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2 Chronicles 23


1  And in the seventh7637 year8141 Jehoiada3077 strengthened himself,2388 and took3947 853 the captains8269 of hundreds,3967 Azariah5838 the son1121 of Jeroham,3395 and Ishmael3458 the son1121 of Jehohanan,3076 and Azariah5838 the son1121 of Obed,5744 and Maaseiah4641 the son1121 of Adaiah,5718 and Elishaphat478 the son1121 of Zichri,2147 into covenant1285 with5973 him.

2  And they went about5437 in Judah,3063 and gathered6908 853 the Levites3881 out of all4480 3605 the cities5892 of Judah,3063 and the chief7218 of the fathers1 of Israel,3478 and they came935 to413 Jerusalem.3389

3  And all3605 the congregation6951 made3772 a covenant1285 with5973 the king4428 in the house1004 of God.430 And he said559 unto them, Behold,2009 the king's4428 son1121 shall reign,4427 as834 the LORD3068 hath said1696 of5921 the sons1121 of David.1732

4  This2088 is the thing1697 that834 ye shall do;6213 A third part7992 of4480 you entering935 on the sabbath,7676 of the priests3548 and of the Levites,3881 shall be porters7778 of the doors;5592

5  And a third part7992 shall be at the king's4428 house;1004 and a third part7992 at the gate8179 of the foundation:3247 and all3605 the people5971 shall be in the courts2691 of the house1004 of the LORD.3068

6  But let none408 come935 into the house1004 of the LORD,3068 save3588 518 the priests,3548 and they that minister8334 of the Levites;3881 they1992 shall go in,935 for3588 they1992 are holy:6944 but all3605 the people5971 shall keep8104 the watch4931 of the LORD.3068

7  And the Levites3881 shall compass5362 853 the king4428 round about,5439 every man376 with his weapons3627 in his hand;3027 and whosoever else cometh935 into413 the house,1004 he shall be put to death:4191 but be1961 ye with854 the king4428 when he cometh in,935 and when he goeth out.3318

8  So the Levites3881 and all3605 Judah3063 did6213 according to all things3605 that834 Jehoiada3077 the priest3548 had commanded,6680 and took3947 every man376 853 his men376 that were to come in935 on the sabbath,7676 with5973 them that were to go3318 out on the sabbath:7676 for3588 Jehoiada3077 the priest3548 dismissed6362 not3808 853 the courses.4256

9  Moreover Jehoiada3077 the priest3548 delivered5414 to the captains8269 of hundreds3967 853 spears,2595 and bucklers,4043 and shields,7982 that834 had been king4428 David's,1732 which834 were in the house1004 of God.430

10  And he set5975 853 all3605 the people,5971 every man376 having his weapon7973 in his hand,3027 from the right3233 side4480 3802 of the temple1004 to5704 the left8042 side3802 of the temple,1004 along by the altar4196 and the temple,1004 by5921 the king4428 round about.5439

11  Then they brought out3318 853 the king's4428 son,1121 and put5414 upon5921 him 853 the crown,5145 and gave him the testimony,5715 and made him king.4427 853 And Jehoiada3077 and his sons1121 anointed4886 him, and said,559 God save2421 the king.4428

12  Now when Athaliah6271 heard8085 853 the noise6963 of the people5971 running7323 and praising1984 853 the king,4428 she came935 to413 the people5971 into the house1004 of the LORD:3068

13  And she looked,7200 and, behold,2009 the king4428 stood5975 at5921 his pillar5982 at the entering in,3996 and the princes8269 and the trumpets2689 by5921 the king:4428 and all3605 the people5971 of the land776 rejoiced,8056 and sounded8628 with trumpets,2689 also the singers7891 with instruments3627 of music,7892 and such as taught3045 to sing praise.1984 Then Athaliah6271 rent7167 853 her clothes,899 and said,559 Treason,7195 Treason.7195

14  Then Jehoiada3077 the priest3548 brought out3318 853 the captains8269 of hundreds3967 that were set over6485 the host,2428 and said559 unto413 them, Have her forth3318 of the ranges:413 4480 1004 7713 and whoso followeth935 310 her, let him be slain4191 with the sword.2719 For3588 the priest3548 said,559 Slay4191 her not3808 in the house4480 1004 of the LORD.3068

