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2 Kings 11:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And a third part shall be at the gate Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: so shall ye keep the watch of the house, and be a barrier.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And a third part [shall be] at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: so shall ye keep the watch of the house, that it be not broken down.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— (one third also [shall be] at the gate Sur, and one third at the gate behind the guards), shall keep watch over the house for defense.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And a third part [shall be] at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: so shall ye keep the watch of the house, that it be not broken down.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and a third part shall be at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the couriers; and ye shall keep the watch of the house for a defence.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and, a third, in the side-gate; and, a third, in the gate behind the runners,—so shall ye keep the watch of the house, by turns.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the third [is] at the gate of Sur, and the third at the gate behind the runners, and ye have kept the charge of the house pulled down;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let a third part of you go in on the sabbath, and keep the watch of the king's house. And let a third part be at the gate of Sur; and let a third part be at the gate behind the dwelling of the shieldbearers; and you shall keep the watch of the house of Messa.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And a third part [shall be] at the gate of Sur, and a third part at the gate behinde the guard: so shall yee keepe the watch of the house, that it be not broken downe.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Let a third part of you go in [on] the sabbath-day, and keep ye the watch of the king's house in the porch; and another third in the gate of the high way, and a third at the gate behind the footmen; and keep ye the guard of the house.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And a third part [shall be] at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: so shall ye keep the watch of the house, that it be not broken down.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And a third part 7992
{7992} Prime
שְׁלִישִׁי
sh@liyshiy
{shel-ee-shee'}
Ordinal from H7969; third; feminine a third (part); by extension a third (day, year or time); specifically a third story cell).
[shall be] at the gate 8179
{8179} Prime
שַׁעַר
sha`ar
{shah'-ar}
From H8176 in its original sense; an opening, that is, door or gate.
of Sūr סוּר; 5495
{5495} Prime
סוּר
Cuwr
{soor}
The same as H5494; Sur, a gate of the Temple.
and a third part 7992
{7992} Prime
שְׁלִישִׁי
sh@liyshiy
{shel-ee-shee'}
Ordinal from H7969; third; feminine a third (part); by extension a third (day, year or time); specifically a third story cell).
at the gate 8179
{8179} Prime
שַׁעַר
sha`ar
{shah'-ar}
From H8176 in its original sense; an opening, that is, door or gate.
behind 310
{0310} Prime
אַחַר
'achar
{akh-ar'}
From H0309; properly the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjugation, after (in various senses).
the guard: 7323
{7323} Prime
רוּץ
ruwts
{roots}
A primitive root; to run (for whatever reason, especially to rush).
z8801
<8801> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 309
so shall ye keep 8104
{8104} Prime
שָׁמַר
shamar
{shaw-mar'}
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the watch 4931
{4931} Prime
מִשְׁמֶרֶת
mishmereth
{mish-meh'-reth}
Feminine of H4929; watch, that is, the act (custody) or (concretely) the sentry, the post; objectively preservation, or (concretely) safe; figuratively observance, that is, (abstractly) duty, or (objectively) a usage or party.
of the house, 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
that it be not broken down. 4535
{4535} Prime
מַסָּח
maccach
{mas-sawkh'}
From H5255 in the sense of staving off; a cordon, (adverbially) or (as a) military barrier.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Kings 11:4-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Kings 11:6

Sur — The chief gate of the temple. The guard — Either, the king's guard. Or, the guard of the temple; this gate was in the south — side. So, &c. — So you shall guard all the gates or entrances into the temple that neither Athaliah nor any of her soldiers may break in.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Kings 11:6

And a third part [shall be] at the gate of (g) Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: so shall ye keep the watch of the house, that it be not broken down.

(g) Called the east gate of the temple, (2 Chronicles 23:5).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the gate of Sur:

1 Chronicles 26:13-19 And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate. ... These [are] the divisions of the porters among the sons of Kore, and among the sons of Merari.
2 Chronicles 23:4-5 This [is] the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you entering on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, [shall be] porters of the doors; ... And a third part [shall be] at the king's house; and a third part at the gate of the foundation: and all the people [shall be] in the courts of the house of the LORD.

that it be not broken down:
or, from breaking up
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