NLTNew Living Translation
1Amaziah son of Joash began to rule over Judah in the second year of the reign of King Jehoash#14:1 Hebrew Joash, a variant spelling of Jehoash; also in 14:13, 23, 27. of Israel. 2Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother was Jehoaddin from Jerusalem. 3Amaziah did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight, but not like his ancestor David. Instead, he followed the example of his father, Joash. 4Amaziah did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there.
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