2 Kings 14:8-148 aThen Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash ▼
▼ Jehoash is an alternate spelling of Joash (son of Jehoahaz) as in 13:9, 12–14; also verses 9, 11–16the son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come clet us look one another in the face.” 9And Jehoash king of Israel sent word to Amaziah king of Judah, d“A thistle on Lebanon sent to a cedar on Lebanon, saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son for a wife,’ and a wild beast of Lebanon passed by and trampled down the thistle. 10You have indeed estruck down Edom, fand your heart has lifted you up. Be content with your glory, and stay at home, for why should you provoke trouble so that you fall, you and Judah with you?” 11But Amaziah would not listen. So Jehoash king of Israel went up, and he and Amaziah king of Judah gfaced one another in battle at hBeth-shemesh, which belongs to Judah. 12And Judah was defeated by Israel, iand every man fled to his home. 13And Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash, son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem for four hundred cubits, ▼
▼A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimetersfrom kthe Ephraim Gate to lthe Corner Gate. 14And he seized mall the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of the Lord and in the treasuries of the king’s house, also hostages, and he returned to Samaria.
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