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40 Bible Verses about Salt

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Leviticus 2:13

And every offering of thy present shalt thou season with salt, and thou shalt never allow the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy present; with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

Exodus 30:34-35

And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee aromas, stacte and onycha and aromatic galbanum and pure frankincense, of each in equal weight. And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy;

Ezra 6:6-10

Now therefore, Tatnai, captain of the other side of the river, Shetharboznai, and your companions, the Apharsachites, who are on the other side of the river, remove yourselves from there. Leave the work of this house of God unto the captain of the Jews and to their elders that they may build this house of God in his place. And by me is given the commandment regarding what ye shall do with the elders of these Jews, to build this house of God: that of the king's goods, of the tribute from the other side of the river, the expenses be given unto these men, that they not cease.read more.
And that which they have need of, both young bullocks and rams and lambs for the burnt offerings of the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the word of the priests which are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day that they not cease: that they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.

Ezra 7:21-23

And by me, Artaxerxes, the king, is given the commandment to all the treasurers who are on the other side of the river, that whatever Ezra, the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily, unto one hundred talents of silver and to one hundred measures of wheat and to one hundred baths of wine and to one hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much. Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be speedily done for the house of the God of heaven: 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 offer a he goat without blemish as sin; and they shall remove the sin from the altar, as they removed it with the bullock. When thou hast finished removing the sin, thou shalt offer a young bullock without blemish and a ram out of the flock without blemish. And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the LORD.

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 sanctified; thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar and shalt burn their fat for an offering on fire, for an acceptable savour unto the LORD. And the flesh shall be thine, as the wave breast and as the right shoulder shall be thine. All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the sons of Israel offer unto the LORD, I have given for thee and for thy sons and for thy daughters with thee, by a perpetual statute; it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD for thee and for thy seed with thee.

2 Chronicles 13:4-5

And Abijah stood up upon Mount Zemaraim, which is in the mountains of Ephraim, and said, Hear me, Jeroboam and all Israel; do ye not know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, unto him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its savour, with what shall it be salted? From then on it is good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.

Mark 9:50

Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltness, with what will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

Luke 14:34-35

Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its savour, with what shall it be seasoned? It is neither good for the land, nor for the dunghill; it is cast out. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

Zephaniah 2:9

Therefore as I live, said the LORD of the hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom and the sons of Ammon as Gomorrah, even a field of nettles and saltpits and a perpetual desolation; the remnant of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my Gentiles shall inherit them.

Deuteronomy 29:23-25

and that the whole land thereof is brimstone and salt and burning, that it is not sown, nor shall it produce anything, nor shall any grass grow therein, like in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger and in his wrath; even all Gentiles shall say, Why has the LORD done thus unto this land? What means the heat of this great anger? Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt;

Job 39:5-6

Who freed the wild ass, and who loosed its bands? Unto whom I made a house in the wilderness, and his dwellings in the salty land.

Psalm 107:33-34

He turned rivers into a wilderness and the watersprings into dry ground; the fruitful land into salt flats, because of the wickedness of those that dwell therein.

Jeremiah 17:5-8

Thus hath the LORD said; Cursed be the man that trusts in man and makes flesh his arm and whose heart departs from the LORD. For he shall be like the heath in the desert and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the man that is steadfast in the LORD and whose trust is the LORD.read more.
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, that spreads out her roots by the river and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green and shall not be fatigued in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

Jeremiah 48:8-9

And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape; the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed as the LORD has spoken. Give wings unto Moab that he may flee and get away, for his cities shall be desolate, without any to dwell therein.

Judges 9:42-45

And it came to pass on the next day that the people went out into the field, and they told Abimelech. And he took the people and divided them into three companies and set ambushes in the field and looked, and, behold, the people were come forth out of the city; and he rose up against them and smote them. And Abimelech and the company that was with him rushed forward and stood in the entering of the gate of the city, and the two other companies ran upon all the people that were in the fields and slew them.read more.
And Abimelech fought against the city all that day, and he took the city and slew the people that were therein and beat down the city and sowed it with salt.

Genesis 19:23-26

The sun was rising upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of the heavens; and he overthrew those cities and all that plain, with all the inhabitants of those cities, and the fruit of the ground.read more.
Then the wife of Lot looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Ezekiel 47:11

But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.

James 3:9-12

With it we bless God, even the Father; and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God. Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. Does a fountain send forth at the same place both sweet and bitter water?read more.
Can the fig tree, my brethren, produce olive berries? or the vine, figs? In the same manner no fountain can yield both salt water and fresh.

Ezekiel 47:7-9

And as I turned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. Then he said unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country and shall go down into the desert and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters of the sea shall be healed. And it shall come to pass, that every living soul, which swims wherever these two rivers shall come, shall live; and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because of these waters going there: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live that shall enter into this river.

