20 Then the spirit of God took possession of* Zechariah son of the priest Jehoiada; he stood above the people and said to them, Thus says God: Why do you transgress the commandments of the Lord, so that you cannot prosper? Because you have forsaken the Lord, he has also forsaken you. 21But they conspired against him, and by command of the king they stoned him to death in the court of the house of the Lord. 22King Joash did not remember the kindness that Jehoiada, Zechariahs father, had shown him, but killed his son. As he was dying, he said, May the Lord see and avenge!
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