Now as soon as what concerned Athaliah was by this stratagem, after
this manner, despatched, Jehoiada called together the people and the armed
men into the temple, and made them take an oath that they would be obedient
to the king, and take care of his safety, and of the safety of his government;
after which he obliged the king to give security [upon oath] that he would
worship God, and not transgress the laws of Moses. They then ran to the
house of Baal, which Athaliah and her husband Jehoram had built, to the
dishonor of the God of their fathers, and to the honor of Ahab, and demolished
it, and slew Mattan, that had his priesthood. But Jehoiada intrusted the
care and custody of the temple to the priests and Levites, according to
the appointment of king David, and enjoined them to bring their regular
burnt-offerings twice a day, and to offer incense according to the law.
He also ordained some of the Levites, with the porters, to be a guard to
the temple, that no one that was defiled might come there.