1 H558 Amaziah H6242 was twenty H2568 and five H8141 years H1121 old H4427 [H8804] when he began to reign, H4427 [H8804] and he reigned H6242 twenty H8672 and nine H8141 years H3389 in Jerusalem. H517 And his mother's H8034 name H3086 was Jehoaddan H3389 of Jerusalem.
2 H6213 [H8799] And he did H3477 that which was right H5869 in the eyes H3068 of the LORD, H8003 but not with a perfect H3824 heart.
3 H4467 Now it came to pass, when the kingdom H2388 [H8804] was established H2026 [H8799] to him, that he slew H5650 his servants H5221 [H8688] that had killed H4428 the king H1 his father.
4 H4191 [H8689] But he slew H1121 not their sons, H3789 [H8803] but did as it is written H8451 in the law H5612 of the book H4872 of Moses, H3068 where the LORD H6680 [H8765] commanded, H559 [H8800] saying, H1 The fathers H4191 [H8799] shall not die H1121 for the sons, H1121 neither shall the sons H4191 [H8799] die H1 for the fathers, H376 but every man H4191 [H8799] shall die H2399 for his own sin.
5 H558 Moreover Amaziah H6908 0 gathered H3063 Judah H6908 [H8799] together, H5975 [H8686] and made H8269 them captains H505 over thousands, H8269 and captains H3967 over hundreds, H1004 according to the houses H1 of their fathers, H3063 throughout all Judah H1144 and Benjamin: H6485 [H8799] and he numbered H6242 them from twenty H8141 years H1121 old H4605 and above, H4672 [H8799] and found H7969 them three H3967 hundred H505 thousand H977 [H8803] choice H3318 [H8802] men, able to go forth H6635 to war, H270 [H8802] that could handle H7420 spear H6793 and shield.
6 H7936 [H8799] He hired H3967 also an hundred H505 thousand H1368 mighty H2428 men of valour H3478 out of Israel H3967 for an hundred H3603 talents H3701 of silver.
7 H935 [H8804] But there came H376 a man H430 of God H559 [H8800] to him, saying, H4428 O king, H6635 let not the army H3478 of Israel H935 [H8799] go H3068 with thee; for the LORD H3478 is not with Israel, H1121 that is, with all the sons H669 of Ephraim.
8 H935 [H8798] But if thou wilt go, H6213 [H8798] do H2388 [H8798] it, be strong H4421 for the battle: H430 God H3782 [H8686] shall make thee fall H6440 at the face of H341 [H8802] the enemy: H430 for God H3426 hath H3581 power H5826 [H8800] to help, H3782 [H8687] and to cast down.
9 H558 And Amaziah H559 [H8799] said H376 to the man H430 of God, H6213 [H8800] But what shall we do H3967 for the hundred H3603 talents H5414 [H8804] which I have given H1416 to the army H3478 of Israel? H376 And the man H430 of God H559 [H8799] answered, H3068 The LORD H3426 is H5414 [H8800] able to give H7235 [H8687] thee much more than this.
10 H558 Then Amaziah H914 [H8686] separated H1416 them, that is, the army H935 [H8804] that had come H669 to him out of Ephraim, H3212 0 to go H4725 home H3212 [H8800] again: H639 therefore their anger H3966 was greatly H2734 [H8799] kindled H3063 against Judah, H7725 [H8799] and they returned H4725 home H2750 in great H639 anger.
11 H558 And Amaziah H2388 [H8694] strengthened H5090 [H8799] himself, and led forth H5971 his people, H3212 [H8799] and went H1516 to the valley H4417 of salt, H5221 [H8686] and smote H1121 of the sons H8165 of Seir H6235 ten H505 thousand.
12 H6235 And other ten H505 thousand H2416 left alive H1121 the sons H3063 of Judah H7617 [H8804] carried away captive, H935 [H8686] and brought H7218 them to the top H5553 of the rock, H7993 [H8686] and cast them down H7218 from the top H5553 of the rock, H1234 [H8738] that they were all broken in pieces.
13 H1121 But the soldiers H1416 of the army H558 whom Amaziah H7725 [H8689] sent back, H3212 [H8800] that they should not go H4421 with him to battle, H6584 [H8799] fell H5892 upon the cities H3063 of Judah, H8111 from Samaria H1032 even to Bethhoron, H5221 [H8686] and smote H7969 three H505 thousand H962 [H8799] of them, and took H7227 much H961 spoil.
14 H310 Now it came to pass, after H558 that Amaziah H935 [H8800] had come H5221 [H8687] from the slaughter H130 of the Edomites, H935 [H8686] that he brought H430 the gods H1121 of the sons H8165 of Seir, H5975 [H8686] and set them up H430 to be his gods, H7812 [H8691] and bowed H6440 himself at the face of H6999 [H8762] them, and burned incense to them.
