Treasury of Scripture
Now it came
2 Kings 14:5 And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.
established to him [heb] confirmed upon him
2 Chronicles 24:25,26 And when they were departed from him...
Genesis 9:5,6 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man...
Exodus 21:14 But if a man come presumptuously on his neighbor, to slay him with guile; you shall take him from my altar, that he may die.
Numbers 35:31-33 Moreover you shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death...
No doubt those wicked men, Jozachar and jehozabad, who murdered his father, had considerable influence; and therefore he found it dangerous to bring them to justice, till he was assured of the loyalty of his other officers: when this was clear, he called them to an account, and justly put them to death for treason and murder; for, if even these conspirators against Joash intended to avenge upon him the death of Zechariah, they acted without a commission from that God `to who vengeance belongeth.'