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Athaliah, so that he was not 3 slain. And he was with her hid
in the house of the LORD six years : and Athaliah reigned over the land.
from Athaliah, so that she slew 12 him not. And he was with them
hid in the house of God six years : and Athaliah reigned over the land.
Overthrow of Athaliah by Jehoiada.
4 And in the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the captains over hundreds, of the 'Carites and of the 'guard, and brought them to him into the house of the LORD; and he made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of
the LORD, and shewed them the 5 king's son. And he commanded
them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall do: a third part of - you, that come in on the sabbath,
shall be keepers of the watch of 6 the king's house; and a third
part shall be at the gate Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard : so shall ye keep
the watch of the house, and be a 7 barrier. And the two companies
of you, even all that go forth on the sabbath, shall keep the watch
of the house of the LORD about 8 the king. And ye shall compass
the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and he that cometh within the ranks, let him be slain : and be ye with the king when he goeth out, and when he cometh in. 9 And the captains over hundreds
did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded : and they took every man his men, those that were to come in on the sabbath, with those that were to go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.
23 And in the seventh year Je
hoiada strengthened himself, and took the captains of hundreds, Azariah the son of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah the son of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of Adaiah,
and Elishaphat the son of Zichri, 2 into covenant with him. And
they went about in Judah, and gathered the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the heads of fathers' houses of Israel, and 3 they came to Jerusalem. And all the congregation made a covenant with the king in the house of God. And he said unto them, Behold, the king's son shall reign, as the LORD hath spoken con4 cerning the sons of David. This
is the thing that ye shall do: la third part of you, that come in on the sabbath, of the priests
and of the Levites, shall be 5 porters of the 2 doors; and a third
part shall be at the king's house; and a third part at the gate of the foundation: and all the people
shall be in the courts of the house 6 of the LORD. But let none come
into the house of the LORD, save the priests, and they that minister of the Levites; they shall come in, for they are holy : but all the people shall keep the watch of 7 the LORD. And the Levites shall
compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in
i Or, executioner's 2 Heb. runners.
i See 1 Chr. xxiv. 4. 2 Heb. thresholds.
10 And the priest delivered to
the captains over hundreds the spears and shields that had been
king David's, which were in the 11 house of the LORD. And the
guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, along by
the altar and the house, by the 12 king round about. Then he
brought out the king's son, and 2put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their
hands, and said, 3God save the 13 king. And when Athaliah heard
the noise of the guard and of the people, she came to the
people into the house of the 14 LORD: and she looked, and,
behold, the king stood by the pillar, as the manner was, and the captains and the trumpets by the king; and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets. Then Athaliah rent
her clothes, and cried, Treason, 15 treason. And Jehoiada the
priest commanded the captains of hundreds that were set over
his hand ; and whosoever cometh into the house, let him be slain : and be ye with the king when he
cometh in, and when he goeth 8 out. So the Levites and all Ju
dah did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded : and they took every man his men, those that were to come in on the sabbath, with those that were to go out on the sabbath;
for Jehoiada the priest dismissed 9 not the courses. And Jehoiada
the priest delivered to the captains of hundreds the spears, and bucklers, and shields, that had
been king David's, which were 10 in the house of God. And he
set all the people, every man with his weapon in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house,
along by the altar and the house, 11 by the king round about. Then
they brought out the king's son, and 'put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony, and made him king: and · Jehoiada and his sons anointed him ; and
they said, 'God save the king. 12 And when Athaliah heard the
noise “of the people running and praising the king, she came to
the people into the house of the 13 LORD: and she looked, and, be
hold, the king stood by his pillar at the entrance, and the captains and the trumpets by the king ; and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets; the singers also played on instruments of music, and led the singing of praise. Then Athaliah rent her clothes, and said, Trea
1 Heb. shoulder. | ? Or, put upon him the crown and the testimony
3 Heb. Let the king live.
1 Heb. shoulder.
? Or, put upon him the crown and the testimony
3 Heb. Let the king live.
4 Or, of the people, of the guard, and of those who praised the king
the host, and said unto them, Have her forth between the ranks; and him that followeth her slay with the sword : for the
priest said, Let her not be slain 16 in the house of the LORD. So
they made way for her; and she went by the way of the horses' entry to the king's house: and there was she slain.
14 son, treason. And Jehoiada the
priest brought out the captains of hundreds that were set over the host, and said unto them, Have her forth between the ranks; and whoso followeth her, let him be slain with the sword :
for the priest said, Slay her not 15 in the house of the LORD. So
they made way for her; and she went to the entry of the horse gate to the king's house : and they slew her there.