15  So they laid7760 hands3027 on her; and when she was come935 to413 the entering3996 of the horse5483 gate8179 by the king's4428 house,1004 they slew4191 her there.8033

16  And Jehoiada3077 made3772 a covenant1285 between996 him, and between996 all3605 the people,5971 and between996 the king,4428 that they should be1961 the LORD's3068 people.5971

17  Then all3605 the people5971 went to935 the house1004 of Baal,1168 and broke it down,5422 and broke his altars4196 and his images6754 in pieces,7665 and slew2026 Mattan4977 the priest3548 of Baal1168 before6440 the altars.4196

18  Also Jehoiada3077 appointed7760 the offices6486 of the house1004 of the LORD3068 by the hand3027 of the priests3548 the Levites,3881 whom834 David1732 had distributed2505 in5921 the house1004 of the LORD,3068 to offer5927 the burnt offerings5930 of the LORD,3068 as it is written3789 in the law8451 of Moses,4872 with rejoicing8057 and with singing,7892 as it was ordained by5921 3027 David.1732

19  And he set5975 the porters7778 at5921 the gates8179 of the house1004 of the LORD,3068 that none3808 which was unclean2931 in any3605 thing1697 should enter in.935

20  And he took3947 853 the captains8269 of hundreds,3967 and the nobles,117 and the governors4910 of the people,5971 and all3605 the people5971 of the land,776 and brought down3381 853 the king4428 from the house4480 1004 of the LORD:3068 and they came935 through8432 the high5945 gate8179 into the king's4428 house,1004 and set3427 853 the king4428 upon5921 the throne3678 of the kingdom.4467

21  And all3605 the people5971 of the land776 rejoiced:8055 and the city5892 was quiet,8252 after that they had slain4191 Athaliah6271 with the sword.2719


1 καὶ ἐν τῷ ἔτει τῷ ἑβδόμῳ ἐκραταίωσεν Ιωδαε καὶ ἔλαβεν τοὺς ἑκατοντάρχους τὸν Αζαριαν υἱὸν Ιωραμ καὶ τὸν Ισμαηλ υἱὸν Ιωαναν καὶ τὸν Αζαριαν υἱὸν Ωβηδ καὶ τὸν Μαασαιαν υἱὸν Αδαια καὶ τὸν Ελισαφαν υἱὸν Ζαχαρια μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ εἰς οἶκον

2 καὶ ἐκύκλωσαν τὸν Ιουδαν καὶ συνήγαγον τοὺς Λευίτας ἐκ πασῶν τῶν πόλεων Ιουδα καὶ ἄρχοντας πατριῶν τοῦ Ισραηλ καὶ ἦλθον εἰς Ιερουσαλημ

3 καὶ διέθεντο πᾶσα ἐκκλησία Ιουδα διαθήκην ἐν οἴκῳ τοῦ θεοῦ μετὰ τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ ἔδειξεν αὐτοῖς τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ἰδοὺ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ βασιλέως βασιλευσάτω καθὼς ἐλάλησεν κύριος ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον Δαυιδ

4 νῦν ὁ λόγος οὗτος ὃν ποιήσετε τὸ τρίτον ἐξ ὑμῶν εἰσπορευέσθωσαν τὸ σάββατον τῶν ἱερέων καὶ τῶν Λευιτῶν καὶ εἰς τὰς πύλας τῶν εἰσόδων

5 καὶ τὸ τρίτον ἐν οἴκῳ τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ τὸ τρίτον ἐν τῇ πύλῃ τῇ μέσῃ καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ἐν αὐλαῖς οἴκου κυρίου

6 καὶ μὴ εἰσελθέτω εἰς οἶκον κυρίου ἐὰν μὴ οἱ ἱερεῖς καὶ οἱ Λευῖται καὶ οἱ λειτουργοῦντες τῶν Λευιτῶν αὐτοὶ εἰσελεύσονται ὅτι ἅγιοί εἰσιν καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς φυλασσέτω φυλακὰς κυρίου

7 καὶ κυκλώσουσιν οἱ Λευῖται τὸν βασιλέα κύκλῳ ἀνδρὸς σκεῦος ἐν χειρὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ ὁ εἰσπορευόμενος εἰς τὸν οἶκον ἀποθανεῖται καὶ ἔσονται μετὰ τοῦ βασιλέως εἰσπορευομένου καὶ ἐκπορευομένου

