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2 Chronicles 25:12

Overview - 2 Chronicles 25
Amaziah begins to reign well.
He executes justice on the traitors.
Having hired an army of Israelites against the Edomites, at the word of a prophet dismisses them.
11 He overthrows the Edomites.
13 The Israelites, discontented with their dismission, spoil as they return home.
14 Amaziah, proud of his victory, serves the gods of Edom, and despises the admonitions of the prophet.
17 He provokes Joash to his overthrow.
25 His reign.
27 He is slain by conspiracy.
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2 Chronicles 25:12  (King James Version)
And other ten thousand left alive did the children of Judah carry away captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, that they all were broken in pieces.
 


And other ten thousand
No intimation is given on what account, or on what provocation, this most cruel conduct towards the prisoners of war was adopted. The enmity between Israel and Edom seems to have been reciprocal and deeply malignant. The victorious king and his army considered every individual of Edom as a traitor and rebel; and so adjudged them to death, and acted on this judgment. But their conduct was wholly inexcusable, and could only perpetuate rancour to future generations, and provoke the surviving Edomites to cruel retaliations, whenever they had it in their power.

cast them
2 Samuel 12:31 ; 1 Chronicles 20:3

broken in pieces
20:10 21:8-10
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