Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 12:16

The money from the guilt offerings and the money from the sin offerings was not brought into the house of the Lord ; it was for the priests.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Atonement;   Church;   Church and State;   Conscience Money;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Jehoiada;   Joash;   Money;   Priest;   Sin Money;   Zeal, Religious;   Thompson Chain Reference - Dedication;   Dues, Priests';   Leaders;   Levites;   Ministers;   Offerings;   Priests;   Religious;   Trespass-Offerings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Temple;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Jehoash;   Temple;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Zeal;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jerusalem;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Government;   Guilt;   Jerusalem;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Joash ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Joash;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Judah;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Criticism (the Graf-Wellhausen Hypothesis);   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Parashiyyot, the Four;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The trespass money and the sin money - In all cases of injury done to another, a man was bound by the Law to make compensation, to the sufferer, if possible; if not, to his nearest kinsman. If the man was dead and had left no kinsman, then the compensation was to be made to the priest Numbers 5:8. This would form a part of the trespass and sin money. The remainder would accrue from the voluntary gifts made to the priests by those who came to make atonement for sins or trespasses Numbers 5:10. On the difference between “sins” and “trespasses,” see Leviticus 5:14 note.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:16". "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

The trespass money and sin money was not brought into the house of the Lord,.... Which was the money persons at a distance sent for their trespass and sin offerings instead of cattle, with which the sacrifices were bought; and what remained of the money was not brought into the temple, and made use of in the above manner:

it was the priest's; the overplus of it, and such of the sacrifices which by the law were appropriated to them.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:16". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-12.html. 1999.

Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary

The money obtained from trespass-offerings and sin-offerings was not brought into the house of Jehovah, i.e., was not applied to the repairing of the temple, but was left for the priests. In the case of the trespass-offering compensation had to be made for the earthly debt according to the valuation of the priest, with the addition of a fifth in money; and this was assigned to the priests not only in the case of a מעל committed against Jehovah, but also when a neighbour had been injured in his property, if he had died in the meantime (see at Leviticus 5:16 and Numbers 5:9). On the other hand, in the case of the sin-offerings the priests received no money according to the law. Most of the commentators therefore assume, that those who lived at a distance had sent money to the priests, that they might offer sin-offerings with it, and what money as over they had retained for themselves. But there is not the slightest trace of any such custom, which is quite at variance with the idea of the sin-offering. It may probably have become a customary thing in the course of time, for those who presented these offerings to compensate the officiating priest for his trouble by a free-will gift.

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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:16". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/2-kings-12.html. 1854-1889.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 12:16 The trespass money and sin money was not brought into the house of the LORD: it was the priests’.

Ver. 16. The trespass money.] Which was for omissions.

And sin money.] Which was for commissions, saith Tostatus. Or for wrongs done the Lord in his holy things, either ignorantly or wittingly, as others will have it.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:16". 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

i.e. It was not employed towards the reparation of the house, because, as it follows, it was the priests’; it was given to them for their private use and maintenance.

Quest. If this reason was weighty, how could the money of them that passed the account, or the money that every man was set at, be thus employed, as they were, 2 Kings 12:4, for these also may seem to have been the priests’?

Answ. They were not appropriated to the priests, but for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, as is said of the former, Exodus 30:16; or, for the Lord, Leviticus 27:2,9,14,23.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:16". 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

16.Trespass money and sin money — Money brought to the priests as a trespass offering or a sin offering, according to the law of Leviticus 5:15-19. See also Leviticus 7:7, and Numbers 18:9.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:16". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-12.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 12:16. The trespass-money and sin-money, &c. — “Besides the money paid to the priests for trespasses committed in holy things it is thought that persons living at a distance sent money to the priests to purchase trespass- offerings and sin-offerings, and sacrifice them in their names: and, as they commonly sent more than the sacrifices cost, the surplus became a perquisite, under the name of trespass-money and sin-money.” — Scott. This money was not employed toward the reparation of the house, because, as it follows, it was the priests’: it was given to them for their private use and maintenance.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:16". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-12.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Sins. These terms seem to be synonymous, though they may be distinguished, Leviticus iv. 2., and v. 15. If any one forgot to pay tithes, he was bound to make full reparation to the priests; (Tostat) and the money which was given to them by strangers, to offer sacrifice, was not taken from them. (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:16". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-12.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

trespass. Hebrew. "ashah. App-44.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:16". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-12.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(16) The.—The definite article should be omitted.

Trespass money and sin money.—See Lev. V. 15-18; Numbers 5:8; Leviticus 6:26-29.

Was not brought.—Was not wont to be brought i.e., put into the chest for the restoration fund.

It was the priests’.—Literally to the priests they (these moneys) used to fall, or continued to accrue. The general sense is that the priests were not deprived of their lawful revenues by the new arrangement. They received their ancient dues from the trespass and sin offerings. The change initiated by Jehoash consisted in this, that henceforth gifts intended for the sanctuary itself were kept apart from the gifts intended for the priesthood.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:16". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-12.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The trespass money and sin money was not brought into the house of the LORD: it was the priests'.
trespass money
Leviticus 5:15-18; 7:7; Numbers 5:8-10; 18:8,9; Hosea 4:8
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12:16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-12.html.