8 καὶ ἐποίησαν οἱ Λευῖται καὶ πᾶς Ιουδα κατὰ πάντα ὅσα ἐνετείλατο Ιωδαε ὁ ἱερεύς καὶ ἔλαβον ἕκαστος τοὺς ἄνδρας αὐτοῦ ἀπ᾽ ἀρχῆς τοῦ σαββάτου ἕως ἐξόδου τοῦ σαββάτου ὅτι οὐ κατέλυσεν Ιωδαε τὰς ἐφημερίας

9 καὶ ἔδωκεν τὰς μαχαίρας καὶ τοὺς θυρεοὺς καὶ τὰ ὅπλα ἃ ἦν τοῦ βασιλέως Δαυιδ ἐν οἴκῳ τοῦ θεοῦ

10 καὶ ἔστησεν πάντα τὸν λαόν ἕκαστον ἐν τοῖς ὅπλοις αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τῆς ὠμίας τοῦ οἴκου τῆς δεξιᾶς ἕως τῆς ὠμίας τῆς ἀριστερᾶς τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου καὶ τοῦ οἴκου ἐπὶ τὸν βασιλέα κύκλῳ

11 καὶ ἐξήγαγεν τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ ἔδωκεν ἐπ᾽ αὐτὸν τὸ βασίλειον καὶ τὰ μαρτύρια καὶ ἐβασίλευσαν καὶ ἔχρισαν αὐτὸν Ιωδαε καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπαν ζήτω ὁ βασιλεύς

12 καὶ ἤκουσεν Γοθολια τὴν φωνὴν τοῦ λαοῦ τῶν τρεχόντων καὶ ἐξομολογουμένων καὶ αἰνούντων τὸν βασιλέα καὶ εἰσῆλθεν πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα εἰς οἶκον κυρίου

13 καὶ εἶδεν καὶ ἰδοὺ ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐπὶ τῆς στάσεως αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς εἰσόδου οἱ ἄρχοντες καὶ αἱ σάλπιγγες περὶ τὸν βασιλέα καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ηὐφράνθη καὶ ἐσάλπισαν ἐν ταῖς σάλπιγξιν καὶ οἱ ᾄδοντες ἐν τοῖς ὀργάνοις ᾠδοὶ καὶ ὑμνοῦντες αἶνον καὶ διέρρηξεν Γοθολια τὴν στολὴν αὐτῆς καὶ ἐβόησεν καὶ εἶπεν ἐπιτιθέμενοι ἐπιτίθεσθε

14 καὶ ἐξῆλθεν Ιωδαε ὁ ἱερεύς καὶ ἐνετείλατο Ιωδαε ὁ ἱερεὺς τοῖς ἑκατοντάρχοις καὶ τοῖς ἀρχηγοῖς τῆς δυνάμεως καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ἐκβάλετε αὐτὴν ἐκτὸς τοῦ οἴκου καὶ εἰσέλθατε ὀπίσω αὐτῆς καὶ ἀποθανέτω μαχαίρᾳ ὅτι εἶπεν ὁ ἱερεύς μὴ ἀποθανέτω ἐν οἴκῳ κυρίου

15 καὶ ἔδωκαν αὐτῇ ἄνεσιν καὶ διῆλθεν διὰ τῆς πύλης τῶν ἱππέων τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ ἐθανάτωσαν αὐτὴν ἐκεῖ

16 καὶ διέθετο Ιωδαε διαθήκην ἀνὰ μέσον αὐτοῦ καὶ τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ τοῦ βασιλέως εἶναι λαὸν τῷ κυρίῳ

17 καὶ εἰσῆλθεν πᾶς ὁ λαὸς τῆς γῆς εἰς οἶκον Βααλ καὶ κατέσπασαν αὐτὸν καὶ τὰ θυσιαστήρια καὶ τὰ εἴδωλα αὐτοῦ ἐλέπτυναν καὶ τὸν Ματθαν ἱερέα τῆς Βααλ ἐθανάτωσαν ἐναντίον τῶν θυσιαστηρίων αὐτοῦ

