1 The second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel, reigned Amaziah the son of Jehoash king of Judah: 2 he was twenty five years old when he began, and reigned twenty nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jehoaddin, and was of Jerusalem. 3 And he did that pleased the LORD, yet not like David his father: but did in all things as Joash his father did. 4 Neither took they away the hill altars. But the people slew and offered still in the hill altars.
5 And as soon as the kingdom was settled in his hand, he slew his servants that killed the king his father. 6 But the children of those murderers he slew not, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, where the LORD commanded saying, "The fathers shall not die for the children's cause, nor the children for the deeds of their fathers: But every man shall be slain for his own sin."
7 And he slew of the Edomites in the salt valley, ten thousand, and took the town Sela with strength of battle, and called the name of it Joktheel ever after. 8 After that, Amaziah sent messengers to Joash the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu king of Israel, saying, "Come, let us see each other."
9 But Joash king of Israel sent again to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "A thistle in Lebanon sent to a cypress tree in Lebanon, saying, 'Give thy daughter to my son to wife.' But the wild beasts in Lebanon went and trod down the thistle. 10 Because thou hast beaten the Edomites, therefore thine heart riseth. Be glorious: but tarry at home. For what needest thou to provoke to mischief - that thou shouldest be overthrown and Judah with thee?"
11 But Amaziah would not hear. And so Joash king of Israel went up, and he and Amaziah king of Judah saw either other at Bethshemesh in Judah. 12 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel, and they fled every man to his tent. 13 And Joash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, son of Jehoash son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh. And then he went to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits. 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 treasure of the king's house, and hostages thereto: and then returned to Samaria again.
15 The rest of the acts of Joash which he did, and his power, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are written in the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel. 16 And Joash laid him to rest with his fathers and was buried at Samaria among the kings of Israel: and Jeroboam his son reigned in his room.
17 Amaziah the son of Jehoash king of Judah lived after the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel, fifteen years. 18 And the remnant of the deeds of Amaziah, are written in the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah. 19 And they conspired great treason against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish. And they went after him to Lachish and slew him there. 20 And they brought him on a horse and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.
21 And all the people of Judah took Uzziah, which was sixteen years old, and made him king for his father Amaziah. 22 And he built Elath and brought it again to Judah, after that the king was laid to rest with his fathers.
23 The fifteenth year of Amaziah son of Jehoash king of Judah, was Jeroboam son of Joash made king over Israel in Samaria and reigned forty one years, 24 and wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD: for he turned in nothing from the sin of Jeroboam the son of Nebat which made Israel sin.
25 He restored the coasts of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea, in the wild fields, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel which he spake through his servant Jonah the son of Amittai the prophet, which was of Gathhepher. 26 For the LORD had seen how that the affliction of Israel was exceeding bitter, in so much that the prisoned and the forsaken were at an end. And there was no helper unto Israel. 27 And the LORD had not yet said that men should put out the name of Israel from under heaven. And therefore he helped them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.
28 The rest of the deeds of Jeroboam, and all he did, and his power how he fought, and how he restored Damascus and Hamath to Judah in Israel are written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel. 29 And Jeroboam laid him to rest with his fathers and with the kings of Israel, and Zachariah his son reigned in his stead.