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2 Kings 14

Amaziah his good reign.

2 Kings 14:1 In the seconde yeare of Ioas ye sonne of Ioahas kynge of Israel, was Amasias the sonne of Ioas kynge of Iuda made kynge: 2 Kings 14:2 fyue and twenty yeare olde was he, whan he was made kynge, & reigned nyne and twentye yeare at Ierusale. His mothers name was Ioadan of Ierusalem. 2 Kings 14:3 And he dyd that which was righte in the sighte of the LORDE: yet not as his father Dauid, but euen as his father Ioas did so dyd he also: 2 Kings 14:4 for ye hye places were not put downe, but the people offred and brent incese yet vpon the hye places.

His justice on the murderers of his father.

2 Kings 14:5 Now whan he had gotten the power of the kyngdome, he smote his seruauntes which had smytte the kynge his father: 2 Kings 14:6 but the children of ye deedslayers slewe he not, acordinge to yt which is wrytte in the boke of the lawe of Moses, where the LORDE hath comaunded & sayde: The fathers shal not dye for the children, & the children shal not dye for the fathers: but euery one shal dye for his awne synne.

His victory over Edom.

2 Kings 14:7 Ten thousande of the Edomites smote he also in the Salt valley, and wanne Sela in battayll, and called it Iatheel vnto this daye.

Amaziah, provoking Jehoash, is overcome and spoiled.

2 Kings 14:8 Then sent Amasias messaungers vnto Ioas the sonne of Ioahas the sonne of Iehu kynge of Israel, sayenge: Come hither, let vs se one another. 2 Kings 14:9 But Ioas ye kynge of Israel sent vnto Amasias the kynge of Iuda, sayenge: The hawthorne that is in Libanus, sent to the Ceder tre in Libanus, sayenge: Geue thy doughter vnto my sonne to wife. But a wylde beest of the felde ranne ouer ye hawthorne, and trode it downe. 2 Kings 14:10 Thou hast smytte the Edomites, therfore is thine hert waxen proude: Take the prayse, and byde at home: why stryuest thou for mysfortune, yt thou mayest fall, and Iuda with the? 2 Kings 14:11 Howbeit Amasias consented not. Then wete Ioas the kynge of Israel vp, and they sawe one another, he and Amasias the kynge of Iuda at Beth Semes which lyeth in Iuda. 2 Kings 14:12 But Iuda was smytten before Israel, so that euery one fled in to his tente. 2 Kings 14:13 And Ioas the kynge of Israel toke Amasias the kynge of Iuda, the sonne of Ioas the sonne of Ochosias at Beth Semes, and came to Ierusalem, and brake downe ye wall of Ierusalem from ye porte of Ephraim vnto the corner porte, euen foure hundreth cubites loge: 2 Kings 14:14 and toke all the golde and syluer, and ornamentes that were founde in the house of the LORDE, and in ye treasures of the kynges house, & the children also to pledge, & departed agayne to Samaria.

2 Kings 14:15 What more there is to saie of Ioas, what he dyd, and of his power, & how he foughte with Amasias the kynge of Iuda, beholde, it is wrytten in the Cronicles of the kynges of Israel.

Jeroboam succeedeth Jehoash.

2 Kings 14:16 And Ioas fell on slepe with his fathers, and was buried at Samaria amonge ye kynges of Israel. And Ieroboam his sonne was kynge in his steade.

Amaziah slain by a conspiracy.

2 Kings 14:17 But Amasias the sonne of Ioas kynge of Iuda, lyued after the death of Ioas the sonne of Ioahas kynge of Israel, fiftene yeare. 2 Kings 14:18 What more there is to saye of Amasias, it is wrytten in the Cronicles of the kynges of Iuda. 2 Kings 14:19 And they conspyred agaynst him at Ierusalem, but he fled vnto Lachis. And they sent after him vnto Lachis, and slewe him there. 2 Kings 14:20 And they broughte him vpon horses, & he was buried at Ierusalem with his fathers in ye cite of Dauid.

Azariah succeedeth him.

2 Kings 14:21 And all the people of Iuda toke Asarias in his sixtenth yeare, and made him kynge in steade of Amasias his father. 2 Kings 14:22 He buylded Eloth, and broughte it agayne vnto Iuda, after that the kynge was fallen on slepe with his fathers.

Jeroboam's wicked reign.

2 Kings 14:23 In the fyftenth yeare of Amasias the sonne of Ioas kynge of Iuda, was Ieroboam the sonne of Ioas kynge ouer Israel at Samaria, one and fortye yeare. 2 Kings 14:24 And he dyd that which was euell in the sighte of the LORDE, and departed not from all the synnes of Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat, which caused Israel for to synne. 2 Kings 14:25 But the borders of Israel broughte he agayne from Hemath vnto ye see that lyeth in the playne felde, acordinge to the worde of the LORDE God of Israel, which he spake by his seruaunt Ionas ye sonne of Amithai the prophete, which was of Gath Epher. 2 Kings 14:26 For the LORDE considered the myserable affliccion of Israel, how that euen they which were shut vp and desolate, were awaye, and that there was no helper in Israel. 2 Kings 14:27 And the LORDE sayde not that he wolde destroye the name of Israel from vnder heaue. And he helped the by Ieroboam the sonne of Ioas.

2 Kings 14:28 What more there is to saye of Ieroboam, and all that he dyd, and of his power, how he foughte, and how broughte Damascon and Hemath agayne vnto Iuda in Israel, beholde, it is wrytten in the Cronicles of the kynges of Israel.

Zachariah succeedeth him.

2 Kings 14:29 And Ieroboam fell on slepe with his fathers, with the kynges of Israel. And Zacharias his sonne was kynge in his steade.

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