18 καὶ ἐνεχείρησεν Ιωδαε ὁ ἱερεὺς τὰ ἔργα οἴκου κυρίου διὰ χειρὸς ἱερέων καὶ Λευιτῶν καὶ ἀνέστησεν τὰς ἐφημερίας τῶν ἱερέων καὶ τῶν Λευιτῶν ἃς διέστειλεν Δαυιδ ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον κυρίου καὶ ἀνενέγκαι ὁλοκαυτώματα κυρίῳ καθὼς γέγραπται ἐν νόμῳ Μωυσῆ ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ καὶ ἐν ᾠδαῖς διὰ χειρὸς Δαυιδ

19 καὶ ἔστησαν οἱ πυλωροὶ ἐπὶ τὰς πύλας οἴκου κυρίου καὶ οὐκ εἰσελεύσεται ἀκάθαρτος εἰς πᾶν πρᾶγμα

20 καὶ ἔλαβεν τοὺς πατριάρχας καὶ τοὺς δυνατοὺς καὶ τοὺς ἄρχοντας τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ πάντα τὸν λαὸν τῆς γῆς καὶ ἀνεβίβασαν τὸν βασιλέα εἰς οἶκον κυρίου καὶ εἰσῆλθεν διὰ τῆς πύλης τῆς ἐσωτέρας εἰς τὸν οἶκον τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ ἐκάθισαν τὸν βασιλέα ἐπὶ τὸν θρόνον τῆς βασιλείας

21 καὶ ηὐφράνθη πᾶς ὁ λαὸς τῆς γῆς καὶ ἡ πόλις ἡσύχασεν καὶ τὴν Γοθολιαν ἐθανάτωσαν μαχαίρᾳ


‎1 ‏וּבַשָּׁנָ֨ה הַשְּׁבִעִ֜ית הִתְחַזַּ֣ק יְהוֹיָדָ֗ע וַיִּקַּ֣ח אֶת־שָׂרֵ֣י הַמֵּא֡וֹת לַעֲזַרְיָ֣הוּ בֶן־יְרֹחָ֡ם וּלְיִשְׁמָעֵ֣אל בֶּן־יְ֠הוֹחָנָן וְלַֽעֲזַרְיָ֨הוּ בֶן־עוֹבֵ֜ד וְאֶת־מַעֲשֵׂיָ֧הוּ בֶן־עֲדָיָ֛הוּ וְאֶת־אֱלִישָׁפָ֥ט בֶּן־זִכְרִ֖י עִמּ֥וֹ בַבְּרִֽית׃

‎2 ‏וַיָּסֹ֙בּוּ֙ בִּֽיהוּדָ֔ה וַיִּקְבְּצ֤וּ אֶת־הַלְוִיִּם֙ מִכָּל־עָרֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֔ה וְרָאשֵׁ֥י הָאָב֖וֹת לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וַיָּבֹ֖אוּ אֶל־יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם׃

‎3 ‏וַיִּכְרֹ֨ת כָּל־הַקָּהָ֥ל בְּרִ֛ית בְּבֵ֥ית הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים עִם־הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ וַיֹּ֣אמֶר לָהֶ֗ם הִנֵּ֤ה בֶן־הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ יִמְלֹ֔ךְ כַּאֲשֶׁ֛ר דִּבֶּ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה עַל־בְּנֵ֥י דָוִֽיד׃

‎4 ‏זֶ֥ה הַדָּבָ֖ר אֲשֶׁ֣ר תַּעֲשׂ֑וּ הַשְּׁלִשִׁ֨ית מִכֶּ֜ם בָּאֵ֣י הַשַּׁבָּ֗ת לַכֹּֽהֲנִים֙ וְלַלְוִיִּ֔ם לְשֹֽׁעֲרֵ֖י הַסִּפִּֽים׃

‎5 ‏וְהַשְּׁלִשִׁית֙ בְּבֵ֣ית הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ וְהַשְּׁלִשִׁ֖ית בְּשַׁ֣עַר הַיְס֑וֹד וְכָל־הָעָ֔ם בְּחַצְר֖וֹת בֵּ֥ית יְהוָֽה׃

