21 And all the people of Judah took (A)Azariah,[a] who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah. 22 He built (B)Elath[b] and restored it to Judah, after [c]the king rested with his fathers.

Jeroboam II Reigns in Israel

23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, became king in Samaria, and reigned forty-one years. 24 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord; he did not depart from all the (C)sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin. 25 He (D)restored the [d]territory of Israel (E)from the entrance of Hamath to (F)the[e] Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the Lord God of Israel, which He had spoken through His servant (G)Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet who was from (H)Gath Hepher. 26 For the Lord (I)saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter; and whether bond or free, (J)there was no helper for Israel. 27 (K)And the Lord did not say that He would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven; but He saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

28 Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did—his might, how he made war, and how he recaptured for Israel, from (L)Damascus and Hamath, (M)what had belonged to Judah—are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 29 So Jeroboam [f]rested with his fathers, the kings of Israel. Then (N)Zechariah his son reigned in his place.

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  1. 2 Kings 14:21 Uzziah, 2 Chr. 26:1ff.; Is. 6:1; etc.
  2. 2 Kings 14:22 Heb. Eloth
  3. 2 Kings 14:22 Amaziah died and joined his ancestors.
  4. 2 Kings 14:25 border
  5. 2 Kings 14:25 The Dead Sea
  6. 2 Kings 14:29 Died and joined his ancestors

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