But Jehosh'eba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahazi'ah, took Jo'ash the son of Ahazi'ah, 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 Athali'ah, so that he was not slain.
¶ And the seventh year Jehoi'ada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and brought them to him into the house of the LORD, and made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of the LORD, and showed them the king's son.
¶ And the captains over the hundreds did according to all things that Jehoi'ada the priest commanded: and they took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoi'ada the priest.
And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets: and Athali'ah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, treason.
But Jehoi'ada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said unto them, Have her forth without the ranges; and him that followeth her kill with the sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the house of the LORD.
And all the people of the land went into the house of Ba'al, and brake it down; his altars and his images brake they in pieces thoroughly, and slew Mattan the priest of Ba'al before the altars. And the priest appointed officers over the house of the LORD.
And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard, and all the people of the land; and they brought down the king from the house of the LORD, and came by the way of the gate of the guard to the king's house. And he sat on the throne of the kings.