2 Kings 14 ©
Amaziah's good reign. His justice in punishing his father's murderers. He smiteth Edom in the valley of salt. His imprudent challenge to the king of Israel: Joash sheweth him the folly of it, but, finding him obstinate, defeateth him, and, breaking down the wall of Jerusalem, carrieth away the treasures found in it. Jehoash dieth, and is succeeded by Jeroboam. Amaziah is slain by a conspiracy. The people of Judah make his son Azariah king, who buildeth Elath. Jeroboam's bad reign: he recovereth the coast of Israel. He dieth: Zachariah succeedeth him.
He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the LORD commanded, saying, gThe fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, jThe thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.
Thou khast indeed smitten Edom, and lthine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry 2at home: for why shouldest thou mmeddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?
And Jehoash king of Israel rtook Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem sfrom the gate of Ephraim unto tthe corner gate, four hundred cubits.
¶In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one years.
He restored the coast of Israel gfrom the entering of Hamath unto hthe sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant iJonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of jGath-hepher.
¶Now mthe rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered nDamascus, and Hamath, owhich belonged to Judah, for Israel, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, even with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah his pson reigned in his *stead.