Then all the people of Judah took Azariah,a1 who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah.
He was the one who rebuilt Elath2 and restored it to Judah after Amaziah rested with his fathers.
In the fifteenth year of Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah, Jeroboam3 son of Jehoash king of Israel became king in Samaria, and he reigned forty-one years.
He did evil in the eyes of the LORD and did not turn away from any of the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.425
He was the one who restored the boundaries of Israel from Lebob Hamath5 to the Sea of the Arabah,c6 in accordance with the word of the LORD, the God of Israel, spoken through his servant Jonah7 son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher.
The LORD had seen how bitterly everyone in Israel, whether slave or free,8 was suffering;9 there was no one to help them.1027
And since the LORD had not said he would blot out11 the name of Israel from under heaven, he saved12 them by the hand of Jeroboam son of Jehoash.
As for the other events of Jeroboam's reign, all he did, and his military achievements, including how he recovered for Israel both Damascus13 and Hamath,14 which had belonged to Yaudi,d are they not written in the book of the annals15 of the kings of Israel?
Jeroboam rested with his fathers, the kings of Israel. And Zechariah his son succeeded him as king.