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2 Kings 11:12

    2 Kings 11:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he brought forth 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, God save the king.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then he brought out 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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then he made the king's son come out, and put the crown on him and the arm-bands, and made him king, and put the holy oil on him; and they all, making sounds of joy with their hands, said, Long life to the king.

    Webster's Revision

    Then he brought out 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!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then he brought out 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.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 11:12

    Save - Except; besides.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 11:12

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 11:12

    The testimony - i. e., "The Book of the Law" which was kept in the ark of the covenant (Dent. 31:26). This Jehoiada placed ou the king's head at the moment of coronation, perhaps to indicate that the king was not to be above, but under, the direction of the Law of his country.