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2 Kings 14:1-3

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Amaziah’s Reign over Judah

14:1 In the second year of the reign of Israel’s King Joash son of Joahaz, 1  Joash’s 2  son Amaziah became king over Judah. 14:2 He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. 3  His mother 4  was Jehoaddan, who was from Jerusalem. 14:3 He did what the Lord approved, 5  but not like David his father. He followed the example of his father Joash. 6 

1 sn The name Joahaz is an alternate form of Jehoahaz.

2 sn The referent here is Joash of Judah (see 12:21), not Joash of Israel, mentioned earlier in the verse.

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

4 tn Heb “the name of his mother.”

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

6 tn Heb “according to all which Joash his father had done, he did.”



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