15 H639 Therefore the anger H3068 of the LORD H2734 [H8799] was kindled H558 against Amaziah, H7971 [H8799] and he sent H5030 to him a prophet, H559 [H8799] who said H1875 [H8804] to him, Why hast thou sought H430 after the gods H5971 of the people, H5337 [H8689] which could not deliver H5971 their own people H3027 out of thine hand?
16 H1696 [H8763] And it came to pass, as he talked H559 [H8799] with him, that the king said H5414 [H8804] to him, Art thou made H4428 of the king's H3289 [H8802] council? H2308 [H8798] forbear; H5221 [H8686] why shouldest thou be smitten? H5030 Then the prophet H2308 [H8799] stopped, H559 [H8799] and said, H3045 [H8804] I know H430 that God H3289 [H8804] hath determined H7843 [H8687] to decay H6213 [H8804] thee, because thou hast done H8085 [H8804] this, and hast not hearkened H6098 to my counsel.
17 H558 Then Amaziah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H3289 [H8735] took advice, H7971 [H8799] and sent H3101 to Joash, H1121 the son H3059 of Jehoahaz, H1121 the son H3058 of Jehu, H4428 king H3478 of Israel, H559 [H8800] saying, H3212 [H8798] Come, H7200 [H8691] let us look one another H6440 in the face.
18 H3101 And Joash H4428 king H3478 of Israel H7971 [H8799] sent H558 to Amaziah H4428 king H3063 of Judah, H559 [H8800] saying, H2336 The thistle H3844 that was in Lebanon H7971 [H8804] sent H730 to the cedar H3844 that was in Lebanon, H559 [H8800] saying, H5414 [H8798] Give H1323 thy daughter H1121 to my son H802 for a wife: H5674 [H8799] and there passed by H7704 a wild H2416 beast H3844 that was in Lebanon, H7429 [H8799] and trod down H2336 the thistle.
19 H559 [H8804] Thou sayest, H5221 [H8689] Lo, thou hast smitten H123 the Edomites; H3820 and thine heart H5375 [H8804] lifteth thee up H3513 [H8687] to boast: H3427 [H8798] abide H1004 now at home; H1624 [H8691] why shouldest thou meddle H7451 to thy harm, H5307 [H8804] that thou shouldest fall, H3063 even thou, and Judah with thee?
20 H558 But Amaziah H8085 [H8804] would not hear; H430 for it came from God, H5414 [H8800] that he might give H3027 them into the hand H1875 [H8804] of their enemies, because they sought H430 after the gods H123 of Edom.
21 H3101 So Joash H4428 the king H3478 of Israel H5927 [H8799] went up; H7200 [H8691] and they looked one another H6440 in the face, H558 both he and Amaziah H4428 king H3063 of Judah, H1053 at Bethshemesh, H3063 which belongeth to Judah.
22 H3063 And Judah H5062 [H8735] was smote H6440 at the face of H3478 Israel, H5127 [H8799] and they fled H376 every man H168 to his tent.
23 H3101 And Joash H4428 the king H3478 of Israel H8610 [H8804] took H558 Amaziah H4428 king H3063 of Judah, H1121 the son H3101 of Joash, H1121 the son H3059 of Jehoahaz, H1053 at Bethshemesh, H935 [H8686] and brought H3389 him to Jerusalem, H6555 [H8799] and broke down H2346 the wall H3389 of Jerusalem H8179 from the gate H669 of Ephraim H6437 [H8802] to the corner H8179 gate, H702 four H3967 hundred H520 cubits.
24 H2091 And he took all the gold H3701 and the silver, H3627 and all the vessels H4672 [H8737] that were found H1004 in the house H430 of God H5654 with Obededom, H214 and the treasures H4428 of the king's H1004 house, H1121 H8594 the hostages H7725 [H8799] also, and returned H8111 to Samaria.
25 H558 And Amaziah H1121 the son H3101 of Joash H4428 king H3063 of Judah H2421 [H8799] lived H310 after H4194 the death H3101 of Joash H1121 son H3059 of Jehoahaz H4428 king H3478 of Israel H2568 H6240 fifteen H8141 years.
26 H3499 Now the rest H1697 of the acts H558 of Amaziah, H7223 first H314 and last, H3789 [H8803] behold, are they not written H5612 in the book H4428 of the kings H3063 of Judah H3478 and Israel?
27 H6256 Now after the time H558 that Amaziah H5493 [H8804] turned away H310 from following H3068 the LORD H7194 [H8799] they made H7195 a conspiracy H3389 against him in Jerusalem; H5127 [H8799] and he fled H3923 to Lachish: H7971 [H8799] but they sent H3923 to Lachish H310 after H4191 [H8686] him, and slew him there.