So the king summoned Jehoiada the chief priest,
He took away all the gold and silver, all the items found in God’s temple that were in the care of Obed-Edom, the riches in the royal palace, and some hostages. Then he went back to Samaria.
The Israelites and people of Judah
But he replied,
For the music director; according to the machalath style;
The Beloved to Her Lover: Oh, how I wish you were
Your officials are rebels,
The Lord will bring on you, your people, and your father’s family a time
At that time
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is an eternal God, the creator of the whole earth.
Predict how future events will turn out,
Your perpetual ruins will be rebuilt;
I will take away their harvests,
How long must the land be parched
These wicked people refuse to obey what I have said.
I will hand over all the wealth of this city to their enemies. I will hand over to them all the fruits of the labor of the people of this city and all their prized possessions, as well as all the treasures of the kings of Judah. Their enemies will seize it all as plunder
The Lord says, “Enroll this man in the register as though he were childless.
But when they came in and took possession of it, they did not obey you or live as you had instructed them. They did not do anything that you commanded them to do.
The officials may hear that I have talked with you. They may come to you and say, ‘Tell us what you said to the king and what the king said to you.
The prophet Jeremiah answered them, “Agreed!