2 Kings 14:1 ←
In the second year of Joash, son of Joahaz, king of Israel, Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah began to reign.
2 Kings 14:2 ←
He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jehoaddin of Jerusalem.
2 Kings 14:3 ←
He did that which was right in Yahweh’s eyes, yet not like David his father. He did according to all that Joash his father had done.
2 Kings 14:4 ←
However the high places were not taken away. The people still sacrificed and burned incense in the high places.
2 Kings 14:5 ←
As soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, he killed his servants who had slain the king his father,
2 Kings 14:6 ←
but the children of the murderers he didn’t put to death, according to that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, as Yahweh 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 die for his own sin.”
2 Kings 14:7 ←
He killed ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt, and took Sela by war, and called its name Joktheel, to this day.
2 Kings 14:8 ←
Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let’s look one another in the face.”
2 Kings 14:9 ←
Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, “The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son as wife.’ Then a wild animal that was in Lebanon passed by, and trampled down the thistle.
2 Kings 14:10 ←
You have indeed struck Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Enjoy the glory of it, and stay at home; for why should you meddle to your harm, that you fall, even you, and Judah with you?”
2 Kings 14:11 ←
But Amaziah would not listen. So Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Beth Shemesh, which belongs to Judah.
2 Kings 14:12 ←
Judah was defeated by Israel; and each man fled to his tent.
2 Kings 14:13 ←
Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth Shemesh and came to Jerusalem, then broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
2 Kings 14:14 ←
He took all the gold and silver and all the vessels that were found in Yahweh’s house and in the treasures of the king’s house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.
2 Kings 14:15 ←
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, aren’t they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
2 Kings 14:16 ←
Jehoash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in his place.
2 Kings 14:17 ←
Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, fifteen years.
2 Kings 14:18 ←
Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, aren’t they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
2 Kings 14:19 ←
They made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish and killed him there.
2 Kings 14:20 ←
They brought him on horses, and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in David’s city.
2 Kings 14:21 ←
All the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the place of his father Amaziah.
2 Kings 14:22 ←
He built Elath and restored it to Judah. After that the king slept with his fathers.
2 Kings 14:23 ←
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 for forty-one years.
2 Kings 14:24 ←
He did that which was evil in Yahweh’s sight. He didn’t depart from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, with which he made Israel to sin.
2 Kings 14:25 ←
He restored the border of Israel from the entrance of Hamath to the sea of the Arabah, according to Yahweh, the God of Israel’s word, which he spoke by his servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was from Gath Hepher.
2 Kings 14:26 ←
For Yahweh saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter for all, slave and free; and there was no helper for Israel.
2 Kings 14:27 ←
Yahweh didn’t say that he would blot out the name of Israel from under the sky; but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.
2 Kings 14:28 ←
Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he fought, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, which had belonged to Judah, for Israel, aren’t they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
2 Kings 14:29 ←
Jeroboam slept with his fathers, even with the kings of Israel; and Zechariah his son reigned in his place.