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And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.
And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.
Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he said, The LORD look upon it, and require it.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

24:20 Zechariah the son of Jehoiada. Joash forgot (or ignored) the fact that Jehoiada had saved his own life when he was a child (II Chronicles 22:10-12), and had been responsible for making him king in the first place, after which he was a faithful and effective counselor for Joash as long as he lived. When his son, Zechariah, attempted to provide the same godly counsel as that of his father, Joash exhibited criminal ingratitude by allowing him to be stoned (II Chronicles 24:21-22). It is probable that it was this Zechariah referred to by Christ as a martyred prophet (Luke 11:51).

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