2 Kings 12:2
New International Version
Joash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all the years Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

New Living Translation
All his life Joash did what was pleasing in the LORD’s sight because Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

English Standard Version
And Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all his days, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

Berean Study Bible
And Joash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all the days he was instructed by Jehoiada the priest.

King James Bible
And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

New King James Version
Jehoash did what was right in the sight of the LORD all the days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

New American Standard Bible
Jehoash did what was right in the sight of the LORD all his days that Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

NASB 1995
Jehoash did right in the sight of the LORD all his days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

NASB 1977
And Jehoash did right in the sight of the LORD all his days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

Amplified Bible
Jehoash did right in the sight of the LORD all his days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

Christian Standard Bible
Throughout the time the priest Jehoiada instructed him, Joash did what was right in the LORD’s sight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Throughout the time Jehoiada the priest instructed him, Joash did what was right in the LORD’s sight.

American Standard Version
And Jehoash did that which was right in the eyes of Jehovah all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yoash did what is excellent before LORD JEHOVAH all his days that Yawida the Priest was teaching him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Joas did that which was right in the sight of the Lord all the days that Jodae the priest instructed him.

Contemporary English Version
Jehoiada the priest taught Joash what was right, and so for the rest of his life Joash obeyed the LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Joas did that which was right before the Lord all the days that Joiada the priest taught him.

English Revised Version
And Jehoash did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

Good News Translation
Throughout his life he did what pleased the LORD, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joash did what the LORD considered right, as long as the priest Jehoiada instructed him.

International Standard Version
Jehoash did what the LORD considered to be right during the entire time when Jehoiada the priest was instructing him,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jehoash did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

Literal Standard Version
and Jehoash does that which is right in the eyes of YHWH all his days in which Jehoiada the priest directed him,

NET Bible
Throughout his lifetime Jehoash did what the LORD approved, just as Jehoiada the priest taught him.

New Heart English Bible
Jehoash did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD all his days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

World English Bible
Jehoash did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh all his days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehoash doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah all his days in which Jehoiada the priest directed him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joash Repairs the Temple
1In the seventh year of Jehu, Joash became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem forty years. His mother’s name was Zibiah; she was from Beersheba. 2And Joash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all the days he was instructed by Jehoiada the priest. 3Nevertheless, the high places were not removed; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense there.…

Cross References
2 Kings 12:1
In the seventh year of Jehu, Joash became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem forty years. His mother's name was Zibiah; she was from Beersheba.

2 Kings 12:3
Nevertheless, the high places were not removed; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense there.


Treasury of Scripture

And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

2 Kings 14:3
And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

2 Chronicles 24:2,17-22
And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest…

2 Chronicles 25:2
And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.









(2) All his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.--The Hebrew is ambiguous, but may certainly mean this, which is the rendering of the LXX. and Vulg. (The accent dividing the verse ought to fall on "the Lord" rather than on "his days.") Perhaps the peculiar form of the sentence arose in this way: the writer first set down the usual statement concerning kings who supported the worship of Jehovah, and then, remembering the evils which ensued upon the death of the high priest (2Chronicles 24:17), added as a correction of that statement, "during which Jehoiada the priest instructed him." Thenius says the words can only be rendered, all his life long, because Jehoiada had instructed him. They certainly can, however, be rendered as our version renders them, and further, thus: "And Jehoash did . . . all his days, whom Jehoiada the priest instructed." But the ambiguity of the statement gave an opportunity for discrediting the chronicler.

Verse 2. - And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the Lord all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him. So the Septuagint, the Vulgate, Luther, De Wette, Keil, Bahr, and our Revisers. Only Ewald and Thenius attempt to make the passage contradict Chronicles by translating, "Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the Lord all his days, because Jehoiada the priest had instructed him." But this translation is very forced and unnatural. The writer evidently intended to add a qualifying clause to his statement that Joash reigned well "all his days," but did not wish to draw too much attention to it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And Joash
יְהוֹאָ֧שׁ (yə·hō·w·’āš)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3060: Joash -- 'Yah is strong', the name of several Israelites

did
וַיַּ֨עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

[what was] right
הַיָּשָׁ֛ר (hay·yā·šār)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3477: Straight, right

in the eyes
בְּעֵינֵ֥י (bə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

of the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the days
יָמָ֑יו (yā·māw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

he was instructed
הוֹרָ֔הוּ (hō·w·rā·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach

by Jehoiada
יְהוֹיָדָ֖ע (yə·hō·w·yā·ḏā‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3077: Jehoiada -- 'the LORD knows', the name of several Israelites

the priest.
הַכֹּהֵֽן׃ (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3548: Priest


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