‎6 ‏וְאַל־יָב֣וֹא בֵית־יְהוָ֗ה כִּ֤י אִם־הַכֹּֽהֲנִים֙ וְהַמְשָׁרְתִ֣ים לַלְוִיִּ֔ם הֵ֥מָּה יָבֹ֖אוּ כִּי־קֹ֣דֶשׁ הֵ֑מָּה וְכָל־הָעָ֔ם יִשְׁמְר֖וּ מִשְׁמֶ֥רֶת יְהוָֽה׃

‎7 ‏וְהִקִּיפוּ֩ הַלְוִיִּ֨ם אֶת־הַמֶּ֜לֶךְ סָבִ֗יב אִ֚ישׁ וְכֵלָ֣יו בְּיָד֔וֹ וְהַבָּ֥א אֶל־הַבַּ֖יִת יוּמָ֑ת וִֽהְי֥וּ אֶת־הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ בְּבֹא֥וֹ וּבְצֵאתֽוֹ׃

‎8 ‏וַיַּעֲשׂ֨וּ הַלְוִיִּ֜ם וְכָל־יְהוּדָ֗ה כְּכֹ֣ל אֲשֶׁר־צִוָּה֮ יְהוֹיָדָ֣ע הַכֹּהֵן֒ וַיִּקְחוּ֙ אִ֣ישׁ אֶת־אֲנָשָׁ֔יו בָּאֵ֣י הַשַּׁבָּ֔ת עִ֖ם יוֹצְאֵ֣י הַשַּׁבָּ֑ת כִּ֣י לֹ֥א פָטַ֛ר יְהוֹיָדָ֥ע הַכֹּהֵ֖ן אֶת־הַֽמַּחְלְקֽוֹת׃

‎9 ‏וַיִּתֵּן֩ יְהוֹיָדָ֨ע הַכֹּהֵ֜ן לְשָׂרֵ֣י הַמֵּא֗וֹת אֶת־הַֽחֲנִיתִים֙ וְאֶת־הַמָּגִנּוֹת֙ וְאֶת־הַשְּׁלָטִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֖ר לַמֶּ֣לֶךְ דָּוִ֑יד אֲשֶׁ֖ר בֵּ֥ית הָאֱלֹהִֽים׃

‎10 ‏וַיַּעֲמֵ֨ד אֶת־כָּל־הָעָ֜ם וְאִ֣ישׁ׀ שִׁלְח֣וֹ בְיָד֗וֹ מִכֶּ֨תֶף הַבַּ֤יִת הַיְמָנִית֙ עַד־כֶּ֤תֶף הַבַּ֙יִת֙ הַשְּׂמָאלִ֔ית לַמִּזְבֵּ֖חַ וְלַבָּ֑יִת עַל־הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ סָבִֽיב׃

‎11 ‏וַיּוֹצִ֣יאוּ אֶת־בֶּן־הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ וַיִּתְּנ֤וּ עָלָיו֙ אֶת־הַנֵּ֙זֶר֙ וְאֶת־הָ֣עֵד֔וּת וַיַּמְלִ֖יכוּ אֹת֑וֹ וַיִּמְשָׁחֻ֙הוּ֙ יְהוֹיָדָ֣ע וּבָנָ֔יו וַיֹּאמְר֖וּ יְחִ֥י הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ ס

‎12 ‏וַתִּשְׁמַ֣ע עֲתַלְיָ֗הוּ אֶת־ק֤וֹל הָעָם֙ הָֽרָצִ֔ים וְהַֽמְהַֽלְלִ֖ים אֶת־הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ וַתָּב֥וֹא אֶל־הָעָ֖ם בֵּ֥ית יְהוָֽה׃

‎13 ‏וַתֵּ֡רֶא וְהִנֵּ֣ה הַמֶּלֶךְ֩ עוֹמֵ֨ד עַֽל־עַמּוּד֜וֹ בַּמָּב֗וֹא וְהַשָּׂרִ֣ים וְהַחֲצֹצְרוֹת֮ עַל־הַמֶּלֶךְ֒ וְכָל־עַ֨ם הָאָ֜רֶץ שָׂמֵ֗חַ וְתוֹקֵ֙עַ֙ בַּחֲצֹ֣צְר֔וֹת וְהַמְשֽׁוֹרֲרִים֙ בִּכְלֵ֣י הַשִּׁ֔יר וּמוֹדִיעִ֖ים לְהַלֵּ֑ל וַתִּקְרַ֤ע עֲתַלְיָ֙הוּ֙ אֶת־בְּגָדֶ֔יהָ וַתֹּ֖אמֶר קֶ֥שֶׁר קָֽשֶׁר׃ ס

