24:20 God’s Spirit energized 1 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 2 the loyalty his father Jehoiada had shown him and killed Jehoiada’s 3 son. As Zechariah 4 was dying, he said, “May the Lord take notice and seek vengeance!” 5
1 tn Heb “clothed.”
2 tn Heb “did not remember.”
3 tn Heb “his”; the referent (Jehoiada) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Zechariah) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Heb “and seek [ – ].” The direct object of “seek” is omitted in the Hebrew text but implied; “vengeance” is supplied for clarification.