SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:1 Â¶ En el séptimo año de Jehú comenzó a reinar Joás, y reinó cuarenta años en Jerusalén. El nombre de su madre fue Sibia, de Beerseba.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. In the seventh year of Jehu Jehoash began to reign , etc.] So that he reigned twenty one or twenty two years contemporary with Jehu’s reign, for Jehu reigned twenty eight years: and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem ; the same number of years David and Solomon reigned: and his mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba ; a city in the tribe of Simeon, in the extreme part of the land of Canaan southward; her name in the Chaldee dialect is Tabitha, the same with Dorcas in Greek, ( Acts 9:36).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-16 - It is a great mercy to young people, especially to all young men of rank, like Jehoash, to have those about them who will instruct them to do what is right in the sight of the Lord; and they do wisely and wel for themselves, when willing to be counselled and ruled. The temple wa out of repair; Jehoash orders the repair of the temple. The king wa zealous. God requires those who have power, to use it for the suppor of religion, the redress of grievances, and repairing of decays. The king employed the priests to manage, as most likely to be hearty in the work. But nothing was done effectually till the twenty-third year of his reign. Another method was therefore taken. When publi distributions are made faithfully, public contributions will be mad cheerfully. While they were getting all they could for the repair of the temple, they did not break in upon the stated maintenance of the priests. Let not the servants of the temple be starved, under colour of repairing the breaches of it. Those that were intrusted did the business carefully and faithfully. They did not lay it out in ornament for the temple, till the other work was completed; hence we may learn in all our expenses, to prefer that which is most needful, and, in dealing for the public, to deal as we would for ourselves.
Original Hebrew בשׁנת 8141 שׁבע 7651 ליהוא 3058 מלך 4427 יהואשׁ 3060 וארבעים 705 שׁנה 8141 מלך 4427 בירושׁלם 3389 ושׁם 8034 אמו 517 צביה 6645 מבאר שׁבע׃ 884