‎14 ‏וַיּוֹצֵא֩ יְהוֹיָדָ֨ע הַכֹּהֵ֜ן אֶת־שָׂרֵ֥י הַמֵּא֣וֹת׀ פְּקוּדֵ֣י הַחַ֗יִל וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֲלֵהֶם֙ הֽוֹצִיא֙וּהָ֙ אֶל־מִבֵּ֣ית הַשְּׂדֵר֔וֹת וְהַבָּ֥א אַחֲרֶ֖יהָ יוּמַ֣ת בֶּחָ֑רֶב כִּ֚י אָמַ֣ר הַכֹּהֵ֔ן לֹ֥א תְמִית֖וּהָ בֵּ֥ית יְהוָֽה׃

‎15 ‏וַיָּשִׂ֤ימוּ לָהּ֙ יָדַ֔יִם וַתָּב֛וֹא אֶל־מְב֥וֹא שַֽׁעַר־הַסּוּסִ֖ים בֵּ֣ית הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ וַיְמִית֖וּהָ שָֽׁם׃ פ

‎16 ‏וַיִּכְרֹ֤ת יְהוֹיָדָע֙ בְּרִ֔ית בֵּינ֕וֹ וּבֵ֥ין כָּל־הָעָ֖ם וּבֵ֣ין הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ לִהְי֥וֹת לְעָ֖ם לַיהוָֽה׃

‎17 ‏וַיָּבֹ֨אוּ כָל־הָעָ֤ם בֵּית־הַבַּ֙עַל֙ וַֽיִּתְּצֻ֔הוּ וְאֶת־מִזְבְּחֹתָ֥יו וְאֶת־צְלָמָ֖יו שִׁבֵּ֑רוּ וְאֵ֗ת מַתָּן֙ כֹּהֵ֣ן הַבַּ֔עַל הָרְג֖וּ לִפְנֵ֥י הַֽמִּזְבְּחֽוֹת׃

‎18 ‏וַיָּשֶׂם֩ יְהוֹיָדָ֨ע פְּקֻדֹּ֜ת בֵּ֣ית יְהוָ֗ה בְּיַ֨ד הַכֹּהֲנִ֣ים הַלְוִיִּם֮ אֲשֶׁ֣ר חָלַ֣ק דָּוִיד֮ עַל־בֵּ֣ית יְהוָה֒ לְֽהַעֲל֞וֹת עֹל֣וֹת יְהוָ֗ה כַּכָּת֛וּב בְּתוֹרַ֥ת מֹשֶׁ֖ה בְּשִׂמְחָ֣ה וּבְשִׁ֑יר עַ֖ל יְדֵ֥י דָוִֽיד׃

‎19 ‏וַֽיַּעֲמֵד֙ הַשּׁ֣וֹעֲרִ֔ים עַֽל־שַׁעֲרֵ֖י בֵּ֣ית יְהוָ֑ה וְלֹֽא־יָבֹ֥א טָמֵ֖א לְכָל־דָּבָֽר׃

‎20 ‏וַיִּקַּ֣ח אֶת־שָׂרֵ֣י הַמֵּא֡וֹת וְאֶת־הָֽאַדִּירִים֩ וְאֶת־הַמּֽוֹשְׁלִ֨ים בָּעָ֜ם וְאֵ֣ת׀ כָּל־עַ֣ם הָאָ֗רֶץ וַיּ֤וֹרֶד אֶת־הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ מִבֵּ֣ית יְהוָ֔ה וַיָּבֹ֛אוּ בְּתֽוֹךְ־שַׁ֥עַר הָֽעֶלְי֖וֹן בֵּ֣ית הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ וַיּוֹשִׁ֙יבוּ֙ אֶת־הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ עַ֖ל כִּסֵּ֥א הַמַּמְלָכָֽה׃

‎21 ‏וַיִּשְׂמְח֥וּ כָל־עַם־הָאָ֖רֶץ וְהָעִ֣יר שָׁקָ֑טָה וְאֶת־עֲתַלְיָ֖הוּ הֵמִ֥יתוּ3 בֶחָֽרֶב׃ ס


1 Anno autem septimo, confortatus Jojada, assumpsit centuriones, Azariam videlicet filium Jeroham, et Ismahel filium Johanan, Azariam quoque filium Obed, et Maasiam filium Adaiæ, et Elisaphat filium Zechri: et iniit cum eis fœdus.

