And Jehoiada made a covenant between the Lord and the
and the people, that they should be the Lord's people
Renewed the covenant between the Lord on the one part, and the king and the people on the other; assuring them, that as God had declared that he would be their God, he would yet be their God to bless and protect them, they continuing in obedience to him; and obliging them to promise that they would serve the Lord their God, and him only, and root out all idolatry from the land, and restore, and continue in, the pure worship of God:
between the king also and the people;
he promising, on his part, that he would govern them according to the law of God, and protect them in their rights and properties, privileges and liberties; and they, on their part, that they would honour and obey him, and be his faithful subjects. In ( 2 Chronicles 23:16 ) Jehoiada is said to make this covenant between him which may be understood of the Lord; or if of himself, the meaning is, that it was made between him, the king and people, and the Lord.