Amaziah Reigns over Judah
1 aIn the second° year° of Joash° son° of Joahaz° king° of Israel°, bAmaziah° the son° of Joash° king° of Judah° became° king°. 2 He was twenty-five°° years° old° when he became° king°, and he reigned° twenty-nine°° years° in Jerusalem°. And his mother’s° name° was Jehoaddin° of Jerusalem°. 3 He did° right° in the sight° of the LORD°, yet° not like David° his father°; he did° according to all° that Joash° his father° had° done°. 4 Only° athe high° places° were not taken° away°; bthe people° still° sacrificed° and burned° incense° on the high° places°. 5 Now it came° about, as soon° as the kingdom° was firmly° in his hand°, that he Iakilled° his servants° who had slain° the king° his father°. 6 But the sons° of the Islayers° he did not put° to death°, according to what is written° in the book° of the Law° of Moses°, as the LORD° commanded°, saying°, “aThe fathers° shall not be put° to death° for the sons°, nor° the sons° be put° to death° for the fathers°; but beach° shall be put° to death° for his own sin°.”
 a2Ch 25:1 b2K 13:10
 a2K 12:3 b2K 16:4
 ILit smote a2K 12:20
 ILit smiters aDt 24:16 bJr 31:30; Ezk 18:4, 20
8 ¶ aThen° Amaziah° sent° messengers° to Jehoash°, the son° of Jehoahaz° son° of Jehu°, king° of Israel°, saying°, “bCome°, let us face°° each other.” 9 Jehoash° king° of Israel° sent° to Amaziah° king° of Judah°, saying°, “aThe thorn° bush° which° was in Lebanon° sent° to the cedar° which° was in Lebanon°, saying°, ‘Give° your daughter° to my son° in marriage°.’ But there passed° by a wild° beast° that was in Lebanon°, and trampled° the thorn° bush°. 10 aYou have indeed° Idefeated° Edom°, and byour heart° has IIbecome° proud°. Enjoy° your glory° and stay° at home°; for why° should you provoke° trouble° so that you, even you, would fall°, and Judah° with you?”
 a2Ch 25:17-24 b2S 2:14-17
 aJg 9:8-15
 ILit smitten IILit lifted you up a2K 14:7 bDt 8:14; 2Ch 26:16
11 ¶ But Amaziah° would not listen°. So Jehoash° king° of Israel° went° up; and he and Amaziah° king° of Judah° faced°° each other at aBeth-shemesh°, which° belongs to Judah°. 12 Judah° was defeated° Iby Israel°, and athey fled° each° to his tent°. 13 Then Jehoash° king° of Israel° captured° Amaziah° king° of Judah°, the son° of Jehoash° the son° of Ahaziah°, at Beth-shemesh°, and came° to Jerusalem° and tore° down° the wall° of Jerusalem° from athe Gate° of Ephraim° to bthe Corner° Gate°, 400°° Icubits°. 14 aHe took° all° the gold° and silver° and all° the utensils° which were found° in the house° of the LORD°, and in the treasuries° of the king’s° house°, the hostages° also, and returned° to Samaria°.
 aJsh 19:38
 ILit before a2S 18:17
 II.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in. aNe 8:16; 12:39 b2Ch 25:23
 a1K 14:26; 2K 12:18
Jeroboam II Succeeds Jehoash in Israel
15 ¶ aNow the rest° of the acts° of Jehoash° which° he did°, and his might° and how° he fought° with Amaziah° king° of Judah°, are they not written° in the Book° of the Chronicles°° of the Kings° of Israel°? 16 So Jehoash° slept° with his fathers° and was buried° in Samaria° with the kings° of Israel°; and Jeroboam° his son° became° king° in his place°.
Azariah (Uzziah) Succeeds Amaziah in Judah
17 ¶ aAmaziah° the son° of Joash° king° of Judah° lived° fifteen°° years° after° the death° of Jehoash° son° of Jehoahaz° king° of Israel°. 18 Now the rest° of the acts° of Amaziah°, are they not written° in the Book° of the Chronicles°° of the Kings° of Judah°? 19 They conspired° against° him in Jerusalem°, and he fled° to aLachish°; but they sent° after° him to Lachish° and killed° him there°. 20 Then they brought° him on horses° and he was buried° at Jerusalem° with his fathers° in the city° of David°. 21 All° the people° of Judah° took° IAzariah°, who° [was] sixteen°° years° old°, and made° him king° in the place° of his father° Amaziah°. 22 aHe built° Elath° and restored° it to Judah° after° the king° slept° with his fathers°.
 a2Ch 25:25-28
 aJsh 10:31; 2K 18:14, 17
 IIn 2Ch 26:1, Uzziah
 a1K 9:26; 2K 16:6; 2Ch 8:17
23 ¶ In the fifteenth°° year° of Amaziah° the son° of Joash° king° of Judah°, Jeroboam° the son° of Joash° king° of Israel° became° king° in Samaria°, [and reigned] forty-one°° years°. 24 He did° evil° in the sight° of the LORD°; he did not depart° from all° the sins° of Jeroboam° the son° of Nebat°, which° he made Israel° sin°. 25 aHe restored° the border° of Israel° from bthe entrance° of Hamath° as far° as cthe Sea° of the Arabah°, according to the word° of the LORD°, the God° of Israel°, which° He spoke° Ithrough° His servant° dJonah° the son° of Amittai°, the prophet°, who° was of eGath-hepher°. 26 For the aLORD° saw° the affliction° of Israel°, [which was] very° bitter°; for bthere was neither° bond° nor° free°, nor° was there° any helper° for Israel°. 27 The aLORD° did not say° that He would blot° out the name° of Israel° from under° heaven°, but He saved° them by the hand° of Jeroboam° the son° of Joash°.
