2 Kings 14
Amaziah his good reign.
2 Kings 14:1 The seconde yeare of Ioas sonne of Iehoahaz kynge of Israell raygned Amaziah the sonne of Iehoas kynge of Iuda: 2 Kings 14:2 he was .xxv. yeare olde when he began, and raygned .xxix. yeare in Ierusalem. His mothers name was Iehoadan, & was of Ierusalem, 2 Kings 14:3 And he dyd that pleased the Lorde, yet not lyke Dauid hys father: but dyd in al thinges as Ioas hys father dyd. 2 Kings 14:4 Nether toke they awaye the hyll aulters. But the people slue, & offered styll in the hylaulters.
His justice on the murderers of his father.
2 Kings 14:5 And as sone as the kyngedome was setteled in hys hande, he slue hys seruauntes that kylled the kyng hys father. 2 Kings 14:6 But the chyldren of those murtherars he slue not, as it is written in the boke of the lawe of Moses, where the Lorde commaunded sayinge: the fathers shall not dye for þe childrens cause, nor the chyldren for the deades of theyr fathers: But euerye man shalbe slayne for hys owne synne.
His victory over Edom.
2 Kings 14:7 And he slue of the Edomites in the salt valeye ten thousande, and toke the toune Sela wt strength of battell, and called the name of it Iektheel euer after.
Amaziah, provoking Jehoash, is overcome and spoiled.
2 Kings 14:8 After that Amaziah sent messengers to Ioas the sonne of Iehoahaz sonne of Iehu king of Israel sayinge: come, let vs se eche other. 2 Kings 14:9 But Ioas kyng of Israel sente agayne to Amaziah kyng of Iuda, sayinge. A thistel in Libanon sent to a cypresse tree in Lybanon, sayinge: geue thy doughter to my sonne to wyfe. But the wylde beastes in Lybanon went and troade doune þe thistel. 2 Kings 14:10 Because thou hast beaten the Edomytes, therfore thyne hert ryseth. Be gloryouse: but tarye at home. For what neadest thou to prouoke to myscheue, that thou shuldest be ouerthrowen and Iuda with the. 2 Kings 14:11 But Amaziah wolde not heare. And so Ioas kyng of Israel went vp, and he and Amaziah kynge of Iuda sawe eyther other at Bethsames in Iuda. 2 Kings 14:12 And Iuda was put to the worse before Israel, & they fled euerye man to hys tent. 2 Kings 14:13 And Ioas kyng of Israel toke Amaziah kynge of Iuda. sonne of Iehoas, sonne of Ohoziah, at Bethsames. And then he went to Ierusalem, and brake doune of the walle of Ierusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, foure hundred cubytes. 2 Kings 14:14 And he toke all the goulde and siluer & al the vesseles that were founde in the house of the Lorde, & in the treasure of the kynges house, and hostages thereto: and then returned to Samaria agayne.
2 Kings 14:15 The rest of the actes of Ioas which he did and hys powre, & how he fought with Amasiah kyng of Iuda, are writen in the chronicles of the kynges of Israel:
Jeroboam succeedeth Jehoash.
2 Kings 14:16 & Ioas layde hym to rest wyth hys fathers, and was buryed at Samaria among the kynges of Israel: & Ieroboam hys sonne raigned in hys roume.
Amaziah slain by a conspiracy.
2 Kings 14:17 Amaziah the sonne of Iehoas kyng of Iuda, lyued after the death of Ioas sonne of Iehoahaz kyng of Israel, fyftene year. 2 Kings 14:18 And the remanaunt of the deades of Amaziah, are writen in the chronicles of the kynges of Iuda. 2 Kings 14:19 And they conspyred greate treason agaynste him in Ierusalem, & he fled to Lachis. And they wente after hym to Lachis, & slue hym there. 2 Kings 14:20 And they brought hym on an horse & he was buryed at Ierusalem with his fathers in the cytye of Dauid.
Azariah succeedeth him.
2 Kings 14:21 And al the people of Iuda toke Azariah, which was .xvi. yeare old, & made hym kyng for his father Amaziah. 2 Kings 14:22 And he buylte Ailate, and broughte it agayne to Iuda, after that the kynge was layde to reste wyth hys fathers.
Jeroboam's wicked reign.
2 Kings 14:23 The .xv. yeare of Amaziah sonne of Iehoas kynge of Iuda, was Ieroboam sonne of Ioas made kynge ouer Israel in Samaria, & raygned .xli. yeare, 2 Kings 14:24 and wroughte wyckednesse in the sight of the Lorde: for he turned in nothyng from the sinne of Ieroboam þe sonne of Nabat which made Israel synne. 2 Kings 14:25 He restored the coastes of Israel from the enterynge of Hemath vnto þe sea, in the wylde feldes, accordynge to the worde of the Lorde God of Israell whiche he spake thorow hys seruaunt Ionah the sonne of Amithai the Prophete, which was of Geth Opher. 2 Kings 14:26 For the Lorde had sene howe that the affliccion of Israell was excedynge bytter, in so much that the presoned & the forsaken were at an ende. And there was no helper vnto Israel. 2 Kings 14:27 And the Lorde had not yet sayde that men shulde put out the name of Israel from vnder heauen. And therfore he holpe them by the hand of Ieroboam þe sonne of Ioas.
2 Kings 14:28 The rest of the deedes of Ieroboam, and all he dyd, & his powre how he fought, & how he restored Damasco and Hemath to Iuda in Israel are written in the boke of the chronicles of the kinges of Israel.
Zachariah succeedeth him.
2 Kings 14:29 And Ieroboam layde hym to rest with his fathers and wyth þe kynges of Israel, and Zachariah hys sonne raigned in hys steade.