In the thirty-eighth year of King Azariah of Judah, Zechariah son of Jeroboam reigned over Israel in Samaria six months.
He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his ancestors had done. He did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he caused Israel to sin.
Shallum son of Jabesh conspired against him, and struck him down in public and killed him, and reigned in place of him.
Now the rest of the deeds of Zechariah are written in the Book of the Annals of the Kings of Israel.
This was the promise of the Lord that he gave to Jehu, "Your sons shall sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation." And so it happened.
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