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Amos and Amaziah
10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel(A) sent a message to Jeroboam(B) king of Israel: “Amos is raising a conspiracy(C) against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words.(D) 11 For this is what Amos is saying:
12 Then Amaziah said to Amos, “Get out, you seer!(G) Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there.(H) 13 Don’t prophesy anymore at Bethel,(I) because this is the king’s sanctuary and the temple(J) of the kingdom.(K)”
14 Amos answered Amaziah, “I was neither a prophet(L) nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees.(M) 15 But the Lord took me from tending the flock(N) and said to me, ‘Go,(O) prophesy(P) to my people Israel.’(Q) 16 Now then, hear(R) the word of the Lord. You say,
“‘Do not prophesy against(S) Israel,
and stop preaching against the descendants of Isaac.’
17 “Therefore this is what the Lord says:
- Amos 7:17 Hebrew an unclean
2 Kings 14:28-15:18
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28 As for the other events of Jeroboam’s reign, all he did, and his military achievements, including how he recovered for Israel both Damascus(A) and Hamath,(B) which had belonged to Judah, are they not written in the book of the annals(C) of the kings of Israel? 29 Jeroboam rested with his ancestors, the kings of Israel. And Zechariah his son succeeded him as king.
Azariah King of Judah(D)
15 In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Azariah[a](E) son of Amaziah king of Judah began to reign. 2 He was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother’s name was Jekoliah; she was from Jerusalem. 3 He did what was right(F) in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done. 4 The high places, however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.
5 The Lord afflicted(G) the king with leprosy[b] until the day he died, and he lived in a separate house.[c](H) Jotham(I) the king’s son had charge of the palace(J) and governed the people of the land.
6 As for the other events of Azariah’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? 7 Azariah rested(K) with his ancestors and was buried near them in the City of David. And Jotham(L) his son succeeded him as king.
Zechariah King of Israel
8 In the thirty-eighth year of Azariah king of Judah, Zechariah son of Jeroboam became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned six months. 9 He did evil(M) in the eyes of the Lord, as his predecessors had done. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.
10 Shallum son of Jabesh conspired against Zechariah. He attacked him in front of the people,[d] assassinated(N) him and succeeded him as king. 11 The other events of Zechariah’s reign are written in the book of the annals(O) of the kings of Israel. 12 So the word of the Lord spoken to Jehu was fulfilled:(P) “Your descendants will sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation.”[e]
Shallum King of Israel
13 Shallum son of Jabesh became king in the thirty-ninth year of Uzziah king of Judah, and he reigned in Samaria(Q) one month. 14 Then Menahem son of Gadi went from Tirzah(R) up to Samaria. He attacked Shallum son of Jabesh in Samaria, assassinated(S) him and succeeded him as king.
15 The other events of Shallum’s reign, and the conspiracy he led, are written in the book of the annals(T) of the kings of Israel.
16 At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah(U) and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open(V) their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.
Menahem King of Israel
17 In the thirty-ninth year of Azariah king of Judah, Menahem son of Gadi became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria ten years. 18 He did evil(W) in the eyes of the Lord. During his entire reign he did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.
- 2 Kings 15:1 Also called Uzziah; also in verses 6, 7, 8, 17, 23 and 27
- 2 Kings 15:5 The Hebrew for leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
- 2 Kings 15:5 Or in a house where he was relieved of responsibilities
- 2 Kings 15:10 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts in Ibleam
- 2 Kings 15:12 2 Kings 10:30