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2 Kings 14:5-7

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14:5 When he had secured control of the kingdom, 1  he executed the servants who had assassinated his father. 2  14:6 But he did not execute the sons of the assassins. He obeyed the Lord’s commandment as recorded in the law scroll of Moses, 3  “Fathers must not be put to death for what their sons do, 4  and sons must not be put to death for what their fathers do. 5  A man must be put to death only for his own sin.” 6 

14:7 He defeated 7  10,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley; he captured Sela in battle and renamed it Joktheel, a name it has retained to this very day.

1 tn Heb “when the kingdom was secure in his hand.”

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

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

4 tn Heb “on account of sons.”

5 tn Heb “on account of fathers.”

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

7 tn Or “struck down.”



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