14 *In athe second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel reigned bAmaziah the son of Joash 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 Jehoaddan 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 Joash his father did. 4 cHowbeit 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 dwhich 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, eThe 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. 7 *fHe slew of Edom in gthe valley of salt ten thousand, and took ||Selah by war, and called the name of it hJoktheel unto this day.
8 iThen Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, jlet us look one another in the face. 9 And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, kThe thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the lcedar 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 mthine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry †at home: for why shouldest thou nmeddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee? 11 But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at oBeth-shemesh, which belongeth to Judah. 12 And Judah †was put to the worse before Israel; and they pfled every man to their tents. 13 And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at oBeth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from qthe gate of Ephraim unto rthe corner gate, four hundred cubits. 14 And he took sall 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 *tNow 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 And Jehoash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in his stead.
17 uAnd Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years. 18 And the rest of the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 19 xNow they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem: and he fled to yLachish; 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 ||Azariah, which was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah. 22 He built zElath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.
23 *In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah ||Jeroboam the son of Joash 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 Jeroboam the son of Nebat, awho made Israel to sin. 25 He restored the coast of Israel bfrom the entering of Hamath unto cthe sea of the plain, according to the word of the Lord God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant dJonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of eGath-hepher. 26 *For the Lord fsaw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for gthere was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel. 27 hAnd the Lord said not 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. 28 Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered iDamascus, and Hamath, kwhich belonged to Judah, for Israel, 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 ||Zachariah his son reigned in his stead.
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