2 Qui circumeuntes Judam, congregaverunt Levitas de cunctis urbibus Juda, et principes familiarum Israël, veneruntque in Jerusalem.

3 Iniit ergo omnis multitudo pactum in domo Dei cum rege, dixitque ad eos Jojada: Ecce filius regis regnabit, sicut locutus est Dominus super filios David.

4 Iste est ergo sermo quem facietis:

5 tertia pars vestrum qui veniunt ad sabbatum, sacerdotum, et Levitarum, et janitorum erit in portis: tertia vero pars ad domum regis: et tertia ad portam quæ appellatur Fundamenti: omne vero reliquum vulgus sit in atriis domus Domini.

6 Nec quispiam alius ingrediatur domum Domini, nisi sacerdotes, et qui ministrant de Levitis: ipsi tantummodo ingrediantur, quia sanctificati sunt: et omne reliquum vulgus observet custodias Domini.

7 Levitæ autem circumdent regem, habentes singuli arma sua (et siquis alius ingressus fuerit templum, interficiatur), sintque cum rege et intrante et egrediente.

8 Fecerunt ergo Levitæ, et universus Juda, juxta omnia quæ præceperat Jojada pontifex: et assumpserunt singuli viros qui sub se erant, et veniebant per ordinem sabbati, cum his qui impleverant sabbatum et egressuri erant: siquidem Jojada pontifex non dimiserat abire turmas quæ sibi per singulas hebdomadas succedere consueverant.

9 Deditque Jojada sacerdos centurionibus lanceas, clypeosque et peltas regis David, quas consecraverat in domo Domini.

10 Constituitque omnem populum tenentium pugiones a parte templi dextra, usque ad partem templi sinistram, coram altari et templo, per circuitum regis.

11 Et eduxerunt filium regis, et imposuerunt ei diadema et testimonium, dederuntque in manu ejus tenendam legem, et constituerunt eum regem: unxit quoque illum Jojada pontifex, et filii ejus: imprecatique sunt ei, atque dixerunt: Vivat rex.

12 Quod cum audisset Athalia, vocem scilicet currentium atque laudantium regem, ingressa est ad populum in templum Domini.

13 Cumque vidisset regem stantem super gradum in introitu, et principes, turmasque circa eum, omnemque populum terræ gaudentem, atque clangentem tubis, et diversi generis organis concinentem, vocemque laudantium, scidit vestimenta sua, et ait: Insidiæ, insidiæ.

14 Egressus autem Jojada pontifex ad centuriones et principes exercitus, dixit eis: Educite illam extra septa templi, et interficiatur foris gladio. Præcepitque sacerdos ne occideretur in domo Domini,

15 et imposuerunt cervicibus ejus manus: cumque intrasset portam equorum domus regis, interfecerunt eam ibi.

16 Pepigit autem Jojada fœdus inter se, universumque populum, et regem, ut esset populus Domini.

17 Itaque ingressus est omnis populus domum Baal, et destruxerunt eam, et altaria ac simulacra illius confregerunt: Mathan quoque sacerdotem Baal interfecerunt ante aras.

18 Constituit autem Jojada præpositos in domo Domini sub manibus sacerdotum et Levitarum quos distribuit David in domo Domini, ut offerrent holocausta Domino, sicut scriptum est in lege Moysi, in gaudio et canticis, juxta dispositionem David.

19 Constituit quoque janitores in portis domus Domini, ut non ingrederetur eam immundus in omni re.

20 Assumpsitque centuriones, et fortissimos viros, ac principes populi, et omne vulgus terræ, et fecerunt descendere regem de domo Domini, et introire per medium portæ superioris in domum regis, et collocaverunt eum in solio regali.

21 Lætatusque est omnis populus terræ, et urbs quievit: porro Athalia interfecta est gladio.

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