2 Kings 11:12
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New International Version
Jehoiada brought out the king's son and put the crown on him; he presented him with a copy of the covenant and proclaimed him king. They anointed him, and the people clapped their hands and shouted, "Long live the king!"

New Living Translation
Then Jehoiada brought out Joash, the king's son, placed the crown on his head, and presented him with a copy of God's laws. They anointed him and proclaimed him king, and everyone clapped their hands and shouted, "Long live the king!"

English Standard Version
Then he brought out the king’s son and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony. And they proclaimed him king and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, “Long live the king!”

New American Standard Bible
Then he brought the king's son out and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony; and they made him king and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, "Long live the king!"

King James Bible
And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He brought out the king's son, put the crown on him, gave him the testimony, and made him king. They anointed him and clapped their hands and cried, "Long live the king!"

International Standard Version
Then he brought out the king's son, put the royal crown on him, presented him with the Testimony, and installed him as king. They anointed him, applauded, and said, "May the king live!"

NET Bible
Jehoiada led out the king's son and placed on him the crown and the royal insignia. They proclaimed him king and poured olive oil on his head. They clapped their hands and cried out, "Long live the king!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jehoiada brought out the king's son, gave him the crown and the religious instructions, and made him king by anointing him. As the guards clapped their hands, they said, "Long live the king!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he brought forth the king's son and put the crown upon him and gave him the testimony, and they made him king by anointing him; and they clapped their hands and said, Long live the king.

King James 2000 Bible
And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.

American King James Version
And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown on him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.

American Standard Version
Then he brought out the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, Long live the king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he brought forth the king's son, and put the diadem upon him, and the testimony: and they made him king, and anointed him: and clapping their hands. they said, God save the king.

Darby Bible Translation
And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and [gave him] the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, Long live the king!

English Revised Version
Then he brought out the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.

World English Bible
Then he brought out the king's son, and put the crown on him, and [gave him] the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, "Long live the king!"

Young's Literal Translation
and he bringeth out the son of the king, and putteth on him the crown, and the testimony, and they make him king, and anoint him, and smite the hand, and say, 'Let the king live.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:1-12 Athaliah destroyed all she knew to be akin to the crown. Jehoash, one of the king's sons, was hid. Now was the promise made to David bound up in one life only, and yet it did not fail. Thus to the Son of David, the Lord, according to his promise, will secure a spiritual seed, hidden sometimes, and unseen, but hidden in God's pavilion, and unhurt. Six years Athaliah tyrannized. Then the king was brought forward. A child indeed, but he had a good guardian, and, what was better, a good God to go to With such joy and satisfaction must the kingdom of Christ be welcomed into our hearts, when his throne is set up there, and Satan the usurper is cast out. Say, Let the King, even Jesus, live, for ever live and reign in my soul, and in all the world.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - And he - i.e. Jehoiada - brought forth the king's son - produced him, i.e., from the chamber or chambers where he had been concealed hitherto. (On the temple chambers, see Nehemiah 13:4-9.) And put the crown upon him. That the Israelite kings actually wore crowns appears from 2 Samuel 1:10 and 1 Chronicles 20:2. The crown was probably a band of gold, either plain or set with jewels (Zechariah 9:16), fastened behind with a riband. It receives here the same name that is given to the high priest's diadem in Exodus 29:6 and Exodus 39:30. And gave him the testimony. The words "gave him" are not in the original, and are superfluous. What is meant plainly is that the high priest laid on the young king's head a copy of the Law, or of some essential portion of it, perhaps the Decalogue, which is often called "the testimony" (Exodus 16:34; Exodus 25:16, 21, etc.). The object apparently was to show that the king was to rule by law, not arbitrarily - that he was to be, as Dean Stanley says, "not above, but beneath, the law of his country" ('Jewish Church,' vol. 2. p. 397). The ceremony seems to have been a new one, and is indicative of the gradual curtailment of the regal power under the later monarchy. And they made him king, and anointed him. A change is made from the singular to the plural, because, as we learn from 2 Chronicles 23:11, "Jehoiada and his sons anointed him." We have had no mention of the anointing of a new monarch in Judah since the time of Solomon (1 Kings 1:39). It may, however, have been the usual practice. And they - i.e. the people - all who were present - clapped their hands - an ordinary sign of joy (see Psalm 47:1; Psalm 98:8; Isaiah 4:12; Nahum 3:19, etc.) - and said, God save the king! literally, long live the king! (comp. 1 Samuel 10:24; 2 Samuel 16:16; 1 Kings 1:25, 39).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he brought forth the king's son,.... Out of the apartment in the temple where he had been brought up:

