1 aAmaziah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
2 He did right in the sight of the Lord, ayet not with a whole heart.
4 However, he did not put their children to death, but did as it is written in the law in the book of Moses, which the Lord commanded, saying, “aFathers shall not be put to death for sons, nor sons be put to death for fathers, but each shall be put to death for his own sin.”
5 Moreover, Amaziah assembled Judah and appointed them according to their fathers’ households under commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds throughout Judah and Benjamin; and he 1took a census of those afrom twenty years old and upward and found them to be b300,000 choice men, able to go to war and handle spear and shield.
7 But aa man of God came to him saying, “O king, do not let the army of Israel go with you, for the Lord is not with Israel nor with any of the sons of Ephraim.
9 Amaziah said to the man of God, “But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the troops of Israel?” And the man of God answered, “aThe Lord has much more to give you than this.”
11 Now Amaziah strengthened himself and led his people forth, and went to athe Valley of Salt and struck down 10,000 of the sons of Seir.
13 But the 1troops whom Amaziah sent back from going with him to battle, raided the cities of Judah, from Samaria to Beth-horon, and struck down 3,000 of them and plundered much spoil.
14 Now after Amaziah came from slaughtering the Edomites, ahe brought the gods of the sons of Seir, set them up as his gods, bowed down before them and burned incense to them.
15 Then the anger of the Lord burned against Amaziah, and He sent him a prophet who said to him, “Why have you sought the gods of the people awho have not delivered their own people from your hand?”
16 As he was talking with him, 1the king said to him, “Have we appointed you a royal counselor? Stop! Why should you be struck down?” Then the prophet stopped and said, “I know that God has planned to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my counsel.”
17 aThen Amaziah king of Judah took counsel and sent to Joash the son of Jehoahaz the son of Jehu, the king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us face each other.”
18 Joash the 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.
19 “You said, ‘Behold, you have 1defeated Edom.’ And ayour heart has 2become proud in boasting. Now stay at home; for why should you provoke trouble so that you, even you, would fall and Judah with you?”
22 Judah was defeated 1by Israel, and they fled each to his tent.
23 Then Joash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash the son of aJehoahaz, at Beth-shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem and tore down the wall of Jerusalem from the Gate of Ephraim to the Corner Gate, 400 1cubits.
24 He took all the gold and silver and all the utensils which were found in the house of God with aObed-edom, and the treasures of the king’s house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.
25 aAnd Amaziah, the son of Joash king of Judah, lived fifteen years after the death of Joash, son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel.
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