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2 Kings 11:8

    2 Kings 11:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And ye shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand: and he that cometh within the ranges, let him be slain: and be ye with the king as he goeth out and as he cometh in.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand: and he that comes within the ranges, let him be slain: and be you with the king as he goes out and as he comes in.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And ye shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and he that cometh within the ranks, let him be slain: and be ye with the king when he goeth out, and when he cometh in.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Will make a circle round the king, every man being armed; and whoever comes inside your lines is to be put to death; keep with the king, when he goes out and when he comes in.

    Webster's Revision

    And ye shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and he that cometh within the ranks, let him be slain: and be ye with the king when he goeth out, and when he cometh in.

    World English Bible

    You shall surround the king, every man with his weapons in his hand; and he who comes within the ranks, let him be slain. Be with the king when he goes out, and when he comes in."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And ye shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and he that cometh within the ranks, let him be slain: and be ye with the king when he goeth out, and when he cometh in.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 11:8

    Compass - To surround; encircle.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 11:8

    Within the ranges - Rather, "within the ranks." If anyone tried to break through the soldiers' ranks to the king, or even to disturb their order, he was to be immediately slain.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 11:8

    11:8 Ranges - Or, fences, the wall wherewith the courts of the temple were environed.