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2 Chronicles 25:1-4

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Amaziah’s Reign

25:1 Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. 1  His mother was Jehoaddan, who was from Jerusalem. 25:2 He did what the Lord approved, 2  but not with wholehearted devotion. 3 

25:3 When he had secured control of the kingdom, 4  he executed the servants who had assassinated his father. 5  25:4 However, he did not execute their sons. He obeyed the Lord’s commandment as recorded in the law scroll of Moses, 6  “Fathers must not be executed for what their sons do, 7  and sons must not be executed for what their fathers do. 8  A man must be executed only for his own sin.” 9 

1 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

2 tn Heb “he did what was proper in the eyes of the Lord.”

3 tn Heb “a complete heart.”

4 tn Heb “when the kingdom was secure upon him.”

5 tn Heb “he killed his servants, the ones who had struck down the king, his father.”

6 tn Heb “as it is written in the scroll of the law of Moses which the Lord commanded, saying.”

7 tn Heb “on account of sons.”

8 tn Heb “on account of fathers.”

9 sn This law is recorded in Deut 24:16.



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