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.
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.
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.
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.
Webster's Bible Translation
And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by which the horses came into the king's house: and there was she slain.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The execution of these plans. The high priest gave the captains "the spears and shields (שׁלטים: see at 2 Samuel 8:7) which (belonged) to king David, that were in the house of Jehovah," i.e., the weapons which David had presented to the sanctuary as dedicatory offerings. Instead of החנית we ought probably to read החניתת (cf. Micah 4:3; Isaiah 2:4), after the החניתים of the Chronicles, since the collective force of הנית is very improbable in prose, and a ת might easily drop out through a copyist's error. Jehoiada gave the captains weapons from the temple, because, as has been already observed, they had come unarmed, and not, as Thenius imagines, to provide them with old and sacred weapons instead of their ordinary ones. In 2 Kings 11:11 the position of all the divisions is given in a comprehensive manner, for the purpose of appending the further course of the affair, namely, the coronation of the king. "Thus the halberdiers stood, every one with his weapons in his hand, from the right wing of the house to the left wing, towards the altar (of burnt-offering) and the (temple-) house, round about the king," i.e., to cover the king on all sides. For it is evident that we are not to understand סביב על־המּלך as signifying the encircling of the king, from the statement in 2 Kings 11:12, according to which Jehoiada did not bring out the king's son till after the men had taken up their positions. The use of הרצים, to signify the captains with the armed priests and Levites put under their command for this purpose, is an uncommon one, but it may be explained from the fact that רצים had retained the general meaning of royal halberdiers; and the priests and Levites under the command of the captains of the royal body-guard by this very act discharged the duty of the royal body-guard itself. The chronicler has used the indefinite expression כּל-haa`aam, the whole of the people assembled in the temple-court.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
by the which
there was she slain
"Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.
"Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.
2 Kings 11:15
Then Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains who were set over the army, "Bring her out between the ranks, and put to death with the sword anyone who follows her." For the priest said, "Let her not be put to death in the house of the LORD."
Above the Horse Gate the priests repaired, each one opposite his own house.
The whole valley of the dead bodies and the ashes, and all the fields as far as the brook Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be sacred to the LORD. It shall not be plucked up or overthrown anymore forever."
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