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2 Kings 11:3

    2 Kings 11:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he was with her hid in the house of the LORD six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he was with her hid in the house of the LORD six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he was with her hid in the house of Jehovah six years. And Athaliah reigned over the land.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And for six years she kept him safe in the house of the Lord, while Athaliah was ruling over the land.

    Webster's Revision

    And he was with her hid in the house of Jehovah six years. And Athaliah reigned over the land.

    World English Bible

    He was with her hidden in the house of Yahweh six years. Athaliah reigned over the land.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he was with her hid in the house of the LORD six years: and Athaliah reigned over the land.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 11:3

    He was - hid in the house of the Lord - This might be readily done, because none had access to the temple but the priests; and the high priest himself was the chief manager of this business.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 11:3

    And Athaliah did reign over the land - In these words the writer dismisses the entire reign of Athaliah, whereof he scorns to speak. We gather incidentally from 2 Kings 12:5-12, compared with 2 Chronicles 24:7, that Athaliah used her power to establish the exclusive worship of BaaI through the kingdom of Judah, and to crush that of Yahweh. She stopped the temple service, gave over the sacred vessels of the sanctuary to the use of the Baal priests, and employed the temple itself as a quarry from which materials might be taken for the construction of a great temple to Baal, which rose in the immediate neighborhood.