2 Kings 11:7
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New American Standard Bible
"Two parts of you, even all who go out on the sabbath, shall also keep watch over the house of the LORD for the king.

King James Bible
And two parts of all you that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD about the king.

Darby Bible Translation
And the two parts of you, all those that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep the watch of the house of Jehovah about the king.

World English Bible
The two companies of you, even all who go out on the Sabbath, shall keep the watch of the house of Yahweh around the king.

Young's Literal Translation
and two parts of you, all going out on the sabbath -- they have kept the charge of the house of Jehovah about the king,

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Library
Of the Weight of Government; and that all Manner of Adversity is to be Despised, and Prosperity Feared.
So much, then, have we briefly said, to shew how great is the weight of government, lest whosoever is unequal to sacred offices of government should dare to profane them, and through lust of pre-eminence undertake a leadership of perdition. For hence it is that James affectionately deters us, saying, Be not made many masters, my brethren (James iii. 1). Hence the Mediator between God and man Himself--He who, transcending the knowledge and understanding even of supernal spirits, reigns in heaven
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Kings
The book[1] of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.),
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Kings 11:6
(one third also shall be at the gate Sur, and one third at the gate behind the guards), shall keep watch over the house for defense.

2 Kings 11:8
"Then you shall surround the king, each with his weapons in his hand; and whoever comes within the ranks shall be put to death. And be with the king when he goes out and when he comes in."

1 Chronicles 9:25
Their relatives in their villages were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them;

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