2 Kings 12:2
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English Standard Version
And Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all his days, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

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.

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

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.

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Renewal of the covenant, extermination of the worship of Baal, and entrance of the king into the palace. - 2 Kings 11:17. After Jehoash was crowned and Athaliah put to death, Jehoiada concluded the covenant (1) between Jehovah on the one hand and the king and people on the other, and (2) between the king and the people. The former was simply a renewal of the covenant which the Lord had made with Israel through Moses (Exodus 24), whereby the king and the people bound themselves ליהוה לעם להיות, i.e., to live as the people of the Lord, or to keep His law (cf. Deuteronomy 4:20; Deuteronomy 27:9-10), and was based upon the "testimony" handed to the king. This covenant naturally led to the covenant between the king and the people, whereby the king bound himself to rule his people according to the law of the Lord, and the people vowed that they would be obedient and subject to the king as the ruler appointed by the Lord (cf. 2 Samuel 5:3). The renewal of the covenant with the Lord was necessary, because under the former kings the people had fallen away from the Lord and served Baal. The immediate consequence of the renewal of the covenant, therefore, was the extermination of the worship of Baal, which is mentioned at once in 2 Kings 11:18, although its proper place in order of time is after 2 Kings 11:18. All the people (הארץ כּל־עם, as in 2 Kings 11:14) went to the temple of Baal, threw down his altars, broke his images (the columns of Baal and Astarte) rightly, i.e., completely (היטב as in Deuteronomy 9:21), and slew the priest Mattan, probably the chief priest of Baal, before his altars. That the temple of Baal stood within the limits of the sanctuary, i.e., of the temple of Jehovah (Thenius), cannot be shown to be probable either from 2 Chronicles 24:7 or from the last clause of this verse. (For 2 Chronicles 24:7 see the fuller remarks on 2 Kings 12:5.) The words "and the priest set overseers over the house of Jehovah" do not affirm that Jehoiada created the office of overseer over the temple for the purpose of guarding against a fresh desecration of the temple by idolatry (Thenius), but simply that he appointed overseers over the temple, namely, priests and Levites entrusted with the duty of watching over the performance of worship according to the precepts of the law, as is more minutely described in 2 Kings 11:18, 2 Kings 11:19.

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

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 Chronicles 26:4 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah did.

Cross References
2 Kings 12:1
In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba.

2 Kings 12:3
Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away; the people continued to sacrifice and make offerings on the high places.

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