Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother's name was Jehoaddina; she was from Jerusalem.
He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, but not wholeheartedly.13
After the kingdom was firmly in his control, he executed the officials who had murdered his father the king.
Yet he did not put their sons to death, but acted in accordance with what is written in the Law, in the Book of Moses,2 where the LORD commanded: "Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sins."b3