2 Kings 21:24
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New American Standard Bible
Then the people of the land killed all those who had conspired against King Amon, and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place.

King James Bible
And the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead.

Darby Bible Translation
But the people of the land smote all them that had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead.

World English Bible
But the people of the land killed all those who had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place.

Young's Literal Translation
and the people of the land smite all those conspiring against king Amon, and the people of the land cause Josiah his son to reign in his stead.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The intention of the conspirators had perhaps been to declare a forfeiture of the crown by the existing line, and to place a new dynasty on the throne. This the people would not suffer. They arrested them and put them to death; and insisted on investing with the royal authority the true heir of David, the eldest son of Amon, though he was a boy only 8 years old.

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Manasseh and Josiah
The kingdom of Judah, prosperous throughout the times of Hezekiah, was once more brought low during the long years of Manasseh's wicked reign, when paganism was revived, and many of the people were led into idolatry. "Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the heathen." 2 Chronicles 33:9. The glorious light of former generations was followed by the darkness of superstition and error. Gross evils sprang up and flourished--tyranny, oppression, hatred of all
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
2 Kings 14:5
Now it came about, as soon as the kingdom was firmly in his hand, that he killed his servants who had slain the king his father.

2 Kings 21:25
Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?

Jeremiah 1:2
to whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.

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