2 KINGS 11:1



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

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2 Kings 11:1 Translation & Meaning

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And when Athaliah וַֽעֲתַלְיָה֙ Athaljah, the name of an Israelitess and two Israelites Athaliah
the mother אֵ֣ם A mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively [like father]) mother
of Ahaziah אֲחַזְיָ֔הוּ Achazjah, the name of a Jewish and an Israelite king Ahaziah
saw ורָאֲתָ֖ה To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) saw
that כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
her son בְּנָ֑הּ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
was dead, מֵ֣ת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill dead
she arose וַתָּ֙קָם֙ To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) arose
and destroyed וַתְּאַבֵּ֔ד Properly, to wander away, i.e., lose oneself; by implication to perish (causative, destroy) destroyed
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the seed זֶ֥רַע Seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity seed
royal. הַמַּמְלָכָֽה׃ Dominion, i.e., (abstractly) the estate (rule) or (concretely) the country (realm) royal

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

  • 2  But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain.

  • 3  And he was with her hid in the house of the Lord six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land.


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