Israel Defeats Amaziah
Now o Amaziah king of Judah asked advice and sent to Joash the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, "Come, let us face one another in battle."
And Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, "The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, 'Give your daughter to my son as wife'; and a wild beast that was in Lebanon passed by and trampled the thistle.
"Indeed you say that you have defeated the Edomites, and your heart is lifted up to p boast. Stay at home now; why should you meddle with trouble, that you should fall - you and Judah with you?"
But Amaziah would not heed, for q it came from God, that He might give them into the hand of their enemies, because they r sought the gods of Edom.
So Joash king of Israel went out; and he and Amaziah king of Judah faced one another at s Beth Shemesh, which belongs to Judah.
And Judah was defeated by Israel, and every man fled to his tent.
Then Joash the king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of t Jehoahaz, at Beth Shemesh; and he brought him to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the Gate of Ephraim to the Corner Gate - four hundred cubits.
And he took all the gold and silver, all the articles that were found in the house of God with u ObedE'dom, the treasures of the king's house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.
v Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, lived fifteen years after the death of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel.
Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, from first to last, indeed are they not written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel?
After the time that Amaziah turned away from following the LORD, they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish and killed him there.
Then they brought him on horses and buried him with his fathers in the City of Judah.
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2 Kings 14:8 - 14
Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, "Come, let us face one another in battle.
2 Chronicles 26:16
But when he was strong his heart was lifted up, to his destruction, for he transgressed against the LORD his God by entering the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.
2 Chronicles 32:25
But Hezekiah did not repay according to the favor shown him, for his heart was lifted up; therefore wrath was looming over him and over Judah and Jerusalem.
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
1 Kings 12:15
So the king did not listen to the people; for the turn of events was from the LORD, that He might fulfill His word, which the LORD had spoken by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
2 Chronicles 22:7
His going to Joram was God's occasion for Ahaziah's downfall; for when he arrived, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom the LORD had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.
2 Chronicles 25:14
Now it was so, after Amaziah came from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the people of Seir, set them up to be his gods, and bowed down before them and burned incense to them.
Iron, Migdal El, Horem, Beth Anath, and Beth Shemesh: nineteen cities with their villages.
2 Chronicles 21:17
And they came up into Judah and invaded it, and carried away all the possessions that were found in the king's house, and also his sons and his wives, so that there was not a son left to him except Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
2 Chronicles 22:1
Then the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his place, for the raiders who came with the Arabians into the camp had killed all the older sons. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram, king of Judah, reigned.
2 Chronicles 6:1
Then Solomon spoke: "The LORD said He would dwell in the dark cloud.
1 Chronicles 26:15
To ObedE'dom the South Gate, and to his sons the storehouse.
2 Kings 14:17 - 22
Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, lived fifteen years after the death of Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel.