24:2 Joash did what the Lord approved 1 throughout the lifetime 2 of Jehoiada the priest.
2 Chronicles 24:14-22Context
24:14 When they were finished, they brought the rest of the silver to the king and Jehoiada. They used it to make items for the Lord’s temple, including items used in the temple service and for burnt sacrifices, pans, and various other gold and silver items. Throughout Jehoiada’s lifetime, burnt sacrifices were offered regularly in the Lord’s temple.
24:17 After Jehoiada died, the officials of Judah visited the king and declared their loyalty to him. 5 The king listened to their advice. 6 24:18 They abandoned the temple of the Lord God of their ancestors, 7 and worshiped 8 the Asherah poles and idols. Because of this sinful activity, God was angry with Judah and Jerusalem. 24:19 The Lord sent prophets among them to lead them back to him. 9 They warned 10 the people, but they would not pay attention. 24:20 God’s Spirit energized 11 Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood up before the people and said to them, “This is what God says: ‘Why are you violating the commands of the Lord? You will not be prosperous! Because you have rejected the Lord, he has rejected you!’” 24:21 They plotted against him and by royal decree stoned him to death in the courtyard of the Lord’s temple. 24:22 King Joash disregarded 12 the loyalty his father Jehoiada had shown him and killed Jehoiada’s 13 son. As Zechariah 14 was dying, he said, “May the Lord take notice and seek vengeance!” 15
1 tn Heb “and Joash did what was proper in the eyes of the
2 tn Heb “all the days of.”
3 tn Heb “and Jehoiada grew old and was full of days and died; [he was] one hundred thirty years old when he died.”
5 tn Heb “came and bowed down to the king.”
6 tn Heb “to them.”
8 tn Heb “served.”
9 tn Heb “and he sent among them prophets to bring them back to the
10 tn Heb “testified among.”
11 tn Heb “clothed.”
12 tn Heb “did not remember.”
13 tn Heb “his”; the referent (Jehoiada) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
14 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Zechariah) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
15 tn Heb “and seek [ – ].” The direct object of “seek” is omitted in the Hebrew text but implied; “vengeance” is supplied for clarification.