Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years. His mother was Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz from Jotbah.
He did what was evil in the LORD's sight, just as his father, Manasseh, had done.
He followed the example of his father, worshiping the same idols that his father had worshiped.
He abandoned the LORD, the God of his ancestors, and he refused to follow the LORD's ways.
Then Amon's own servants plotted against him and assassinated him in his palace.
But the people of the land killed all those who had conspired against King Amon, and they made his son Josiah the next king.
The rest of the events in Amon's reign and all his deeds are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah.
He was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzza. Then his son Josiah became the next king.
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