Jehoash destroys the House of Baal at Jerusalem. 17 And Jehoiada made a covenant 16 And Jehoiada made a covenant
between the LORD and the king between himself, and all the and the people, that they should people, and the king, that they
be the LORD's people; between should be the LORD's people. 18 the king also and the people. And 17 And all the people went to the
all the people of the land went to house of Baal, and brake it down, the house of Baal, and brake it and brake his altars and his down ; his altars and his images images in pieces, and slew Matbrake they in pieces thoroughly, tan the priest of Baal before the and slew Mattan the priest of 18 altars. And Jehoiada appointed Baal before the altars. And the the officers of the house of the
priest appointed 'officers over LORD under the hand of the 19 the house of the LORD. And priests the Levites, whom David
he took the captains over hun had distributed in the house of dreds, and the Carites, and the the LORD, to offer the burnt guard, and all the people of the offerings of the LORD, as it is land; and they brought down the written in the law of Moses, with king from the house of the LORD, rejoicing and with singing, 'acand came by the way of the gate cording to the order of David. of the guard unto the king's house. 19 And he set the porters at the
And he sat on the throne of the gates of the house of the LORD, 20 kings. So all the people of the that none which was unclean in
land rejoiced, and the city was 20 any thing should enter in. And quiet : and they slew Athaliah he took the captains of hundreds, with the sword at the king's and the nobles, and the governors house.
of the people, and all the people of the land, and brought down the king from the house of the LORD: and they came through the upper gate unto the king's house, and
set the king upon the throne of 21 the kingdom. So all the people
of the land rejoiced, and the city 1 Heb. offices.
1 Heb. by the hands of David.
was quiet: and they slew Athaliah with the sword.
Restoration of the Temple.
21 Jehoash was seven years old 24 Joash was seven years old 12 when he began to reign. In the when he began to reign; and he
seventh year of Jehu began Je reigned forty years in Jerusalem: hoash to reign; and he reigned and his mother's name was Zibiah forty years in Jerusalem: and his 2 of Beer-sheba. And Joash did mother's name was Zibiah of that which was right in the eyes 2 Beer-sheba. And Jehoash did of the LORD all the days of Je
that which was right in the eyes 3 hoiada the priest. And Jehoiada of the LORD all his days wherein took for him two wives ; and he
Jehoiada the priest instructed him. 4 begat sons and daughters. And 3 Howbeit the high places were not it came to pass after this, that
taken away: the people still sacri Joash was minded toʻrestore the ficed and burnt incense in the 5 house of the LORD. And he high places.
gathered together the priests and 4 And Jehoash said to the priests, the Levites, and said to them, Go
All the money of the hallowed out unto the cities of Judah, and things that is brought into the gather of all Israel money to rehouse of the LORD, 'in current pair the house of your God from money, 'the money of the persons year to year, and see that ye for whom each man is rated, and hasten the matter. Howbeit the all the money that it cometh into 6 Levites hastened it not. And the
any man's heart to bring into the king called for Jehoiada the chief, 5 house of the LORD, let the priests and said unto him, Why hast thou
take it to them, every man from not required of the Levites to his acquaintance: and they shall bring in out of Judah and out of repair the breaches of the house, Jerusalem the tax of Moses the
wheresoever any breach shall be servant of the LORD, and of the 6 found. But it was so, that in the congregation 'of Israel, for the three and twentieth year of king 7 tent of the testimony ? For the Jehoash the priests had not re sons of Athaliah, that wicked wopaired the breaches of the house. man, had broken up the house of 7 Then king Jehoash called for God; and also all the dedicated
Jehoiada the priest, and for the things of the house of the LORD other priests, and said unto them, did they bestow upon the Baalim. Why repair ye not the breaches 8 So the king commanded, and they of the house? now therefore take made a chest, and set it without no more money from your ac at the gate of the house of the
quaintance, but deliver it for the 9 LORD. And they made a procla8 breaches of the house. And mation through Judah and Jeruthe priests consented that they salem, to bring in for the LORD
the tax that Moses the servant
of God laid upon Israel in the i Or, even the money of every one that 10 wilderness. And all the princes passeth the numbering See Ex. xxx. 13.
2 Heb. each man the money of the souls of his estimation. See Lev. xxvii. 2.
i Or, for Israel
should take no more money from the people, neither repair the 9 breaches of the house. But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one cometh into the house of the LORD: and the priests that kept the door put therein all the money that was
brought into the house of the 10 LORD. And it was so, when they
saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king's 'scribe and the high priest came up, and they 'put up in bags and told the
money that was found in the 11 house of the LORD. And they
gave the money that was weighed out into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they paid it out to the carpenters and the builders, that
wrought upon the house of the 12 LORD, and to the masons and the
hewers of stone, and for buying timber and hewn stone to repair the breaches of the house of the
LORD, and for all that was laid 13 out for the house to repair it. But
there were not made for the house of the LORD cups of silver, snuffers, basons, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money that was
brought into the house of the 14 LORD: for they gave that to them
that did the work, and repaired
therewith the house of the LORD. 15 Moreover they reckoned not with
the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to give to them that did the work: for they
and all the people rejoiced, and brought in, and cast into the
chest, until they had made an II end. And it was so, that at what
time the chest was brought unto the king's 'office ?by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, the king's 3scribe and the chief priest's officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to its place again. Thus they
did day by day, and gathered 12 money in abundance. And the
king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of the LORD; and they hired masons and carpenters to restore the house of the LORD, and also such as wrought iron and brass
to repair the house of the LORD. 13 So the workmen wrought, and
*the work was perfected by them, and they set up the house of God
5in its state, and strengthened it. 14 And when they had made an end,
they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels for the house of the LORD, even vessels to minister, and to offer withal, and spoons, and vessels of gold and silver. And they offered burnt offerings in the house of the LORD continually all the days of Jehoiada.
1 Heb. threshold. 2 Or, secretary 3 Heb. bound up and &C. 4 Heb. brought it forth. 5 Heb. went forth.
i Or, officers 2 Or, which was under the hand 3 Or, secretary 4 Heb. healing went up upon the work. 5 Or, according to the proportion thereof 6 Or, pestles