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40 Bible Verses about Salt

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Leviticus 2:13

And every offering of thine oblation shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thine oblation: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

Exodus 30:34-35

And Jehovah said to Moses, Take fragrant drugs stacte, and onycha, and galbanum fragrant drugs and pure frankincense; in like proportions shall it be. And thou shalt make it into incense, a perfume, after the work of the perfumer, salted, pure, holy.

Ezra 6:6-10

Therefore Tatnai, governor beyond the river, Shethar-boznai, and your companions the Apharsachites, who are beyond the river, be ye far from thence: let the work of this house of God alone; let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jews build this house of God in its place. Moreover, I give orders what ye shall do to these elders of the Jews, for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, of the tribute beyond the river, expenses be diligently given to these men, that they be not hindered.read more.
And that which they have need of, both young bullocks and rams and lambs, for the burnt-offerings to the God of the heavens, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the appointment of the priests that are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day without fail; that they may present sweet odours to the God of the heavens, and pray for the life of the king and of his sons.

Ezra 7:21-23

And I, I Artaxerxes the king, do give orders to all the treasurers that are beyond the river, that whatever Ezra the priest and scribe of the law of the God of the heavens shall require of you, it be done diligently, unto a hundred talents of silver, and to a hundred measures of wheat, and to a hundred baths of wine, and to a hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much. Whatever is commanded by the God of the heavens, let it be carefully done for the house of the God of the heavens; for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?

Ezekiel 43:22-24

And on the second day thou shalt present a he-goat without blemish for a sin-offering; and they shall purge the altar, as they purged it with the bullock. When thou hast ended purging it, thou shalt present a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish; and thou shalt present them before Jehovah; and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt-offering unto Jehovah.

Numbers 18:17-19

But the firstborn of a cow, or the firstborn of a sheep, or the firstborn of a goat, thou shalt not ransom: they are holy. Thou shalt sprinkle their blood on the altar, and their fat shalt thou burn as an offering by fire for a sweet odour to Jehovah. And their flesh shall be thine; as the wave-breast and as the right shoulder shall it be thine. All the heave-offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to Jehovah, have I given thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, by an everlasting statute: it shall be an everlasting covenant of salt before Jehovah unto thee and thy seed with thee.

2 Chronicles 13:4-5

And Abijah stood up on the top of mount Zemaraim, which is in mount Ephraim, and said, Hear me, Jeroboam, and all Israel! Ought ye not to know that Jehovah the God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have become insipid, wherewith shall it be salted? It is no longer fit for anything but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot by men.

Mark 9:50

Salt is good, but if the salt is become saltless, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.

Luke 14:34-35

Salt then is good, but if the salt also has become savourless, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is proper neither for land nor for dung; it is cast out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Zephaniah 2:9

Therefore, as I live, saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, Moab shall certainly be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, a possession of nettles, and salt-pits, and a perpetual desolation; the remnant of my people shall spoil them, and the residue of my nation shall possess them.

Deuteronomy 29:23-25

that the whole ground thereof is brimstone and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, and no grass groweth in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, which Jehovah overthrew in his anger and in his fury: even all nations shall say, Why has Jehovah done thus to this land? whence the heat of this great anger? And men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of Jehovah the God of their fathers, which he had made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt;

Job 39:5-6

Who hath sent out the wild ass free? and who hath loosed the bands of the onager, Whose house I made the wilderness, and the salt plain his dwellings?

Psalm 107:33-34

He maketh rivers into a wilderness, and water-springs into dry ground; A fruitful land into a plain of salt, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Jeremiah 17:5-8

Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that confideth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah. And he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but he shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the man that confideth in Jehovah, and whose confidence Jehovah is.read more.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out its roots by the stream, and he shall not see when heat cometh, but his leaf shall be green; and in the year of drought he shall not be careful, neither shall he cease to yield fruit.

Jeremiah 48:8-9

And the waster shall come upon every city, that not a city shall escape; and the valley shall perish, and the plateau shall be destroyed: as Jehovah hath said. Give wings unto Moab, that she may flee and get away; and the cities thereof shall become a desolation, without inhabitant.

Judges 9:42-45

On the following day the men went out into the fields. And Abim'elech was told. He took his men and divided them into three companies, and laid wait in the fields; and he looked and saw the men coming out of the city, and he rose against them and slew them. Abim'elech and the company that was with him rushed forward and stood at the entrance of the gate of the city, while the two companies rushed upon all who were in the fields and slew them.read more.
And Abim'elech fought against the city all that day; he took the city, and killed the people that were in it; and he razed the city and sowed it with salt.