 ILit by a2K 10:32; 13:25 b1K 8:65 cDt 3:17 dJna 1:1; Mt 12:39, 40 eJsh 19:13
 a2K 13:4 bDt 32:36
 a2K 13:23
Zechariah Reigns over Israel
28 ¶ Now the rest° of the acts° of Jeroboam° and all° that he did° and his might°, how° he fought° and how° he recovered° for Israel°, aDamascus° and bHamath°, [which had belonged] to Judah°, are they not written° in the Book° of the Chronicles°° of the Kings° of Israel°? 29 And Jeroboam° slept° with his fathers°, even with the kings° of Israel°, and Zechariah° his son° became° king° in his place°.
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Amaziah his good reign.
1 ¶ In the secondº yearº of Joashº sonº of Jehoahaz¹² kingº of Israelº reignedºª Amaziahº the sonº of Joashº kingº of Judah.º 2 He was² twentyº and fiveº yearsº oldº when he began to reign,ºª and reignedºª twentyº and nineº yearsº in Jerusalem.º And his mother'sº nameº [was] Jehoaddanº of² Jerusalem.º 3 And he didºª [that which was] rightº in the sightº of the LORD,º yetº not² like Davidº his father:º he didºª according to all things² as² Joashº his fatherº did.ºª 4 Howbeit² the high placesº were not² taken away:ºª as yetº the peopleº did sacrificeºª and burnt incenseºª on the high places.º
 2K 13:10; 14:15; 1Ch 3:12; 2Ch 25:1.
 1K 11:4; 15:3; 2K 12:2; 2Ch 24:2, 17; 25:2, 14; Jr 16:19; Zc 1:4; 1P 1:18.
 2K 12:3; 15:4, 35.
His justice on the murderers of his father.
5 ¶ And it came to pass,² as soon as² the kingdomº was confirmedºª in his hand,º that he slewºª² his servantsº which had slainºª² the kingº his father.º 6 But the childrenº of the murderersºª he slewºª not:² according unto that which is writtenºª in the bookº of the lawº of Moses,º wherein² the LORDº commanded,ºª saying,ºª The fathersº shall not² be put to deathºª for² the children,º nor² the childrenº be put to deathºª for² the fathers;º but²² every manº shall be put to deathºª for his own sin.º
His victory over Edom.
Amaziah, provoking Jehoash, is overcome and spoiled.
8 ¶ Then² Amaziahº sentºª messengersº to² Jehoash,º the sonº of Jehoahazº sonº of Jehu,º kingº of Israel,º saying,ºª Come,¹ª² let us look¹ª one another² in the face.º 9 And Jehoashº the kingº of Israelº sentºª to² Amaziahº kingº of Judah,º saying,ºª The thistleº that² [was] in Lebanonº sentºª to² the cedarº that² [was] in Lebanon,º saying,ºª Giveºª² thy daughterº to my sonº to wife:º and there passed¹ª by² a wildº beastº that² [was] in Lebanon,º and trode downºª² the thistle.º 10 Thou hast indeed¹ª smittenºª² Edom,º and thine heartº hath lifted thee up:ºª gloryºª [of this], and tarryºª at home:º for why² shouldest thou meddleºª to [thy] hurt,º that thou shouldest fall,ºª [even] thou,² and Judahº with² thee? 11 But Amaziahº would not² hear.ºª Therefore Jehoashº kingº of Israelº went up;ºª and he² and Amaziahº kingº of Judahº looked¹ª one another² in the faceº at Bethshemesh,º which² [belongeth] to Judah.º 12 And Judahº was put to the worseºª beforeº Israel;º and they fledºª every manº to their tents.º 13 And Jehoashº kingº of Israelº tookºª Amaziahº kingº of Judah,º the sonº of Jehoashº the sonº of Ahaziah,º at Bethshemesh,º and cameºª to Jerusalem,º and brake downºª the wallº of Jerusalemº from the gateº of Ephraimº unto² the cornerº gate,º fourº hundredº cubits.º 14 And he tookºª² all² the goldº and silver,º and all² the vesselsº that were foundºª in the houseº of the LORD,º and in the treasuresº of the king'sº house,º and hostages,ºº and returnedºª to Samaria.º
 2S 2:14; 2K 14:11; 2Ch 25:17; Pv 13:10; 17:14; 18:6; 20:18; 25:8.
