¶ And he began to reign the seventh year of Iehu, and reigned forty year in Ierusalem. His mother's name was Zebiah Bersabe. And he did that pleased the LORD, as long as Iehoiada the Priest informed him. But they took not away the hill altars, for the people slew and offered still in the hill altars.
¶ And Iehoas said to the priest: all the silver that is dedicate and brought to the house of the LORD in current money, that is to say, the money that every man is set at, with all the money that every man's heart giveth him to bring into the house of the LORD, let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance, and let them repair the broken places of the temple in all the places where ought is found decayed. Neverthelater the priests had not mended unto the twenty third year of Iehoas, that was decayed in the temple. Then king Iehoas called for Iehoiada the priest and for the other priests also, and said to them: why repair ye not the broken places of the temple? Now therefore see ye receive no more money of your acquaintance, but deliver it to repair the temple withal. And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people: But that it should go to the mending of the temple. Then Iehoiada the priest took a coffer and bored a hole in the lid of it, and put it beside the altar on the right side as a man cometh in to the house of the LORD. And into that did the priests that kept the doors, put all the money that was brought into the house of the LORD. And when they saw that there was much money in the coffer the king's scribe and the high priest came, and knit up the money that was found in the house of the LORD, after they had told it. And they gave the money by sums into the hands of the workmen that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they brought it out to the carpenters and builders that wrought upon the house of the LORD, and to masons and hewers of stone, to buy timber and free stone, to repair the decay in the house of the LORD and all that, that needeth repairing in the house: howbeit there was not made in the house of the LORD, bowls of silver, shredding knives, basins, trumpets or any other instruments of gold or silver, of the money that was brought for the house of the LORD. For they gave that to the workmen, to repair therewith the house of the LORD. Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hands they delivered that money to be bestowed on workmen: But they did it even of fidelity. How be it trespass money and sin money might not be brought into the house of the LORD, for it was the priests'.
¶ Then came Hazael king of Siria, and fought against Geth and took it, and appointed himself to go up to Ierusalem. But Iehoas king of Iuda took all the dedicate things that Iehosaphat, Iehoram and Ohoziah his fathers, kings of Iuda, had dedicate, and that he himself had dedicated, and all the gold that could be found in the treasure of the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent it to Hazael king of Siria: and so he departed from Ierusalem. The remnant of the acts of Iehoas and all he did, are written in the chronicles of the kings of Iuda. And his own servants arose and wrought treason, and slew Iehoas in the house Mello, in the way down to Sela. Iozabar the son of Semaath and Iehozabad the son of Somer his servants, smote him, that he died. And they buried him with his fathers in the city of David. And Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.