2 Kings 11:7
New International Version
and you who are in the other two companies that normally go off Sabbath duty are all to guard the temple for the king.

New Living Translation
The other two units who are off duty on the Sabbath must stand guard for the king at the LORD’s Temple.

English Standard Version
And the two divisions of you, which come on duty in force on the Sabbath and guard the house of the LORD on behalf of the king,

Berean Study Bible
the two divisions that would go off duty on the Sabbath are to guard the house of the LORD for the king.

New American Standard Bible
"Two parts of you, even all who go out on the sabbath, shall also keep watch over the house of the LORD for the king.

New King James Version
The two contingents of you who go off duty on the Sabbath shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD for the king.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
"Your two divisions that go off duty on the Sabbath are to provide the king protection at the LORD's temple.

Contemporary English Version
The other two guard units are supposed to be off duty on the Sabbath. But I want both of them to stay here at the temple and protect King Joash.

Good News Translation
The two groups that go off duty on the Sabbath are to stand guard at the Temple to protect the king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your two divisions that go off duty on the Sabbath are to provide protection for the LORD's temple.

International Standard Version
Two of you who enter here on this coming Sabbath are to stand watch at the LORD's Temple,

NET Bible
The two units who are off duty on the Sabbath will guard the LORD's temple and protect the king.

New Heart English Bible
The two companies of you, even all who go out on the Sabbath, shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD around the king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then your two groups who [normally] go off duty on the day of worship must guard the king at the LORD's temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the other two parts of you, even all that go forth on the sabbath, shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD about the king.

New American Standard 1977
“And two parts of you, even all who go out on the sabbath, shall also keep watch over the house of the LORD for the king.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
And two divisions of all you that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD about the king.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And the two companies of you, even all that go forth on the sabbath, shall keep the watch of the house of Jehovah about the king.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there shall be two parties among you, even every one that goes out on the Sabbath, and they shall keep the guard of the Lord's house before the king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But let two parts of you, all that go forth on the sabbath, keep the watch of the house of the Lord about the king.

Darby Bible Translation
And the two parts of you, all those that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep the watch of the house of Jehovah about the king.

English Revised Version
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 the king.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
The two companies of you, even all who go out on the Sabbath, shall keep the watch of the house of Yahweh around the king.

Young's Literal Translation
and two parts of you, all going out on the sabbath -- they have kept the charge of the house of Jehovah about the king,
Study Bible
Joash Anointed King in Judah
6a third shall be at the gate of Sur, and a third at the gate behind the guards. You are to take turns guarding the temple— 7the two divisions that would go off duty on the Sabbath are to guard the house of the LORD for the king. 8You must surround the king with weapons in hand, and anyone who approaches the ranks must be put to death. You must stay close to the king wherever he goes.”…
Cross References
2 Kings 11:6
a third shall be at the gate of Sur, and a third at the gate behind the guards. You are to take turns guarding the temple--

2 Kings 11:8
You must surround the king with weapons in hand, and anyone who approaches the ranks must be put to death. You must stay close to the king wherever he goes."

1 Chronicles 9:25
Their relatives came from their villages at fixed times to serve with them for seven-day periods.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

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2 Kings 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;

2 Chronicles 23:6
But let none come into the house of the LORD, save the priests, and they that minister of the Levites; they shall go in, for they are holy: but all the people shall keep the watch of the LORD.







Lexicon
the two
וּשְׁתֵּ֤י (ū·šə·tê)
Conjunctive waw | Number - fdc
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

divisions
הַיָּדוֹת֙ (hay·yā·ḏō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

that would go off duty
יֹצְאֵ֣י (yō·ṣə·’ê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

on the Sabbath
הַשַּׁבָּ֑ת (haš·šab·bāṯ)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7676: Intermission, the Sabbath

are to guard
וְשָֽׁמְר֛וּ (wə·šā·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the house
בֵּית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

for
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the king.
הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king
(7, 8) The whole body of guards relieved on the Sabbath are to guard the Temple and the young prince.

(7) And two parts of all you . . . sabbath.--Rather, and the two branches among you, all that go out on the Sabbath. The two "branches" means the two fundamental divisions--viz., Carians (or executioners) and Couriers. The troops relieved on the Sabbath were not to be posted in three companies at three different points, like those who came on duty in their place; but they were to form in two ranks--Carians on one side and Couriers on the other--for the purpose of guarding the Temple, and especially the king's person.

About.--Literally, in the direction of--i.e., with regard to, over. "The house of the Lord" is obviously contrasted with "the king's house" (2Kings 11:5).

(8) Ye shall compass the king round about.--They were to form two lines, between which the king might walk safely from the Temple to the palace.

The ranges.--Rather, the ranks--scil., the two lines of the guard formed for the protection of the king. If any one attempted to force his way through the ranks in order to attack the king he was to be slain.

Be ye with the king . . . cometh in.--When he leaves the Temple, and when he enters the palace.

Verse 7. - And two parts of all you that go forth on the sabbath. Three-fifths of the guard having been disposed of about the palace, there remained only two-fifths, or two "companies" (margin of Authorized Version). These Jehoiada commanded to enter the temple and protect the young king. Even they shall keep the watch of the house of the Lord about the king. According to Chronicles (2 Chronicles 23:7), the great body of the Levites gathered from the cities of Judah was also to be in the temple, and to assist in the protection of the monarch. 11:1-12 Athaliah destroyed all she knew to be akin to the crown. Jehoash, one of the king's sons, was hid. Now was the promise made to David bound up in one life only, and yet it did not fail. Thus to the Son of David, the Lord, according to his promise, will secure a spiritual seed, hidden sometimes, and unseen, but hidden in God's pavilion, and unhurt. Six years Athaliah tyrannized. Then the king was brought forward. A child indeed, but he had a good guardian, and, what was better, a good God to go to With such joy and satisfaction must the kingdom of Christ be welcomed into our hearts, when his throne is set up there, and Satan the usurper is cast out. Say, Let the King, even Jesus, live, for ever live and reign in my soul, and in all the world.
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