1 Yo’ash was seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Yerushalayim. And the name of his mother was Tsiḇyah of Be’ĕrsheḇa.

2 And Yo’ash did what was right in the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 all the days of Yahoyaḏa the kohĕn.

3 And Yahoyaḏa took for him two wives, and he brought forth sons and daughters.

4 And after this it came to be that Yo’ash applied his heart on restoring the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

5 And he gathered the kohenim and the Lĕwites, and said to them, “Go out to the cities of Yahuḏah, and gather from all Yisra’ĕl silver to repair the House of your Elohim from year to year, and see that you hurry the matter.” But the Lĕwites did not hurry it.

6 And the sovereign called Yahoyaḏa the chief, and said to him, “Why have you not required the Lĕwites to bring in from Yahuḏah and from Yerushalayim the levy of Mosheh the servant of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and of the assembly of Yisra’ĕl, for the Tent of the Witness?”

7 For the sons of Athalyahu, that wicked woman, had broken into the House of Elohim, and had also prepared all the qodesh vessels of the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 to the Ba’als.

8 So the sovereign commanded and they made a chest, and put it outside at the gate of the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,

9 and made it known in Yahuḏah and in Yerushalayim to bring to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 the levy that Mosheh the servant of Elohim had imposed on Yisra’ĕl in the wilderness.

10 And all the rulers and all the people rejoiced, and they brought in and put them into the chest to completion.

11 And it came to be, at that time, when the chest was brought to the sovereign’s official by the hand of the Lĕwites, and when they saw that there was much silver, that the sovereign’s scribe and the kohĕn ha’gadol’s officer came and emptied the chest, and took it and returned it to its place. So they did day by day, and gathered a large amount of silver.

12 And the sovereign and Yahoyaḏa gave it to those who did the work of the service of the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And they hired stonemasons and carpenters to restore the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and also those who worked in iron and bronze to repair the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

13 And the workmen laboured, and the work of restoration progressed in their hands, and they established the House of Elohim to its proper form and strengthened it.

14 And when they had finished, they brought the rest of the silver before the sovereign and Yahoyaḏa, and they made utensils from it for the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, utensils for serving and offering, ladles and vessels of gold and silver. And they offered burnt offerings in the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 continually all the days of Yahoyaḏa.

15 And Yahoyaḏa was old and satisfied with days, and died, one hundred and thirty years old when he died.

16 And they buried him in the City of Dawiḏ among the sovereigns, for he had done good in Yisra’ĕl, both toward Elohim and His house.

17 And after the death of Yahoyaḏa the rulers of Yahuḏah came and bowed themselves to the sovereign. And the sovereign listened to them,

18 and they forsook the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Elohim of their fathers, and served the Ashĕrim and the idols. And wrath came upon Yahuḏah and Yerushalayim because of their trespass.

19 And He sent neḇi’im to them, to bring them back to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And they witnessed against them, but they did not listen.

20 Then the Ruaḥ of Elohim came upon Zeḵaryah son of Yahoyaḏa the kohĕn, who stood above the people, and said to them, “Thus said Elohim, ‘Why are you transgressing the Commands of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and do not prosper? Because you have forsaken 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, He has forsaken you.’ ”

21 And they conspired against him, and at the command of the sovereign they stoned him with stones in the courtyard of the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

22 Thus Yo’ash the sovereign did not remember the kindness which Yahoyaḏa his father had done to him, and slew his son. And as he died, he said, “𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sees, and repays!”

23 And it came to be, at the turn of the year, that the army of Aram came up against him. And they came into Yahuḏah and Yerushalayim, and destroyed all the rulers of the people from among the people, and sent all their spoil to the sovereign of Darmeseq.

24 For the army of Aram came with few men, but 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 gave a very great army into their hand, because they had forsaken 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Elohim of their fathers. So they executed judgment against Yo’ash.

25 And when they had withdrawn from him – for they left him very sick – his own servants conspired against him because of the blood of the sons of Yahoyaḏa the kohĕn, and slew him on his bed, and he died. And they buried him in the City of Dawiḏ, but they did not bury him in the tombs of the sovereigns.

26 And these are the ones who conspired against him: Zaḇaḏ the son of Shim’ath the Ammonitess, and Yahozaḇaḏ the son of Shimrith the Mo’aḇitess.

27 As to his sons, and the many words about him, and the rebuilding of the House of Elohim, see, they are written in the commentary of the book of the sovereigns. And Amatsyahu his son reigned in his place.