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2 Kings 12:2

    2 Kings 12:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehoash did that which was right in the eyes of Jehovah all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord all his days, because he was guided by the teaching of Jehoiada the priest.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehoash did that which was right in the eyes of Jehovah all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

    World English Bible

    Jehoash did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh all his days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jehoash did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 12:2

    Jehoash did - right in the sight of the Lord - While Jehoiada the priest, who was a pious, holy man, lived, Jehoash walked uprightly; but it appears from 2 Chronicles 24:17, 2 Chronicles 24:18, that he departed from the worship of the true God after the death of this eminent high priest, lapsed into idolatry, and seems to have had a share in the murder of Zechariah, who testified against his transgressions, and those of the princes of Judah. See above, 2 Kings 11:20-21 (note).

    O how few of the few who begin to live to God continue unto the end!

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 12:2

    All his days ... - i. e., so long as Jehoiada was his adviser" (compare 2 Chronicles 24:15-22). Jehoida was, practically speaking, regent during the minority of Jehoash, i. e., 10 or 12 years. An increase of power to the priestly order was the natural consequence. Jehoiada bore the title of "high priest" 2 Kings 12:10, which had been dropped since the time of Eleazar Joshua 20:6, and the Levitical order from this time became more mixed up with public affairs and possessed greater influence than previously. Jehoiada's successors traced their office to him rather than to Aaron Jeremiah 29:26.