Chapter 12 of the Book Of 2 Kings
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Todays reading is currently at: Book Of 2 Kings 12:1-10
1 In the seventh year of Jehu Joas began to reign: and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. The name of his mother was Sebia of Bersabee. 2 And Joas did that which was right before the Lord all the days that Joiada the priest taught him. 3 But yet he took not away the high places: for the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places. 4 And Joas said to the priests: All the money of the sanctified things, which is brought into the temple of the Lord by those that pass, which is offered for the price of a soul, and which of their own accord, and of their own free heart they bring into the temple of the Lord: 5 Let the priests take it according to their order, and repair the house, wheresoever they shall see any thing that wanteth repairing.
6 Now till the three and twentieth year of king Joas, the priests did not make the repairs of the temple. 7 And king Joas called Joiada the high priest and the priests, saying to them: Why do you not repair the temple? Take you therefore money no more according to your order, but restore it for the repairing of the temple. 8 And the priests were forbidden to take any more money of the people, and to make the repairs of the house. 9 And Joiada the high priest took a chest and bored a hole in the top, and set it by the altar at the right hand of them that came into the house of the Lord, and the priests that kept the doors put therein all the money that was brought to the temple of the Lord. 10 And when they saw that there was very much money in the chest, the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and poured it out, and counted the money that was found in the house of the Lord: