Hosea 10-14New International Version (NIV)
10 Israel was a spreading vine;
3 Then they will say, “We have no king
9 “Since the days of Gibeah, you have sinned, Israel,
God’s Love for Israel
11 “When Israel was a child, I loved him,
5 “Will they not return to Egypt
8 “How can I give you up, Ephraim?
12 Ephraim has surrounded me with lies,
12 [f]1 Ephraim feeds on the wind;
7 The merchant uses dishonest scales
9 “I have been the Lord your God
11 Is Gilead wicked?
The Lord’s Anger Against Israel
13 When Ephraim spoke, people trembled;
4 “But I have been the Lord your God
9 “You are destroyed, Israel,
14 “I will deliver this people from the power of the grave;
“I will have no compassion,
Repentance to Bring Blessing
14 [k]Return, Israel, to the Lord your God.
4 “I will heal their waywardness
9 Who is wise? Let them realize these things.
2 Kings 14:17New International Version (NIV)
17 Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah lived for fifteen years after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel.
2 Chronicles 25:26-28New International Version (NIV)
26 As for the other events of Amaziah’s reign, from beginning to end, are they not written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel? 27 From the time that Amaziah turned away from following the Lord, they conspired against him in Jerusalem and he fled to Lachish, but they sent men after him to Lachish and killed him there. 28 He was brought back by horse and was buried with his ancestors in the City of Judah.[a]
2 Kings 14:21New International Version (NIV)
21 Then all the people of Judah took Azariah,[a] who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah.
2 Kings 15:1-2New International Version (NIV)
Azariah King of Judah
15 In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Azariah[a] 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.
2 Chronicles 26:1New International Version (NIV)
Uzziah King of Judah
26 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah,[a] who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah.
2 Chronicles 26:3-5New International Version (NIV)
3 Uzziah 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. 4 He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done. 5 He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear[a] of God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success.
2 Chronicles 26:6-21New International Version (NIV)
6 He went to war against the Philistines and broke down the walls of Gath, Jabneh and Ashdod. He then rebuilt towns near Ashdod and elsewhere among the Philistines. 7 God helped him against the Philistines and against the Arabs who lived in Gur Baal and against the Meunites. 8 The Ammonites brought tribute to Uzziah, and his fame spread as far as the border of Egypt, because he had become very powerful.
9 Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, at the Valley Gate and at the angle of the wall, and he fortified them. 10 He also built towers in the wilderness and dug many cisterns, because he had much livestock in the foothills and in the plain. He had people working his fields and vineyards in the hills and in the fertile lands, for he loved the soil.
11 Uzziah had a well-trained army, ready to go out by divisions according to their numbers as mustered by Jeiel the secretary and Maaseiah the officer under the direction of Hananiah, one of the royal officials. 12 The total number of family leaders over the fighting men was 2,600. 13 Under their command was an army of 307,500 men trained for war, a powerful force to support the king against his enemies. 14 Uzziah provided shields, spears, helmets, coats of armor, bows and slingstones for the entire army. 15 In Jerusalem he made devices invented for use on the towers and on the corner defenses so that soldiers could shoot arrows and hurl large stones from the walls. His fame spread far and wide, for he was greatly helped until he became powerful.
16 But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God, and entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense. 17 Azariah the priest with eighty other courageous priests of the Lord followed him in. 18 They confronted King Uzziah and said, “It is not right for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord. That is for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who have been consecrated to burn incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have been unfaithful; and you will not be honored by the Lord God.”
19 Uzziah, who had a censer in his hand ready to burn incense, became angry. While he was raging at the priests in their presence before the incense altar in the Lord’s temple, leprosy[a] broke out on his forehead. 20 When Azariah the chief priest and all the other priests looked at him, they saw that he had leprosy on his forehead, so they hurried him out. Indeed, he himself was eager to leave, because the Lord had afflicted him.
21 King Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in a separate house[b]—leprous, and banned from the temple of the Lord. Jotham his son had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land.
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