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2 Kings 14:1-22 (New American Standard)

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Amaziah Reigns over Judah

1 1In the second year of Joash son of Joahaz king of Israel, 2Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah became king. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jehoaddin of Jerusalem. 3 He did right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father; he did according to all that Joash his father had done. 4 Only 3the high places were not taken away; 4the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. 5 Now it came about, as soon as the kingdom was firmly in his hand, that he a5killed his servants who had slain the king his father. 6 But the sons of the bslayers he did not put to death, according to what is written in the book of the Law of Moses, as the LORD commanded, saying, "6The fathers shall not be put to death for the sons, nor the sons be put to death for the fathers; but 7each shall be put to death for his own sin." 7 He ckilled of Edom in 8the Valley of Salt 10,000 and took 9Sela by war, and named it 10Joktheel to this day. 8 11Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, "12Come, let us face each other." 9 Jehoash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "13The thorn bush which was in Lebanon sent to the cedar which was in Lebanon, saying, 'Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trampled the thorn bush. 10 "14You have indeed ddefeated Edom, and 15your heart has ebecome proud. Enjoy your glory and stay at home; for why should you provoke trouble so that you, even you, would fall, and Judah with you?" 11 But Amaziah would not listen. So Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah faced each other at 16Beth-shemesh, which belongs to Judah. 12 Judah was defeated fby Israel, and 17they fled each to his tent. 13 Then Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem and tore down the wall of Jerusalem from 18the Gate of Ephraim to 19the Corner Gate, 400 gcubits. 14 20He took all the gold and silver and all the utensils which were found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasuries of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.

Jeroboam II Succeeds Jehoash in Israel

15 21Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did, and his might and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? 16 So Jehoash slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son became king in his place.

Azariah (Uzziah) Succeeds Amaziah in Judah

17 22Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived fifteen years after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel. 18 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 19 They conspired against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to 23Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish and killed him there. 20 Then they brought him on horses and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David. 21 All the people of Judah took hAzariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the place of his father Amaziah. 22 24He built Elath and restored it to Judah after the king slept with his fathers.
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