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12 Then Jehoiada brought out the king’s son and put the crown and the testimony[a] upon him. They proclaimed him king and anointed him, clapping their hands and shouting, “Long live the king!”

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  1. 11:12 Testimony: that is, the two tablets of the law preserved in the ark in the Temple. Presumably they were placed upon the king during his installation ceremony as a reminder of the law he was to uphold.

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