1 Joash was seven years old when he came to the throne and he reigned for forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba.
1Chr 3:11 2Kgs 11:21-15
2 Joash did what Yahweh regards as right throughout the lifetime of Jehoiada the priest.
2Chr 25:2 2Chr 26:4-5 2Chr 24:17-22 2Kgs 12:2 Isa 29:13 Mark 4:16-17 Ps 78:36-37
3 Jehoiada found him two wives and he fathered several sons and daughters.
2Chr 24:15 Gen 4:19 Gen 21:21 Gen 24:4 Matt 19:4-8
4 Later, Joash made up his mind to repair the Temple of Yahweh.
5 Calling the priests and the Levites together, he said, 'Go out to the towns of Judah and collect money from all Israel for annual repairs to the Temple of Yahweh. Do this quickly.' But the Levites were in no hurry,
2Chr 21:2 2Chr 29:3 2Chr 34:8-9 2Kgs 12:4-7
6 so the king summoned Jehoiada the chief priest and said, 'Why have you not insisted on the Levites' bringing in the tax from Judah and Jerusalem for the Tent of Witness, as imposed by Moses servant of Yahweh and the community of Israel?' --
Exod 30:12-16 Num 1:50 Num 17:7-8 2Sam 24:3 Acts 7:44 Num 18:2
7 Athaliah and her sons, whom she corrupted, despoiled the Temple of God and even assigned all the sacred revenues of the Temple of Yahweh to Baal.
2Chr 21:17 2Chr 28:22-24 2Kgs 12:4 2Thess 2:8 Dan 5:2-4 Dan 5:23 Deut 32:15-17
8 So, at the king's order, a chest was made and put outside the gate of the Temple of Yahweh,
2Kgs 12:8-9 Mark 12:41
9 and a proclamation was issued throughout Judah and Jerusalem that the tax, which Moses servant of God had imposed on Israel in the desert, was to be brought to Yahweh.
2Chr 24:6 Matt 17:24-27
10 Then all the officials and all the people gladly brought in their contributions, depositing them in the chest until the payment was complete.
1Chr 29:9 2Cor 8:2 2Cor 9:7 Acts 2:45-47 Isa 64:5
11 Whenever the chest was brought by the Levites for royal inspection and found to contain a large sum of money, the king's secretary and the chief priest's representative would come and empty the chest and then have it returned to its place. This was done day after day and a great deal of money was collected.
1Cor 16:2 2Kgs 12:10-12
12 The king and Jehoiada handed it over to the foreman attached to the Temple of Yahweh, and the hired masons and carpenters set about repairing the Temple of Yahweh; and iron-workers and bronze-workers laboured to repair the Temple of Yahweh.
1Kgs 5:15 2Chr 34:9-11
13 The workmen got on with the task -- the repair work made good progress at their hands -- until they had restored the Temple of God to its former state and reconditioned it.
1Chr 22:5 Hag 2:3 Mark 13:1-2 Neh 4:7
14 When they had finished, they brought the balance of the money to the king and Jehoiada, and with this vessels were made for the Temple of Yahweh, vessels for the liturgy and for the burnt offerings, bowls and other gold and silver vessels. And the perpetual burnt offering was offered in the Temple of Yahweh throughout Jehoiada's lifetime.
1Kgs 7:50 2Kgs 12:13-14 Exod 29:38-42 Num 28:2-29 Prov 27:22
15 But Jehoiada, growing old, had his fill of days and died. He died at the age of a hundred and thirty years,
1Chr 23:1 Gen 15:15 Gen 25:8 Gen 47:9 Job 5:26 Ps 90:10 Ps 91:16
16 and was buried with the kings in the City of David because he had served Israel and God and his Temple well.
1Kgs 2:10 1Sam 2:30 2Chr 23:1-21 2Chr 31:20 Acts 2:29 Heb 6:10 Neh 13:14
17 After Jehoiada's death the officials of Judah came to pay court to the king, and the king listened to their advice,
Deut 31:27 2Chr 10:8-10 2Chr 22:3-4 2Pet 1:15 Acts 20:29-30 Dan 11:32 Prov 7:21-23
18 and they abandoned the Temple of Yahweh, God of their ancestors, for the worship of sacred poles and idols. Judah and Jerusalem incurred wrath because of this guilt of theirs.
2Chr 19:2 2Chr 24:4 Josh 22:20 1Kgs 14:23 2Chr 28:13 2Chr 29:8 2Chr 32:25
19 He sent their prophets to lead them back to Yahweh; these put the case against them, but they would not listen.
2Chr 36:15-16 2Kgs 17:13-15 Isa 28:23 Isa 42:23 Isa 51:4 Isa 55:3 Jer 7:25-26
20 The spirit of God then invested Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood up before the people and said, 'God says this, "Why transgress Yahweh's commands to your certain ruin? For if you abandon Yahweh, he will abandon you."
2Chr 20:14 Num 14:41 1Chr 12:18 2Chr 15:1-2 Matt 23:35 1Chr 28:9 1Sam 13:13-14
21 They then plotted against him and, at the king's order, stoned him in the court of the Temple of Yahweh.
Acts 7:58-59 Neh 9:26 Jer 11:19 Jer 18:18 Jer 38:4-6 Matt 21:35 Matt 23:34-37
22 Thus King Joash, forgetful of the devotion which Jehoiada father of Zechariah had displayed on his behalf, murdered his son, who cried out as he died, 'Yahweh will see this and avenge it!'
Gen 9:5 2Tim 4:14 2Tim 4:16 Jer 11:20 Jer 26:14-15 Jer 51:56 John 10:32
23 At the turn of the year, the Aramaean army made war on Joash. When they reached Judah and Jerusalem, they massacred all the nation's government officials and sent all their booty to the king of Damascus.
2Kgs 12:17-18 1Kgs 20:22 1Kgs 20:26 2Chr 24:17-18 Deut 32:35 Ps 2:10-11 Ps 58:10-11
24 Although the invading Aramaean army was only a small body of men, Yahweh allowed them to defeat a very large army because they had abandoned Yahweh, God of their ancestors; thus they executed judgement on Joash. After they had retired -- for they left him seriously wounded--
2Chr 22:8 Deut 28:25 Isa 30:17 Lev 26:8 Lev 26:25 Lev 26:37 2Chr 16:8-9
25 his own retainers plotted against him to avenge the blood of the son of Jehoiada the priest and murdered him in his bed. When he died he was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.
2Chr 24:21-22 2Chr 28:27 2Chr 21:16 2Chr 21:18-20 2Chr 22:6 2Chr 24:16 2Kgs 12:20-21
26 These were the conspirators: Zabad son of Shimeath the Ammonite and Jehozabad son of Shimrith the Moabite.
27 As regards his sons, the heavy tribute imposed on him, and the restoration of the Temple of God, this is recorded in the Commentary on the Book of the Kings. His son Amaziah succeeded him.
1Chr 3:12 2Chr 9:29 2Chr 13:22 2Chr 16:11 2Chr 20:34 2Chr 24:12 2Chr 25:1