2 Kings 12:20
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New International Version
His officials conspired against him and assassinated him at Beth Millo, on the road down to Silla.

King James Bible
And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.

Darby Bible Translation
And his servants rose up and made a conspiracy, and smote Joash in the house of Millo, at the descent of Silla.

World English Bible
His servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and struck Joash at the house of Millo, [on the way] that goes down to Silla.

Young's Literal Translation
And his servants rise, and make a conspiracy, and smite Joash in the house of Millo, that is going down to Silla:

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The house of Millo - Was a royal palace, built by David; (see 2 Samuel 5:9); and Silla is supposed to be the name of the road or causeway that led to it. Millo was situated between the old city of Jerusalem, and the city of David.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

his servants

2 Kings 14:5 And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

2 Chronicles 24:24,25 For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the LORD delivered a very great host into their hand...

2 Chronicles 25:27 Now after the time that Amaziah did turn away from following the LORD they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem...

2 Chronicles 33:24 And his servants conspired against him, and slew him in his own house.

the house of Millor. or, Beth-millo

Judges 9:6 And all the men of Shechem gathered together, and all the house of Millo, and went, and made Abimelech king...

2 Samuel 5:9 So David dwelled in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

1 Kings 11:27 And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo...

Library
Methodical Liberality
'4. And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the dedicated things that is brought into the house of the Lord, even the money of every one that passeth the account, the money that every man is set at, and all the money that cometh into any man's heart to bring into the house of the Lord, 5. Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance; and let them repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found. 6. But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Glad Givers and Faithful Workers
'And it came to pass after this, that Joash was minded to repair the house of the Lord. 5. And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, go out unto the cities of Judah, and gather of all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that ye hasten the matter. Howbeit the Levites hastened it not. 6. And the king called for Jehoiada the chief, and said unto him, Why hast thou not required of the Levites to bring in out of Judah and out of Jerusalem
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Judges 9:6
Then all the citizens of Shechem and Beth Millo gathered beside the great tree at the pillar in Shechem to crown Abimelek king.

2 Samuel 5:9
David then took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the terraces inward.

1 Kings 11:27
Here is the account of how he rebelled against the king: Solomon had built the terraces and had filled in the gap in the wall of the city of David his father.

2 Kings 12:19
As for the other events of the reign of Joash, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings 14:5
After the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, he executed the officials who had murdered his father the king.

2 Kings 21:23
Amon's officials conspired against him and assassinated the king in his palace.

2 Chronicles 24:25
When the Arameans withdrew, they left Joash severely wounded. His officials conspired against him for murdering the son of Jehoiada the priest, and they killed him in his bed. So he died and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.

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