and put the crown upon him; the crown royal, which seems to have been kept in the temple:

and gave him the testimony; the book of the law, which he was to read in all his days, and according to it govern the people; and which was a testimony of the will of God both to him and them: Kimchi and Ben Melech interpret it of royal garments put upon him:

and they made him king, and anointed him; proclaimed and declared him king, and anointed him, for the confirmation of it, because of the pretension Athaliah made to the kingdom; otherwise, as the Jewish writers say, the son of a king was not anointed; and hence, they say, it was, that Solomon was anointed, because of the claim of Adonijah:

and they clapped their hands; in token of joy:

and said, God save the king; or, "let the king live"; or, "may he prosper", as the Targum; may health and prosperity attend him in his government. In 2 Chronicles 23:11, it is said; "Jehoiada and his sons anointed him", and said those words; among whom must be Zechariah, whom this king afterwards slew, which was an instance of great ingratitude, 2 Chronicles 24:20.



2 Kings 11:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Joash Anointed King in Judah
11The guards stood each with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, by the altar and by the house, around the king. 12Then he brought the king's son out and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony; and they made him king and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, "Long live the king!"
Cross References
Exodus 25:16
Then put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law, which I will give you.

Exodus 31:18
When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.

1 Samuel 10:24
Samuel said to all the people, "Do you see the man the LORD has chosen? There is no one like him among all the people." Then the people shouted, "Long live the king!"

2 Samuel 1:10
"So I stood beside him and killed him, because I knew that after he had fallen he could not survive. And I took the crown that was on his head and the band on his arm and have brought them here to my lord."

2 Samuel 16:16
Then Hushai the Arkite, David's confidant, went to Absalom and said to him, "Long live the king! Long live the king!"

1 Kings 2:44
The king also said to Shimei, "You know in your heart all the wrong you did to my father David. Now the LORD will repay you for your wrongdoing.

2 Kings 11:11
The guards, each with weapon in hand, stationed themselves around the king--near the altar and the temple, from the south side to the north side of the temple.
Treasury of Scripture

And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown on him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.

he brought

2 Kings 11:2,4 But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took …

2 Chronicles 23:11 Then they brought out the king's son, and put on him the crown, and …

put the crown

2 Samuel 1:10 So I stood on him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could …

2 Samuel 12:30 And he took their king's crown from off his head, the weight whereof …

Esther 2:17 And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace …

Esther 6:8 Let the royal apparel be brought which the king uses to wear, and …

Psalm 21:3 For you prevent him with the blessings of goodness: you set a crown …

Psalm 89:39 You have made void the covenant of your servant: you have profaned …

Psalm 132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but on himself shall his crown flourish.

Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it on his head, …

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for …

Revelation 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; …

the testimony

Exodus 25:16 And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.

Exodus 31:18 And he gave to Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him …

Deuteronomy 17:18-20 And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom…

Psalm 78:5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, …

Isaiah 8:16,20 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples…

anointed him

2 Kings 9:3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, Thus …

1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it on his head, and kissed …

1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the middle …

2 Samuel 2:4,7 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over …

2 Samuel 5:3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king …

1 Kings 1:39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and …

Lamentations 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in …

Acts 4:27 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, …

2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, is God;

Hebrews 1:9 You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, …

and they clapped `they clapped the hand,' which

Psalm 47:1 O clap your hands, all you people; shout to God with the voice of triumph.

Psalm 98:8 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

Isaiah 55:12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains …

and said

1 Kings 1:34 And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there …

Psalm 72:15-17 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: …

Daniel 3:9 They spoke and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.

Daniel 6:21 Then said Daniel to the king, O king, live for ever.

Matthew 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, …

God save the king [heb] Let the king live

1 Samuel 10:24 And Samuel said to all the people, See you him whom the LORD has …

2 Samuel 16:16 And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, was …

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