Joash commands for the temple to be repaired
Joash told the priests and Levites to repair the temple, but they did not do it right away.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Repair [Heb. piel of ḥāzaq—‘make strong’ (2 K. 12:5–8 [MT 6–9], 12 [13], 14 [15]; 22:5f.; 2 Ch. 24:5; 29:3; 34:8), hiphil of ḥāzaq (Neh. 3:4–32), piel of ḥāḏaš—‘make new’ (2 Ch. 15:8; 24:12; Isa. 61:4), qal and piel of rāp̱āʾ—‘heal’ (1 K. 18:30; Ps. 60:2 [MT 4]), piel of ḥāyâ—‘bring to life’ (1
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
REPAIR<re-par’> ([מַחְסֶה‎, machceh], “refuge”): In Joel 3:16, for the King James Version The Lord will be the hope of his people” the King James Version margin renders “place of repair,” or, “harbour” = haven of repair. the Revised Version (British and American) gives “refuge.” Other words
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
REPAIR, rē̇-pârʹ (מַחְסֶה‎, maḥṣeh, “refuge”): In Joel 3:16, for AV “The Lord will be the hope of his people” AVm renders “place of repair,” or, “harbour” = haven of repair. RV gives “refuge.” Other words are חָזַק‎, ḥāzaḳ, “to strengthen,” “harden,” “fix” (2 K 12:5 and often; Neh 3); רָפָא‎, rāphā’,
Key passages
2 Ki 12:4–5

Jehoash said to the priests, “All of the money for the sacred things that is brought to the temple of Yahweh, the money taxed at its proper value for each person and all of the money that comes upon the heart of a man to bring to the temple of Yahweh, let the priests take …

2 Ch 24:4–5

And afterward it was in the heart of Joash to repair the house of Yahweh. So he gathered the priests and the Levites and said to them, “Go out to the cities of Judah and gather money from all Israel to strengthen the house of your God sufficiently year by year. Now you yourselves must hasten …

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Important Things
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