2 Chronicles 24:21
New International Version
But they plotted against him, and by order of the king they stoned him to death in the courtyard of the LORD's temple.

New Living Translation
Then the leaders plotted to kill Zechariah, and King Joash ordered that they stone him to death in the courtyard of the LORD’s Temple.

English Standard Version
But they conspired against him, and by command of the king they stoned him with stones in the court of the house of the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
But they conspired against Zechariah, and by order of the king, they stoned him in the courtyard of the house of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
So they conspired against him and at the command of the king they stoned him to death in the court of the house of the LORD.

King James Bible
And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
But they conspired against him and stoned him at the king's command in the courtyard of the LORD's temple.

Good News Translation
King Joash joined in a conspiracy against Zechariah, and on the king's orders the people stoned Zechariah in the Temple courtyard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they conspired against him and stoned him at the king's command in the courtyard of the LORD's temple.

International Standard Version
But the people conspired against him, and at the direct orders of the king they stoned him to death in the courtyard of the LORD's Temple.

NET Bible
They plotted against him and by royal decree stoned him to death in the courtyard of the LORD's temple.

New Heart English Bible
They conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But they plotted against Zechariah, and by the king's order they stoned him to death in the courtyard of the LORD's temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
So they conspired against him and at the command of the king they stoned him to death in the court of the house of the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they conspired against him and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

American King James Version
And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

American Standard Version
And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they conspired against him, and stone him by command of king Joas in the court of the Lord's house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they gathered themselves together against him, and stoned him at the king's commandment in the court of the house of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the command of the king in the court of the house of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

World English Bible
They conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And they conspire against him, and stone him with stones by the command of the king, in the court of the house of Jehovah,
Study Bible
The Wickedness of Joash
20Then the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest, who stood up before the people and said to them, “This is what God says: ‘Why do you transgress the commandments of the LORD so that you cannot prosper? Because you have forsaken the LORD, He has forsaken you.’ 21But they conspired against Zechariah, and by order of the king, they stoned him in the courtyard of the house of the LORD. 22Thus King Joash failed to remember the kindness that Zechariah’s father Jehoiada had extended to him. Instead, Joash killed Jehoiada's son. As he lay dying, Zechariah said, “May the LORD see this and call you to account.”…
Cross References
Matthew 23:34
Because of this, I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and others you will flog in your synagogues and persecute in town after town.

Matthew 23:35
And so upon you will come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.

Luke 11:51
from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, all of it will be charged to this generation.

Hebrews 11:37
They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they were put to death by the sword. They went around in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, oppressed, and mistreated.

1 Kings 21:13
And the two scoundrels came in and sat opposite Naboth, and these men testified against him before the people, saying, "Naboth has cursed God and the king!" So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death.

Nehemiah 9:26
But they were disobedient and rebelled against You; they flung Your law behind their backs. They killed Your prophets who had admonished them to turn back to You. They committed terrible blasphemies.

Jeremiah 20:2
he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten, and he put him in the stocks at the Upper Gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD.

Jeremiah 26:2
"This is what the LORD says: Stand in the courtyard of the LORD's house and speak all the words I have commanded you to speak to all the cities of Judah who come to worship there. Do not omit a word.

Jeremiah 26:21
King Jehoiakim and all his mighty men and officials heard his words, and the king sought to put him to death. But when Uriah found out about it, he fled in fear and went to Egypt.

Treasury of Scripture

And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.

conspired

Jeremiah 11:19
But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.

Jeremiah 18:18
Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.

Jeremiah 38:4-6
Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt…

stoned him

Matthew 21:35
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

Matthew 23:34-37
Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: …

Acts 7:58,59
And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul…







Lexicon
But they conspired
וַיִּקְשְׁר֣וּ (way·yiq·šə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7194: To tie, gird, confine, compact, in love, league

against Zechariah,
עָלָ֔יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and by order
בְּמִצְוַ֣ת (bə·miṣ·waṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

of the king,
הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

they stoned him
וַיִּרְגְּמֻ֥הוּ (way·yir·gə·mu·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7275: To cast together, to lapidate

in the courtyard
בַּחֲצַ֖ר (ba·ḥă·ṣar)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2691: A yard, a hamlet

of the house
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(21) And they conspired against him.--The conspiracy of 2Chronicles 24:25 was the Divine recompense for this one.

And stoned him.--The legal penalty of idolatry (Leviticus 20:2; Deuteronomy 17:2-5).

At the commandment of the king.--Probably Zechariah's words had been represented to Joash as treasonable. The Syrian invasion may have been already threatening, when his prophecy was uttered; and in that case it would be easy to allege against the prophet that his "wish was father to his thought." (Comp. the similar case of Jeremiah, Jeremiah 32:1-5; and 1Kings 21:8-13.)

In the court of the house of the Lord.--There is little doubt that the allusion of Christ (Matthew 23:35; Luke 11:51) to the death of "Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the Temple and the altar," refers to this murder. The altar stood in the court, before the Temple. Barachias (Berechiah) may have been Zechariah's father, and Jehoiada his grandfather. Moreover the Lord appears to be thinking of the honourable burial of Jehoiada, in contrast with the murder of his son, in Matthew 23:29-32, verses which immediately precede the mention of Zacharias.

Verse 21. - Stoned him. Yet this was their Law's punishment for themselves, for idolaters (Leviticus 20:2). At the commandment of the king. The king, who had yielded to the flattering obeisance and worship of the princes, is now driven on a grievous length further. In the court of the house of the Lord. So Matthew 23:35, "between the temple [Revised Version, 'sanctuary'] and the altar." 24:15-27 See what a great judgment on any prince or people, the death of godly, zealous, useful men is. See how necessary it is that we act in religion from inward principle. Then the loss of a parent, a minister, or a friend, will not be losing our religion. Often both princes and inferior people have been flattered to their ruin. True grace alone will enable a man to bring forth fruit unto the end. Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada, being filled with the Spirit of prophecy, stood up, and told the people of their sin. This is the work of ministers, by the word of God, as a lamp and a light, to discover the sin of men, and expound the providences of God. They stoned Zechariah to death in the court of the house of the Lord. Observe the dying martyr's words: The Lord look upon it, and require it! This came not from a spirit of revenge, but a spirit of prophecy. God smote Joash with great diseases, of body, or mind, or both, before the Syrians departed from him. If vengeance pursue men, the end of one trouble will be but the beginning of another. His own servants slew him. These judgments are called the burdens laid upon him, for the wrath of God is a heavy burden, too heavy for any man to bear. May God help us to take warning, to be upright in heart, and to persevere in his ways to the end.
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