2 Kings 11:1

“And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah sawe that her sonne was dead, she arose, and destroyed all the seed royall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose and destroyed all the royal offspring.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now when Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah, saw that her son was dead, she had all the rest of the seed of the kingdom put to death.
- Basic English Bible

And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose up and destroyed all the royal seed.
- Darby Bible

And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.
- Webster's Bible

Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.
- World English Bible

And Athaliah [is] mother of Ahaziah, and she hath seen that her son [is] dead, and she riseth, and destroyeth all the seed of the kingdom;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 11:1


11:1 She destroyed - This was the fruit of Jehoshaphat's marrying his son to a daughter of that idolatrous house of Ahab. And this dreadful judgment God permitted upon him and his, to shew how much he abhors all such affinities.


Discussion for 2 Kings 11

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God has willed that Jehoash will be king at age 7, the antics of Athaliah notwithstanding. She got what she deserved after ordering the killing of innocent people because of her ambition for her son to be king. The lesson for us is not to assume the place of God (play God). Let God's will be done all the time.
  • PIRFA
    Quite interesting brief and precise

Bible Options