New International Version
Jehoiada brought out the king's son and put the crown on him; he presented him with a copy of the covenant and proclaimed him king. They anointed him, and the people clapped their hands and shouted, "Long live the king!"
King James Bible
And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.
Darby Bible Translation
And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and [gave him] the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, Long live the king!
World English Bible
Then he brought out the king's son, and put the crown on him, and [gave him] the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, "Long live the king!"
Young's Literal Translation
and he bringeth out the son of the king, and putteth on him the crown, and the testimony, and they make him king, and anoint him, and smite the hand, and say, 'Let the king live.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Put the crown upon him - This was a diadem or golden band that went round the head.
And - the testimony - Probably the book of the law, written on a roll of vellum. This was his scepter. Some think that it was placed upon his head, as well as the diadem. The diadem, the testimony, and the anointing oil, were essential to his consecration.
They clapped their hands - This I believe is the first instance on record of clapping the hands as a testimony of joy.
God save the king - יחי המלך yechi hannmelech; May the king live! So the words should be translated wherever they occur.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
put the crown
and they clapped `they clapped the hand,' which
Mark Harmer thinks was similar to the mode in which Oriental females express their respect for persons of high rank, by gently applying one their hands to their mouth. So Pitts relate, that in some of the towns of Barabary, the leaders of the sacred caravan being received with loud acclamations, `the very women get upon the tops of the houses to view the parade, or fine show, where they keep striking their four fingers on their lips, as fast as they can, making a joyful noise all the while.'
God save the king [heb] Let the king live
LibraryJehoiada and Joash
'And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal. 2. But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain. 3. And he was with her hid in the house of the Lord six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land. 4. And the seventh year Jehoiada …
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Mothers, Daughters, and Wives in Israel
Then put in the ark the tablets of the covenant law, which I will give you.
When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.
1 Samuel 10:24
Samuel said to all the people, "Do you see the man the LORD has chosen? There is no one like him among all the people." Then the people shouted, "Long live the king!"
2 Samuel 1:10
"So I stood beside him and killed him, because I knew that after he had fallen he could not survive. And I took the crown that was on his head and the band on his arm and have brought them here to my lord."
2 Samuel 16:16
Then Hushai the Arkite, David's confidant, went to Absalom and said to him, "Long live the king! Long live the king!"
1 Kings 2:44
The king also said to Shimei, "You know in your heart all the wrong you did to my father David. Now the LORD will repay you for your wrongdoing.
2 Kings 11:11
The guards, each with weapon in hand, stationed themselves around the king--near the altar and the temple, from the south side to the north side of the temple.
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