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2 Chronicles 23

Jehoiada, having set things in order, maketh Joash king.

2 Chronicles 23:1 And in the seuenth yere Iehoiada beynge bolde, toke the captaynes of hundredes, Azariahu the sonne of Ieroham, and Ismael the sonne of Iehohanam, Azariahu the sonne of Obed, Maasiahu the sonne of Adaiahu, and Elisaphat the sonne of zichri, and made a bonde with them. 2 Chronicles 23:2 And they went aboute in Iuda, and gathered the Leuites out of all the cyties of Iuda and the auncyent fathers of Israel: and they came to Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 23:3 And all the congregacyon made a bonde with the kynge in the house of God. And he sayd vnto them: beholde, the kynges sonne must raygne, as the Lorde hath sayde of the chyldren of Dauid. 2 Chronicles 23:4 This is it therfore that ye shall do: The thyrde parte of you shall (on the Sabbath) come to the preastes, Leuites, and kepers of the porches. 2 Chronicles 23:5 And another thyrde parte shalbe by þe kynges house, and another thyrde parte shalbe at the gate of the foundacyon, and all the people shalbe in the courtes of the house of the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 23:6 But ther shall none come into the house of the Lorde, saue the preastes & they that ministre vnto the Leuites. They shall go in, for they are holy: but all the people shall kepe the watch of the Lord. 2 Chronicles 23:7 And the Leuites shall compase the kynge rounde about and euery man shall haue hys wepon in hys hande: and what other man soeuer doth come into the house of the Lorde, he shall be slayne: and let them be with the kynge, whan he commeth in, and whan he goeth out. 2 Chronicles 23:8 And the Leuites and all Iuda dyd accordynge to all thynges þt Iehoiada the preaste had commaunded, & toke euery man hys men, þt came in on the Sabboth, wt them þt went out on the Sabboth daye: nether did Iehoiada þe preast let the companies departe. 2 Chronicles 23:9 And Iehoiada þe preast deliuered to the captaynes of hundredes, speares, shyldes, and boukelars, that had pertayned to kynge Dauid, and were in þe house of God. 2 Chronicles 23:10 And he set all the people euery man hauyng his wepon in his hande, from the ryght syde of the temple, to the left syde of the temple, alonge by the aulter and the temple, rounde aboute the kynge. 2 Chronicles 23:11 And they brought out the kynges sonne, and put vpon him the crowne, and the testimonie, and made him kynge. And Iehoiada & his sonnes annoynted him, & sayde: God saue the kynge.

Athaliah is slain.

2 Chronicles 23:12 When Athaliahu hearde the noyse of the people, runninge & praysinge the kynge, she came to þe people into the house of the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 23:13 And she loked, and beholde, the kynge stode in his place at the enterynge in, & the Lordes and the trompettes were by the kynge, & all the people of the lande reioysed, blowinge wt trompettes, & dyd playe with instrumentes of musycke, & taught to synge & prayse. But Athaliahu rent her clothes, and sayed: treason, treason. 2 Chronicles 23:14 And Iehoiada the preaste went out to the captaynes of hundredes that were gouerners of the hoste, & sayde vnto them: haue her out without the dore of the temple: and whoso foloweth her, let hym be slayne with the swerde. For þe preaste sayde þt they shulde not sley her in the house of þe Lorde. 2 Chronicles 23:15 And they layde handes on her, tyll she was come to the entrynge of the horsgate besyde the kynges house and there they slue her.

Jehoiada restoreth the worship of God.

2 Chronicles 23:16 And Iehoiada made a bonde betwene hym and all the people and the kynge, that they shulde be the Lordes people. 2 Chronicles 23:17 And all the people went to the house of Baal, & destroyed it, and brake hys aulters and his ymages, & slue Mathan the preaste of Baal before the aulters. 2 Chronicles 23:18 And Iehoiada put the offyces for the house of the Lord vnder the hande of the preastes and Leuites, as Dauid had distrybuted them in the house of the Lorde, to offer burnt offerynges vnto the Lorde, as it is wrytten in the lawe of Moses, with reioysynge and syngynge, as it was ordeyned by Dauid. 2 Chronicles 23:19 And he set porters by þe gates of the house of the Lorde, that none which was vncleane in any thynge shulde entre in. 2 Chronicles 23:20 And he toke the captaynes of hundredes & all the nobles, and the gouernoures of the people, & all the folke of the lande, and caused the kynge to come downe out of the house of the Lord, and they came thorowe the hye gate into the kynges house, and set the kynge vpon the seate of the kyngdome. 2 Chronicles 23:21 And all the people of þe lande reioysed, and the cytie was in tranquillite, after þt they had slayne Athaliahu with the swerde.

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