“Go up to Hilkiah the high priest and have him melt down 1 the silver that has been brought by the people to the Lord’s temple and has been collected by the guards at the door.
When they took out the silver that had been brought to the Lord’s temple, Hilkiah the priest found the law scroll the Lord had given to Moses.
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 silver brought to the Lord’s temple was not used for silver bowls, trimming shears, basins, trumpets, or any kind of gold or silver implements.
They went to Hilkiah the high priest and gave him the silver that had been brought to God’s temple. The Levites who guarded the door had collected it from the people of 1 Manasseh and Ephraim and from all who were left in Israel, as well as from all the people of 2 Judah and Benjamin and the residents of 3 Jerusalem.