Genesis 19:23-26

The sun rose upon the earth when Lot came to Zoar. And Jehovah rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Jehovah out of heaven, and overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew upon the ground.read more.
And his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Ezekiel 47:11

But its marshes and its pools shall not be healed; they shall be given up to salt.

James 3:9-12

Therewith bless we the Lord and Father, and therewith curse we men made after the likeness of God. Out of the same mouth goes forth blessing and cursing. It is not right, my brethren, that these things should be thus. Does the fountain, out of the same opening, pour forth sweet and bitter?read more.
Can, my brethren, a fig produce olives, or a vine figs? Neither can salt water make sweet water.

Ezekiel 47:7-9

When I returned, behold, on the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. And he said unto me, These waters issue out toward the east district, and go down into the plain, and go into the sea; when they are brought forth into the sea, the waters thereof shall be healed. And it shall come to pass that every living thing which moveth, whithersoever the double river shall come, shall live. And there shall be a very great multitude of fish; for these waters shall come thither, and the waters of the sea shall be healed; and everything shall live whither the river cometh.

Job 30:4

They gather the salt-wort among the bushes, and the roots of the broom for their food.

Job 6:6-7

Shall that which is insipid be eaten without salt? Is there any taste in the white of an egg? What my soul refuseth to touch, that is as my loathsome food.

Ezekiel 16:4

And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water for cleansing; thou wast not rubbed with salt at all, nor swaddled at all.

2 Kings 2:19-22

And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold now, the situation of the city is good, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the land is barren. And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt in it. And they brought it to him. And he went forth to the source of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith Jehovah: I have healed these waters: there shall not be from thence any more death or barrenness.read more.
And the waters were healed to this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spoke.

Mark 9:49

For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

Ezra 4:14

Now, since we eat the salt of the palace, and it is not right for us to see the king's injury, therefore have we sent and informed the king;

Joshua 12:3

and the plain as far as the sea of Chinneroth on the east, and as far as the sea of the plain, the salt sea, on the east, toward Beth-jeshimoth; and on the south, under the slopes of Pisgah;

Genesis 14:3

All these were joined in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

Numbers 34:3-4

Then your south side shall be from the wilderness of Zin alongside of Edom, and your southern border shall be from the end of the salt sea eastward; and your border shall turn from the south of the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin, and shall end southward at Kadesh-barnea, and shall go on to Hazar-Addar, and pass on to Azmon.

Deuteronomy 3:16-17

And to the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even to the river Arnon, the middle of the ravine and its border, as far as the river Jabbok, the border of the children of Ammon; the plain also, and the Jordan, and its border from Chinnereth as far as the sea of the plain, the salt sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.

Joshua 3:15-16

and when they that bore the ark were come to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (and the Jordan is full over all its banks throughout the days of harvest), the waters which flowed down from above stood and rose up in a heap, very far, by Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan; and those that flowed down towards the sea of the plain, the salt sea, were completely cut off. And the people went over opposite to Jericho.

Joshua 15:2-3

And their southern border was from the end of the salt sea, from the tongue that turns southward; and it went out south of the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed on to Zin, and went up on the south of Kadesh-barnea, and passed to Hezron, and went up toward Addar, and turned toward Karkaah,

Joshua 18:19

and the border passed on to the side of Beth-hoglah on the north, and the border ended at the tongue of the salt sea northward, at the south end of the Jordan: this is the southern border.

2 Samuel 8:13

And David made him a name when he returned, after he had smitten the Syrians in the valley of salt, eighteen thousand men.

2 Kings 14:7

He smote of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Sela in the war, and called the name of it Joktheel to this day.

2 Chronicles 25:11

But Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.

1 Chronicles 18:12

And Abishai the son of Zeruiah smote of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

Joshua 15:62

and Nibshan, and Ir-Hammelah, and En-gedi: six cities and their hamlets.

From Thematic Bible


Righteous » Compared with » Salt

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have become insipid, wherewith shall it be salted? It is no longer fit for anything but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot by men.

compared to Saints » Salt

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have become insipid, wherewith shall it be salted? It is no longer fit for anything but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot by men.

Salt » Christians as sea » Sea

Joshua 3:16

the waters which flowed down from above stood and rose up in a heap, very far, by Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan; and those that flowed down towards the sea of the plain, the salt sea, were completely cut off. And the people went over opposite to Jericho.

Deuteronomy 3:17

the plain also, and the Jordan, and its border from Chinnereth as far as the sea of the plain, the salt sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.

Deuteronomy 4:49

and all the plain on this side the Jordan, eastward, and as far as the sea of the plain, under the slopes of Pisgah.

