2 Kings 14
Amaziah his good reign.
2 Kings 14:1 In the second year of Joas son of Joachaz, king of Israel, reigned Amasias son of Joas, king of Juda. 2 Kings 14:2 He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign; and nine and twenty years he reigned in Jerusalem; the name of his mother was Joadan, of Jerusalem. 2 Kings 14:3 And he did that which was right before the Lord, but yet not like David his father. He did according to all things that Joas his father, did: 2 Kings 14:4 But this only, that he took not away the high places; for yet the people sacrificed, and burnt incense in the high places:
His justice on the murderers of his father.
2 Kings 14:5 And when he had possession of the kingdom, he put his servants to death that had slain the king, his father. 2 Kings 14:6 But the children of the murderers he did not put to death, according to 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, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: but every man shall die for his own sin.
His victory over Edom.
2 Kings 14:7 He slew of Edom in the valley of the Saltpits, ten thousand men, and took the rock by war, and called the name thereof Jectehel, unto this day.
Amaziah, provoking Jehoash, is overcome and spoiled.
2 Kings 14:8 Then Amasias sent messengers to Joas, son of Joachaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying: Come, let us see one another. 2 Kings 14:9 And Joas, king of Israel, sent again to Amasias, king of Juda, saying: A thistle of Libanus sent to a cedar tree, which is in Libanus, saying: Give thy daughter to my son to wife. And the beasts of the forest, that are in Libanus, passed, and trod down the thistle. 2 Kings 14:10 Thou hast beaten and prevailed over Edom, and thy heart hath lifted thee up; be content with this glory, and sit at home; why provokest thou evil, that thou shouldst fall, and Juda with thee? 2 Kings 14:11 But Amasias did not rest satisfied. So Joas, king of Israel, went up; and he and Amasias, king of Juda, saw one another in Bethsames, a town in Juda. 2 Kings 14:12 And Juda was put to the worse before Israel, and they fled every man to their dwellings. 2 Kings 14:13 But Joas, king of Israel, took Amasias, king of Juda, the son of Joas, the son of Ochozias, in Bethsames, and brought him into Jerusalem; and he broke down the wall of Jerusalem, from the gate of Ephraim to the gate of the corner, four hundred cubits. 2 Kings 14:14 And he took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of the Lord, and in the king's treasures, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.
2 Kings 14:15 But the rest of the acts of Joas, which he did, and his valour, wherewith he fought against Amasias, king of Juda, are they not written in the book of the words of the days of the kings of Israel?
Jeroboam succeedeth Jehoash.
2 Kings 14:16 And Joas slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria, with the kings of Israel: and Jeroboam, his son, reigned in his stead.
Amaziah slain by a conspiracy.
2 Kings 14:17 And Amasias, the son of Joas, king of Juda, lived after the death of Joas, son of Joachaz, king of Israel, fifteen years. 2 Kings 14:18 And the rest of the acts of Amasias, are they not written in the book of the words of the days of the kings of Juda? 2 Kings 14:19 Now they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachis. And they sent after him to Lachis, and killed him there. 2 Kings 14:20 And they brought him away upon horses, and he was buried in Jerusalem with his fathers, in the city of David.
Azariah succeedeth him.
2 Kings 14:21 And all the people of Juda took Azarias, who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father, Amasias. 2 Kings 14:22 He built Elath, and restored it to Juda, after that the king slept with his fathers.
Jeroboam's wicked reign.
2 Kings 14:23 In the fifteenth year of Amasias, son of Joas, king of Juda, reigned Jeroboam, the son of Joas, king of Israel, in Samaria, one and forty years: 2 Kings 14:24 And he did that which is evil before the Lord. He departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nabat, who made Israel to sin. 2 Kings 14:25 He restored the borders of Israel from the entrance of Emath, unto the sea of the wilderness, according to the word of the Lord, the God of Israel, which he spoke by his servant, Jonas, the son of Amathi, the prophet, who was of Geth, which is in Opher. 2 Kings 14:26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was exceedingly bitter, and that they were consumed even to them that were shut up in prison, and the lowest persons, and that there was no one to help Israel. 2 Kings 14:27 And the Lord 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 Joas.
2 Kings 14:28 But the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his valour, wherewith he fought, and how he restored Damascus and Emath to Juda, in Israel, are they not written in the book of the words of the days of the kings of Israel?
Zachariah succeedeth him.
2 Kings 14:29 And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, the kings of Israel; and Zacharias, his son, reigned in his stead.