New Living Translation
Form a bodyguard around the king and keep your weapons in hand. Kill anyone who tries to break through. Stay with the king wherever he goes."
King James Bible
And ye shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand: and he that cometh within the ranges, let him be slain: and be ye with the king as he goeth out and as he cometh in.
Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall encompass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and he that comes within the ranks shall be put to death; and ye shall be with the king when he goes out and when he comes in.
World English Bible
You shall surround the king, every man with his weapons in his hand; and he who comes within the ranks, let him be slain. Be with the king when he goes out, and when he comes in."
Young's Literal Translation
and ye have compassed the king round about, each with his weapons in his hand, and he who is coming unto the ranges is put to death; and be ye with the king in his going out and in his coming in.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:8 Ranges - Or, fences, the wall wherewith the courts of the temple were environed.
"O LORD, you are the God who gives breath to all creatures. Please appoint a new man as leader for the community.
Give them someone who will guide them wherever they go and will lead them into battle, so the community of the LORD will not be like sheep without a shepherd."
2 Kings 11:7
The other two units who are off duty on the Sabbath must stand guard for the king at the LORD's Temple.
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