Genesis 14:3

All these were joined in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

Zechariah 14:8

And it shall come to pass in that day that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the eastern sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.

Salt » General references to

Numbers 18:19

All the heave-offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to Jehovah, have I given thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, by an everlasting statute: it shall be an everlasting covenant of salt before Jehovah unto thee and thy seed with thee.

Leviticus 2:13

And every offering of thine oblation shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thine oblation: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

2 Kings 2:20

And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt in it. And they brought it to him.

Genesis 19:26

And his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Ezra 6:9

And that which they have need of, both young bullocks and rams and lambs, for the burnt-offerings to the God of the heavens, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the appointment of the priests that are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day without fail;

Salt » Salt sea

Joshua 3:16

the waters which flowed down from above stood and rose up in a heap, very far, by Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan; and those that flowed down towards the sea of the plain, the salt sea, were completely cut off. And the people went over opposite to Jericho.

Deuteronomy 3:17

the plain also, and the Jordan, and its border from Chinnereth as far as the sea of the plain, the salt sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.

Joshua 12:3

and the plain as far as the sea of Chinneroth on the east, and as far as the sea of the plain, the salt sea, on the east, toward Beth-jeshimoth; and on the south, under the slopes of Pisgah;

Genesis 14:3

All these were joined in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

Numbers 34:12

and the border shall go down to the Jordan, and shall end at the salt sea. This shall be your land according to the borders thereof round about.

More verses: Joshua 15:2

Salt » The valley of, celebrated for victories

1 Chronicles 18:12

And Abishai the son of Zeruiah smote of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

2 Kings 14:7

He smote of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Sela in the war, and called the name of it Joktheel to this day.

2 Samuel 8:13

And David made him a name when he returned, after he had smitten the Syrians in the valley of salt, eighteen thousand men.

Salt » If salt loses its savor

Luke 14:34-35

Salt then is good, but if the salt also has become savourless, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is proper neither for land nor for dung; it is cast out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have become insipid, wherewith shall it be salted? It is no longer fit for anything but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot by men.

Mark 9:49-50

For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. Salt is good, but if the salt is become saltless, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.

Salt » All animal sacrifices were required to be seasoned with

Leviticus 2:13

And every offering of thine oblation shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thine oblation: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

Ezekiel 43:24

and thou shalt present them before Jehovah; and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt-offering unto Jehovah.

Mark 9:49

For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

Ezra 6:9

And that which they have need of, both young bullocks and rams and lambs, for the burnt-offerings to the God of the heavens, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the appointment of the priests that are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day without fail;

Salt » Used for » Ratifying covenants

Numbers 18:19

All the heave-offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to Jehovah, have I given thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, by an everlasting statute: it shall be an everlasting covenant of salt before Jehovah unto thee and thy seed with thee.

2 Chronicles 13:5

Ought ye not to know that Jehovah the God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?

Salt » Often found » Near the dead sea

Deuteronomy 3:17

the plain also, and the Jordan, and its border from Chinnereth as far as the sea of the plain, the salt sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.

Numbers 34:12

and the border shall go down to the Jordan, and shall end at the salt sea. This shall be your land according to the borders thereof round about.

Salt » Figurative » Of the saving efficacy of the ekklesia of Christ

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have become insipid, wherewith shall it be salted? It is no longer fit for anything but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot by men.

Luke 14:34

Salt then is good, but if the salt also has become savourless, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

Mark 9:49-50

For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. Salt is good, but if the salt is become saltless, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.

Salt » Used for » Seasoning sacrifices

Leviticus 2:13

And every offering of thine oblation shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thine oblation: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

Ezekiel 43:24

and thou shalt present them before Jehovah; and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt-offering unto Jehovah.

Salt » Places where it abounded barren and unfruitful

Jeremiah 17:6

And he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but he shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.

Ezekiel 47:11

But its marshes and its pools shall not be healed; they shall be given up to salt.

Salt » Often found » In pits

Zephaniah 2:9

Therefore, as I live, saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, Moab shall certainly be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, a possession of nettles, and salt-pits, and a perpetual desolation; the remnant of my people shall spoil them, and the residue of my nation shall possess them.

Joshua 11:8

And Jehovah delivered them into the hand of Israel, and they smote them, and chased them unto great Zidon, and to Misrephoth-maim, and to the valley of Mizpah eastward, and smote them until none were left remaining to them.

Salt » Pillar of » Pillar of, lot's wife became

Genesis 19:26

And his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Salt » Illustrative » (without savor,) of graceless professors

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have become insipid, wherewith shall it be salted? It is no longer fit for anything but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot by men.

Mark 9:50

Salt is good, but if the salt is become saltless, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.

