2 Kings 14:1-7

Amaziah Reigns in Judah

1 a  In the b  second year of Joash the son of Joahaz, king of Israel c  Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, began to reign. 2He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jehoaddin of Jerusalem. 3And he did what was right in the eyes of the  Lord, yet not like David his father. He did in all things as Joash his father had done. 4 d  But the high places were not removed; e  the people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places. 5And as soon as the royal power was f  firmly in his hand, he struck down his servants g  who had struck down the king his father. 6But he did not put to death the children of the murderers, according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, where the  Lord commanded, h  Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. But each one shall die for his own sin.”

7 i  He struck down ten thousand Edomites in j  the Valley of Salt and took k  Sela by storm, and called it l  Joktheel, which is its name to this day.

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