Job 30:4

Who cut up mallows among the bushes and juniper roots for their food.

Job 6:6-7

Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg? The things that my soul refused to touch before, now by my sorrow are my 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 to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.

2 Kings 2:19-22

And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, the seat of this city is good, as my lord sees, but the water is evil, and the ground barren. Then he said, Bring me a new cruse and put salt in it. And they brought it to him. And he went forth unto the springs of the waters and cast the salt in there and said, Thus hath the LORD said, I have healed these waters; there shall be no more death or barrenness in them.read more.
So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the word which Elisha spoke.

Mark 9:49

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

Ezra 4:14

Now because we are salted with the salt of the palace, and it is not just unto us to see the king's dishonour; therefore, we have sent to make this known unto the king,

Joshua 12:3

and from the plain to the sea of Chinneroth on the east and unto the sea of the plain, the salt sea on the east, by the way to Bethjeshimoth, and from the Negev, under Ashdothpisgah.

Genesis 14:3

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

Numbers 34:3-4

you shall have on the side of the Negev from the wilderness of Zin unto the borders of Edom, and your border towards the Negev shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward. And this border shall turn from the Negev to the ascent of Akrabbim and pass on to Zin, and the going forth thereof shall be from the Negev to Kadeshbarnea and shall go on to Hazaraddar and pass on to Azmon;

Deuteronomy 3:16-17

And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon, half the valley for a border even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the sons of Ammon, the plain also and the Jordan and the border thereof from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.

Joshua 3:15-16

when those that bore the ark entered into the Jordan, as soon as the feet of the priests that bore the ark were dipped in the brim of the water (for Jordan overflows all its banks all the time of harvest), that the waters which came down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far from the city of Adam, that is beside Zaretan; and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed and were cut off; and the people passed over right against Jericho.

Joshua 15:2-3

And their border on the side of the Negev was from the shore of the salt sea from the bay that looks toward the Negev; and it went out towards the Negev to the ascent to Acrabbim passing unto Zin and ascending up by the Negev unto Kadeshbarnea past Hezron and going up by Adar, it went around to Karkaa,

Joshua 18:19

and this border turns to pass to the side of Bethhoglah northward, and the border comes out at the north bay of the salt sea at the end of the Jordan towards the Negev. This is the border towards the Negev.

2 Samuel 8:13

And David received fame when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt eighteen thousand men.

2 Kings 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.

2 Chronicles 25:11

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

1 Chronicles 18:12

Moreover, Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, smote Edom in the valley of salt, eighteen thousand men.

Joshua 15:62

Nibshan, the city of Salt, and Engedi: six cities with their villages.

From Thematic Bible


Righteous » Compared with » Salt

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its savour, with what shall it be salted? From then on it is good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.

compared to Saints » Salt

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its savour, with what shall it be salted? From then on it is good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.

Salt » Christians as sea » Sea

Joshua 3:16

that the waters which came down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far from the city of Adam, that is beside Zaretan; and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed and were cut off; and the people passed over right against Jericho.

Deuteronomy 3:17

the plain also and the Jordan and the border thereof from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.

Deuteronomy 4:49

and all the plain on this side of the Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.

Genesis 14:3

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

Zechariah 14:8

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

Salt » General references to

Numbers 18:19

All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the sons of Israel offer unto the LORD, I have given for thee and for thy sons and for thy daughters with thee, by a perpetual statute; it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD for thee and for thy seed with thee.

Leviticus 2:13

And every offering of thy present shalt thou season with salt, and thou shalt never allow the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy present; with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

2 Kings 2:20

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

Genesis 19:26

Then the wife of Lot 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 of the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the word of the priests which are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day that they not cease:

Salt » Salt sea

Joshua 3:16

that the waters which came down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far from the city of Adam, that is beside Zaretan; and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed and were cut off; and the people passed over right against Jericho.

Deuteronomy 3:17

the plain also and the Jordan and the border thereof from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.

Joshua 12:3

and from the plain to the sea of Chinneroth on the east and unto the sea of the plain, the salt sea on the east, by the way to Bethjeshimoth, and from the Negev, under Ashdothpisgah.

Genesis 14:3

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

Numbers 34:12

And the border shall go down to the Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea; this shall be your land with the borders thereof round about.

More verses: Joshua 15:2

Salt » The valley of, celebrated for victories

1 Chronicles 18:12

Moreover, Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, smote Edom in the valley of salt, eighteen thousand men.

2 Kings 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.

2 Samuel 8:13

And David received fame when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt eighteen thousand men.

