2 Kings 11:20
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English Standard Version
So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet after Athaliah had been put to death with the sword at the king’s house.

King James Bible
And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was in quiet: and they slew Athaliah with the sword beside the king's house.

American Standard Version
So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet. And Athaliah they had slain with the sword at the king's house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet: but Athalia was slain with the sword in the king's house.

English Revised Version
So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet: and they slew Athaliah with the sword at the king's house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was in quiet: and they slew Athaliah with the sword beside the king's house.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Death of Athaliah. - 2 Kings 11:13, 2 Kings 11:14. As soon as Athaliah heard the loud rejoicing of the people, she came to the people into the temple, and when she saw the youthful king in his standing-place surrounded by the princes, the trumpeters, and the whole of the people, rejoicing and blowing the trumpets, she rent her clothes with horror, and cried out, Conspiracy, conspiracy! העם הרצין does not mean the people running together, but the original reading in the text was probably והעם הרצין, the people and the halberdiers, and the Vav dropped out through an oversight of the copyist. By הרצין we are to understand the captains of the halberdiers with the armed Levites, as in 2 Kings 11:11; and העם is the people who had assembled besides (cf. 2 Kings 11:19). In the Chronicles המּלך והמהללים הרצים is in apposition to העם: the noise of the people, the halberdiers, and those who praised the king. The עמּוּד, upon which the king stood, was not a pillar, but an elevated standing-place (suggestus) for the king at the eastern gate of the inner court (בּמּבוא, 2 Chronicles 23:13 compared with Ezekiel 46:2), when he visited the temple on festive occasions (cf. 2 Kings 23:3), and it was most probably identical with the brazen scaffold (כּיּור) mentioned in 2 Chronicles 6:13, which would serve to explain כּמּשׁפּט, "according to the right" (Angl. V. "as the manner was"). השּׂרים are not merely the captains mentioned in 2 Kings 11:4, 2 Kings 11:9, and 2 Kings 11:10, but these together with the rest of the assembled heads of the nation (האבות ראשׁי, 2 Chronicles 13:2). החצצרות, the trumpets, the trumpeters. The reference is to the Levitical musicians mentioned in 1 Chronicles 13:8; 1 Chronicles 15:24, etc.; for they are distinguished from וגו כּל־העם, "all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing the trumpets," i.e., not all the military men of the land who were present in Jerusalem (Thenius), but the mass of the people present in the temple (Bertheau).

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2 Kings 11:14 And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king...

2 Chronicles 23:21 And all the people of the land rejoiced: and the city was quiet, after that they had slain Athaliah with the sword.

Proverbs 11:10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.

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2 Kings 11:15 But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said to them...

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2 Chronicles 23:21
So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet after Athaliah had been put to death with the sword.

Proverbs 11:10
When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.

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