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Amaziah Reigns in Judah

1In the second year of Joash son of Joahaz king of Israel, Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah began to reign.
  2He was 25 years old when he began to reign, and he reigned 29 years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Jehoaddin of Jerusalem.
  3He did what was right in the eyes of Yahweh, yet not like David his father. He did according to all that Joash his father had done,
  4only the high places were not taken away. The people still sacrificed and burned incense at the high places.

5And it came to pass as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand that he killed his servants who had killed the king his father,
  6but the children of the murderers he did not put to death, according to what is written in the book of the law of Moses as Yahweh commanded, saying, “The fathers are not to be put to death for the children, nor must the children be put to death for the fathers, but every man is to be put to death for his own sin.”

7And he killed 10,000 of Edom in the Valley of Salt, and took Sela by war and called its name Joktheel to this day.
  8Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us look one another in the face.”

9Jehoash 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 your daughter to my son as a wife.’ Then a wild animal that was in Lebanon passed by and trampled down the thistle.
  10You have indeed struck Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Enjoy the glory of it and stay at home, for why should you meddle to your harm, that you should fall, you, and Judah with you?”

11But Amaziah would not listen. So Jehoash king of Israel went up, and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Beth-shemesh that belongs to Judah.
  12And Judah was defeated by Israel and they fled; every man fled to his tent.
  13And Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, then he came to Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate; 400 cubits.
  14And he took all the gold and silver and all the vessels that were found in the house of Yahweh and in the treasures of the king’s house, hostages also, and returned to Samaria.

The Death of Jehoash

15Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash that he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
  16And Jehoash slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel, and Jeroboam his son reigned in his place.

The Death of Amaziah

17Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel 15 years.
  18Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?
  19Now they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem and he fled to Lachish, but they sent after him to Lachish and killed him there.
  20They brought him on horses and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.

21All the people of Judah took Azariah, who was 16 years old, and made him king in the place of his father Amaziah.
  22He built Elath and restored it to Judah; after that the king slept with his fathers.

Jeroboam II Reigns in Israel

23In the 15th year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah, Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and he reigned for 41 years.
  24He did what was evil in the eyes of Yahweh. He did not depart from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat with which he made Israel to sin.

25He restored the border of Israel from Lebo-hamath to the sea of the Arabah, according to the word of Yahweh the God of Israel that he spoke by his servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet who was from Gath-hepher.
  26For Yahweh saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter, for there was neither bond nor free, nor was there any helper for Israel.
  27but Yahweh did not say that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven, so he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

28Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did and his might, how he warred and how he recovered Damascus and Hamath that had belonged to Judah for Israel, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
  29And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, with the kings of Israel, and Zechariah his son reigned in his place.

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