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The Holy Bible: King James Version. 2000.

The Second
Book of the Kings
Commonly Called, The Fourth Book of the Kings
14

The Reign of Amaziah
2 Chr. 25.1-28
1  In the second year of Jo'ash son of Jeho'ahaz king of Israel reigned Amazi'ah the son of Jo'ash king of Judah.
2  He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jeho'addan of Jerusalem.
3  And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Jo'ash his father did.
4  Howbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.
5  And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.
6  But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin. Deut. 24.16
7  ¶ He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Jok'theel unto this day.
8  ¶ Then Amazi'ah sent messengers to Jeho'ash, the son of Jeho'ahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.
9  And Jeho'ash the king of Israel sent to Amazi'ah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.
10  Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?
11  ¶ But Amazi'ah would not hear. Therefore Jeho'ash king of Israel went up; and he and Amazi'ah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Beth–she'mesh, which belongeth to Judah.
12  And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.
13  And Jeho'ash king of Israel took Amazi'ah king of Judah, the son of Jeho'ash the son of Ahazi'ah, at Beth–she'mesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of E'phra-im unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
14  And he took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.
15  ¶ Now the rest of the acts of Jeho'ash which he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amazi'ah king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
16  And Jeho'ash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jerobo'am his son reigned in his stead.
17  ¶ And Amazi'ah the son of Jo'ash king of Judah lived after the death of Jeho'ash son of Jeho'ahaz king of Israel fifteen years.
18  And the rest of the acts of Amazi'ah, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?
19  Now they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him there.
20  And they brought him on horses: and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.
21  And all the people of Judah took Azari'ah, which was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amazi'ah.
22  He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

The Reign of Jeroboam
23  ¶ In the fifteenth year of Amazi'ah the son of Jo'ash king of Judah, Jerobo'am the son of Jo'ash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one years.
24  And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from all the sins of Jerobo'am the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
25  He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, Jon. 1.1 the son of Amit'tai, the prophet, which was of Gath–he'pher.
26  For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.
27  And the LORD said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jerobo'am the son of Jo'ash.
28  ¶ Now the rest of the acts of Jerobo'am, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for Israel, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
29  And Jerobo'am slept with his fathers, even with the kings of Israel; and Zachari'ah his son reigned in his stead.

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