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2 Kings 12:20

    2 Kings 12:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goes down to Silla.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and smote Joash at the house of Millo, on the way that goeth down to Silla.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And his servants made a secret design and put Joash to death at the house of Millo on the way down to Silla.

    Webster's Revision

    And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and smote Joash at the house of Millo, on the way that goeth down to Silla.

    World English Bible

    His servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and struck Joash at the house of Millo, [on the way] that goes down to Silla.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and smote Joash at the house of Millo, on the way that goeth down to Silla.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 12:20

    The house of Millo - Was a royal palace, built by David; (see 2 Samuel 5:9); and Silla is supposed to be the name of the road or causeway that led to it. Millo was situated between the old city of Jerusalem, and the city of David.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 12:20

    A conspiracy - Compare the marginal reference Joash, either from a suspicion of intended treason, or from some other unknown cause, took up his abode in the fortress of Millo 1 Kings 9:24. This conspiracy was connected with religion. Soon after the death of Jehoiada, Joash had apostatised; had renewed the worship of Baal; and, despite of many prophetic warnings, had persisted in his evil courses, even commanding Zechariah to be slain when he rebuked them 2 Chronicles 24:18-27. The conspirators, who wished to avenge Zechariah, no doubt wished also to put down the Baal worship. In this it appears that they succeeded. For, though Amaziah punished the actual murderers after a while 2 Kings 14:5, yet he appears not to have been a Baal-worshipper. The only idolatries laid to his charge are the maintenance of the high places 2 Kings 14:4, and a worship of the gods of Edom 2 Chronicles 25:14-20.

    Silla - This place is quite unknown.