Salt » Lost its savor when exposed to the air

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have become insipid, wherewith shall it be salted? It is no longer fit for anything but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot by men.

Mark 9:50

Salt is good, but if the salt is become saltless, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.

Salt » Liberally afforded to the jews after the captivity

Ezra 7:22

unto a hundred talents of silver, and to a hundred measures of wheat, and to a hundred baths of wine, and to a hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much.

Ezra 6:9

And that which they have need of, both young bullocks and rams and lambs, for the burnt-offerings to the God of the heavens, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the appointment of the priests that are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day without fail;

Salt » Used in ratifying covenants

Numbers 18:19

All the heave-offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to Jehovah, have I given thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, by an everlasting statute: it shall be an everlasting covenant of salt before Jehovah unto thee and thy seed with thee.

2 Chronicles 13:5

Ought ye not to know that Jehovah the God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?

Salt » The valley of salt

2 Kings 14:7

He smote of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Sela in the war, and called the name of it Joktheel to this day.

2 Samuel 8:13

And David made him a name when he returned, after he had smitten the Syrians in the valley of salt, eighteen thousand men.

Salt » Illustrative » Of wisdom in speech

Salt » Who is the salt of the earth

Matthew 5:1-13

But seeing the crowds, he went up into the mountain, and having sat down, his disciples came to him; and, having opened his mouth, he taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. read more.
Blessed they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled. Blessed the merciful, for they shall find mercy. Blessed the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed the peace-makers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed they who are persecuted on account of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. Blessed are ye when they may reproach and persecute you, and say every wicked thing against you, lying, for my sake. Rejoice and exult, for your reward is great in the heavens; for thus have they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have become insipid, wherewith shall it be salted? It is no longer fit for anything but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot by men.

Salt » Miracles connected with » Lot's wife turned into a pillar of

Genesis 19:26

And his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Salt » Illustrative » (pits of,) of desolation

Zephaniah 2:9

Therefore, as I live, saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, Moab shall certainly be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, a possession of nettles, and salt-pits, and a perpetual desolation; the remnant of my people shall spoil them, and the residue of my nation shall possess them.

Salt » Miracles connected with » Elisha healed the bad water with

1 Kings 2:21

And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother as wife.

Salt » Illustrative » Of saints

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have become insipid, wherewith shall it be salted? It is no longer fit for anything but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot by men.

Salt » Used for » Strengthening new-born infants

Ezekiel 16:4

And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water for cleansing; thou wast not rubbed with salt at all, nor swaddled at all.

Salt » Elisha throws, into the pool of jericho, to purify it

2 Kings 2:20-21

And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt in it. And they brought it to him. And he went forth to the source of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith Jehovah: I have healed these waters: there shall not be from thence any more death or barrenness.

Salt » Places sown with, to denote perpetual desolation

Judges 9:45

And Abim'elech fought against the city all that day; he took the city, and killed the people that were in it; and he razed the city and sowed it with salt.

Salt » Often found » In springs

James 3:12

Can, my brethren, a fig produce olives, or a vine figs? Neither can salt water make sweet water.

Salt » Illustrative » Of grace in the heart

Mark 9:50

Salt is good, but if the salt is become saltless, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.

Salt » Illustrative » Preparation » The wicked » For destruction

Mark 9:49

For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

Salt » The city of salt

Joshua 15:62

and Nibshan, and Ir-Hammelah, and En-gedi: six cities and their hamlets.

Salt » Partaking of another's, a bond of friendship

Ezra 4:14

Now, since we eat the salt of the palace, and it is not right for us to see the king's injury, therefore have we sent and informed the king;

Salt » Characterized as good and useful

Mark 9:50

Salt is good, but if the salt is become saltless, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.

Salt » Lot's wife turned into a pillar of

Genesis 19:26

And his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Salt » Figurative » Of wise behavior

Salt » Used for » Seasoning food

Job 6:6

Shall that which is insipid be eaten without salt? Is there any taste in the white of an egg?

Salt » Salt pits

Zephaniah 2:9

Therefore, as I live, saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, Moab shall certainly be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, a possession of nettles, and salt-pits, and a perpetual desolation; the remnant of my people shall spoil them, and the residue of my nation shall possess them.

Symbols and similitudes » Salt

Numbers 18:19

All the heave-offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to Jehovah, have I given thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, by an everlasting statute: it shall be an everlasting covenant of salt before Jehovah unto thee and thy seed with thee.

Valleys » Mentioned in scripture » Salt

2 Samuel 8:13

And David made him a name when he returned, after he had smitten the Syrians in the valley of salt, eighteen thousand men.

2 Kings 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.