2 Kings chapter .xiiij.

The second year of Ioas son of Iehoahaz king of Israel reigned Amaziah the son of Iehoas king of Iuda: he was twenty five years old when he began, and reigned twenty nine years in Ierusalem. His mother's name was Iehoadan, and was of Ierusalem. And he did that pleased the LORD, yet not like David his father: but did in all things as Ioas his father did. Neither took they away the hill altars. But the people slew and offered still in the hill altars. And as soon as the kingdom was settled in his hand, he slew his servants that killed the king his father. But the children of those murderers he slew not, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, where the LORD commanded saying: the fathers shall not die for the children's cause, nor the children for the deeds of their fathers: But every man shall be slain for his own sin. And he slew of the Edomites in the salt valley ten thousand, and took the town Sela with strength of battle, and called the name of it Iektheel ever after.
After that Amaziah sent messengers to Ioas the son of Iehoahaz son of Iehu king of Israel saying: come, let us see each other. But Ioas king of Israel sent again to Amaziah king of Iuda saying: A thistle in Libanon sent to a cypress tree in Libanon saying: give thy daughter to my son to wife. But the wild beasts in Libanon went and trod down the thistle. Because thou hast beaten the Edomites, therefore thine heart riseth. Be glorious: but tarry at home. For what needest thou to provoke to mischief, that thou shouldest be overthrown and Iuda with thee. But Amaziah would not hear. And so Ioas king of Israel went up, and he and Amaziah king of Iuda saw either other at Bethsames in Iuda. And Iuda was put to the worse before Israel, and they fled every man to his tent. And Ioas king of Israel took Amaziah king of Iuda, son of Iehoas son of Ohoziah, at Bethsames. And then he went to Ierusalem, and brake down the wall of Ierusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundredth cubits. And he took all the gold and silver and all the vessels that were found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasure of the king's house, and hostages thereto: and then returned to Samaria again.
The rest of the acts of Ioas which he did, and his power, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Iuda, are written in the chronicles of the kings of Israel: and Ioas laid him to rest with his fathers and was buried at Samaria among the kings of Israel: and Ieroboam his son reigned in his room. Amaziah the son of Iehoas king of Iuda lived after the death of Ioas son of Iehoahaz king of Israel, fifteen years. And the remnant of the deeds of Amaziah, are written in the chronicles of the kings of Iuda. And they conspired great treason against him in Ierusalem, and he fled to Lachis. And they went after him to Lachis and slew him there. And they brought him on an horse and he was buried at Ierusalem with his fathers in the city of David. And all the people of Iuda took Azariah, which was sixteen years old and made him king for his father Amaziah. And he built Ailath and brought it again to Iuda, after that the king was laid to rest with his fathers.
The fifteenth year of Amaziah son of Iehoas king of Iuda, was Ieroboam son of Ioas made king over Israel in Samaria and reigned forty one years, and wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD: for he turned in nothing from the sin of Ieroboam the son of Nabat which made Israel sin. He restored the coasts of Israel from the entering of Hemath unto the sea, in the wild fields, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel which he spake thorow his servant Ionas the son of Amithai the prophet, which was of Geth Opher. For the LORD had seen how that the affliction of Israel was exceeding bitter, in so much that the prisoned and the forsaken were at an end. And there was no helper unto Israel. And the LORD had not yet said that men should put out the name of Israel from under heaven. And therefore he holp them by the hand of Ieroboam the son of Ioas. The rest of the deeds of Ieroboam, and all he did, and his power how he fought, and how he restored Damasco and Hemath to Iuda in Israel are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. And Ieroboam laid him to rest with his fathers and with the kings of Israel, and Zachariah his son reigned in his stead.


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