King Jehoash of Israel captured King Amaziah of Judah, son of Jehoash son of Ahaziah, in Beth Shemesh. He
During Pekah’s reign over Israel, King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria came and captured Ijon, Abel Beth Maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor,
The king of Assyria was told,
He eliminated the high places, smashed the sacred pillars to bits, and cut down the Asherah pole.
King Hezekiah of Judah sent this message to the king of Assyria, who was at Lachish, “I have violated our treaty.
But the chief adviser said to them, “My master did not send me to speak these words only to your master and to you.
until I come and take you to a land just like your own – a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey. Then you will live and not die. Don’t listen to Hezekiah, for he is misleading you when he says, “The Lord will rescue us.”
The king ordered Hilkiah the high priest, the high-ranking priests,
From the city he took a eunuch who was in charge of the soldiers, five
Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a brave warrior from Kabzeel who performed great exploits. He struck down the two sons of Ariel of Moab;
In the spring, at the time when kings normally conduct wars,
Then listen from your heavenly dwelling place and answer all the prayers of the foreigners.
Solomon moved Pharaoh’s daughter up from the City of David
The young advisers with whom Rehoboam
But you banished
When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he was encouraged.
but have instead followed in the footsteps of the kings of Israel. You encouraged the people of Judah and the residents of Jerusalem to be unfaithful to the Lord, just as the family of Ahab does in Israel.
Jehoiada then assigned the duties of the Lord’s temple to the priests, the Levites whom David had assigned to the Lord’s temple. They were responsible for offering burnt sacrifices to the Lord with joy and music, according to
Whenever the Levites brought the chest to the royal accountant and they saw there was a lot of silver, the royal scribe and the accountant of the high priest emptied the chest and then took it back to its place. They went through this routine every day and collected a large amount of silver.
While he was speaking, Amaziah