2 Kings 15

In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Azariah the son of Amaziah king of Judah began to reign. He was sixteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem. And he did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, according to all things that Amaziah his father did. Only he took not away any of the high places; for the people still sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places. And the Lord plagued the king, and he was leprous till the day of his death; and he reigned in a separate house. And Jotham the king's son was over the household, judging the people of the land. And the rest of the acts of Azariah, and all that he did, are not these written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And Azariah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the City of David. And Jotham his son reigned in his place. In the thirty-eighth year of Azariah king of Judah, Zechariah the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned six months. And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord, as his fathers had done. He departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. 10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh, and others conspired against him, and they struck him in Keblam and killed him, and he reigned in his place. 11 And the rest of the acts of Zechariah, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 12 This was the word of the Lord which He spoke to Jehu, saying, Your sons of the fourth generation shall sit upon the throne of Israel. And it was so. 13 And Shallum the son of Jabesh reigned. And in the thirty-ninth year of Azariah king of Judah, Shallum began to reign in Samaria. He reigned a full month. 14 And Menahem the son of Gadi went up out of Tirzah and came to Samaria, and struck Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and killed him. 15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy wherein he was engaged, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 16 Then Menahem attacked both Tipsah and all that were in it, and its borders extending beyond Tipsah, because they opened not to him. And he attacked it, and ripped up the women with child. 17 In the thirty-ninth year of Azariah king of Judah, Menahem the son of Gadi began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned ten years. 18 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord. He departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who led Israel to sin. 19 In his days Pul king of the Assyrians went up against the land: and Menahem gave to Pul a thousand talents of silver to aid him with his power. 20 And Menahem raised the silver by a tax upon Israel, even on every mighty man in wealth, to give to the king of the Assyrians; fifty shekels were levied on each man; and the king of the Assyrians departed, and remained not there in the land. 21 And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, behold, are not these written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 22 And Menahem slept with his fathers, and Pekahiah his son reigned in his place. 23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years. 24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord. He departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. 25 And Pekah the son of Remaliah, his officer, conspired against him, and struck him in Samaria, in the front of the king's house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him there were fifty men of the four hundred. And he killed him, and reigned in his place. 26 And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 27 In the fifty-second year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twenty years. 28 And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord. He departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who led Israel to sin. 29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-Pileser king of the Assyrians came, and took Ijon, Abel, Beth Maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, even all the land of Naphtali, and carried them away to the Assyrians. 30 And Hoshea son of Elah formed a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and struck him and killed him, and reigned in his place, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Azariah. 31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, these are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 32 In the second year of Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, Jotham the son of Azariah king of Judah began to reign. 33 He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jerusha, daughter of Zadok. 34 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all things that his father Azariah did. 35 Nevertheless he took not away the high places; for the people still sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places. He built the Upper Gate of the Lord's house. 36 And the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all that he did, are not these written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 37 In those days the Lord began to send Rezin king of Syria, and Pekah son of Remaliah against Judah. 38 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David his father. And Ahaz his son reigned in his place.
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