2 Kings 15:10

10 Shallum son of Jabesh conspired against Zechariah. He attacked him in front of the people,a assassinated him and succeeded him as king.

Read 2 Kings 15:10 Using Other Translations

And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.
Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him and struck him down at Ibleam and put him to death and reigned in his place.
Then Shallum son of Jabesh conspired against Zechariah, assassinated him in public, and became the next king.

What does 2 Kings 15:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 15:10

And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him
A friend of his, as Josephus F17 calls him, encouraged by the dissatisfaction of the people to him:

and smote him before the people, and slew him;
in a public manner, the people consenting to it, and approving of it, not liking Zachariah to be their king;

and reigned in his stead;
though but a very short time.


FOOTNOTES:

F17 Antiqu. l. 9. c. 11. sect. 1.
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