Jeroboam II’s Reign over Israel
14:23 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Judah’s King Amaziah, son of Joash, Jeroboam son of Joash became king over Israel. He reigned for forty-one years in Samaria.40 14:24 He did evil in the sight of41 the Lord; he did not repudiate42 the sinful ways of Jeroboam son of Nebat who encouraged Israel to sin. 14:25 He restored the border of Israel from Lebo Hamath in the north to the sea of the Arabah in the south,43 in accordance with the word of the Lord God of Israel announced through44 his servant Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher. 14:26 The Lord saw Israel’s intense suffering;45 everyone was weak and incapacitated and Israel had no deliverer.46 14:27 The Lord had not decreed that he would blot out Israel’s memory47 from under heaven,48 so he delivered them through Jeroboam son of Joash.
14:28 The rest of the events of Jeroboam’s reign, including all his accomplishments, his military success in restoring Israelite control over Damascus and Hamath, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel.49 14:29 Jeroboam passed away50 and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.51 His son Zechariah replaced him as king.
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