Jehoiada's Reforms

2 Chronicles 23

16 Then Jehoiada made a o covenant between himself, the people, and the king, that they should be the LORD's people. 17 And all the people went to the 1 temple of Baal, and tore it down. They broke in pieces its altars and images, and p killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. 18 Also Jehoiada appointed the oversight of the house of the LORD to the hand of the priests, the Levites, whom David had q assigned in the house of the LORD, to offer the burnt offerings of the LORD, as it is written in the r Law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, as it was established by David. 19 And he set the s gatekeepers at the gates of the house of the LORD, so that no one who was in any way unclean should enter. 20 t Then he took the captains of hundreds, the nobles, the governors of the people, and all the people of the land, and brought the king down from the house of the LORD; and they went through the Upper Gate to the king's house, and set the king on the throne of the kingdom. 21 So all the people of the land rejoiced; and the city was quiet, for they had slain Athaliah with the sword.

  1. Cross References
    Joshua 24:24
    And the people said to Joshua, "The LORD our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!
    Joshua 24:25
    So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.
    2 Chronicles 15:12 - 15
    Then they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 13:6 - 9
    If your brother, the son of your mother, your son or your daughter, the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul, secretly entices you, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods,' which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers.
    1 Kings 18:40
    And Elijah said to them, "Seize the prophets of Baal! Do not let one of them escape!" So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the Brook Kishon and executed them there.
  3. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 23:6
    Also David separated them into divisions among the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
    1 Chronicles 23:30
    To stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at evening.
    1 Chronicles 23:31
    And at every presentation of a burnt offering to the LORD on the Sabbaths and on the New Moons and on the set feasts, by number according to the ordinance governing them, regularly before the LORD.
    2 Chronicles 24:1
    Joash was seven years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba.
  4. Cross References
    Numbers 28:2
    "Command the children of Israel, and say to them, 'My offering, My food for My offerings made by fire as a sweet aroma to Me, you shall be careful to offer to Me at their appointed time.'
  5. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 26:1 - 19
    Concerning the divisions of the gatekeepers: of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
  6. Cross References
    1 Kings 9:22
    But of the children of Israel Solomon made no forced laborers, because they were men of war and his servants: his officers, his captains, commanders of his chariots, and his cavalry.
    2 Kings 11:19
    Then he took the captains of hundreds, the bodyguards, the escorts, and all the people of the land; and they brought the king down from the house of the LORD, and went by way of the gate of the escorts to the king's house. Then he sat on the throne of the kings.
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