2 Chronicles 23
Jehoiada, having set things in order, maketh Joash king.
2 Chronicles 23:1 And in the seuenth yeare Iehoiada toke hert, & made a bonde wt the capitaynes of hundredes Azariah the sonne of Iehoram, Ismael the sonne of Iohanan, Azariah the sonne of Obed, Maasiah þe sonne of Adaiah and Elisaphat the sonne of Zechri. 2 Chronicles 23:2 And they went about in Iuda, and gathered the Leuites of all the cyties out of Iuda & the auncyent heades of Israel, and they came to Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 23:3 And all the congregacyon made a bonde wyth the kynge in the house of God. And Iehoiada sayde to them: behold, the kinges sonne must raygne ouer the children of Dauid, as the Lorde hath sayde. 2 Chronicles 23:4 This is it therfore þt ye shal do. The third parte of you priestes & Leuites whiche come in the Saboth daye, shall kepe the dores 2 Chronicles 23:5 & another third parte shalbe in the kinges house & another thyrd parte shalbe in the gate of the foundacyon, and all the people shalbe in the courtes of the house of the Lorde 2 Chronicles 23:6 And ther shall none come into the house of the Lorde, saue the priestes & the Leuites that ministre. They shal go in, for they are holy: & al þe people shal kepe the watche of the Lord: 2 Chronicles 23:7 & the Leuites shal compase the king roud about, & euery man his wepon in his hand: & whatsoeuer other man come into the house of the Lorde, he shal dye for it: and they shalbe wyth the kynge as he cometh in and as he goeth oute. 2 Chronicles 23:8 And the Leuites & al Iuda did in al thinges as Iehoiada the priestes commaunded, & toke euery man his men: both them that came in, & them that went out the saboth daye: for Iehoiada the prieste did let none of the companyes departe. 2 Chronicles 23:9 And Iehoiada the prieste delyuered to the captaynes of hundredes speares & shildes & boukelars that pertaineth to king Dauid, and were in the house of God. 2 Chronicles 23:10 And he set al the people & euery man hys wepon in hys hand, from the ryght corner of the house to þe lefte corner of the house, alonge by the aulter, and the house rounde aboute the kynge. 2 Chronicles 23:11 And they brought oute the kynges sonne, and put vpon hym the croune, & the testymonye, and made hym kyng. And Iehoiada & hys sonnes annoynted hym & sayde: God saue he Kyng.
Athaliah is slain.
2 Chronicles 23:12 When Athaliah hearde the noyse of the people runnynge & praysynge the kynge, she went amonge the people into the house of the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 23:13 And when she sawe the kynge stande at his pyler in the enterynge, and the Lordes and trompetes about the kynge, and all the people of the lande reioysynge and blowing wyth trompetes, and the syngers with instrumentes of musycke teachinge to prayse. Then she rent her clothes and cryed: treason treason. 2 Chronicles 23:14 And Iehoiada the preste went out with the capitaynes of hundredes that were apoynted to gouerne the hoste, and sayde to them: haue her out wythout the arayes and whosoeuer foloweth her, let hym be slayne with the swerde. For the preste sayde: sley her not in the house of the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 23:15 And they layde handes on her, and when she was come out to the entrynge of the horsgate in the kynges house, they slue her there.
Jehoiada restoreth the worship of God.
2 Chronicles 23:16 And Iehoiada made a bonde betwene him and all the people and the kynge, to be the Lordes people. 2 Chronicles 23:17 And all the people went to the house of Baal and destroyed it, and brake hys aulters and hys ymages, and slue Mathan the preste of Baall before the aulters. 2 Chronicles 23:18 And Iehoiada put the offyces of the house of the Lorde in the handes of the prestes the Leuites, which Dauid had deuyded in companyes for the house of the Lorde, to offer burntofferynges vnto the Lorde, as it is wrytten in the law of Moses, wyth reioysynge and syngynge, as it was ordeyned by Dauid. 2 Chronicles 23:19 And he set porters vnto the gates of the house of the Lorde, that none that was vncleane in anye poynte shulde entre in. 2 Chronicles 23:20 And he toke the capitaynes of hundrethes and the nobles, and the gouernoures of the people & all the folke of the lande, & brought the kyng downe out of the house of the Lord, and they went thorowe the hye gate in the kynges house, and set the kynge vpon the seate of the kyngedome. 2 Chronicles 23:21 And all the people of the lande reioysed, and the cytye was in tranquilite: but they slue Athaliah wyth the swerde.