2 Kings 11:16
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New American Standard Bible
So they seized her, and when she arrived at the horses' entrance of the king's house, she was put to death there.

King James Bible
And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by the which the horses came into the king's house: and there was she slain.

Darby Bible Translation
And they made way for her, and she went by the way by which the horses entered the king's house, and there was she put to death.

World English Bible
So they made way for her; and she went by the way of the horses' entry to the king's house. She was slain there.

Young's Literal Translation
And they make for her sides, and she entereth the way of the entering in of the horses to the house of the king, and is put to death there.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

And they laid hands on her - Most modern critics render - "and they gave her space," i. e., they cleared a way for her, and allowed her to walk out of the temple not only unharmed but untonched.

2 Kings 11:16 Parallel Commentaries

Of the Weight of Government; and that all Manner of Adversity is to be Despised, and Prosperity Feared.
So much, then, have we briefly said, to shew how great is the weight of government, lest whosoever is unequal to sacred offices of government should dare to profane them, and through lust of pre-eminence undertake a leadership of perdition. For hence it is that James affectionately deters us, saying, Be not made many masters, my brethren (James iii. 1). Hence the Mediator between God and man Himself--He who, transcending the knowledge and understanding even of supernal spirits, reigns in heaven
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

The book[1] of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.),
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 9:6
"Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.

Leviticus 24:17
'If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death.

2 Kings 11:15
And Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of hundreds who were appointed over the army and said to them, "Bring her out between the ranks, and whoever follows her put to death with the sword." For the priest said, "Let her not be put to death in the house of the LORD."

Nehemiah 3:28
Above the Horse Gate the priests carried out repairs, each in front of his house.

Jeremiah 31:40
"And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the brook Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be holy to the LORD; it will not be plucked up or overthrown anymore forever."

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