Picture Bible Stories
Who Made the World?
The Woman who Exchanged her Home and all she had for a Piece of Fruit
The Voyage of the Ark
The boy who Lost his Home by Mocking
The Young man Whom Yahweh Saved
The Young man who Traded his Inheritance for a Dish of Red Soup
The Beautiful Coat
The King Who Didn’t Return Kindness
2 Chr. 22:10-12, 24:1-2, 15-25
Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, and she rose up and spoke to destroy all the seed of the kingdom of the house of Judah.
Jehoshabeath the daughter of the king took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him from among the sons of the king who were put to death, and put him and his nurse into the store room of the bedroom.
And Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest, because she was the sister of Ahaziah, hid him from the face of Athaliah; and she did not put him to death. He was with them in the house of The Elohim hiding himself six years, and Athaliah reigned over the land.
Joash was a son of seven years when he became king, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem; and the name of his mother was Zibiah of Beer-Sheba. Joash did the right in the eyes of YAHWEH all the days of Jehoiada the priest.
Jehoiada was old and satisfied with days, and died, a son of a hundred and thirty years at his death. They buried him in the city of David with the kings, for he had done good in Israel, and with The Elohim, and his house.
After the death of Jehoiada, the leaders of Judah came in and bowed themselves to the king; then the king listened to them. They forsook the house of YAHWEH, the Elohim of their fathers, and served the Asherahs and the idols; and there was wrath on Judah and Jerusalem because of this guilt.
He sent prophets among them to bring them back to YAHWEH; and they testified against them, but they did not give ear.
And the Spirit of Elohim came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, and he stood before the people and said to them, So says The Elohim, Why do you transgress the commandments of YAHWEH, and do not prosper? Because you have forsaken YAHWEH, He has forsaken you.
They conspired against him, and stoned him with stones by the command of the king, in the court of the house of YAHWEH. Joash the king did not remember the kindness that Jehoiada his father had done to him, and killed his son. And at his death he said, May YAHWEH see to it, and seek you out
And it happened, at the turn of the year, that the army of Syria came up against him; and they came into Judah and Jerusalem and destroyed all the leaders of the people from among the people; and they sent all their spoil to the king of Damascus.
For with few men the army of Syria came in, and YAHWEH gave into their hand an army for great multitude, because they left YAHWEH, the Elohim of their fathers. And they executed judgment against Joash.
And when they departed from him (they left him with many diseases) his own servants conspired against him, because of the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and killed him on his bed; and he died.
And they buried him in the city of David, and did not bury him in the graves of the kings.