2 Chronicles 24:4-14
And it came to pass after this, that Joash was minded to repair the house of the LORD.…
There is a distinct tinge of suspicion and "whipping up" in his injunction to "hasten the matter." Half-heartedness always means languid work, and that always means failure. The earnest people are fretted continually by the indifferent. Every good scheme is held back, like a ship with a foul bottom, by the barnacles that stick to its keel and bring down its speed. Eager zeal has in all ages to be yoked to torpid indifference, and to drag its unwilling companion along like two dogs in a leash.
(A. Maclaren, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And it came to pass after this, that Joash was minded to repair the house of the LORD.