2 Kings 14
1 In the second year of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, Amaziah the son of
Joash, king of Judah, became king.
2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in
Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
3 And he did what was right in the eyes of Jehovah, yet not like his father David; he did
everything as his father Joash had done.
4 However the high places were not taken away, and the people were still sacrificing and
burning incense on the high places.
5 And it happened, as soon as the kingdom had been secured in his hand, that he struck
his servants who had killed his father the king.
6 But the children of the murderers he did not execute, according to what is written in the
Book of the Law of Moses, in which Jehovah had commanded, saying, Fathers shall not
be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers; but a
person shall be put to death for his own sin.
7 He killed ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt, and took Sela by war, and called
its name Joktheel to this day.
8 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king
of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.
9 And Jehoash 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
wife; and a wild beast that was in Lebanon passed by and trampled the thistle.
10 You have attacked to strike Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Glory in that, and
stay at your house; why stir yourself up over evil so that you fall, you and Judah with you?
11 But Amaziah would not listen. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went out; so he and
Amaziah king of Judah looked each other in the face at Beth Shemesh of Judah.
12 And Judah was struck down before Israel, and every man fled to his tent.
13 And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash, the son of
Ahaziah, at Beth Shemesh; and came to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem
from the Gate of Ephraim to the Corner Gate; four hundred cubits.
14 And he took all the gold and silver, all the articles that were found in the house of
Jehovah and in the treasuries of the king's house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.
15 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did; 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
16 So Jehoash rested with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.
And Jeroboam his son reigned in his place.
17 And Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, lived fifteen years after the death of
Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel.
18 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles
of the kings of Judah.
19 And they conspired treason against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish; but they
sent after him to Lachish and killed him there.
20 And they brought him on horses, and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the
City of David.
21 And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him
king instead of his father Amaziah.
22 He built Elath and restored it to Judah, after the king rested with his fathers.
23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, Jeroboam the son of
Joash, king of Israel, became king in Samaria, and reigned forty-one years.
24 And he did evil in the eyes of Jehovah; he did not depart from all the sins of Jeroboam
the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin.
25 He restored the territory of Israel from the entrance of Hamath to the sea of the plain,
according to the Word of Jehovah the God of Israel, which He had spoken through His servant
Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet who was from Gath Hepher.
26 For Jehovah saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter; and whether bond or free,
there was no helper for Israel.
27 And Jehovah had not spoken to blot out the name of Israel from under the heavens;
but He saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.
28 Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did; his might, how he made war,
and how he recovered for Israel from Damascus and Hamath what had belonged to Judah;
are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel.
29 So Jeroboam rested with his fathers, the kings of Israel. And Zechariah his son reigned
in his place.