Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 11:19

He took the captains of hundreds and the Carites and the guards and all the people of the land; and they brought the king down from the house of the Lord , and came by the way of the gate of the guards to the king's house. And he sat on the throne of the kings.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Church;   Joash;   Thompson Chain Reference - Nation, the;   Thrones;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Athaliah;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Judah, tribe and kingdom;   Throne;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Judgments of God;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Congregation;   Jehoash;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jehoiada;   Jerusalem;   Joash;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Athaliah;   Carites;   High Gate, Higher Gate;   Kings, 1 and 2;   People of the Land;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Athaliah;   Chronicles, I;   Government;   Jehoash;   Jerusalem;   Marriage;   Priests and Levites;   Temple;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Am Ha'arez ;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Athaliah ;   Guard;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Athaliah;   Jerusalem;   Joash;   Queen;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Footman,;   Governor;   Jeru'salem;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Anoint;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Judah;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Carites;   Guard;   Jehoash;   Jehoiada;   Philistines;   Temple;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Captain;   Carites;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

They conducted the king down from the temple hill, across the valley of the Tyropoeum, and up the opposite hill to the royal palace, entering it not by the “horse-gate” 2 Kings 11:16, where Athaliah had just been slain, but by the “gate of the guard” 2 Kings 11:6, which was probably the main gate of the palace on the eastern side (see 2 Chronicles 23:20).

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:19". "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 he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard,.... Of which 2 Kings 11:4 and all the people of the land; as many as were assembled together on this occasion:

and they brought down the king from the house of the Lord; the temple, which was built on an eminence:

and came by the way of the gate to the king's house; the gate of the royal palace, where the king's guards were placed, and did their duty: and he sat on the throne of the kings: where the kings of Judah used to sit, and this finished the formality of his being made king.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:19". "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 11:19 And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard, and all the people of the land; and they brought down the king from the house of the LORD, and came by the way of the gate of the guard to the king’s house. And he sat on the throne of the kings.

Ver. 19. And came by the way of the gate of the guard.] Called the high gate, [2 Chronicles 23:20] by reason of the fairness and height of it; and the new gate. [Jeremiah 36:10]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:19". 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

By the way of the gate of the guard, i.e. by the gate of the royal palace, where the king’s guard stood.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:19". 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

19.Gate of the guard — Called “the high gate” in Chronicles, but, like the horse gate, difficult to identify with any known locality. It was probably a gate leading toward the palace, and here called “gate of the guard” from being the one guarded by that division of Levites mentioned in 2 Kings 11:5.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:19". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-11.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Phelethi. In the Hebrew of the books of Kings we read nothing of these bands after the reign of David. The same expressions occur here as [in] ver. 4., "the centurions, the rams, (or captains) and the runners," (Calmet) or guards. (Protestants) (Haydock) --- Gate, on the west. Athalia had probably entered by the south. --- Kings. It was made of ivory, &c., 3 Kings x. 18. (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:19". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-11.html. 1859.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(19) And he took the rulers . . . the land.—Jehoiada now arranges a procession to escort the king in triumph from the Temple to the palace.

The rulers . . . guard.—Rather, the captains of the hundreds (the centurions) and the Carians and the Couriers; or, as Thenius prefers, the lictors and the satellites.

They brought down the king from the house of the Lord.—Down from the Temple to the bridge connecting Moriah with Zion.

And came by the way . . . king’s house.—Rather, and entered the king’s house by way of the gate of the Couriers. This gate, therefore, belonged not to the Temple, but to the palace, and was probably the chief entrance thereto.

And he sat on the throne.—The proceedings ended with the solemn enthronement of the king in the palace of his fathers. (The LXX. reads more suitably: “And they seated him on the throne;” so Chronicles.)

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:19". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-11.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard, and all the people of the land; and they brought down the king from the house of the LORD, and came by the way of the gate of the guard to the king's house. And he sat on the throne of the kings.
took
by the way
5; 2 Chronicles 23:5,19
he sat
1 Kings 1:13; 1 Chronicles 29:23; Jeremiah 17:25; 22:4,30; Matthew 19:28; 25:31
Reciprocal: Genesis 36:30 - dukess in the;  1 Chronicles 9:18 - the king's;  2 Chronicles 23:17 - slew Mattan;  2 Chronicles 23:20 - the captains

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:19". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-11.html.