New International Version
it was paid to the workers, who used it to repair the temple.
King James Bible
But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired therewith the house of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
but they gave that to the workmen, and repaired the house of Jehovah with it.
World English Bible
for they gave that to those who did the work, and repaired therewith the house of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
for to those doing the work they give it, and they have strengthened with it the house of Jehovah,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Howbeit there were not made - bowls, etc. - That is, there were no vessels made for the service of the temple till all the outward repairs were completed; but after this was done, they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels of gold and silver; 2 Chronicles 24:14.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Kings 12:13 But there were not made for the house of the LORD silver cups, snuffers, bowls, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver from the money which was brought into the house of the LORD;
'4. And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the dedicated things that is brought into the house of the Lord, even the money of every one that passeth the account, the money that every man is set at, and all the money that cometh into any man's heart to bring into the house of the Lord, 5. Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance; and let them repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found. 6. But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Glad Givers and Faithful Workers
2 Kings 12:13
The money brought into the temple was not spent for making silver basins, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, trumpets or any other articles of gold or silver for the temple of the LORD;
2 Kings 12:15
They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted with complete honesty.
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