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2 Kings 12:13

But there were not made for the house of the Lord silver cups, snuffers, bowls, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver from the money which was brought into the house of the Lord ;
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Church;   Church and State;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Jehoiada;   Joash;   Liberality;   Money;   Silver;   Snuffers;   Temple;   Treasure-Houses;   Zeal, Religious;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bowls;   Silver;   Snuffers;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Temple, the First;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Jehoash;   Temple;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Zeal;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jehoiada;   Jerusalem;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Kings, 1 and 2;   Masons;   Music, Instruments, Dancing;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Government;   Jerusalem;   Music and Musical Instruments;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Bason;   Joash ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Joash;   Temple;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Judah;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - How;   Snuffers;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Parashiyyot, the Four;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Howbeit there were not made - bowls, etc. - That is, there were no vessels made for the service of the temple till all the outward repairs were completed; but after this was done, they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels of gold and silver; 2 Chronicles 24:14.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:13". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-12.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Comparing this verse with the marginal reference, it will be seen that the author of Kings desires to point out, that the repairs were not delayed by any deductions from the money that flowed in. The writer of Chronicles describes what became of the surplus in the chest after the last repairs were completed.

The need of supplying fresh bowls, snuffers, etc., arose from the pollution of those previously used in the temple service by their application to the Baal worship during the reigns of Ahaziah and Athaliah (see 2 Chronicles 24:7).

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:13". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-12.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Howbeit there were not made for the house of the Lord, bowls of silver,.... Either to hold the blood of the sacrifices, or the drink offerings of wine:

snuffers; to trim the lamps; or, as Jarchi and other writers, both Jewish and Christian, musical instruments:

basins; vessels to sprinkle the blood with, as the word signifies:

trumpets; silver ones, to call the assembly, blow over the sacrifices, &c.

any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver; for any other use: these were not made

of the money that was brought into the house of the Lord; yet, in 2 Chronicles 24:14, it is said they were, which is to be reconciled thus; they did not make any of those things at first, until the house was repaired, and the charges of it defrayed; and then of what remained they made vessels for the house, which were wanting, that Athaliah had bestowed on Baalim, 2 Chronicles 24:7.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:13". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-12.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Howbeit there were h not made for the house of the LORD bowls of silver, snuffers, basons, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money [that was] brought into the house of the LORD:

(h) For these men only had charge of the repairing of the temple, the rest of the money was brought to the king who caused these to be made later, (2 Chronicles 24:14).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:13". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-12.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 12:13 Howbeit there were not made for the house of the LORD bowls of silver, snuffers, basons, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money [that was] brought into the house of the LORD:

Ver. 13. Howbeit there were not made,] viz., Till the fabric was finished; but afterwards they were. [2 Chronicles 24:14] So earnestly they repaired, - Baruch-like. [Nehemiah 3:20]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:13". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-12.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

2 Kings 12:13. Howbeit, there were not made for the house of the Lord, &c.— For not yet were made for the house of the Lord, bowls, &c. Houbigant.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:13". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/2-kings-12.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

There were not made, to wit, until all the breaches of the house were repaired; but when that was done, they laid it out for these things, as is noted, 2 Chronicles 24:14.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:13". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-12.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

13.Not made’ any vessels of gold — That is, as is explained in Chronicles, none of the money collected was used for this purpose until all the work of repairing the building was completed. After the repairs were finished the rest of the money was devoted to provide vessels for the house of the Lord. Athaliah had robbed the Lord’s house of these vessels to provide for her Baal worship.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:13". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-12.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Bowls. Chaldean, "silver chalices." The precise import of the Hebrew term is not well known. (Menochius) --- Lord. After the repairs were finished, the remaining money, which was very considerable, was however employed for these purposes, 2 Paralipomenon xxiv. 14. (Calmet) (Menochius)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:13". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-12.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Howbeit there were not made for the house of the LORD bowls of silver, snuffers, basons, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money that was brought into the house of the LORD:

Howbeit there were not ... bowls ... When the repairs of the temple had been complete, the surplus was appropriated to the purchase of the temple furniture. The integrity of the overseers of the work being undoubted, no account was exacted of the way in which they applied the money given to them, while other moneys, levied at the temple were left to the disposal of the disposal of the priests, as the law directed (Leviticus 5:15-16; Numbers 5:8).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:13". "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

(13) There were not made.—Rather, there used not to be made.

For the house.—Literally, in the house.

Bowls . . . basons.—Comp. 1 Kings 7:50, where the same three terms occur.

Trumpets—i.e., the straight priestly trumpets.

Of the money that was brought.—The plain meaning is that the whole amount offered was expended on the necessary work of restoring the Temple fabric.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:13". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-12.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Howbeit there were not made for the house of the LORD bowls of silver, snuffers, basons, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money that was brought into the house of the LORD:
there were not
That is, there were no vessels made for the service of the temple till all the outward repairs were completed; but, when this was done, "they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels of gold and silver," (2 Ch 24:14,) to replace those which had been taken away by Athaliah and her sons.
2 Chronicles 24:14
bowls
Numbers 7:13,14; 1 Kings 7:48-50; Ezra 1:9-11
trumpets
Numbers 10:2
Reciprocal: Exodus 25:38 - the tongs;  Exodus 37:16 - dishes;  2 Chronicles 4:22 - snuffers

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-12.html.