2 Kings Trivia:

2 Kings 15

God gives Azariah leprosy
15:1-7, Cf. 2 Chr 26:1-23

15:1 In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah [1] son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

15:2 Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.

Azariah [1] became king of Judah when he was 16 years old.

15:3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

He did what is right in God's sight.

15:4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

Except he didn't remove the high places and the people sacrificed and burnt incense there.

15:5 And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king's son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

So God gave him leprosy until the day of his death.

15:6 And the rest of the acts of Azariah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

The rest of the acts of Azariah are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah..

15:7 So Azariah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.

Azariah died and his son Jotham became king of Judah.
Some kings of Israel
15:8-31

15:8 In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.

Zachariah was king of Israel for six months.

15:9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

He did evil if God's sight, just like his fathers.

(Especially Jeroboam who made Israel sin.) [2]

15:10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

Shallum killed Zachariah in front of the the people and became king of Israel.

15:11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

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

15:12 This was the word of the LORD which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it came to pass.

This was in accordance with God's promise to Jehu, when he said,
Your sons will be kings of Israel to the fourth generation. [3]

15:13 Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a full month in Samaria.

15:14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

Shallum was king of Israel for a full month, until Menahem killed him and became king.

15:15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

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

15:16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him, therefore he smote it; and all the women therein that were with child he ripped up.

15:17 In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned ten years in Samaria.

King Menahem of Israel smote Tiphsah and ripped apart all of their pregnant women. [4]

15:18 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

15:19 And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.

15:20 And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and stayed not there in the land.

Menahem did evil in God's sight by following in the ways of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin. [2]

15:21 And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

The rest of Menahem's acts are recorded in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel

15:22 And Menahem slept with his fathers; and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead.

15:23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years.

Menahem died, and his son, Pekahiah, became king of Israel.

15:24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

Pekahiah did evil in God's sight by following in the ways of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin. [2]

15:25 But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the king's house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men of the Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room.

Pekah, one of Pekahiah's captains, murdered Pekahiah and became king of Israel.

15:26 And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

The rest of Pekahiah's acts are recorded in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel

15:27 In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twenty years.

15:28 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

15:29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.

Pekah did evil in God's sight by following in the ways of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin. [2]

15:30 And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.

Hoshea killed Pekah and became king of Israel in the 20th year of Jotham. [5]

15:31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

The rest of Pekah's acts are recorded in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel
King Jotham of Judah
15:32-38, Cf. 2 Chr 27:1-9

15:32 In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah king of Israel began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign.

15:33 Five and twenty years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.

Jotham was king of Judah for sixteen years. [6]

15:34 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

Jotham did what is right in God's sight, like his father Uzziah had done.

15:35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the LORD.

But he didn't remove the high places and people still burned incense there. [7]

15:36 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

15:37 In those days the LORD began to send against Judah Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah.

The rest of Jotham's acts are recorded in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah

15:38 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

Jotham died and his son, Ahaz, became king of Judah.