2 Kings 11:1-6

Athaliah Reigns in Judah

1 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 put
him and his nurse in a bedroom. Thus they
Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate (compare 2 Chronicles 22:11) she
hid 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 Judah

4 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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