, silver, and gold...

2 Chronicles 31:12 And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated things faithfully: over which Cononiah the Levite was ruler...

dedicated thing. or, holy things [heb] holiness

Leviticus 5:15,16 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD...

Leviticus 27:12-27,31 And the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad: as you value it, who are the priest, so shall it be...

even the money

2 Kings 22:4 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the silver which is brought into the house of the LORD...

Exodus 30:12-16 When you take the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul to the LORD...

2 Chronicles 24:9,10 And they made a proclamation through Judah and Jerusalem...

that every may is set at [heb] of the souls of his estimation

Leviticus 27:2-8 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When a man shall make a singular vow...

and all the money

Exodus 25:1,2 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying...

Exodus 35:5,22,29 Take you from among you an offering to the LORD: whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold...

Exodus 36:3 And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary...

1 Chronicles 29:3-9,17 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of my own proper good, of gold and silver...

Ezra 1:6 And all they that were about them strengthened their hands with vessels of silver, with gold, with goods, and with beasts...

Ezra 2:69 They gave after their ability to the treasure of the work three score and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver...

Ezra 7:16 And all the silver and gold that you can find in all the province of Babylon, with the freewill offering of the people...

Ezra 8:25-28 And weighed to them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king...

Luke 21:4 For all these have of their abundance cast in to the offerings of God: but she of her penury has cast in all the living that she had.

cometh [heb] ascendeth upon the heart of a man

Library
Methodical Liberality
'4. And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the dedicated things that is brought into the house of the Lord, even the money of every one that passeth the account, the money that every man is set at, and all the money that cometh into any man's heart to bring into the house of the Lord, 5. 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. 6. But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Glad Givers and Faithful Workers
'And it came to pass after this, that Joash was minded to repair the house of the Lord. 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. 6. And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Exodus 30:13
Each one who crosses over to those already counted is to give a half shekel, according to the sanctuary shekel, which weighs twenty gerahs. This half shekel is an offering to the LORD.

Exodus 35:5
From what you have, take an offering for the LORD. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the LORD an offering of gold, silver and bronze;

Exodus 35:22
All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to the LORD.

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

2 Kings 12:18
But Joash king of Judah took all the sacred objects dedicated by his predecessors--Jehoshaphat, Jehoram and Ahaziah, the kings of Judah--and the gifts he himself had dedicated and all the gold found in the treasuries of the temple of the LORD and of the royal palace, and he sent them to Hazael king of Aram, who then withdrew from Jerusalem.

2 Kings 22:4
"Go up to Hilkiah the high priest and have him get ready the money that has been brought into the temple of the LORD, which the doorkeepers have collected from the people.

1 Chronicles 29:3
Besides, in my devotion to the temple of my God I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God, over and above everything I have provided for this holy temple:

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