11In the secondyear of Joashson of Joahazking of Israel, 2Amaziah the son of Joashking of Judahbecameking.
He was twenty-fiveyearsold when he becameking, and he reignedtwenty-nineyears in Jerusalem. And his mother'sname was Jehoaddin of Jerusalem.
He didright in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father; he did according to all that Joash his fatherhaddone.
4Only3the highplaces were not takenaway; 4the peoplestillsacrificed and burnedincense on the highplaces.
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.
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 LORDcommanded, 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."
He ckilled of Edom in 8the Valley of Salt10,000 and took9Sela by war, and named it 10Joktheel to thisday.
811ThenAmaziahsentmessengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahazson of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, "12Come, let us face each other."
9Jehoashking of Israelsent to Amaziahking of Judah, saying, "13The thornbushwhich was in Lebanonsent to the cedarwhich was in Lebanon, saying, 'Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But there passed by a wildbeast that was in Lebanon, and trampled the thornbush.
"14You have indeedddefeatedEdom, and 15your heart has ebecomeproud. Enjoy your glory and stay at home; for why should you provoketrouble so that you, even you, would fall, and Judah with you?"
But Amaziah would not listen. So Jehoashking of Israelwent up; and he and Amaziahking of Judahfaced each other at 16Beth-shemesh, which belongs to Judah.
12Judah was defeatedfby Israel, and 17they fledeach to his tent.
Then Jehoashking of IsraelcapturedAmaziahking of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem and toredown the wall of Jerusalem from 18the Gate of Ephraim to 19the CornerGate, 400gcubits.
1420He tookall the gold and silver and all the utensils which were found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasuries of the king'shouse, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.
1521Now the rest of the acts of Jehoashwhich he did, and his might and how he fought with Amaziahking of Judah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
So Jehoashslept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his sonbecameking in his place.
1722Amaziah the son of Joashking of Judahlivedfifteenyearsafter the death of Jehoashson of Jehoahazking of Israel.
Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
They conspiredagainst him in Jerusalem, and he fled to 23Lachish; but they sentafter him to Lachish and killed him there.
Then they brought him on horses and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.
21All the people of JudahtookhAzariah, who was sixteenyearsold, and made him king in the place of his fatherAmaziah.
2224He builtElath and restored it to Judahafter the kingslept with his fathers.