Uzziah son of Amaziah began to rule over Judah in the twenty-seventh year of the reign of King Jeroboam II of Israel.
He was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother was Jecoliah from Jerusalem.
He did what was pleasing in the LORD ’s sight, just as his father, Amaziah, had done.
But he did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there.
The LORD struck the king with leprosy, which lasted until the day he died. He lived in isolation in a separate house. The king’s son Jotham was put in charge of the royal palace, and he governed the people of the land.
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When Uzziah died, he was buried with his ancestors in the City of David. And his son Jotham became the next king.
Zechariah son of Jeroboam II began to rule over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of King Uzziah’s reign in Judah. He reigned in Samaria six months.
Zechariah did what was evil in the LORD ’s sight, as his ancestors had done. He refused to turn from the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had led Israel to commit.
Then Shallum son of Jabesh conspired against Zechariah, assassinated him in public, and became the next king.
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So the LORD ’s message to Jehu came true: “Your descendants will be kings of Israel down to the fourth generation.”
Shallum son of Jabesh began to rule over Israel in the thirty-ninth year of King Uzziah’s reign in Judah. Shallum reigned in Samaria only one month.
Then Menahem son of Gadi went to Samaria from Tirzah and assassinated him, and he became the next king.
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At that time Menahem destroyed the town of Tappuah and all the surrounding countryside as far as Tirzah, because its citizens refused to surrender the town. He killed the entire population and ripped open the pregnant women.
Menahem son of Gadi began to rule over Israel in the thirty-ninth year of King Uzziah’s reign in Judah. He reigned in Samaria ten years.
But Menahem did what was evil in the LORD ’s sight. During his entire reign, he refused to turn from the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had led Israel to commit.
Then King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria invaded the land. But Menahem paid him thirty-seven tons of silver to gain his support in tightening his grip on royal power.
Menahem extorted the money from the rich of Israel, demanding that each of them pay fifty pieces of silver to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned from attacking Israel and did not stay in the land.
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When Menahem died, his son Pekahiah became the next king.