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2 Kings 14:5

    2 Kings 14:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he slew his servants who had slain the king his father:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now when he became strong in the kingdom, straight away he put to death those servants who had taken the life of the king his father;

    Webster's Revision

    And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he slew his servants who had slain the king his father:

    World English Bible

    It happened, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he killed his servants who had slain the king his father:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father:

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 14:5

    As soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand - No doubt those wicked men, Jozachar and Jehozabad, who murdered his father, had considerable power and influence; and therefore he found it dangerous to bring them to justice, till he was assured of the loyalty of his other officers: when this was clear, he called them to account, and put them to death.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 14:5

    The phrase, "confirmed in his hand" 2 Kings 15:19, usually expresses the authorisation of a new reign by an imperial superior (see 2 Kings 15:19 note); but here it describes the result when the troubles consequent upon the murder of Joash had passed away. The new king's authority was generally recognized by his subjects.