2 Kings 14:23-29 (Good News Translation)

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23 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Amaziah son of Joash as king of Judah, Jeroboam son of Jehoash became king of Israel, and he ruled in Samaria for forty-one years. 24 He sinned against the Lord, following the wicked example of his predecessor King Jeroboam son of Nebat, who led Israel into sin. 25 He reconquered all the territory that had belonged to Israel, from Hamath Pass in the north to the Dead Sea in the south. This was what the Lord, the God of Israel, had promised through his servant the prophet Jonah son of Amittai from Gath Hepher. 1 26 The Lord saw the terrible a suffering of the Israelites; there was no one at all to help them. 27 But it was not the Lord's purpose to destroy Israel completely and forever, so he rescued them through King Jeroboam II. 28 Everything else that Jeroboam II did, his brave battles, and how he restored Damascus and Hamath to Israel, b are all recorded in [The History of the Kings of Israel.] 29 Jeroboam died and was buried in the royal tombs, and his son Zechariah succeeded him as king.
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