2 Kings 14:25

25 He was the one who restored the boundaries of Israel from Lebo Hamath to the Dead Sea,[a] in accordance with the word of the LORD, the God of Israel, spoken through his servant Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher.

2 Kings 14:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.
ESV
25 He restored the border of Israel from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the LORD, the God of Israel, which he spoke by his servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was from Gath-hepher.
NLT
25 JeroboamĀ II recovered the territories of Israel between Lebo-hamath and the Dead Sea, just as the LORD, the God of Israel, had promised through Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath-hepher.
MSG
25 But he did restore the borders of Israel to Lebo Hamath in the far north and to the Dead Sea in the south, matching what God, the God of Israel, had pronounced through his servant Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher.
CSB
25 It was he who restored Israel's border from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word the Lord, the God of Israel, had spoken through His servant, the prophet Jonah son of Amittai from Gath-hepher.

2 Kings 14:25 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 14:25

He restored the coast of Israel
The cities upon it, which had been taken away from them by their enemies:

from the entering of Hamath;
which was the northern border of the land of Canaan, the entrance into it from Syria, see ( Numbers 34:8 ) ,

unto the sea of the plain:
of Jordan, called sometimes the salt sea and the Dead Sea; the lake Asphaltites, as Josephus F11, where formerly stood Sodom and Gomorrah:

according to the word of the Lord God of Israel, which he spake by the
hand of his servant Jonah the son of Amittai;
the same with him whose prophecy among the small prophets bears this name; and though his prophecy concerning Jeroboam's success and victories is not there, nor anywhere else, recorded at length, yet needed not to be doubted of; this is the first of the prophets spoken of whose books are extant:

which was of Gathhepher;
a city in the tribe of Zebulun, ( Joshua 19:13 ) , which contradicts a notion of the Jews, that no prophet came out of Galilee, when the very first of those that were the penmen of the books of prophecies was from thence, see ( John 7:52 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F11 Ut supra, (Antiqu. l. 9.) c. 10. sect. 1.

2 Kings 14:25 In-Context

23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah, Jeroboam son of Jehoash king of Israel became king in Samaria, and he reigned forty-one years.
24 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD and did not turn away from any of the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.
25 He was the one who restored the boundaries of Israel from Lebo Hamath to the Dead Sea, in accordance with the word of the LORD, the God of Israel, spoken through his servant Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher.
26 The LORD had seen how bitterly everyone in Israel, whether slave or free, was suffering; there was no one to help them.
27 And since the LORD had not said he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven, he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam son of Jehoash.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Numbers 13:21; 1 Kings 8:65
  • 2. Deuteronomy 3:17
  • 3. John 1:1; Matthew 12:39

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew "the Sea of the Arabah"