2 Kings 12:20
New International Version
His officials conspired against him and assassinated him at Beth Millo, on the road down to Silla.

New Living Translation
Joash’s officers plotted against him and assassinated him at Beth-millo on the road to Silla.

English Standard Version
His servants arose and made a conspiracy and struck down Joash in the house of Millo, on the way that goes down to Silla.

Berean Study Bible
And the servants of Joash rose up and formed a conspiracy and killed him at Beth-millo, on the road down to Silla.

New American Standard Bible
His servants arose and made a conspiracy and struck down Joash at the house of Millo as he was going down to Silla.

King James Bible
And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.

Christian Standard Bible
Joash's servants conspired against him and attacked him at Beth-millo on the road that goes down to Silla.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Joash's servants conspired against him and killed him at Beth-millo on the road that goes down to Silla.

International Standard Version
His servants rose up in rebellion, formed a conspiracy, and assassinated Joash in the palace at the terrace ramparts while he was on his way down to Silla.

NET Bible
His servants conspired against him and murdered Joash at Beth-Millo, on the road that goes down to Silla.

New Heart English Bible
His servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and struck Joash at the house of Millo, on the way that goes down to Silla.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His own officials plotted against him and killed him at Beth Millo on the road that goes down to Silla.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and smote Joash at Beth-millo, on the way that goeth down to Silla.

New American Standard 1977
And his servants arose and made a conspiracy, and struck down Joash at the house of Millo as he was going down to Silla.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And his slaves arose and made a conspiracy and slew Joash in the house of Millo, as he was going down to Silla.

King James 2000 Bible
And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, on the road which goes down to Silla.

American King James Version
And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goes down to Silla.

American Standard Version
And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and smote Joash at the house of Millo, on the way that goeth down to Silla.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his servants rose up and made a conspiracy, and smote Joas in the house of Mallo that is in Sela.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his servants arose, and conspired among themselves, and slew Joas in the house of Mello in the descent of Sella.

Darby Bible Translation
And his servants rose up and made a conspiracy, and smote Joash in the house of Millo, at the descent of Silla.

English Revised Version
And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and smote Joash at the house of Millo, on the way that goeth down to Silla.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.

World English Bible
His servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and struck Joash at the house of Millo, [on the way] that goes down to Silla.

Young's Literal Translation
And his servants rise, and make a conspiracy, and smite Joash in the house of Millo, that is going down to Silla:
Study Bible
The Death of Joash
19As for the rest of the acts of Joash, along with all his accomplishments, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 20And the servants of Joash rose up and formed a conspiracy and killed him at Beth-millo, on the road down to Silla. 21His servants Jozabad son of Shimeath and Jehozabad son of Shomer struck him down, and he died. And they buried him with his fathers in the City of David, and his son Amaziah became king in his place.…
Cross References
Judges 9:6
Then all the leaders of Shechem and Beth-millo gathered beside the oak at the pillar in Shechem and proceeded to make Abimelech their king.

2 Samuel 5:9
So David took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built it up all the way around, from the supporting terraces inward.

1 Kings 11:27
and this is the account of his rebellion against the king. Solomon had built the supporting terraces and repaired the gap in the wall of the city of his father David.

2 Kings 12:19
As for the rest of the acts of Joash, along with all his accomplishments, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?

2 Kings 14:5
As soon as the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, Amaziah executed the servants who had murdered his father the king.

2 Kings 21:23
Then the servants of Amon conspired against him and killed the king in his palace.

2 Chronicles 24:25
And when the Arameans had withdrawn, they left Joash severely wounded. His own servants conspired against him for shedding the blood of the son of Jehoiada the priest, and they killed him on his bed. So he died and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.

Treasury of Scripture

And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goes down to Silla.

his servants

2 Kings 14:5
And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

2 Chronicles 24:24,25
For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the LORD delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. So they executed judgment against Joash…

2 Chronicles 25:27
Now after the time that Amaziah did turn away from following the LORD they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish: but they sent to Lachish after him, and slew him there.

the house of Millor.

Judges 9:6
And all the men of Shechem gathered together, and all the house of Millo, and went, and made Abimelech king, by the plain of the pillar that was in Shechem.

2 Samuel 5:9
So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

1 Kings 11:27
And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.







Lexicon
And the servants [of Joash]
עֲבָדָ֖יו (‘ă·ḇā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

rose up
וַיָּקֻ֥מוּ (way·yā·qu·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

and formed
וַיִּקְשְׁרֽוּ־ (way·yiq·šə·rū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7194: To tie, gird, confine, compact, in love, league

a conspiracy
קָ֑שֶׁר (qā·šer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7195: An, alliance

and killed
וַיַּכּוּ֙ (way·yak·kū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

[him]
יוֹאָ֔שׁ (yō·w·’āš)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3101: Joash

at Beth-millo,
מִלֹּ֖א (mil·lō)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4407: Millo -- a rampart, the citadel

on the road down
הַיּוֹרֵ֥ד (hay·yō·w·rêḏ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

to Silla.
סִלָּֽא׃ (sil·lā)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5538: Silla -- a place in Jerusalem
(20) His servants.--His immediate attendants. (Comp. 2Kings 8:15.)

Arose--i.e., against him.

In the house of Millo.--Or, at Beth-Millo. The precise locality cannot be determined. Thenius supposes that the sorely wounded (?) king had retired for greater safety into "the castle palace." Ewald says the king was murdered while engaged in the fortress. For "the Millo," see 2Samuel 5:9; 1Kings 9:15. The chronicler relates that Jehoash was murdered in his bed.

Which goeth down to Silla.--These words convey no meaning to us, the name Silla being otherwise unknown. The text is probably corrupt, for Silla is almost exactly like Millo in Hebrew writing. (The Vatican LXX. omits "which goeth down.")

Verse 20. - And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy. By "his servants" officers of his household are probably intended, attendants whose position would give them ready access to his person. And slew Joash in the house of Millo. Joash had probably transferred his residence to "the house of Mille." - the great fortress built by David (2 Samuel 5:9) and Solomon (1 Kings 9:15, 24) in Jerusalem - for greater security during the siege; and, being there prostrated by sickness, could not remove from it when the siege was over. Which goeth down to Silla. No commentator has succeeded in explaining this passage. There is no other mention of Silla; and it is difficult to understand how a fortress could be said to "go down" to any place. Our Revisers' conjecture - "on the way that goeth down to Silla" - may be accepted as a possible explanation; but it implies that a word (בַּדֶּרֶך) has dropped out of the text. 12:17-21 Let us review the character of Jehoash, and consider what we may learn from it. When we see what a sad conclusion there was to so promising a beginning, it ought to make us seek into our spiritual declinings. If we know any thing of Christ as the foundation of our faith and hope, let us desire to know nothing but Christ. May the work of the blessed Spirit on our souls be manifest; may we see, feel, and be earnest, in seeking after Jesus in all his fulness, suitableness, and grace, that our souls may be brought over from dead works to serve the living and true God.
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