2 Kings 14
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2 Kings 14
Amaziah King of Judah...
In the second year of Yo`ash son of Yo`ahaz, sovereign of Yisra`el, Amatsyahu son of Yo`ash, sovereign of Yehudah, began to reign.
He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Yerushalayim. And his mother's name was Yeho'addin of Yerushalayim.
And he did what was right in the eyes of YHWH, but not like his father Dawid. He did according to all his father Yo'ash did.
However, the high places were not taken away. The people still slaughtered and burned incense on the high places.
And it came to be, as soon as the reign was established in his hand, that he smote his servants who had smitten his father the sovereign.
But he did not put to death the children of the murderers, according to what is written in the Book of the Torah of Mosheh, in which YHWH commanded, saying, 'Fathers are not put to death for the children, and children are not put to death for the fathers, but each one is put to death for his own sin.'
He smote Edom in the Valley of Salt, ten thousand, and took Sela in battle, and called its name Yoqthe'el to this day.
Amatsyah then sent messengers to Yeho'ash son of Yeho'ahaz, son of Yehu, sovereign of Yisra'el, saying, 'Come, let us look each other in the face!'
And Yeho'ash sovereign of Yisra'el sent to Amatsyahu sovereign of Yehudah, 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.
'You have certainly smitten Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Be esteemed and stay in your house. But why do you stir up yourself to evil, that you should fall - you and Yehudah with you?'
But Amatsyahu did not listen, so Yeho'ash sovereign of Yisra'el went up, and he and Amatsyahu sovereign of Yehudah faced one another at Beyth Shemesh, which belongs to Yehudah.
And Yehudah was smitten before Yisra'el, and they each fled to his tent.
And Yeho'ash sovereign of Yisra'el caught Amatsyahu sovereign of Yehudah, son of Yeho'ash, son of Ahazyahu, at Beyth Shemesh. And they came to Yerushalayim and he broke through the wall of Yerushalayim from the Gate of Ephrayim to the Corner Gate, four hundred cubits,
and took all the gold and silver, and all the objects that were found in the House of YHWH and in the treasuries of the sovereign's house, and hostages, and returned to Shomeron.
And the rest of the acts of Yeho'ash which he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amatsyahu sovereign of Yehudah, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yisra'el?
So Yeho'ash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Shomeron with the sovereigns of Yisra'el. And Yarob'am his son reigned in his place.
And Amatsyahu son of Yo'ash, sovereign of Yehudah, lived fifteen years after the death of Yeho'ash son of Yeho'ahaz, sovereign of Yisra'el.
And the rest of the acts of Amatsyahu, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yehudah?
And they made a conspiracy against him in Yerushalayim, and he fled to Lakish. And they sent after him to Lakish and killed him there,
and brought him on horses, and he was buried at Yerushalayim with his fathers in the City of Dawid.
And all the people of Yehudah took Azaryah, who was sixteen years old, and set him up to reign instead of his father Amatsyahu.
He built Eylath and restored it to Yehudah, after the sovereign slept with his fathers.
Evil Jereboam II King of Israel...
In the fifteenth year of Amatsyahu son of Yo`ash, the sovereign of Yehudah, Yarob`am son of Yo`ash, the sovereign of Yisra`el, began to reign in Shomeron, and reigned forty-one years.
And he did evil in the eyes of YHWH. He did not turn away from all the sins of Yarob'am son of Nebat, who had made Yisra'el sin.
He restored the border of Yisra'el from the entrance of Hamath to the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of YHWH Elohim of Yisra'el, which He had spoken through His servant Yonah son of Amittai, the prophet who was from Gath Hepher.
For YHWH saw that the affliction of Yisra'el was very bitter. And there was no one, neither shut up nor left at large, to help Yisra'el.
And YHWH had not said that He would blot out the name of Yisra'el from under the heavens, but saved them by the hand of Yarob'am son of Yo'ash.
And the rest of the acts of Yarob'am, and all that he did, and his might, how he fought, and how he recovered Damascus and Hamath for Yehudah in Yisra'el, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Yisra'el?
So Yarob'am slept with his fathers, the sovereigns of Yisra'el. And Zekaryah his son reigned in his place.
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