The Bible in Its Traditions

2 Chronicles 23:16–21

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16  And Jehoiada made a covenant between himself, and all the people, and the king, that they should be YHWH'S people.

16  Then Jehoiada formed a covenant between himself and the entire people, and the king, so that they would be the people of the Lord.

17  And all the people went to the house of Baal, and broke it down, and broke his altars and his images in pieces, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.

17  And so, all the people entered into the house of Baal, and they destroyed it. And they broke apart his altars and idols. Also, they put to death Mattan, the priest of Baal, before the altars.

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18  And Jehoiada appointed the offices of the house of YHWH under the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the house of the YHWH, to offer the burnt-offerings of the LORD, as it is written in the Law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, according to the direction of David.

18  And Jodae the priest committed the works of the house of the Lord into the and of the priests and Levites, and he re-established the courses of the priests and Levites which David appointed over the house of the Lord, and he appointed them to offer whole-burnt-offerings to the Lord, as it is written in the law of Moses, with gladness, and with songs by the hand of David.

18  Then Jehoiada appointed overseers in the house of the Lord, under the hands of the priests and Levites, whom David had distributed to the house of the Lord so that they might offer holocausts to the Lord, just as it was written in the law of Moses, with gladness and singing, in accord with the disposition of David.

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19  And he set the porters at the gates of the house of YHWH, that none that was unclean in any thing should enter in.

19  And the porters stood at the gates of the house of the Lord, that no one unclean in any respect should enter in.

19  Also, he appointed porters at the gates of the house of the Lord, so that whoever was unclean for any reason would not enter.

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20  And he took the captains of hundreds, and the nobles, and the governors of the people, and all the people of the land, and brought down the king from the house of YHWH; and they came through the upper gate unto the king's house, and set the king upon the throne of the kingdom.

20  And he took the centurions, and the most valiant men, and the leaders of the people, and all the common people of the land, and they set out to descend to the king, from the house of the Lord, and to enter through the middle of the upper gate, to the house of the king. And they placed him on the royal throne.

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21  So all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was quiet; and they slew Athaliah with the sword.

21  And all the people of the land rejoiced; and the city was quiet: and they slew Gotholia.