2 Chronicles 23:6 Commentary - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole
Into the house of the Lord; strictly so called, as it is distinguished from the courts, into which others were permitted to come, 2Ch 23:5, to wit, into the holy place.
The priests, and they that minister of the Levites; they who are to minister in course, or by my present appointment.
The watch of the Lord, i.e. of the house of the Lord; as the phrase may be filled up out of this place and 2Ki 11:6. The sense is, Let them stand in their court to prevent and oppose any person who shall endeavour violently to break into the house to seize upon the king, or to disturb their present work; which he expected Athaliah and her accomplices would do.
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English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole
Matthew Poole (1624–1679) wrote English Annotations on the Holy Bible, completing the chapters as far as Isaiah 58 before his death in 1679. The rest of the Annotations were completed by friends and colleagues among his Nonconformist brethren. The first printing of the completed edition was in 1685, 2 volumes folio, followed by editions in 1688, 1696 (with valuable chapter outlines added by the editors, Samuel Clark and Edward Veale), and the 4th and definitive edition in 1700, the basis of all others.