The people kill Athaliah
12 Athaliah heard the noise when the people started to run about. She heard them when they praised the king. So she went to the people in the house of the Lord. 13 She looked and she saw the new king. He was standing in the king's place by the door of the temple. The officers and the men who made a noise with trumpets were standing next to him. All the country's people were happy and people were making a noise with trumpets. There were singers and they were also making music. They were the leaders of the people while the people praised. Athaliah tore her clothes and she screamed, ‘People are fighting against their ruler! They are fighting against their ruler!’
14 Jehoiada the priest sent a message to the captains who were each over 100 men. These captains were over the army. The priest had said to them, ‘Do not kill her in the house of the Lord.’ So now he said, ‘Bring her out between the soldiers. And kill with a sword anyone who tries to help her.’ 15 So they took her and they brought her to the Horse Gate, next to the king's house. And they killed her there.