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.
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.
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.
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That enter in on the Sabbath - It appears that Jehoiada chose the Sabbath day to proclaim the young king, because as that was a day of public concourse, the gathering together of the people who were in this secret would not be noticed; and it is likely that they all came unarmed, and were supplied by Jehoiada with the spears and shields which David had laid up in the temple, 2 Kings 11:10.
The priests and Levites were divided into twenty-four classes by David, and each served a week by turns in the temple, and it was on the Sabbath that they began the weekly service, all this favored Jehoiada's design.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
parts. or, companies [heb] hands
LibraryJehoiada 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 …
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Mothers, Daughters, and Wives in Israel
2 Kings 11:6
a third at the Sur Gate, and a third at the gate behind the guard, who take turns guarding the temple--
2 Kings 11:8
Station yourselves around the king, each of you with weapon in hand. Anyone who approaches your ranks is to be put to death. Stay close to the king wherever he goes."
1 Chronicles 9:25
Their fellow Levites in their villages had to come from time to time and share their duties for seven-day periods.
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