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2 Kings 11:17

    2 Kings 11:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king and the people, that they should be the LORD's people; between the king also and the people.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king and the people, that they should be the LORD's people; between the king also and the people.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehoiada made a covenant between Jehovah and the king and the people, that they should be Jehovah's people; between the king also and the people.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Jehoiada made an agreement between the Lord and the king and the people, that they would be the Lord's people; and in the same way between the king and the people.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehoiada made a covenant between Jehovah and the king and the people, that they should be Jehovah's people; between the king also and the people.

    World English Bible

    Jehoiada made a covenant between Yahweh and the king and the people, that they should be Yahweh's people; between the king also and the people.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king and the people, that they should be the LORD'S people; between the king also and the people.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 11:17

    Jehoiada made a covenant - A general covenant was first made between the Lord, the Supreme King, the king his viceroy, and the people, that they should all be the Lord's people; each being equally bound to live according to the Divine law.

    Then, secondly, a particular covenant was made between the king and the people, by which the king was bound to rule according to the laws and constitution of the kingdom, and to watch and live for the safety of the public. And the people were bound on their part, to love, honor, succor, and obey the king. Where these mutual and just agreements are made and maintained, there can be nothing else than prosperity in the Church and the state.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 11:17

    A covenant - Rather, "the covenant," which either was already an established part of a coronation (marginal reference "k"), or at least became such afterward.