2 Chronicles 23 ©
Jehoiada, having taken measures for his security, maketh Joash king. Athaliah is slain. Jehoiada restoreth the worship of God, and settleth the king on his throne to the great joy of the people.
AND in athe seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the captains of hundreds, Azariah the son of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah the son of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri, into bcovenant with him.
Moreover Jehoiada the priest delivered to the captains of hundreds spears, and *bucklers, and shields, that had been king David's, which were in the house of God.
¶Now pwhen Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she came to the people into the house of the LORD:
And she looked, and, behold, the king stood at qhis pillar at the entering in, and the princes and the trumpets by the king: and all the people of the land rejoiced, rand sounded with trumpets, also the singers with instruments of musick, and ssuch as taught to sing praise. Then Athaliah rent her clothes, and said, 6Treason, Treason.
Then Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains of hundreds that were set over the host, and said unto them, Have her forth of the *ranges: and twhoso followeth her, let him be slain with the sword. For the priest said, uSlay her not in the house of the LORD.
Also Jehoiada appointed zthe offices of the house of the LORD by the hand of athe priests the Levites, whom bDavid had distributed in the house of the LORD, to offer the burnt offerings of the cLORD, as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, as it was ordained 7by David.
And ehe 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 the LORD: and they came through the high gate into the king's house, and set the king upon the throne of the kingdom.