2 Kings 12:20
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New Living Translation
Joash's officers plotted against him and assassinated him at Beth-millo on the road 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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

12:20 And slew Joash - We are told, in the Chronicles, that his murdering the prophet, Jehoiada's son, was the provocation. In this, how unrighteous so ever they were, yet the Lord was righteous. And this was not the only time, that he let even kings know, it was at their peril, if they touched his anointed, or did his prophets any harm. Thus fell Joash, who began in the spirit, and ended in the flesh. And indeed God usually sets marks of his displeasure upon apostates, even in this life.

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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
Judges 9:6
Then all the leading citizens of Shechem and Beth-millo called a meeting under the oak beside the pillar at Shechem and made Abimelech their king.

2 Samuel 5:9
So David made the fortress his home, and he called it the City of David. He extended the city, starting at the supporting terraces and working inward.

1 Kings 11:27
This is the story behind his rebellion. Solomon was rebuilding the supporting terraces and repairing the walls of the city of his father, David.

2 Kings 12:19
The rest of the events in Joash's reign and everything he did are recorded in [The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah.]

2 Kings 14:5
When Amaziah was well established as king, he executed the officials who had assassinated his father.

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

2 Chronicles 24:25
The Arameans withdrew, leaving Joash severely wounded. But his own officials plotted to kill him for murdering the son of Jehoiada the priest. They assassinated him as he lay in bed. Then he was buried in the City of David, but not in the royal cemetery.

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