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2 Kings 12:6

    2 Kings 12:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But in the twenty-third year of King Jehoash, the priests had not made good the damaged parts of the house.

    Webster's Revision

    But it was so, that in the three and twentieth 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for 2 Kings 12:6

    Breaches - Bays; harbors; creeks.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 12:6

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 12:6

    No money had for some time been brought in (marginal reference "g"). Perhaps it was difficult for the priests and Levites to know exactly what proportion of the money paid to them was fairly applicable to the temple service and to their own support; and what, consequently, was the balance which they ought to apply to the repairs.