2 Kings 12:5
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Let every priest receive the money from one of the treasurers, then use it to repair whatever damage is found in the temple."

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
let the priests take it, every man of his acquaintance; and let them repair the breaches of the house, wherever any breach is found.

World English Bible
let the priests take it to them, every man from his acquaintance; and they shall repair the breaches of the house, wherever any breach shall be found."

Young's Literal Translation
do the priests take to them, each from his acquaintance, and they strengthen the breach of the house, in all places where there is found a breach.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

All the money of the dedicated things - From all this account we find that the temple was in a very ruinous state; the walls were falling down, some had perhaps actually fallen, and there was no person so zealous for the pure worship of God, as to exert himself to shore up the falling temple!

The king himself seems to have been the first who noticed these dilapidations, and took measures for the necessary repairs. The repairs were made from the following sources:

1. The things which pious persons had dedicated to the service of God.

2. The free-will offerings of strangers who had visited Jerusalem: the money of every one that passeth.

3. The half-shekel which the males were obliged to pay from the age of twenty years (Exodus 30:12) for the redemption of their souls, that is their lives, which is here called the money that every man is set at.

All these sources had ever been in some measure open, but instead of repairing the dilapidations in the Lord's house, the priests and Levites had converted the income to their own use.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let the priests

2 Chronicles 24:5 And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, Go out to the cities of Judah...

let them repair

2 Kings 12:12 And to masons, and hewers of stone, and to buy timber and hewed stone to repair the breaches of the house of the LORD...

2 Kings 22:5,6 And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD...

1 Kings 11:27 And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo...

2 Chronicles 24:7 For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God...

Isaiah 58:12 And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations...

Library
Methodical Liberality
'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
'And it came to pass after this, that Joash was minded to repair the house of the Lord. 5. And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, go out unto the cities of Judah, and gather of all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that ye hasten the matter. Howbeit the Levites hastened it not. 6. And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
2 Kings 12:4
Joash said to the priests, "Collect all the money that is brought as sacred offerings to the temple of the LORD--the money collected in the census, the money received from personal vows and the money brought voluntarily to the temple.

2 Kings 12:6
But by the twenty-third year of King Joash the priests still had not repaired the temple.

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