In the fifteenth year of Judah's King Amaziah son of Joash, Jeroboam son of Jehoasha became king of Israel in Samaria; he reigned 41 years.
He did what was evil in the Lord's sight. He did not turn away from all the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.
It was he who restored Israel's border from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah,b according to the word the Lord, the God of Israel, had spoken through His servant, the prophet Jonah son of Amittai from Gath-hepher.
For the Lord saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter.c There was no one to help Israel, neither bond nor free.
However, the Lord had not said He would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven, so He delivered them by the hand of Jeroboam son of Jehoash.d28
The rest of the events of Jeroboam's [reign]-along with all his accomplishments and the power he had to wage war and how he recovered for Israel Damascus and Hamath, which had belonged to Judah-are written about in the Historical Record of Israel's Kings.
Jeroboam rested with his fathers, the kings of Israel. His son Zechariah became king in his place.