Jeroboam, the son of Israel's King Joash, became king in Samaria in the fifteenth year of Judah's King Amaziah, Jehoash's son. He ruled for forty-one years.
He did what was evil in the LORD's eyes. He didn't deviate from all the sins that Jeroboam, Nebat's son, had caused Israel to commit.
He reestablished Israel's border from Lebo-hamath to the Dead Sea. This was in agreement with the word that the LORD, the God of Israel, spoke through his servant the prophet Jonah, Amittai's son, who was from Gath-hepher.
The LORD saw how brutally Israel suffered, whether slave or free, with no one to help Israel.
But the LORD hadn't said he would erase Israel's name from under heaven, so he saved them through Jeroboam, Joash's son.
The rest of Jeroboam's deeds, all that he accomplished, and his powerful acts—how he fought and how he restored Damascus and Hamath to Judah in Israel—aren't they written in the official records of Israel's kings?
Jeroboam lay down with his ancestors the kings of Israel. His son Zechariah succeeded him as king.