2 Chronicles 24:17–27

17 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them. 18 And they left the house of the Lord God of their fathers, and served sgroves and tidols: and uwrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass. 19 xYet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the Lord; and they ytestified against them: but they would not give ear. 20 And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, zWhy transgress ye the commandments of the Lord, that ye cannot prosper? abecause ye have forsaken the Lord, he hath also forsaken you. 21 And they conspired against him, and bstoned him with stones at the commandment of the king cin the court of the house of the Lord. 22 Thus Joash the king remembered not dthe kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he said, The Lord elook upon it, and frequire it.

23 *And it came to pass at the end of the year, that gthe host of Syria came up against him: and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all hthe princes of the people from among the people, and sent all the spoil of them unto the king of Damascus. 24 For the army of the Syrians icame with a small company of men, and the Lord delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the Lord God of their fathers. So jthey executed judgment against Joash. 25 *And when they were departed from him, (for they left him in great kdiseases,) lhis own servants conspired against him for the blood of the msons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his bed, and he died: and they buried him in the city of David, nbut they buried him not in the sepulchres of the kings. 26 And these are they that conspired against him; ||Zabad the son of Shimeath an Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of ||Shimrith a Moabitess. 27 Now concerning his sons, and othe greatness of the burdens laid upon him, and the repairing of the house of God, behold, they are written in the ||story of the book of the kings. And Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.

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