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2 Kings 11

Jehoash, being saved by Jehosheba his aunt from Athaliah's massacre of the seed royal, is hid six years in the house of God.

2 Kings 11:1 And Athalia ye mother of Ahaziahu, when she saw that her sonne was dead, she arose, and destroyed all the kinges seede. 2 Kings 11:2 But Iehosaba the daughter of king Ioram and syster of Ahaziahu, toke Ioas the sonne of Ahaziahu, and stale him from among the kinges sonnes that were slayne, and his nurse with him in the bedde chamber: and hyd him from Athalia, that he was not slayne. 2 Kings 11:3 And he was with her hyd in the house of the Lord sixe yeres: And Athalia dyd raigne ouer the lande.

Jehoiada, giving order to the captains, in the seventh year anointeth him king.

2 Kings 11:4 And the seuenth yere Iehoiada sent and set the rulers ouer hundredes, with the captaynes and them of the garde, and toke them to him into the house of the Lorde, & made a bonde with them, and toke an oth of them in the house of the Lorde, and shewed them the kinges sonne. 2 Kings 11:5 And he commaunded them, saying, This is it that ye must do: One third part of you, whose duetie is to come in on the Sabbath day, shall keepe the watch of the kinges house: 2 Kings 11:6 And another third part shal keepe the gate of Sur: And another third part shall keepe the gate which is behinde them of the garde: and so shall ye keepe the watch of the house of Messah. 2 Kings 11:7 And two partes of you, that is, al that go out on the Sabbath day, shall keepe the watch of the house of the Lorde about the king. 2 Kings 11:8 And ye shall compasse the king round about, & euery man shall haue his weapon in his hand: And whosoeuer commeth within ye ranges, let him be slaine: And see that ye be with the king as he goeth out and in. 2 Kings 11:9 And the captaynes ouer the hundredes did according to all thinges that Iehoiada the priest commaunded: and they toke euery man his men that were to come in on the Sabbath day, with them that should go out on the Sabbath, and came to Iehoiada the priest. 2 Kings 11:10 And to the captaynes ouer hundredes, did the priest geue king Dauids speares and shieldes, that were in the temple. 2 Kings 11:11 And they of the garde stoode, and euery man had his weapon in his hande rounde about the king, from the ryght corner of the temple to the left, along by the aulter and the temple. 2 Kings 11:12 And he brought out the kinges sonne, and put the crowne vpon him, and delyuered him the witnesse, & made him king, & annoynted him: And they clapt their handes, and saide: God saue the king.

Athaliah is slain.

2 Kings 11:13 And when Athalia heard the noyse of the running of the people, she came to the people into the temple of the Lorde. 2 Kings 11:14 And whe she looked, behold, the king stoode by a piller as the maner was, & the singers & the trumpets by the king, and all the people of the land reioysed, and blew with trumpets: And Athalia rent her clothes & cryed, treason, treason. 2 Kings 11:15 But Iehoiada the priest commaunded the captaines of the hundredes that had the rule of the hoast, and saide vnto them: Haue her foorth of the ranges, & if any folowe her, kill him with the sword. For the priest had saide: she may not be slaine in the house of the Lorde. 2 Kings 11:16 And they layde handes on her, till she came into the way by the which the horses went in to the kinges palace, and there was she slaine.

Jehoiada restoreth the worship of God.

2 Kings 11:17 And Iehoiada made a bond betweene the Lorde and the king and the people, that they should be the Lordes people, and also betweene the king and the people. 2 Kings 11:18 And all the people of the lande went into the house of Baal, and destroyed it, his aulters also, and his images brake they downe lustylie, and slue Mathan the priest of Baal before the aulters: And the priest set watch ouer the house of the Lorde. 2 Kings 11:19 And toke the rulers ouer hundredes, the captaines, and them of the gard, and all the people of the lande, and they brought the king from the house of the Lorde, and came by the way of the gate of them of the gard to the kings palace, and he sat him downe on the seate of the kinges. 2 Kings 11:20 And all the people of the lande reioyced, and the citie was in quiet: And they slue Athalia with the sword, beside the kinges palace. 2 Kings 11:21 Seuen yeres olde was Iehoas when he began to raigne.

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