2 Kings Trivia:

2 Kings 14

Amaziah of Judah and Jehoash of Israel
14:1-20, Cf. 2 Chr 25:1-28

14:1 In the second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel reigned Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah.

14:2 He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.

Amaziah, the son of King Joash, became king of Judah.

14:3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

He did right in God's sight. [1]

But he wasn't quite a good as David.

14:4 Howbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.

He didn't take away the high places, and the people still burned incense on them.

14:5 And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

He killed his servants who had killed his father, Joash. [2]

14:6 But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

But he didn't kill the children of his father's murderers, obeying the law of Moses, which says,
Fathers shouldn't be killed for the acts of their children,

or children for the acts of their fathers. [3]

14:7 He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.

Amaziah killed 10,000 Edomites in the valley of salt.

14:8 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.

He sent messengers to Jehoash, saying,
Come, let's look at each other in the face.

14:9 And Jehoash the 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 thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.

14:10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?

14:11 But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Bethshemesh, which belongeth to Judah.

14:12 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.

14:13 And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

Jehoash sent a message to Amaziah, saying,
The thistle in Lebanon sent a message to the cedar in Lebanon, saying,
Give your daughter to my son as a wife.

But a wild beast smashed the thistle.

You think you're tough since you defeated Edom.

But you better be careful or you and Judah will fall.

But Amaziah wouldn't listen to Jehoash.

So Jehoash came to him and looked him in the face.

Judah was defeated and Jehoash took Amaziah captive.

14:14 And he took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.

Jehoash took all the silver and gold from God's house and returned to Samaria.

14:15 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did, and 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 Israel?

The rest of the acts of Jehoash can be found in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

14:16 And Jehoash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in his stead.

14:17 And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.

Jehoash died and his son Jeroboam became king of Israel.

14:18 And the rest of the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

The rest of the acts of Amaziah can be found in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah..

14:19 Now they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him there.

14:20 And they brought him on horses: and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.

Amaziah was killed by a conspiracy against him, and he was buried in Jerusalem.
Azariah of Judah and Jeroboam of Israel
14:21-29, Cf. 2 Chr 26:1-

14:21 And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

The people of Judah made Amaziah's 16 year-old son, Azariah, their king.

14:22 He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

Azariah died.

14:23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one years.

Jeroboam was king of Israel for 41 years.

14:24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

14:25 He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.

14:26 For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

14:27 And the LORD said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

He did evil things in God's sight.

14:28 Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for Israel, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

The rest of the acts of Jeroboam are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel..

14:29 And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, even with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah his son reigned in his stead.

Jeroboam died and his son Zachariah became king of Israel.