Joash Made King

2 Chronicles 23

1 In a the seventh year b Jehoiada strengthened himself, and made a covenant with the captains of hundreds: Azariah the son of Jeroham, Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, Azariah the son of c Obed, Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri. 2 And they went throughout Judah and gathered the Levites from all the cities of Judah, and the d chief fathers of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem. 3 Then all the assembly made a covenant with the king in the house of God. And he said to them, "Behold, the king's son shall reign, as the LORD has e said of the sons of David. 4 "This is what you shall do: One-third of you f entering on the Sabbath, of the priests and the Levites, shall be keeping watch over the doors; 5 "one-third shall be at the king's house; and one-third at the Gate of the Foundation. All the people shall be in the courts of the house of the LORD. 6 "But let no one come into the house of the LORD except the priests and g those of the Levites who serve. They may go in, for they are holy; but all the people shall keep the watch of the LORD. 7 "And the Levites shall surround the king on all sides, every man with his weapons in his hand; and whoever comes into the house, let him be put to death. You are to be with the king when he comes in and when he goes out."

8 So the Levites and all Judah did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded. And each man took his men who were to be on duty on the Sabbath, with those who were going off duty on the Sabbath; for Jehoiada the priest had not dismissed h the divisions. 9 And Jehoiada the priest gave to the captains of hundreds the spears and the large and small i shields which had belonged to King David, that were in the temple of God. 10 Then he set all the people, every man with his weapon in his hand, from the right side of the temple to the left side of the temple, along by the altar and by the temple, all around the king. 11 And they brought out the king's son, put the crown on him, j gave him the 1 Testimony, 2 and made him king. Then Jehoiada and his sons anointed him, and said, "Long live the king!"

  1. Cross References
    2 Kings 11:4
    In the seventh year Jehoiada sent and brought the captains of hundreds - of the bodyguards and the escorts - and brought them into the house of the LORD to him. And he made a covenant with them and took an oath from them in the house of the LORD, and showed them the king's son.
  2. Cross References
    2 Kings 12:2
    Jehoash did what was right in the sight of the LORD all the days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him.
  3. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 2:37
    Zabad begot Ephlal, and Ephlal begot Obed.
    1 Chronicles 2:38
    Obed begot Jehu, and Jehu begot Azariah.
  4. Cross References
    Ezra 1:5
    Then the heads of the fathers' houses of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and the Levites, with all whose spirits God had moved, arose to go up and build the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem.
  5. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:12
    When your days are fulfilled and you rest with ...
    1 Kings 2:4
    "that the LORD may fulfill His word which He sp...
    1 Kings 9:5
    "then I will establish the throne of your kingd...
    2 Chronicles 6:16
    "Therefore, LORD God of Israel, now keep what Y...
    2 Chronicles 7:18
    "then I will establish the throne of your kingd...
    2 Chronicles 21:7
    Yet the LORD would not destroy the house of Dav...
  6. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 9:25
    And their brethren in their villages had to come with them from time to time for seven days.
  7. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 23:28 - 32
    Because their duty was to help the sons of Aaron in the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts and in the chambers, in the purifying of all holy things and the work of the service of the house of God.
  8. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 24:1 - 31
    Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
  9. Cross References
    2 Samuel 8:7
    And David took the shields of gold that had belonged to the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
  10. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 17:18
    Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book, from the one before the priests, the Levites.
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