2 Kings 11:13
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New International Version
When Athaliah heard the noise made by the guards and the people, she went to the people at the temple of the LORD.

King James Bible
And when Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she came to the people into the temple of the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
And Athaliah heard the noise of the couriers [and] of the people; and she came to the people into the house of Jehovah.

World English Bible
When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard [and of] the people, she came to the people into the house of Yahweh:

Young's Literal Translation
And Athaliah heareth the voice of the runners and of the people, and she cometh in unto the people, to the house of Jehovah,

2 Kings 11:13 Parallel
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Clarke'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

2 Chronicles 23:12-15 Now when Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she came to the people into the house of the LORD...

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Jehoiada 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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Mothers, Daughters, and Wives in Israel
In order accurately to understand the position of woman in Israel, it is only necessary carefully to peruse the New Testament. The picture of social life there presented gives a full view of the place which she held in private and in public life. Here we do not find that separation, so common among Orientals at all times, but a woman mingles freely with others both at home and abroad. So far from suffering under social inferiority, she takes influential and often leading part in all movements, specially
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
1 Kings 14:27
So King Rehoboam made bronze shields to replace them and assigned these to the commanders of the guard on duty at the entrance to the royal palace.

2 Chronicles 23:12
When Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and cheering the king, she went to them at the temple of the LORD.

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