2 Kings 11:1
New International Version
When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to destroy the whole royal family.

New Living Translation
When Athaliah, the mother of King Ahaziah of Judah, learned that her son was dead, she began to destroy the rest of the royal family.

English Standard Version
Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal family.

Berean Study Bible
When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to annihilate all the royal heirs.

King James Bible
And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

New King James Version
When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal heirs.

New American Standard Bible
When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and eliminated all the royal children.

NASB 1995
When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose and destroyed all the royal offspring.

NASB 1977
When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose and destroyed all the royal offspring.

Amplified Bible
When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah [king of Judah] saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal offspring.

Christian Standard Bible
When Athaliah, Ahaziah’s mother, saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to annihilate all the royal heirs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Athaliah, Ahaziah’s mother, saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to annihilate all the royal heirs.

American Standard Version
Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Thalia the mother of Ekhazyah saw that her son was dead, and she arose and she destroyed all the seed of the kingdom.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Gotholia the mother of Ochozias saw that her son was dead, and she destroyed all the seed royal.

Contemporary English Version
As soon as Athaliah heard that her son King Ahaziah was dead, she decided to kill any relative who could possibly become king. She would have done that,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Athalia the mother of Ochozias seeing that her son was dead, arose, and slew all the royal seed.

English Revised Version
Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

Good News Translation
As soon as King Ahaziah's mother Athaliah learned of her son's murder, she gave orders for all the members of the royal family to be killed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Ahaziah's mother, Athaliah, saw that her son was dead, she began to destroy the entire royal family.

International Standard Version
As soon as Ahaziah's mother Athaliah learned that her son had died, she seized the throne and executed the entire royal bloodline.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

Literal Standard Version
And Athaliah [is] mother of Ahaziah, and she has seen that her son [is] dead, and she rises, and destroys all the seed of the kingdom;

NET Bible
When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she was determined to destroy the entire royal line.

New Heart English Bible
Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal family.

World English Bible
Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

Young's Literal Translation
And Athaliah is mother of Ahaziah, and she hath seen that her son is dead, and she riseth, and destroyeth all the seed of the kingdom;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Athaliah and Joash
1When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to annihilate all the royal heirs. 2But Jehosheba daughter of King Joram, the sister of Ahaziah, took Joash son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the sons of the king who were being murdered. She put him and his nurse in a bedroom to hide him from Athaliah, and he was not killed.…

Cross References
Judges 9:5
He went to his father's house in Ophrah, and on one stone murdered his seventy brothers, the sons of Jerubbaal. But Jotham, the youngest son of Jerubbaal, survived, because he hid himself.

1 Kings 2:44
The king also said, "You know in your heart all the evil that you did to my father David. Therefore the LORD will bring your evil back upon your head.

2 Kings 10:7
And when the letter arrived, they took the sons of the king and slaughtered all seventy of them. They put their heads in baskets and sent them to Jehu at Jezreel.

2 Kings 10:36
So the duration of Jehu's reign over Israel in Samaria was twenty-eight years.

2 Chronicles 22:10
When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to annihilate all the royal heirs of the house of Judah.


Treasury of Scripture

And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

A.

2 Chronicles 22:10
But when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal of the house of Judah.

2 Chronicles 24:7
For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house of the LORD did they bestow upon Baalim.

the mother

2 Kings 8:26
Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Athaliah, the daughter of Omri king of Israel.

2 Kings 9:27
But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled by the way of the garden house. And Jehu followed after him, and said, Smite him also in the chariot. And they did so at the going up to Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and died there.

and destroyed

Matthew 2:13,16
And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him…

Matthew 21:38,39
But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance…

seed royal [heb] seed of the kingdom

2 Kings 25:25
But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.

Jeremiah 41:1
Now it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, and the princes of the king, even ten men with him, came unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and there they did eat bread together in Mizpah.









XI.

ATHALIAH USURPS THE THRONE OF JUDAH, BUT IS DEPOSED AND SLAIN, AND HER GRANDSON JOASH CROWNED, THROUGH THE INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE HIGH PRIEST JEHOIADA. (Comp. 2Chronicles 22:10; 2Chronicles 23:21.)

(1) And when Athaliah . . . saw.--Rather, Now Athaliah . . . had seen. (The and, which the common Hebrew text inserts before the verb, is merely a mistaken repetition of the last letter of Ahaziah. Many MSS. omit it.)

As to Athaliah and her evil influence on her husband Jehoram, see 2Kings 8:18; 2Kings 8:26-27. By her ambition and her cruelty she now shows herself a worthy daughter of Jezebel. . . .

Verse 1. - And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead. (On Athaliah, see the comment upon 2 Kings 8:18.) She was married to Jehoram, son of Jehoshaphat, probably in the lifetime of his father, to cement the alliance concluded between Ahab and Jehoshaphat against the Syrians (1 Kings 22:2-4). She inherited much of her mother Jezebel's character, obtained an unlimited ascendancy over her husband, Jehoram, and kept her son Ahaziah in leading-strings. It was unquestionably through her influence that Jehoram was prevailed upon to introduce the Baal-worship into Judah (2 Kings 8:18; 2 Chronicles 2:5, 11), and Ahaziah prevailed upon to maintain it (2 Kings 8:27; 2 Chronicles 22:3, "He also Talked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly"). On the death of Ahaziah, she found her position seriously imperiled. The crown would have passed naturally to one of her grandchildren, the eldest of the sons of Ahaziah. She would have lost her position of gebirah, or queen mother, which would have passed to the widow of Ahaziah, the mother of the new sovereign. If she did not at once lose all influence, at any rate a counter-influence to hers would have been established; and this might well have been that of the high priest, who was closely connected by marriage with the royal family. Under these circumstances, she took the bold resolution described in the next clause. She arose and destroyed the seed royal. She issued her orders, and had all the members of the house of David on whom she could lay her hands put to death. The royal house had already been greatly depleted by Jehoram's murder of his brothers (2 Chronicles 21:4), by Arab marauders (2 Chronicles 21:17), and by Jehu's murder of the "brethren of Ahaziah" (2 Kings 10:14); but it is clear that Ahaziah had left several sons behind him, and some of his "brethren" had also, in all probability, left issue. There may also have been many other descendants of David in Judah, belonging to other branches of the house than that of Rehoboam. Athaliah, no doubt, endeavored to make a clean sweep, and get rid of them all.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When Athaliah
וַֽעֲתַלְיָה֙ (wa·‘ă·ṯal·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6271: Athaliah -- daughter of Ahab, also three Israelites

the mother
אֵ֣ם (’êm)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 517: A mother, )

of Ahaziah
אֲחַזְיָ֔הוּ (’ă·ḥaz·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 274: Ahaziah -- 'Yah has grasped', the name of several Israelites

saw
רָאֲתָ֖ה (rā·’ă·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

that
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

her son
בְּנָ֑הּ (bə·nāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

was dead,
מֵ֣ת (mêṯ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

she proceeded
וַתָּ֙קָם֙ (wat·tā·qām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

to annihilate
וַתְּאַבֵּ֔ד (wat·tə·’ab·bêḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the royal
הַמַּמְלָכָֽה׃ (ham·mam·lā·ḵāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4467: Kingdom, sovereignty, dominion, reign

heirs.
זֶ֥רַע (ze·ra‘)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity


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