Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 12:11

They gave the money which was weighed out into the hands of those who did the work, who had the oversight of the house of the Lord ; and they paid it out to the carpenters and the builders who worked on the house of the Lord ;
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Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Carpentry;   Church and State;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Jehoiada;   Joash;   Liberality;   Money;   Scribe (S);   Secretary (Recordist);   Temple;   Treasure-Houses;   Zeal, Religious;   Thompson Chain Reference - Arts and Crafts;   Carpenters;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Temple, the First;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Temple;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Jehoash;   Temple;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Zeal;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Scribes;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jerusalem;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Kings, 1 and 2;   Masons;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Government;   Jerusalem;   Money;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Joash ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Joash;   Temple;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Judah;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Bishop;   Carpenter;   City;   Crafts;   Jehoiada;   Lay;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Parashiyyot, the Four;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the Lord,.... Who were appointed overseers of the workmen employed in the repairs of the temple; which overseers were laymen, and not priests, they being discharged from any concern in the repairs: this money "told", Kimchi interprets of its being coined; he supposes money coined and uncoined to be brought, which was put in separate bags; and that, which was not coined, they coined it before they delivered it to the overseers to pay the workmen with:

and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders that wrought upon the house of the Lord; paid them with it, some that wrought in cutting the timber, and others in building with it.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-12.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of them g that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the LORD,

(g) For the king had appointed others who were fit for that purpose, (2 Kings 22:5).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:11". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-12.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 12:11 And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the LORD,

Ver. 11. That did the work.] Though with other men’s hands.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:11". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-12.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the Lord; who were chosen out of the people, not without a reflection upon the priests for their neglect or unfaithfulness.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:11". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-12.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

And they. The king and the high priest conjointly. (Paralipomenon)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:11". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-12.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

being told = being weighed or balanced.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:11". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-12.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the LORD,

They gave the money, being told, into the hands of them that did the work. The king set his secretary, along with an agent of the high priest (2 Chronicles 24:11), to count the money in the chest from time to time, and deliver the amount to the overseers of the building, who paid the workmen and purchased all necessary materials. The custom of putting sums of sums of certain amount in bags, which are labelled and sealed by a proper officer, is a common way of using the currency in Turkey and other Eastern countries.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:11". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-kings-12.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(11) They gave.—Rather, And they used to give, i.e., every time they had emptied the chest.

Being told.—Rather, which was weighed.

Them that did the work.—Not the actual workmen, but, as is immediately explained, “those who had the oversight of the house,” or were charged with the superintendence of the work.

That wrought.—Literally, who were making.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:11". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-12.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the LORD,
gave the money
22:5,6; 2 Chronicles 24:11,12; 34:9-11
laid it out
Heb. brought it forth.
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 34:10 - in the hand;  Ezra 3:7 - gave money

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-12.html.