2 Kings 11:1-6
Athaliah Reigns in Judah1 a Now when b Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal family. 2But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took c Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the king’s sons who were being put to death, and she put ▼
▼Compare 2 Chronicles 22:11; Hebrew lacks and she puthim and his nurse in a bedroom. Thus they ▼
▼Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate (compare 2 Chronicles 22:11) shehid him from Athaliah, so that he was not put to death. 3And he remained with her six years, hidden in the house of the Lord, while Athaliah reigned over the land.
Joash Anointed King in Judah4 f But in the seventh year g Jehoiada sent and brought the captains of h the Carites and of the guards, and had them come to him in the house of the Lord. And he made a covenant with them and put them under oath in the house of the Lord, and he showed them the king’s son. 5And he commanded them, “This is the thing that you shall do: one third of you, i those who come off duty on the Sabbath and guard the king’s house 6( j another third being at the gate Sur and a third at the gate behind the guards) shall guard the palace. ▼
▼The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
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