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2 Chronicles 24:2

24:2 Joash did what the Lord approved 1  throughout the lifetime 2  of Jehoiada the priest.

2 Chronicles 24:17-22


24:17 After Jehoiada died, the officials of Judah visited the king and declared their loyalty to him. 3  The king listened to their advice. 4  24:18 They abandoned the temple of the Lord God of their ancestors, 5  and worshiped 6  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. 7  They warned 8  the people, but they would not pay attention. 24:20 God’s Spirit energized 9  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 10  the loyalty his father Jehoiada had shown him and killed Jehoiada’s 11  son. As Zechariah 12  was dying, he said, “May the Lord take notice and seek vengeance!” 13 

1 tn Heb “and Joash did what was proper in the eyes of the Lord.”

2 tn Heb “all the days of.”

3 tn Heb “came and bowed down to the king.”

4 tn Heb “to them.”

5 tn Heb “fathers” (also in v. 24).

6 tn Heb “served.”

7 tn Heb “and he sent among them prophets to bring them back to the Lord.”

8 tn Heb “testified among.”

9 tn Heb “clothed.”

10 tn Heb “did not remember.”

11 tn Heb “his”; the referent (Jehoiada) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

12 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Zechariah) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

13 tn Heb “and seek [ – ].” The direct object of “seek” is omitted in the Hebrew text but implied; “vengeance” is supplied for clarification.

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