Salt » If salt loses its savor

Luke 14:34-35

Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its savour, with what shall it be seasoned? It is neither good for the land, nor for the dunghill; it is cast out. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its savour, with what shall it be salted? From then on it is good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of 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 has lost its saltness, with what will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

Salt » All animal sacrifices were required to be seasoned with

Leviticus 2:13

And every offering of thy present shalt thou season with salt, and thou shalt never allow the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy present; with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

Ezekiel 43:24

And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the LORD.

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 of the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the word of the priests which are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day that they not cease:

Salt » Used for » Ratifying covenants

Numbers 18:19

All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the sons of Israel offer unto the LORD, I have given for thee and for thy sons and for thy daughters with thee, by a perpetual statute; it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD for thee and for thy seed with thee.

2 Chronicles 13:5

do ye not know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, unto 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 the border thereof from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.

Numbers 34:12

And the border shall go down to the Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea; this shall be your land with 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 has lost its savour, with what shall it be salted? From then on it is good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.

Luke 14:34

Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its savour, with what 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 has lost its saltness, with what will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

Salt » Used for » Seasoning sacrifices

Leviticus 2:13

And every offering of thy present shalt thou season with salt, and thou shalt never allow the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy present; with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

Ezekiel 43:24

And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the LORD.

Salt » Places where it abounded barren and unfruitful

Jeremiah 17:6

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

Ezekiel 47:11

But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.

Salt » Often found » In pits

Zephaniah 2:9

Therefore as I live, said the LORD of the hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom and the sons of Ammon as Gomorrah, even a field of nettles and saltpits and a perpetual desolation; the remnant of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my Gentiles shall inherit them.

Joshua 11:8

And the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who smote them and chased them unto great Zidon and unto the hot springs and unto the valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they smote them, until they left them no one remaining.

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

Genesis 19:26

Then the wife of Lot 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 has lost its savour, with what shall it be salted? From then on it is good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.

Mark 9:50

Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltness, with what will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

Salt » Lost its savor when exposed to the air

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its savour, with what shall it be salted? From then on it is good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.

Mark 9:50

Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltness, with what will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

Salt » Liberally afforded to the jews after the captivity

Ezra 7:22

unto one hundred talents of silver and to one hundred measures of wheat and to one hundred baths of wine and to one 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 of the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the word of the priests which are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day that they not cease:

Salt » Used in ratifying covenants

Numbers 18:19

All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the sons of Israel offer unto the LORD, I have given for thee and for thy sons and for thy daughters with thee, by a perpetual statute; it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD for thee and for thy seed with thee.

2 Chronicles 13:5

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

Salt » The valley of salt

2 Kings 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.

2 Samuel 8:13

And David received fame when he returned from smiting of 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

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain; and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him; and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. read more.
Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. Blessed are those who suffer persecution for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in the heavens; for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Ye are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its savour, with what shall it be salted? From then on it is good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.

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

Genesis 19:26

Then the wife of Lot 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, said the LORD of the hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom and the sons of Ammon as Gomorrah, even a field of nettles and saltpits and a perpetual desolation; the remnant of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my Gentiles shall inherit 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, to wife.

Salt » Illustrative » Of saints

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its savour, with what shall it be salted? From then on it is good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of 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 to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.

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

2 Kings 2:20-21

Then he said, Bring me a new cruse and put salt in it. And they brought it to him. And he went forth unto the springs of the waters and cast the salt in there and said, Thus hath the LORD said, I have healed these waters; there shall be no more death or barrenness in them.

Salt » Places sown with, to denote perpetual desolation

Judges 9:45

And Abimelech fought against the city all that day, and he took the city and slew the people that were therein and beat down the city and sowed it with salt.

Salt » Often found » In springs

James 3:12

Can the fig tree, my brethren, produce olive berries? or the vine, figs? In the same manner no fountain can yield both salt water and fresh.

Salt » Illustrative » Of grace in the heart

Mark 9:50

Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltness, with what will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with 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

Nibshan, the city of Salt, and Engedi: six cities with their villages.

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

Ezra 4:14

Now because we are salted with the salt of the palace, and it is not just unto us to see the king's dishonour; therefore, we have sent to make this known unto the king,

Salt » Characterized as good and useful

Mark 9:50

Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltness, with what will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

Salt » Lot's wife turned into a pillar of

Genesis 19:26

Then the wife of Lot 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

Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

Salt » Salt pits

Zephaniah 2:9

Therefore as I live, said the LORD of the hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom and the sons of Ammon as Gomorrah, even a field of nettles and saltpits and a perpetual desolation; the remnant of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my Gentiles shall inherit them.

Symbols and similitudes » Salt

Numbers 18:19

All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the sons of Israel offer unto the LORD, I have given for thee and for thy sons and for thy daughters with thee, by a perpetual statute; it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD for thee and for thy seed with thee.

Valleys » Mentioned in scripture » Salt

2 Samuel 8:13

And David received fame when he returned from smiting of 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.