Second Kings 11


11:1 And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son
 was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.
11:2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of
 Ahaziah, took Joash the the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from
 among the king's sons [who were] slain; and they hid him,
 [even] him and his nurse, in the bed-chamber, from Athaliah, so
 that he was not slain.
11:3 And he was with her hid in the house of the LORD six years.
 And Athaliah reigned over the land.
11:4 And in the seventh year Jehoiada sent and took the rulers
 over hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and brought
 them to him into the house of the LORD, and made a covenant
 with them, and took an oath of them in the house of the LORD,
 and showed them the king's son.
11:5 And he commanded them, saying, This [is] the thing that ye
 shall do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath
 shall even be keepers of the watch of the king's house;
11:6 And a third part [shall be] at the gate of Sur; and a third
 part at the gate behind the guard: so shall ye keep the watch
 of the house, that it be not broken down.
11:7 And two parts of all you that go forth on the sabbath, even
 they shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD about the
 king.
11:8 And ye shall compass the king around, every man with his
 weapons in his hand: and he that cometh within the ranges, let
 him be slain. And be ye with the king as he goeth out and as he
 cometh in.
11:9 And the captains over the hundreds did according to all
 [things] that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took
 every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with
 them that should go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada
 the priest.
11:10 And to the captains over hundreds the priest gave king
 David's spears and shields, that [were] in the temple of the
 LORD.
11:11 And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his
 hand, around the king, from the right corner of the temple to
 the left corner of the temple, [along] by the altar and the
 temple.
11:12 And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown
 upon him, and [gave him] the testimony; and they made him king,
 and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God
 save the king.
11:13 And when Athaliah heard the noise of the guard [and] of
 the people, she came to the people into the temple of the LORD.
11:14 And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar,
 as the manner [was], and the princes and the trumpeters by the
 king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with
 trumpets. And Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason,
 treason.
11:15 But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the
 hundreds, the officers of the host, and said to them, Have her
 forth without the ranges: and him that followeth her kill with
 the sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the
 house of the LORD.
11:16 And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by
 which the horses came into the king's house: and there was she
 slain.
11:17 And Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king
 and the people, that they should be the LORD'S people; between
 the king also and the people.
11:18 And all the people of the land went into the house of
 Baal, and broke it down; his altars and his images they broke
 wholly in pieces, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the
 altars. And the priest appointed officers over the the house of
 the LORD.
11:19 And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains,
 and the guard, and all the people of the land; and they brought
 down the king from the house of the LORD, and came by the way
 of the gate of the guard to the king's house. And he sat on the
 throne of the kings.
11:20 And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was
 in quiet: and they slew Athaliah with the sword [beside] the
 king's house.
11:21 Seven years old [was] Jehoash when he began to reign.
 
 

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