Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign; he reigned two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Meshullemeth daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.
He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his father Manasseh had done.
He walked in all the way in which his father walked, served the idols that his father served, and worshiped them;
he abandoned the Lord, the God of his ancestors, and did not walk in the way of the Lord.
The servants of Amon conspired against him, and killed the king in his house.
But the people of the land killed all those who had conspired against King Amon, and the people of the land made his son Josiah king in place of him.
Now the rest of the acts of Amon that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Annals of the Kings of Judah?
He was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzza; then his son Josiah succeeded him.
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