In the second year of Yo'ash son of Yo'achaz king of Yisra'el began Amatzyah the son of Yo'ash king of Yehudah to reign.
He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty-nine years in Yerushalayim: and his mother's name was Yeho`addan of Yerushalayim.
He did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, yet not like David his father: he did according to all that Yo'ash his father had done.
However the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.
It happened, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he killed his servants who had slain the king his father:
but the children of the murderers he didn't put to death; according to that which is written in the book of the law of Moshe, as the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall die for his own sin.
He killed of Edom in the Valley of Salt ten thousand, and took Sela by war, and called the name of it Yokte'el, to this day.
Then Amatzyah sent messengers to Yeho'ash, the son of Yeho'achaz son of Yehu, king of Yisra'el, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.
Yeho'ash the king of Yisra'el sent to Amatzyah king of Yehudah, saying, The thistle that was in Levanon sent to the cedar that was in Levanon, saying, Give your daughter to my son as wife: and there passed by a wild animal that was in Levanon, and trod down the thistle.
You have indeed struck Edom, and your heart has lifted you up: glory of it, and abide at home; for why should you meddle to [your] hurt, that you should fall, even you, and Yehudah with you?
But Amatzyah would not hear. So Yeho'ash king of Yisra'el went up; and he and Amatzyah king of Yehudah looked one another in the face at Beit-Shemesh, which belongs to Yehudah.
Yehudah was put to the worse before Yisra'el; and they fled every man to his tent.
Yeho'ash king of Yisra'el took Amatzyah king of Yehudah, the son of Yeho'ash the son of Achazyah, at Beit-Shemesh, and came to Yerushalayim, and broke down the wall of Yerushalayim from the gate of Efrayim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
He took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned to Shomron.
Now the rest of the acts of Yeho'ash which he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amatzyah king of Yehudah, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yisra'el?
Yeho'ash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Shomron with the kings of Yisra'el; and Yarov`am his son reigned in his place.
Amatzyah the son of Yo'ash king of Yehudah lived after the death of Yeho'ash son of Yeho'achaz king of Yisra'el fifteen years.
Now the rest of the acts of Amatzyah, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yehudah?
They made a conspiracy against him in Yerushalayim; and he fled to Lakhish: but they sent after him to Lakhish, and killed him there.
They brought him on horses; and he was buried at Yerushalayim with his fathers in the city of David.
All the people of Yehudah took `Azaryah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amatzyah.
He built Elat, and restored it to Yehudah, after that the king slept with his fathers.
In the fifteenth year of Amatzyah the son of Yo'ash king of Yehudah Yarov`am the son of Yo'ash king of Yisra'el began to reign in Shomron, [and reigned] forty-one years.
He did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he didn't depart from all the sins of Yarov`am the son of Nevat, with which he made Yisra'el to sin.
He restored the border of Yisra'el from the entrance of Hamat to the sea of the `Aravah, according to the word of the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, which he spoke by his servant Yonah the son of Ammittai, the prophet, who was of Gat-Hefer.
For the LORD saw the affliction of Yisra'el, that it was very bitter; for there was none shut up nor left at large, neither was there any helper for Yisra'el.
The LORD didn't say that he would blot out the name of Yisra'el from under the sky; but he saved them by the hand of Yarov`am the son of Yo'ash.
Now the rest of the acts of Yarov`am, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Dammesek, and Hamat, [which had belonged] to Yehudah, for Yisra'el, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yisra'el?
Yarov`am slept with his fathers, even with the kings of Yisra'el; and Zekharyah his son reigned in his place.