9 A proclamation was then issued in Judah and Jerusalem that they should bring to the Lord the tax that Moses the servant of God had required of Israel in the wilderness.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 24:9

Commentary on 2 Chronicles 24:1-14

(Read 2 Chronicles 24:1-14)

Joash is more zealous about the repair of the temple than Jehoiada himself. It is easier to build temples, than to be temples to God. But the repairing of places for public worship is a good work, which all should promote. And many a good work would be done that now lies undone, if active men would put it forward.