 Jg 9:8; 1S 13:6; 2S 12:1; 1K 4:33; 2Ch 25:10, 18; 33:11; Jb 31:18; Pv 26:9; So 2:2; Is 34:13; Ezk 20:49; Ho 9:6.
 Ex 8:9; Dt 8:14; 2Ch 26:16; 32:25; 35:21; Pv 3:30; 15:18; 16:18; 17:14; 20:3; 25:8; 26:17; Jr 9:23; Ezk 38:2, 5, 17; Dn 5:20; Hab 2:4; Lk 14:31; Jm 1:9; 4:6.
 Jsh 19:38; 21:16; 1S 6:9; 2Ch 25:16, 20.
 1S 4:10; 2S 18:17; 1K 22:36.
 2K 25:6; 2Ch 25:23; 33:11; 36:6, 10; Ne 8:16; 12:39; Jb 40:11; Pv 16:18; 29:23; Is 2:11; Jr 31:38; Dn 4:37; Zc 14:10; Lk 14:11.
 1K 7:51; 14:26; 15:18; 2K 18:23; 24:13; 25:15.
15 ¶ Now the restº of the actsº of Jehoashº which² he did,ºª and his might,º and how² he foughtºª with² Amaziahº kingº of Judah,º [are] they² not² writtenºª in² the bookº of the chroniclesºº of the kingsº of Israel?º
Jeroboam succeedeth Jehoash.
Amaziah slain by a conspiracy.
17 ¶ And Amaziahº the sonº of Joashº kingº of Judahº livedºª afterº the deathº of Jehoashº sonº of Jehoahazº kingº of Israelº fifteenºº years.º 18 And the restº of the actsº of Amaziah,º [are] they² not² writtenºª in² the bookº of the chroniclesºº of the kingsº of Judah?º 19 Now they madeºª a conspiracyº against² him in Jerusalem:º and he fledºª to Lachish;º but they sentºª afterº him to Lachish,º and slewºª him there.² 20 And they broughtºª him on² horses:º and he was buriedºª at Jerusalemº with² his fathersº in the cityº of David.º
 2K 13:10; 14:1, 23; 2Ch 25:25.
 1K 11:41; 14:29; 2K 13:8, 12.
 Jsh 10:31; 2K 12:20; 15:10, 14, 25, 30; 21:23; 2Ch 25:27; Mi 1:13.
 1K 2:10; 11:43; 2K 8:24; 9:28; 12:21; 2Ch 21:20; 26:23; 33:20.
Azariah succeedeth him.
21 ¶ And all² the peopleº of Judahº tookºª² Azariah,º which² [was] sixteenºº yearsº old,º and made him kingºª² instead of² his fatherº Amaziah.º 22 He² builtºª² Elath,º and restoredºª it to Judah,º after¹ that² the kingº sleptºª with² his fathers.º
Jeroboam's wicked reign.
23 ¶ In the fifteenthºº¹ yearº of Amaziahº the sonº of Joashº kingº of Judahº Jeroboamº the sonº of Joashº kingº of Israelº began to reignºª in Samaria,º [and reigned] fortyº and oneº years.º 24 And he didºª [that which was] evilº in the sightº of the LORD:º he departedºª not² from all²² the sinsº of Jeroboamº the sonº of Nebat,º who² made² Israelº to sin.ºª 25 He² restoredºª² the coastº of Israelº from the enteringºª² of Hamathº unto² the seaº of the plain,º according to the wordº of the LORDº Godº of Israel,º which² he spakeºª by the handº of his servantº Jonah,º the sonº of Amittai,º the prophet,º which² [was] of Gathhepher.º² 26 For² the LORDº sawºª² the afflictionº of Israel,º [that it was] veryº bitter:ºª for [there was] not¹ any² shut up,ºª nor any² left,ºª nor² any helperºª for Israel.º 27 And the LORDº saidºª not² that he would blot outºª² the nameº of Israelº from under²² heaven:º but he savedºª them by the handº of Jeroboamº the sonº of Joash.º
 2K 14:17, 27; Ho 1:1; Am 1:1; 7:9.
 Gn 38:7; Dt 9:18; 1K 12:28; 21:25; 2K 13:2, 6, 11; 21:6; Ps 106:20.
 Gn 14:3; Nu 13:21; 34:7; Dt 3:17; Jsh 19:13; Ezk 47:16; Am 6:14; Jna 1:1; Mt 12:39; 16:4.
 Ex 3:7, 9; Dt 32:36; Jg 10:16; 1K 14:10; 21:21; 2K 13:4; Ps 106:43; Is 63:9.
 Ex 32:32; Dt 9:14; 25:19; 29:20; 2K 5:1; 13:5, 23; Ps 69:28; Ho 1:6, 7; Ro 11:2; Tit 3:4; Rv 3:5.
28 ¶ Now the restº of the actsº of Jeroboam,º and all² that² he did,ºª and his might,º how² he warred,ºª and how² he recoveredºª² Damascus,º and Hamath,º [which belonged] to Judah,º for Israel,º are they² not² writtenºª in² the bookº of the chroniclesºº of the kingsº of Israel?º
Zachariah succeedeth him.
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