2 Kings 12:20

“And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And his seruants arose, and made a conspiracie, and slew Iehoash in the house of Millo, which goeth downe to Silla.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

His servants arose and made a conspiracy and struck down Joash at the house of Millo {as he was} going down to Silla.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and smote Joash at the house of Millo, `on the way' that goeth down to Silla.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his servants made a secret design and put Joash to death at the house of Millo on the way down to Silla.
- Basic English Bible

And his servants rose up and made a conspiracy, and smote Joash in the house of Millo, at the descent of Silla.
- Darby Bible

And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.
- Webster's Bible

His servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and struck Joash at the house of Millo, [on the way] that goes down to Silla.
- World English Bible

And his servants rise, and make a conspiracy, and smite Joash in the house of Millo, that is going down to Silla:
- Youngs Literal Bible

(12:21) And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and smote Joash at Beth-millo, on the way that goeth down to Silla.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 12:20


12:20 And slew Joash - We are told, in the Chronicles, that his murdering the prophet, Jehoiada's son, was the provocation. In this, how unrighteous so ever they were, yet the Lord was righteous. And this was not the only time, that he let even kings know, it was at their peril, if they touched his anointed, or did his prophets any harm. Thus fell Joash, who began in the spirit, and ended in the flesh. And indeed God usually sets marks of his displeasure upon apostates, even in this life.


Discussion for 2 Kings 12:20

  • Danette Nzewi for verse 20
    This chapter shows progressiveness and tolerance revealing the real from the unreal! The hatred of murdering a servant sjould be observed and dealt with it's examples reveals too the mingling of cultures can be an atmosphere of very difficult standards. Let compadsion,truth,trust,lrsspns of integrity be learned and we forgive,review,overcome ,and give jutice on the right terms.

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