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

King James Bible
But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

Darby Bible Translation
And it was [so that] in the twenty-third year of king Jehoash, the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

World English Bible
But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, in the twenty and third year of king Jehoash, the priests have not strengthened the breach of the house,

2 Kings 12:6 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In the three and twentieth year - In what year Jehoash gave the orders for these repairs, we cannot tell; but the account here plainly intimates that they had been long given, and that nothing was done, merely through the inactivity and negligence of the priests; see 2 Chronicles 24:6.

It seems that the people had brought money in abundance, and the pious Jehoiada was over the priests, and yet nothing was done! Though Jehoiada was a good man, he does not appear to have had much of the spirit of an active zeal; and simple piety, without zeal and activity, is of little use when a reformation in religion and manners is necessary to be brought about. Philip Melancthon was orthodox, pious, and learned, but he was a man of comparative inactivity. In many respects Martin Luther was by far his inferior, but in zeal and activity he was a flaming and consuming fire; and by him, under God, was the mighty Reformation, from the corruptions of popery, effected. Ten thousand Jehoiadas and Melancthons might have wished it in vain; Luther worked, and God worked by him, in him, and for him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

three and twentieth year [heb] twentieth year and third year
the priests

1 Samuel 2:29,30 Why kick you at my sacrifice and at my offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honor your sons above me...

2 Chronicles 29:34 But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offerings: why their brothers the Levites did help them...

Isaiah 56:10-12 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber...

Malachi 1:10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? neither do you kindle fire on my altar for nothing...

Philippians 2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre...

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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 12:5
Let every priest receive the money from one of the treasurers, then use it to repair whatever damage is found in the temple."

2 Kings 12:7
Therefore King Joash summoned Jehoiada the priest and the other priests and asked them, "Why aren't you repairing the damage done to the temple? Take no more money from your treasurers, but hand it over for repairing the temple."

2 Chronicles 24:5
He called together the priests and Levites and said to them, "Go to the towns of Judah and collect the money due annually from all Israel, to repair the temple of your God. Do it now." But the Levites did not act at once.

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