2 Kings 11:5
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English Standard Version
And he commanded them, “This is the thing that you shall do: one third of you, those who come off duty on the Sabbath and guard the king’s house

King James Bible
And he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath shall even be keepers of the watch of the king's house;

American Standard Version
And he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall do: a third part of you, that come in on the sabbath, shall be keepers of the watch of the king's house;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he commanded them, saying: This is the thing that you must do:

English Revised Version
And he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall do: a third part of you, that come in on the sabbath, shall be keepers of the watch of the king's house;

Webster's Bible Translation
And he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath shall even be keepers of the watch of the king's house;

2 Kings 11:5 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Conclusion of the history of Jehu's reign. The length of his reign is not given till the end in this instance (2 Kings 10:36), contrary to the usual custom in our books, because his ascent of the throne is not expressly mentioned in what precedes; but the general character of his reign is given in immediate connection with the account of his anointing and of the extermination of Ahab's dynasty.

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that enter

1 Chronicles 9:25 And their brothers, which were in their villages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them.

1 Chronicles 23:3-6,32 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man...

1 Chronicles 24:3-6 And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar...

Luke 1:8,9 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course...

the watch

2 Kings 11:19 And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard, and all the people of the land...

2 Kings 16:18 And the covert for the sabbath that they had built in the house, and the king's entry without...

1 Kings 10:5 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers...

Jeremiah 26:10 When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king's house to the house of the LORD...

Ezekiel 44:2,3 Then said the LORD to me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD...

Ezekiel 46:2,3 And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without, and shall stand by the post of the gate...

Cross References
2 Kings 11:6
(another third being at the gate Sur and a third at the gate behind the guards) shall guard the palace.

1 Chronicles 9:25
And their kinsmen who were in their villages were obligated to come in every seven days, in turn, to be with these,

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