Judah’s King Amaziah
1In # 2Ch 25:1-24 the second year of Israel’s King Jehoash # Lit Joash # 2Ch 25:1 son of Jehoahaz, # Lit Joahaz Amaziah # 2Kg 13:10 son of Joash became king of Judah. 2He was 25 years old when he became king and reigned 29 years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jehoaddan # Alt Hb tradition, some Hb mss, Syr, Tg, Vg, 2Ch 25:1; other Hb mss, LXX read Jehoaddin and was from Jerusalem. 3He did what was right in the Lord’s sight, but not like his ancestor David. He did everything his father Joash had done. # 2Kg 12:2 4Yet the high places were not taken away, and the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places. # 1Kg 3:3; 2Kg 12:3; 16:4
5As soon as the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, Amaziah killed his servants who had murdered his father the king. # 2Kg 12:20 6However, he did not put the children of the murderers to death, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses where the Lord commanded, “Fathers must not be put to death because of children, and children must not be put to death because of fathers; instead, each one will be put to death for his own sin.” # Dt 24:16; Jr 31:30; Ezk 18:4,20
7Amaziah killed 10,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. # 2Sm 8:13 He took Sela # Jdg 1:36 in battle and called it Joktheel, # Jos 15:38 which is its name to this very day. 8Amaziah then sent messengers to Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us meet face to face.” # 2Sm 2:14-17
9King Jehoash of Israel sent word to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, “The thistle that was in Lebanon once sent a message to the cedar # 1Kg 4:33 that was in Lebanon, # Jdg 9:8-15 saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son as a wife.’ Then a wild animal that was in Lebanon passed by and trampled the thistle. 10You have indeed defeated Edom, and you have become overconfident. # Dt 8:14; 2Ch 26:16; 34:25 Enjoy your glory and stay at home. Why should you stir up such trouble that you fall — you and Judah with you? ”
11But Amaziah would not listen, so King Jehoash of Israel advanced. He and King Amaziah of Judah faced off at Beth-shemesh # Jos 19:38; 21:16 that belongs to Judah. 12Judah was routed before Israel, and everyone fled to his own tent. # 2Sm 18:17; 1Kg 22:36 13King Jehoash of Israel captured Judah’s King Amaziah son of Joash, # Lit Jehoash son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh. Then Jehoash went to Jerusalem and broke down 200 yards # Lit 400 cubits of Jerusalem’s wall from the Ephraim Gate # Neh 8:16; 12:39 to the Corner Gate. # 2Ch 25:23; Zch 14:10 14He took all the gold and silver, all the articles found in the Lord’s temple and in the treasuries of the king’s palace, and some hostages. # 1Kg 7:51; 14:26; 2Kg 12:18 Then he returned to Samaria.
15The rest of the events of Jehoash’s reign, along with his accomplishments, his might, and how he waged war against Amaziah king of Judah, are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings. # 2Kg 13:12-13 16Jehoash rested with his fathers, and he was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel. His son Jeroboam became king in his place.
17Judah’s King Amaziah son of Joash lived 15 years after the death of Israel’s King Jehoash son of Jehoahaz. # 2Ch 25:25-28 18The rest of the events of Amaziah’s reign are written in the Historical Record of Judah’s Kings. # 2Kg 12:19 19A conspiracy was formed against him in Jerusalem, # 2Ch 25:27 and he fled to Lachish. # Jos 10:31; 2Kg 18:14 However, men were sent after him to Lachish, and they put him to death there. 20They carried him back # 2Kg 9:28 on horses, and he was buried in Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David. # 2Kg 12:21
21Then all the people of Judah took Azariah, # = Uzziah in 2Ch 26:1 # 2Kg 15:13; 2Ch 26:1-2 who was 16 years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah. 22He rebuilt Elath # = Eloth in 2Ch 26:2 # 1Kg 9:26; 2Kg 16:6 and restored it to Judah after Amaziah the king rested with his fathers.
Israel’s King Jeroboam
23In the fifteenth year of Judah’s King Amaziah son of Joash, Jeroboam # 2Kg 13:13 son of Jehoash # Lit Joash became king of Israel in Samaria and reigned 41 years. 24He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. He did not turn away from all the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit. # 1Kg 12:30; 15:30
25He restored Israel’s border # 2Kg 13:25 from Lebo-hamath # 1Kg 8:65 as far as the Sea of the Arabah, # Nm 34:3-9 according to the word the Lord, the God of Israel, had spoken through His servant, the prophet Jonah # Jnh 1:1; Mt 12:39 son of Amittai from Gath-hepher. # Jos 19:13 26For the Lord saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter. # Ex 3:7-9; Dt 32:36; 2Kg 13:4 There was no one to help Israel, neither bond nor free. 27However, the Lord had not said He would blot out the name of Israel under heaven, # Dt 29:20; 2Kg 13:3 so He delivered # Jdg 6:14 them by the hand of Jeroboam son of Jehoash. # Lit Joash
28The rest of the events of Jeroboam’s reign — along with all his accomplishments, the power he had to wage war, and how he recovered for Israel Damascus # 2Sm 8:5; 1Kg 11:24 and Hamath, # 2Sm 8:9; 2Ch 8:3 which had belonged to Judah # Lit recovered Damascus and for Judah in Israel ; Hb obscure — are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings. # 2Kg 13:8 29Jeroboam rested with his fathers, the kings of Israel. His son Zechariah became king in his place. # 2Kg 13:12-13; 15:8