The king sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, the Kerethites, and the Pelethites and they put him on the king’s mule.
So Benaiah son of Jehoiada went up and executed Joab; 1 he was buried at his home in the wilderness.
Jehoiada then drew up a covenant between the Lord and the king and people, stipulating that they should be loyal to the Lord. 1
The third army commander, assigned the third month, was Benaiah son of Jehoiada the priest. He was the leader of his division, which consisted of 24,000 men.
Jehoiada the priest gave to the officers of the units of hundreds King David’s spears and shields 1 that were kept in God’s temple.
So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, the Kerethites, and the Pelethites 1 went down, put Solomon on King David’s mule, and led him to Gihon.
Jehoiada the priest ordered the officers of the units of hundreds, who were in charge of the army, 1 “Bring her outside the temple to the guards. 2 Put the sword to anyone who follows her.” The priest gave this order because he had decided she should not be executed in the Lord’s temple. 3
Jehoiada the priest took a chest and drilled a hole in its lid. He placed it on the right side of the altar near the entrance of 1 the Lord’s temple. The priests who guarded the entrance would put into it all the silver brought to the Lord’s temple.
The king and Jehoiada gave it to the construction foremen 1 assigned to the Lord’s temple. They hired carpenters and craftsmen to repair the Lord’s temple, as well as those skilled in working with iron and bronze to restore the Lord’s temple.
So the king summoned Jehoiada the chief priest, 1 and said to him, “Why have you not made 2 the Levites collect 3 from Judah and Jerusalem the tax authorized by Moses the Lord’s servant and by the assembly of Israel at the tent containing the tablets of the law?” 4
“The Lord has made you priest in place of Jehoiada. 1 He has put you in charge in the Lord’s temple of controlling 2 any lunatic 3 who pretends to be a prophet. 4 And it is your duty to put any such person in the stocks 5 with an iron collar around his neck. 6
In the seventh year Jehoiada summoned 1 the officers of the units of hundreds of the Carians 2 and the royal bodyguard. 3 He met with them 4 in the Lord’s temple. He made an agreement 5 with them and made them swear an oath of allegiance in the Lord’s temple. Then he showed them the king’s son.
So King Jehoash summoned Jehoiada the priest along with the other priests, and said to them, “Why have you not repaired the damage to the temple? Now, take no more silver from your treasurers unless you intend to use it to repair the damage.” 1