The crowning of King Joash (2 Chr 23:8-23:11)

“The Levites and all Judah did according to all that the priest Jehoiada commanded. Each brought his men, who were to come on duty on the Sabbath, with those who were to go off duty on the Sabbath. The priest Jehoiada did not dismiss the divisions. The priest Jehoiada delivered to the captains the spears with the large and small shields that had been King David’s, which were in the house of God. He set all the people as a guard for the king, every man with a weapon in his hand, from the south side of the house to the north side of the house, around the altar and the house. Then he brought out the king’s son. He put the crown upon him. He gave him the covenant. They proclaimed him king. Jehoiada and his sons anointed him. Then they shouted. ‘Long live the king.’”

Based on 2 Kings, chapter 11, here it is the Levites and not the captains that followed the command of the priest Jehoiada. Otherwise, it is almost word for word as in 2 Kings. They all brought their men on the Sabbath to Jehoiada, for the changing of the guard. Jehoiada gave them spears and shields that had been in the temple from the time of King David. Jehoiada crowned and anointed him king. He gave him the covenant. Thus they all shouted, “Long live the King.” In 2 Kings, they also clapped.

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