2 Kings 11:12
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New International Version
Jehoiada brought out the king's son and put the crown on him; he presented him with a copy of the covenant and proclaimed him king. They anointed him, and the people clapped their hands and shouted, "Long live the king!"

King James Bible
And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.

Darby Bible Translation
And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and [gave him] the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, Long live the king!

World English Bible
Then he brought out the king's son, and put the crown on him, and [gave him] the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, "Long live the king!"

Young's Literal Translation
and he bringeth out the son of the king, and putteth on him the crown, and the testimony, and they make him king, and anoint him, and smite the hand, and say, 'Let the king live.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Put the crown upon him - This was a diadem or golden band that went round the head.

And - the testimony - Probably the book of the law, written on a roll of vellum. This was his scepter. Some think that it was placed upon his head, as well as the diadem. The diadem, the testimony, and the anointing oil, were essential to his consecration.

They clapped their hands - This I believe is the first instance on record of clapping the hands as a testimony of joy.

God save the king - יחי המלך yechi hannmelech; May the king live! So the words should be translated wherever they occur.

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he brought

2 Kings 11:2,4 But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah...

2 Chronicles 23:11 Then they brought out the king's son, and put on him the crown, and gave him the testimony, and made him king...

put the crown

2 Samuel 1:10 So I stood on him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen...

2 Samuel 12:30 And he took their king's crown from off his head, the weight whereof was a talent of gold with the precious stones...

Esther 2:17 And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins...

Esther 6:8 Let the royal apparel be brought which the king uses to wear, and the horse that the king rides on...

Psalm 21:3 For you prevent him with the blessings of goodness: you set a crown of pure gold on his head.

Psalm 89:39 You have made void the covenant of your servant: you have profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.

Psalm 132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but on himself shall his crown flourish.

Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him...

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor...

Revelation 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

the testimony

Exodus 25:16 And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.

Exodus 31:18 And he gave to Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him on mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone...

Deuteronomy 17:18-20 And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom...

Psalm 78:5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers...

Isaiah 8:16,20 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples...

anointed him

2 Kings 9:3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, Thus said the LORD, I have anointed you king over Israel...

1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it on his head, and kissed him, and said...

1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the middle of his brothers...

2 Samuel 2:4,7 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying...

2 Samuel 5:3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD...

1 Kings 1:39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet...

Lamentations 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we said...

Acts 4:27 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles...

2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, is God;

Hebrews 1:9 You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even your God...

and they clapped `they clapped the hand,' which

Mark Harmer thinks was similar to the mode in which Oriental females express their respect for persons of high rank, by gently applying one their hands to their mouth. So Pitts relate, that in some of the towns of Barabary, the leaders of the sacred caravan being received with loud acclamations, `the very women get upon the tops of the houses to view the parade, or fine show, where they keep striking their four fingers on their lips, as fast as they can, making a joyful noise all the while.'

Psalm 47:1 O clap your hands, all you people; shout to God with the voice of triumph.

Psalm 98:8 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

Isaiah 55:12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing...

and said

1 Kings 1:34 And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow you with the trumpet, and say...

Psalm 72:15-17 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually...

Daniel 3:9 They spoke and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.

Daniel 6:21 Then said Daniel to the king, O king, live for ever.

Matthew 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David...

God save the king [heb] Let the king live

1 Samuel 10:24 And Samuel said to all the people, See you him whom the LORD has chosen, that there is none like him among all the people?...

2 Samuel 16:16 And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, was come to Absalom, that Hushai said to Absalom, God save the king...

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

Mothers, Daughters, and Wives in Israel
In order accurately to understand the position of woman in Israel, it is only necessary carefully to peruse the New Testament. The picture of social life there presented gives a full view of the place which she held in private and in public life. Here we do not find that separation, so common among Orientals at all times, but a woman mingles freely with others both at home and abroad. So far from suffering under social inferiority, she takes influential and often leading part in all movements, specially
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
Exodus 25:16
Then put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law, which I will give you.

Exodus 31:18
When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.

1 Samuel 10:24
Samuel said to all the people, "Do you see the man the LORD has chosen? There is no one like him among all the people." Then the people shouted, "Long live the king!"

2 Samuel 1:10
"So I stood beside him and killed him, because I knew that after he had fallen he could not survive. And I took the crown that was on his head and the band on his arm and have brought them here to my lord."

2 Samuel 16:16
Then Hushai the Arkite, David's confidant, went to Absalom and said to him, "Long live the king! Long live the king!"

1 Kings 2:44
The king also said to Shimei, "You know in your heart all the wrong you did to my father David. Now the LORD will repay you for your wrongdoing.

2 Kings 11:11
The guards, each with weapon in hand, stationed themselves around the king--near the altar and the temple, from the south side to the north side of the temple.

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