2 Kings 12-14 Young’s Literal Translation

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The Reign of Jehoash of Judah

12 1  In the seventh year of Jehu reigned hath Jehoash, and forty years he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother 'is' Zibiah of Beer-Sheba, 2  and Jehoash doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah all his days in which Jehoiada the priest directed him, 3  only, the high places have not turned aside, still are the people sacrificing and making perfume in high places.

4  And Jehoash saith unto the priests, 'All the money of the sanctified things that is brought in to the house of Jehovah, the money of him who is passing over, each the money of his valuation, all the money that it goeth up on the heart of a man to bring in to the house of Jehovah, 5  do the priests take to them, each from his acquaintance, and they strengthen the breach of the house, in all 'places' where there is found a breach.' 6  And it cometh to pass, in the twenty and third year of king Jehoash, the priests have not strengthened the breach of the house, 7  and king Jehoash calleth to Jehoiada the priest, and to the priests, and saith unto them, 'Wherefore are ye not strengthening the breach of the house? and now, receive no money from your acquaintances, but for the breach of the house give it.' 8  And the priests consent not to receive money from the people, nor to strengthen the breach of the house, 9  and Jehoiada the priest taketh a chest, and pierceth a hole in its lid, and putteth it near the altar, on the right side, as one cometh in to the house of Jehovah, and the priests keeping the threshold have put there all the money that is brought in to the house of Jehovah. 10  And it cometh to pass, at their seeing that the money 'is' abundant in the chest, that there goeth up a scribe of the king, and of the high priest, and they bind 'it' up, and count the money that is found 'in' the house of Jehovah, 11  and have given the weighed money into the hands of those doing the work, those inspecting the house of Jehovah, and they bring it out to those working in the wood, and to builders who are working in the house of Jehovah, 12  and to those 'repairing' the wall, and to hewers of stone, and to buy wood and hewn stones to strengthen the breach of the house of Jehovah, and for all that goeth out on the house, to strengthen it. 13  Only, there is not made for the house of Jehovah basins of silver, snuffers, bowls, trumpets, any vessel of gold, and vessel of silver, out of the money that is brought into the house of Jehovah; 14  for to those doing the work they give it, and they have strengthened with it the house of Jehovah, 15  and they do not reckon with the men into whose hand they give the money to give to those doing the work, for in faithfulness they are dealing. 16  The money of a trespass-offering, and the money of sin-offerings is not brought in to the house of Jehovah—for the priests it is.

17  Then go up doth Hazael king of Aram, and fighteth against Gath, and captureth it, and Hazael setteth his face to go up against Jerusalem; 18  and Jehoash king of Judah taketh all the sanctified things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had sanctified, and his own sanctified things, and all the gold that is found in the treasures of the house of Jehovah and of the house of the king, and sendeth to Hazael king of Aram, and he goeth up from off Jerusalem. 19  And the rest of the matters of Joash, and all that he did, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? 20  And his servants rise, and make a conspiracy, and smite Joash in the house of Millo, that is going down to Silla: 21  yea, Jozachar son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad son of Shemer, his servants, have smitten him, and he dieth, and they bury him with his fathers in the city of David, and reign doth Amaziah his son, in his stead.

The Reign of Jehoahaz

13 1  In the twenty and third year of Joash son of Ahaziah king of Judah, hath Jehoahaz son of Jehu reigned over Israel, in Samaria—seventeen years, 2  and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, and goeth after the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, that he caused Israel to sin—he turned not aside from it, 3  and the anger of Jehovah burneth against Israel, and He giveth them into the hand of Hazael king of Aram, and into the hand of Ben-Hadad son of Hazael, all the days. 4  And Jehoahaz appeaseth the face of Jehovah, and Jehovah hearkeneth unto him, for He hath seen the oppression of Israel, for oppressed them hath the king of Aram,— 5  and Jehovah giveth to Israel a saviour, and they go out from under the hand of Aram, and the sons of Israel dwell in their tents as heretofore; 6  only, they have not turned aside from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, that he caused Israel to sin, therein they walked, and also, the shrine hath remained in Samaria,— 7  for he left not to Jehoahaz of the people except fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen, for the king of Aram hath destroyed them, and maketh them as dust for threshing. 8  And the rest of the matters of Jehoahaz, and all that he did, and his might, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? 9  And Jehoahaz lieth with his fathers, and they bury him in Samaria, and reign doth Joash his son in his stead.

The Reign of Jehoash of Israel

10  In the thirty and seventh year of Joash king of Judah reigned hath Jehoash son of Jehoahaz over Israel, in Samaria—sixteen years, 11  and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, he hath not turned aside from all the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, that he caused Israel to sin, therein he walked. 12  And the rest of the matters of Joash, and all that he did, and his might with which he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? 13  And Joash lieth with his fathers, and Jeroboam hath sat on his throne, and Joash is buried in Samaria, with the kings of Israel.

