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A. 2 Kings 11.

B. 2 Chron. 22, 23. (Continued.)

(Continued.) that were slain, and him that were slain, and [put] him and his nurse in the bedchamber; and his nurse in the bedchamber. and they

And [Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of

Jehoiada the priest, for she was

hid him the sister of Ahaziah,] hid him from Athaliah, so that he was from Athaliah, so that she sie:/ 3 not slain. And he was with her 12 him not. And he was with them

hid in the house of the LORD six hid in the house of God six years : and Athaliah reigned years :

and Athaliah reigned over the land.

over the land. 4 And in the seventh year 23 And in the seventh year

Jehoiada sent and fetched the Jehoiada strengthened himseij, captains of hundreds, [of the and took the captains of hunCarites a and of the guard,] and dreds, [Azariah the son of Jerobrought them to him into the ham, and Ishmael the son of house of the LORD ; and he made Jehohanan, and Azariah the son a covenant with them, and took of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of an oath of them in the house of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son the LORD, and shewed them the of Zichri] into covenant with king's son.

2 him. (And they went about in

Judah, and gathered the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the heads of fathers of Israel,

and they came to Jerusalem.] 3 And all the congregation made

a covenant with the king in the

house of God. 5 And he commanded them, And he said unto them, saying,

[Behold, the king's son shall reign, as the LORD hath spoken

concerning the sons of David. ] This is the thing that ye shall 4 This is the thing that ye shall do: a third part of you, that do: a third part of you, that come in on the sabbath,

come in on the sabbath, [of the

shall priests and of the Levites,] shall be keepers of the watch

.

5 be porters of the doors ; [and a third of the king's house ; part shall be] at the king's house; 6 and a third part shall be at the and a third part at the gate of

gate Sur b, and a third part at the the foundation : and all the people gate behind the guard : so shall shall be in the courts of the

ye keep the watch of the house, 6 house of the LORD. But let none 7 and be a barrier. And the two come into the house of the LORD,

companies of you, even all that save the priests, and they that go forth on the sabbath, shall minister of the Levites; they keep the watch of the house of shall come in, for they are holy : the LORD about the king.

but all the people shall keep the watch of the LORD.

§ 35.-" The Carites (Carians ?) are only mentioned in this chapter and in 2 Sam. 20. 23 (text). Probably the Chronicler knew no more about them than the LXX (roppi). B.'s text, however, here slightly diverges in order to introduce certain Levitical names which were not in A.'s text. There are slight variations throughout, but no absolute divergences. b A. D. B. 71017, a var. lect.

ye

A. 2 Kings 11.

B. 2 Chron. 23. (Continued.)

(Continued.) 8 And

ye shall compass 7 And the Levites shall compass the king round about, every man

the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand ; with his weapons in his hand; and he that cometh within the ranks, and whosoerer cometh into the house, let him be slain : and be with let him be slain : and be ye with

the king when he goeth out, and the king when he cometh in, and 9 when he cometh in. And the 8 when he goeth out. So the captains over hundreds did according Levites and all Judah did according to all that Jehoiada the priest to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded : and they took every

commanded : and they took every man his men, those that were to man his men, those that were to come in on the sabbath, with come in on the sabbath, with those that were to go out on the those that were to go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada sabbath ; for Jehoiada the priest the priest.

dismissed not the courses. 10 And

the priest de- 9 And [Jehoiada] the priest delivered to the captains over hun- livered to the captains of hun. dreds the spears

dreds the spears, [and bucklers,] and shields that had been king and shields, that had been king

David's, which were in the house David's, which were in the house 11 of the LORD. And the guard stood, 10 of God. And he set all the people, every man with his weaponsd in his

every man with his weapon in his hand, from the right side of the hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house to the left side of the house, along by the altar and the house, along by the altar and the

house, by the king round about. house, by the king round about. 12 Then he brought out the king's 11 Then they brought out the king's

son, and put the crown upon son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; him, and gave him the testimony, and they made him king, and and they made him king: and

anointed [Jehoiada and his sons] anointed him; and they [clapped their him ; and they hands, and] said, God save the

said, God save the king.

