In the second year of Joash, son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, Amaziah, the son of Joash, king of Judah, began to reign.
He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign and reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father; he did according to all things as Joash his father did.
With all this, the high places were not taken away; as yet the people sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.
And as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, he slew his slaves which had slain the king, his father.
But the sons of those who had slain him he slew not; according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses where 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 each one shall die for their own sin.
He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand and took Selah by war and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.