Elisha's Final Prophecy and Death

14  And Elisha hath been sick with his sickness in which he dieth, and come down unto him doth Joash king of Israel, and weepeth on his face, and saith, 'My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and its horsemen.' 15  And Elisha saith to him, 'Take bow and arrows:' and he taketh unto him bow and arrows. 16  And he saith to the king of Israel, 'Place thy hand on the bow;' and he placeth his hand, and Elisha putteth his hands on the hands of the king, 17  and saith, 'Open the window eastward;' and he openeth, and Elisha saith, 'Shoot,' and he shooteth; and he saith, 'An arrow of salvation to Jehovah, and an arrow of salvation against Aram, and thou hast smitten Aram, in Aphek, till consuming.' 18  And he saith, 'Take the arrows,' and he taketh; and he saith to the king of Israel, 'Smite to the earth;' and he smiteth three times, and stayeth. 19  And the man of God is wroth against him, and saith, 'By smiting five or six times then thou hadst smitten Aram till consuming; and now, three times thou dost smite Aram.'

20  And Elisha dieth, and they bury him, and troops of Moab come in to the land, at the coming in of the year, 21  and it cometh to pass, they are burying a man, and lo, they have seen the troop, and cast the man into the grave of Elisha, and the man goeth and cometh against the bones of Elisha, and liveth, and riseth on his feet. 22  And Hazael king of Aram hath oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz, 23  and Jehovah doth favour them, and pity them, and turn unto them, for the sake of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and hath not been willing to destroy them, nor to cast them from His presence as yet. 24  And Hazael king of Aram dieth, and reign doth Ben-Hadad his son in his stead, 25  and Jehoash son of Jehoahaz turneth and taketh the cities out of the hand of Ben-Hadad son of Hazael that he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father in war; three times hath Joash smitten him, and he bringeth back the cities of Israel.

The Reign of Amaziah

14 1  In the second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel reigned hath Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah; 2  a son of twenty and five years was he in his reigning, and twenty and nine years he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother 'is' Jehoaddan of Jerusalem, 3  and he doth that which 'is' right in the eyes of Jehovah, only not like David his father, according to all that Joash his father did he hath done, 4  only, the high places have not turned aside—yet are the people sacrificing and making perfume in high places. 5  And it cometh to pass, when the kingdom hath been strong in his hand, that he smiteth his servants, those smiting the king his father, 6  and the sons of those smiting 'him' he hath not put to death, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses that Jehovah commanded, saying, 'Fathers are not put to death for sons, and sons are not put to death for fathers, but each for his own sin is put to death.' 7  He hath smitten Edom, in the valley of salt—ten thousand, and seized Selah in war, and 'one' calleth its name Joktheel unto this day,

8  then hath Amaziah sent messengers unto Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, 'Come, we look one another in the face.' 9  And Jehoash king of Israel sendeth unto Amaziah king of Judah, saying, 'The thorn that 'is' in Lebanon hath sent unto the cedar that 'is' in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son for a wife; and pass by doth a beast of the field that 'is' in Lebanon, and treadeth down the thorn. 10  Thou hast certainly smitten Edom, and thy heart hath lifted thee up; be honoured, and abide in thy house; and why dost thou stir thyself up in evil, that thou hast fallen, thou, and Judah with thee?' 11  And Amaziah hath not hearkened, and go up doth Jehoash king of Israel, and they look one another in the face, he and Amaziah king of Judah, in Beth-Shemesh, that 'is' Judah's, 12  and Judah is smitten before Israel, and they flee each to his tent. 13  And Amaziah king of Judah, son of Jehoash son of Ahaziah, caught hath Jehoash king of Israel in Beth-Shemesh, and they come in to Jerusalem, and he bursteth through the wall of Jerusalem, at the gate of Ephraim unto the gate of the corner, four hundred cubits, 14  and hath taken all the gold and the silver, and all the vessels that are found in the house of Jehovah, and in the treasures of the house of the king, and the sons of the pledges, and turneth back to Samaria.

15  And the rest of the matters of Jehoash that he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? 16  And Jehoash lieth with his fathers, and is buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel, and reign doth Jeroboam his son in his stead. 17  And Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah liveth after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years, 18  and the rest of the matters of Amaziah are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? 19  And they make a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fleeth to Lachish, and they send after him to Lachish, and put him to death there, 20  and lift him up on the horses, and he is buried in Jerusalem, with his fathers, in the city of David. 21  And all the people of Judah take Azariah, and he 'is' a son of sixteen years, and cause him to reign instead of his father Amaziah; 22  he hath built Elath, and bringeth it back to Judah, after the lying of the king with his fathers.

The Reign of Jeroboam

23  In the fifteenth year of Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah, reigned hath Jeroboam son of Joash king of Israel in Samaria—forty and one years, 24  and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, he hath not turned aside from all the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat that he caused Israel to sin. 25  He hath brought back the border of Israel, from the entering in of Hamath unto the sea of the desert, according to the word of Jehovah, God of Israel, that He spake by the hand of His servant Jonah son of Amittai the prophet, who 'is' of Gath-Hepher, 26  for Jehovah hath seen the affliction of Israel—very bitter, and there is none restrained, and there is none left, and there is no helper to Israel; 27  and Jehovah hath not spoken to blot out the name of Israel from under the heavens, and saveth them by the hand of Jeroboam son of Joash. 28  And the rest of the matters of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might with which he fought, and with which he brought back Damascus, and Hamath of Judah, into Israel, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? 29  And Jeroboam lieth with his fathers, with the kings of Israel, and reign doth Zechariah his son in his stead.

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