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What did Amaziah in 2 Kings 14, and was it wrong?

2 Kings 14:6 speaks of Amaziah killing the people who killed his father and there is a reference to Deuteronomy 24:16. Please explain what he did wrong.

2 Kings 14:6

ESV - 6 But he did not put to death the children of the murderers, according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, where the Lord commanded, "Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. But each one shall die for his own sin.

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Mini Kenneth Heck
My opinion is that what Amaziah did in not slaying the children of the murderers (of his father, 14.5) was not wrong. He was obeying the law of Moses (Deut. 24:16).

Actually, the LORD judged Amaziah as doing right in his sight (2 Kings 14:3) although not as well as David did. 

Perhaps the question might be why Amaziah was considered wrong.

January 16 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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