king. 13 And when Athaliah heard the 12 And when Athaliah heard the noise of the guard the people ,

noise of the people running [and

she came to praising the king], she came to the people into the house of the the people into the house of the 14 LORD : and she looked, and, be- 13 LORD: and she looked, and, be

hold, the king stood by the pillar, hold, the king stood by his pillar as the manner was', and the captains at the entrance, and the captains and the trumpets by the king ; and the trumpets by the king; and all the people of the land and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets. rejoiced, and blew with trumpets;

[the singers also played

instruments of music, and led Then the singing of praise.] Then

on

¢ B. gives a more general rendering, but retains the technical expression below, verse 14.

d A. 153. B. onbv. A possible misreading, but probably a substitution of a more definite word for a missile. The word 71 7y (testimony) below is usually applied to the tables of the law contained in the ark. See Deut. 17. 18. • .

. may easily have grown out of the other; but the LXX retains our texts.

.העם הרצים ,B .הרצין העם .A °

One reading .במבוא .B .כמשפט .A *

A. 2 Kings 11.

B. 2 Chron. 23. (Continued.)

(Continued.) Athaliah rent her clothes, and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, treason.

said, Treason, treason. 15 And Jehoiada the priest com- 14 And Jehoiada the priest brought

manded & the captains of hundreds out the captains of hundreds that were set over the host, and that were set over the host, and. said unto them, Have her forth said unto them, Have her forth between the ranks; and him that between the ranks; and whoso followeth her slay with followeth her, let him be slain with the sword : for the priest said, the sword : for the priest said,

Let her not be slain in the house of Slay her not in the house of 16 the LORD. So they made way 15 the LORD. So they made way

for her; and she went [by the for her ; and she went way] of the entry of the horses

to the entry of the horses to the king's house : and [gate] to the king's house : and there was she slain.

they slew her there. 17 And Jehoiada made a covenant 16 And Jehoiada made a covenant

between the LORD u and the king between himself, and [all] the and the people, that they people, and the king, that they should be the LORD's people ; should be the LORD's people.

[between the king also and the 18 people.] And all the people 17 :

And all the people [of the land] went to the house

went to the house of Baal, and brake it down ; of Baal, and brake it down ; his altars and his images brake and brake his altars and his they in pieces [thoroughly), images in pieces, and slew Mattan the priest of and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. And 18 Baal before the altars. And the priest appointed offices' over the Jehoiada pointed offices for the house of the LORD :

house of the LORD (under the hand of the priests the Levites. whom David had distributed in the house of the LORD, to offer the burnt offerings of the LORD, as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with

singing, according to the order of 19 David. And he set the porters

at the gates of the house of the LORD, that none which was unclean in any thing should enter

in]. 19 And he took the captains of 20 And he took the captains of

hundreds, and the Carites, and hundreds, and the nobles, and the guard,

and the governors [of the people), and all the people of the land ; and all the people of the land, and they brought down the king they brought down the king from the house of the LORD; and from the house of the LORD ; and

.

k Here,

8 A. 189. B. X899, a var. lect. h B. 'Himself' (1) is probably a misreading of a shortened way of spelling 179,7; but the LXX retains our texts. | The Hebrew of A. and B. is the same, but R. V. has officers' in A. as above, B. avoids the technical terms for the royal bodyguard, and substitutes ordinary words which, however, hardly convey the same sense.

Note also that the gate of the guard (A.) becomes the upper gate (B.).

A. 2 Kings 11.

B. 2 Chron. 23. (Continued.)

(Continued.) they came by the way of the gate of they came through the upper gate the guard unto the king's house. unto the king's house, and set And he sat on the throne of the

the king upon the throne of the 20 kings. So all the people of the 21 kingdom. So all the people of the

land rejoiced', and the city was land rejoiced, and the city was quiet : and they slew Athaliah quiet : and they slew Athaliah with the sword [at the king's with the sword. house.]

seven

years old

($ 36.) A. 2 Kings 11, 12.

B. 2 Chron. 21. (Continuous.)

(Continuous.) 21 Jehoash a was seven years old Joash was 12 when he began to reign. [In when he began to reign ;

the seventh year of Jehu began Jehoash to reign ;] and he reigned

and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem : and his forty years in Jerusalem : and his mother's name

was Zibiah of mother's name was Zibiah of 2 Beer-sheba. And Jehoash did 2 Beer-sheba. And Joash did

that which was right in the eyes that which was right in the eyes of the LORD all his days wherein of the LORD all the days of

Jehoiada the priest (instructed Jehoiada the priest. 3 him. Howbeit the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.]

3.

[And Jehoiada took for him two wives ; and

he begat sons and daughters. 4 And it came to pass after this, that Joash was minded to restore

the house of the LORD.] 4

And Jehoa-h said to the 5 And he gathered together the priests, All the money of the priests and the Levites, and said hallowed things that is brought to them, Go out unto the cities into the house of the LORD, in of Judah, and gather of all Israel current money, the money of the money to repair the house of persons for whom each man is your God from year to year, and rated b, and all the money that it see that ye hasten the matter.

b The

1 A. sing. B. plural; al. § 36.—& But Joash in 11. 2. There is no rule in this case. Cf. the variations Jehoram and Joram, Jehonadab and Jonadab, Jehohanan and Johanan. technical expression used here may be found in Lev. 27. 2, and B.'s paraphrase of it (ver. 6) must be read in connexion with Ex. 30. 16. The word (17800) translated 'tax '(B. ver. 6) is used of the firstfruits of oblations in Ezek. 20. 40.

now

A. 2 Kings 12.

B. 2 Chron. 24. (Continued.)

(Continued.) cometh into any man's heart to Howbeit the Levites hastened it

bring into the house of the LORD, not. 5 let the priests take it to them, every man from his acquaintance: and they shall repair the breaches

of the house, wheresoever any 6 breach shall be found. But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the

breaches of the house. 7 Then king Jehoash called for 6 And the king called for Jehoiada the

[priest, and
Jehoiada the [chief],

and for the priests,] and said unto said unto him, Why hast thou them, Why repair ye not the not required of the Levites to breaches of the house?

bring in out of Judah and out of therefore take no money from Jerusalem the tax of Moses the your acquaintance, but deliver it servant of the LORD, and of the for the breaches of the house. congregation of Israel, for the 8 And the priests consented that 7 tent of the testimony ? [For the

they should take no money from sons of Athaliah, that wicked the people, neither repair the woman, had broken up the house breaches of the house.

of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house of the LORD

did they bestow upon the Baalim.] 9 But Jehoiada the priest took 8 So the king commanded, and a chest, and bored a hole in the they made a chest, and set it lid of it, and set it beside the without at the gate of the house altar, on the right side as one 9 of the LORD. And they made cometh into the house of the a proclamation through Judah LORD : and the priests that kept and Jerusalem, to bring in for the door put therein all the the LORD the tax that Moses the money that was brought into servant of God laid upon Israel the house of the LORD.

10 in the wilderness. And all the

princes and all the people rejoiced, and brought in, and cast into the chest, until they had

made an end. 10 And it was so, when they saw 11 And it was so, that at what

that there was much money in time the chest was brought unto the chest, that the king's scribe the king's office by the hand of and the highc priest came up, the Levites, and when they saw and they put up in bags and told that there was much money, the the money that was found in the king's scribe and the chief priest's house of the LORD.

officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to its place again. Thus they did day by day, and gathered

money in abundance. 11 And they gave the money that 12 And the king and Jehoiada

was weighed out into the hands gave it to such as did the work of them that did the work, that of the service of the house of the had the oversight of the house of LORD; and they hired masons

c A. 59707. B. 0877. Cf. B. ver. 6.

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