Amaziah King of Judah

1 In the second year of Jehoasha son of Jehoahaz king of Israel, Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah began to reign.

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    • „ 14:1 - Hebrew "Joash," a variant of "Jehoash" ; also in verses 13, 23 and 27
      2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Jehoaddan; she was from Jerusalem.
      3 He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, but not as his father David had done. In everything he followed the example of his father Joash.
      4 The high places, however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.

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      5 After the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, he executed the officials who had murdered his father the king.

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      6 Yet he did not put the children of the assassins to death, in accordance with what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses where the LORD commanded: “Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.”b

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      7 He was the one who defeated ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt and captured Sela in battle, calling it Joktheel, the name it has to this day.

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