2 Kings 11:16
New International Version
So they seized her as she reached the place where the horses enter the palace grounds, and there she was put to death.

New Living Translation
So they seized her and led her out to the gate where horses enter the palace grounds, and she was killed there.

English Standard Version
So they laid hands on her; and she went through the horses’ entrance to the king’s house, and there she was put to death.

Berean Study Bible
So they seized Athaliah as she reached the horses’ entrance to the palace grounds, and there she was put to death.

King James Bible
And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by the which the horses came into the king's house: and there was she slain.

New King James Version
So they seized her; and she went by way of the horses’ entrance into the king’s house, and there she was killed.

New American Standard Bible
So they seized her, and when they brought her to the horses’ entrance of the king’s house, she was put to death there.

NASB 1995
So they seized her, and when she arrived at the horses' entrance of the king's house, she was put to death there.

NASB 1977
So they seized her, and when she arrived at the horses’ entrance of the king’s house, she was put to death there.

Amplified Bible
So they seized her, and she went through the horses’ entrance to the king’s house (palace), and she was put to death there.

Christian Standard Bible
So they arrested her, and she went through the horse entrance to the king’s palace, where she was put to death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they arrested her, and she went through the horse entrance to the king's palace, where she was put to death.

American Standard Version
So they made way for her; and she went by the way of the horses entry to the king's house: and there was she slain.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they formed a place for her, and she went into the way of the entrance of the horses of the King, and she died there.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they laid hands upon her, and went in by the way of the horses' entrance into the house of the Lord, and she was slain there.

Contemporary English Version
So the commanders dragged her to the gate where horses are led into the palace, and they killed her there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they laid hands on her: and thrust her out by the way by which the horses go in, by the palace, and she was slain there.

English Revised Version
So they made way for her; and she went by the way of the horses' entry to the king's house: and there was she slain.

Good News Translation
They seized her, took her to the palace, and there at the Horse Gate they killed her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they arrested her as she came to the street where the horses enter the royal palace, and there she was killed.

International Standard Version
So they arrested Athaliah, took her out through the same entrance used by the horses for entering the king's palace, and executed her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So they made way for her; and she went by the way of the horses' entry to the king's house; and there was she slain.

Literal Standard Version
And they make sides for her, and she enters the way of the entering in of the horses to the house of the king, and is put to death there.

NET Bible
They seized her and took her into the precincts of the royal palace through the horses' entrance. There she was executed.

New Heart English Bible
So they made way for her; and she went by the way of the horses' entry to the king's house. She was slain there.

World English Bible
So they made way for her; and she went by the way of the horses' entry to the king's house. She was slain there.

Young's Literal Translation
And they make for her sides, and she entereth the way of the entering in of the horses to the house of the king, and is put to death there.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Death of Athaliah
15And Jehoiada the priest ordered the commanders of hundreds in charge of the army, “Bring her out between the ranks, and put to the sword anyone who follows her.” For the priest had said, “She must not be put to death in the house of the LORD.” 16So they seized Athaliah as she reached the horses’ entrance to the palace grounds, and there she was put to death.

Cross References
Genesis 9:6
Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man his blood will be shed; for in His own image God has made mankind.

Leviticus 24:17
And if a man takes the life of anyone else, he must surely be put to death.

2 Kings 11:15
And Jehoiada the priest ordered the commanders of hundreds in charge of the army, "Bring her out between the ranks, and put to the sword anyone who follows her." For the priest had said, "She must not be put to death in the house of the LORD."

Nehemiah 3:28
Above the Horse Gate, each of the priests made repairs in front of his own house.

Jeremiah 31:40
The whole valley of the dead bodies and ashes, and all the fields as far as the Kidron Valley, to the corner of the Horse Gate to the east, will be holy to the LORD. It will never again be uprooted or demolished."


Treasury of Scripture

And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by the which the horses came into the king's house: and there was she slain.

by the which

2 Chronicles 23:15
So they laid hands on her; and when she was come to the entering of the horse gate by the king's house, they slew her there.

there was she slain

Genesis 9:6
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Judges 1:7
And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.

Matthew 7:2
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.









(16) They laid hands on her.--So the LXX. and Vulg. The Hebrew phrase means: and they made room for her on both sides--i.e., the crowd fell back, and a lane was formed for her exit (so the Targum and Rashi).

She went . . . king's house.--She entered the palace by way of the entry of the horses. Athaliah was conducted to the royal stables which adjoined the palace, and there put to death.

Verse 16. - And they laid hands on her. So the LXX. (ἐπέθηκαν αὐτῇ χεῖρας), the Vulgate, Luther, and others; but most moderns understand that they formed in two lines, one on either side of her, and so let her pass out of the temple and proceed towards the palace untouched - the divinity that hedged a queen preventing them from molesting her until the time came for her execution (see the Revised Version). And she went by the way by the which the horses came into the king's house. Josephus makes Athaliah pass out of the temple by the east gate, and descend into the Kedron valley. He says she was put to death "at the gate of the king's mules," but does not mark the locality. The gate intended can scarcely be the "horse gate" of Nehemiah 3:28, which was in the eastern wall, and north of the temple. It was probably a gate on the western side of the Tyropoeon valley, giving entrance to the stables of the palace (comp. 2 Chronicles 23:15, and see below, ver. 20). And there was she slain; "with the sword" (ver. 20). A single blow from one of the guardsmen probably sufficed.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So they seized
וַיָּשִׂ֤מוּ (way·yā·śi·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

[Athaliah]
יָדַ֔יִם (yā·ḏa·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's 3027: A hand

as she reached
וַתָּב֛וֹא (wat·tā·ḇō·w)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the horses'
הַסּוּסִ֖ים (has·sū·sîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

entrance
מְב֥וֹא (mə·ḇō·w)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3996: An entrance, sunset, the west, towards

to the palace grounds,
הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

and there
שָֽׁם׃ (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

she was put to death.
וַתּוּמַ֖ת (wat·tū·maṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hofal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill


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