Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 11:11

The guards stood each with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, by the altar and by the house, around the king.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Armies;   Church and State;   Citizens;   Conspiracy;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Levites;   Loyalty;   Orphan;   Usurpation;   Women;   Zeal, Religious;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible Stories for Children;   Children;   Home;   Pleasant Sunday Afternoons;   Religion;   Stories for Children;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Fatherless;   Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Athaliah;   Joash or Jehoash;   King, Kings;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Judah, tribe and kingdom;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Fulfillment;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Judgments of God;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jehoiada;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Athaliah;   High Priest;   Kings, 1 and 2;   People of the Land;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Athaliah;   Chronicles, I;   Government;   Jehoash;   Jerusalem;   Marriage;   Priests and Levites;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Athaliah ;   Guard;   Jehoiada ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Athaliah;   Joash;   Queen;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Footman,;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Judah;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Corner;   Holy Place;   Jehoiada;   Joel (2);   Priest, High;   Priests and Levites;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

From the right corner … - Rather, “from the right side of the temple buildings to the left side” - i. e., right across the temple court from the one side to the other, by the altar of burnt offerings, etc. This altar stood exactly in front of the temple-porch. Here the king was stationed; and before him and behind him, (“round about” him) stood the soldiers, drawn up several ranks deep across the entire court, just in front of the sacred building.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:11". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-11.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, round about the king,.... As ordered, 2 Kings 11:8.

from the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple from the northeast to the southeast:

along by the altar and the temple: the altar of burnt offering, which stood in the court.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-11.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 11:11 And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple, [along] by the altar and the temple.

Ver. 11. From the right corner of the temple,] i.e., From north to south.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:11". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-11.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

From the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple; from the south-east to the north-east side. By the altar; the altar of burnt-offerings, which was by the great and eastern gate of the temple.

And the temple, i.e. by and towards the other parts of the temple, which they defended on all sides.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:11". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-11.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

11.From the right corner of the temple to the left — This means, doubtless, that a rank or several ranks of armed Levites were stationed in a semicircle in front of the temple, extending from one side to the other. The king, whom they encompassed, probably occupied a position by one of the pillars, Jachin and Boaz, in front of the temple. 1 Kings 7:21.

By the altar and the temple — Literally, to the altar and the house. Their ranks extended not only in a semicircular form around the king from one side of the temple to the other, but also reached to the altar of burnt offerings in the midst of the court, and to other parts of the temple also, besides the right and left corners. Chronicles adds, that besides these armed Levites with their officers, a multitude of the people were in the courts of the temple.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:11". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-11.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 11:11. The guard stood from the right to the left corner of the temple From the south-east to the north-east side. Along by the altar — Of burnt-offerings, which was by the great eastern gate of the temple. The meaning is, they defended the temple on all sides.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:11". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-11.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Right, or south, leading to the palace, (Menochius) whence the greatest danger was feared. (Calmet) --- Altar of holocausts, that it might not impede the sight of the king. (Menochius)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:11". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-11.html. 1859.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(11) The guard.—Literally, the Couriers; not therefore the Levites.

Corner.—Rather, side.

Along by.—At.

And the temple.—And at the Temple. The guard formed in two lines, extending from the south wall to the north wall of the court, one line standing at the altar of burnt offering, which was near the entrance, the other at the sanctuary itself. The words “round about the king” are anticipative.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:11". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-11.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple, along by the altar and the temple.
every man
8,10
corner
Heb. shoulder. by the altar.
Exodus 40:6; 2 Chronicles 6:12; Ezekiel 8:16; Joel 2:17; Matthew 23:35; Luke 11:51
Reciprocal: Genesis 41:34 - officers;  2 Kings 11:14 - the princes;  2 Chronicles 23:10 - side of the temple

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-11.html.