2 Chronicles 23:2
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New International Version
They went throughout Judah and gathered the Levites and the heads of Israelite families from all the towns. When they came to Jerusalem,

King James Bible
And they went about in Judah, and gathered the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the chief of the fathers of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
And they went about in Judah and gathered together the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the chief fathers of Israel; and they came to Jerusalem.

World English Bible
They went about in Judah, and gathered the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the heads of fathers' [houses] of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
And they go round about in Judah, and gather the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and heads of the fathers of Israel, and come in unto Jerusalem,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And in the seventh year - See on 2 Kings 11:4 (note), etc.

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went about

Psalm 112:5 A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Ephesians 5:15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

the chief of Houbigant omits the words {of Israel.} Bp. Patrick, however, is of the opinion that Judah is here called by the general name of {Israel}: but it is probable, that these `chief fathers of Israel' were the descendants of those priests and Levites, and other pious persons of the ten tribes, who left their cities and possessions, and joined themselves to Judah, in the days of Jeroboam. See the parallel passages.

2 Chronicles 11:13-17 And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts...

1 Chronicles 15:12 And said to them, You are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both you and your brothers...

1 Chronicles 24:6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest...

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Jehoiada and Joash
'And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal. 2. But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain. 3. And he was with her hid in the house of the Lord six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land. 4. And the seventh year Jehoiada
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
2 Chronicles 11:13
The priests and Levites from all their districts throughout Israel sided with him.

2 Chronicles 21:2
Jehoram's brothers, the sons of Jehoshaphat, were Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azariahu, Michael and Shephatiah. All these were sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.

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