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2 Kings 14:1
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Amaziah King of Judah(a)(b)

In the second year of Jehoash[a] son of Jehoahaz king of Israel, Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah began to reign.
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2 Kings 14:2
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He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother's name was Jehoaddan; she was from Jerusalem.
2 Kings 14:3
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He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord , but not as his father David had done. In everything he followed the example of his father Joash.
2 Kings 14:4
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The high places,(c) however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.
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2 Kings 14:5
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After the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, he executed(d) the officials(e) who had murdered his father the king.
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2 Kings 14:6
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Yet he did not put the children of the assassins to death, in accordance with what is written in the Book of the Law(f) of Moses where the Lord commanded: "Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin."[b](g)
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2 Kings 14:7
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He was the one who defeated ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt(h) and captured Sela(i) in battle, calling it Joktheel, the name it has to this day.
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2 Kings 14:8
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Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, with the challenge: "Come, let us face each other in battle."
2 Kings 14:9
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But Jehoash king of Israel replied to Amaziah king of Judah: "A thistle(j) in Lebanon sent a message to a cedar in Lebanon, ‘Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' Then a wild beast in Lebanon came along and trampled the thistle underfoot.
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2 Kings 14:10
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You have indeed defeated Edom and now you are arrogant.(k) Glory in your victory, but stay at home! Why ask for trouble and cause your own downfall and that of Judah also?"
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2 Kings 14:11
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Amaziah, however, would not listen, so Jehoash king of Israel attacked. He and Amaziah king of Judah faced each other at Beth Shemesh(l) in Judah.
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2 Kings 14:12
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Judah was routed by Israel, and every man fled to his home.(m)
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2 Kings 14:13
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Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Ahaziah, at Beth Shemesh. Then Jehoash went to Jerusalem and broke down the wall(n) of Jerusalem from the Ephraim Gate(o) to the Corner Gate(p)—a section about four hundred cubits long.[c]
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2 Kings 14:14
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He took all the gold and silver and all the articles found in the temple of the Lord and in the treasuries of the royal palace. He also took hostages and returned to Samaria.
2 Kings 14:15
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As for the other events of the reign of Jehoash, what he did and his achievements, including his war(q) against Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?
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2 Kings 14:16
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Jehoash rested with his ancestors and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel. And Jeroboam his son succeeded him as king.
2 Kings 14:17
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Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah lived for fifteen years after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel.
2 Kings 14:18
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As for the other events of Amaziah's reign, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
2 Kings 14:19
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They conspired(r) against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish,(s) but they sent men after him to Lachish and killed him there.
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2 Kings 14:20
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He was brought back by horse(t) and was buried in Jerusalem with his ancestors, in the City of David.
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2 Kings 14:21
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Then all the people of Judah took Azariah,[d](u) who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah.
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2 Kings 14:22
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He was the one who rebuilt Elath(v) and restored it to Judah after Amaziah rested with his ancestors.
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2 Kings 14:23
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In the fifteenth year of Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah, Jeroboam(w) son of Jehoash king of Israel became king in Samaria, and he reigned forty-one years.
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2 Kings 14:24
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He did evil in the eyes of the Lord and did not turn away from any of the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.(x)
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2 Kings 14:25
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He was the one who restored the boundaries of Israel from Lebo Hamath(y) to the Dead Sea,[e](z) in accordance with the word of the Lord , the God of Israel, spoken through his servant Jonah(aa) son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher.
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2 Kings 14:26
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The Lord had seen how bitterly everyone in Israel, whether slave or free,(ab) was suffering;[f](ac) there was no one to help them.(ad)
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2 Kings 14:27
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And since the Lord had not said he would blot out(ae) the name of Israel from under heaven, he saved(af) them by the hand of Jeroboam son of Jehoash.
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2 Kings 14:28
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As for the other events of Jeroboam's reign, all he did, and his military achievements, including how he recovered for Israel both Damascus(ag) and Hamath,(ah) which had belonged to Judah, are they not written in the book of the annals(ai) of the kings of Israel?
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2 Kings 14:29
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Jeroboam rested with his ancestors, the kings of Israel. And Zechariah his son succeeded him as king.
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