2 Kings 14:9

Overview - 2 Kings 14
Amaziah's good reign.
His justice on the murderers of his father.
His victory over Edom.
Amaziah, provoking Jehoash, is overcome and spoiled.
15 Jeroboam succeeds Jehoash.
17 Amaziah slain by a conspiracy.
21 Azariah succeeds him.
23 Jeroboam's wicked reign.
28 Zachariah succeeds him.
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2 Kings 14:9  (King James Version)
And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.

The thistle
Judges 9:8-15 ; 2 Samuel 12:1-4 ; 1 Kings 4:33 ; Ezekiel 20:49
The word {choach,} which is rendered here, and in 2 ; Ch 25:18 Job 31:18 ,thistle, in 1 ; Sa 13:6 thicket in Isaiah 34:13 ,bramble, and in 2 ; Ch 33:11 Proverbs 26:9 ; Solomon 2:2 ; Hosea 9:6 ; thorn, is probably the black thorn, or sloe tree, the {prunus spinosa} of Linnus, as the same word signifies in Arabic. There is a vast deal of insolent dignity in this remonstrance of Jehoash; but it has nothing conciliatory; no proposal of making amends for the injury his army had done to the unoffending inhabitants of Judah
(2 Ch 25:10-13 The comparatively useless thorn, which may by chance lacerate the incautious passenger, is made the emblem of the house of Judah and David, while the house of Jehu is represented by the stately cedar.