1 Amaziah was twenty
and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty
and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jehoaddan
2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,
but not with a perfect heart.
3 Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to him,
that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father.
4 But he slew not their children, but did as it is written in
the law in the book of Moses, where the LORD commanded, saying,
The fathers shall not die for the children, neither shall the
children die for the fathers, but every man shall die for his
5 Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and made them captains
over thousands, and captains over hundreds, according to the
houses of their fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin:
and he numbered them from twenty years old and above, and found
them three hundred thousand choice men, able to go forth to
war, that could handle spear and shield.
6 He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out
of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.
7 But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not
the army of Israel go with thee; for the LORD is not with Israel,
to wit, with all the children of Ephraim.
8 But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the battle: God
shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to
help, and to cast down.
9 And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for
the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel?
And the man of God answered, The LORD is able to give thee much
more than this.
10 Then Amaziah separated them, to wit, the army that was come
to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: wherefore their anger
was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in
11 And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people,
and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of
Seir ten thousand.
12 And other ten thousand left alive did the children of Judah
carry away captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock,
and cast them down from the top of the rock, that they all were
broken in pieces.
13 But the soldiers of the army which Amaziah sent back, that
they should not go with him to battle, fell upon the cities
of Judah, from Samaria even unto Beth-horon, and smote three
thousand of them, and took much spoil.
14 Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the
slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children
of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself
before them, and burned incense unto them.
15 Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah,
and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast
thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver
their own people out of thine hand?
16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king
said unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? forbear;
why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and
said, I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because
thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.
17 Then Amaziah king of Judah took advice, and sent to Joash,
the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying,
Come, let us see one another in the face.
18 And Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying,
The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in
Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there
passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the
19 Thou sayest, Lo, thou hast smitten the Edomites; and thine
heart lifteth thee up to boast: abide now at home; why shouldest
thou meddle to thine hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou,
and Judah with thee?
20 But Amaziah would not hear; for it came of God, that he might
deliver them into the hand of their enemies, because they sought
after the gods of Edom.
21 So Joash the king of Israel went up; and they saw one another
in the face, both he and Amaziah king of Judah, at Beth-shemesh,
which belongeth to Judah.
22 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel, and they fled
every man to his tent.
23 And Joash the king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah,
the son of Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, at Beth-shemesh, and
brought him to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem
from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
24 And he took all the gold and the silver, and all the vessels
that were found in the house of God with Obed-edom, and the
treasures of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned
25 And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the
death of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.
26 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, first and last, behold,
are they not written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel?
27 Now after the time that Amaziah did turn away from following
the LORD they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and
he fled to Lachish: but they sent to Lachish after him, and
slew him there.
28 And they brought him upon horses, and buried him with his
fathers in the city of Judah.
1 Then all the
people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and
made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.
2 He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king
slept with his fathers.
3 Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign, and he
reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name
also was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.
4 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,
according to all that his father Amaziah did.
5 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding
in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God
made him to prosper.
6 And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and
brake down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the
wall of Ashdod, and built cities about Ashdod, and among the
7 And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the
Arabians that dwelt in Gur-baal, and the Mehunims.
8 And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah: and his name spread
abroad even to the entering in of Egypt; for he strengthened
9 Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate,
and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall, and
10 Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells:
for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the
plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains,
and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.
11 Moreover Uzziah had an host of fighting men, that went out
to war by bands, according to the number of their account by
the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the ruler, under the
hand of Hananiah, one of the king's captains.
12 The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the mighty
men of valour were two thousand and six hundred.
13 And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand
and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty
power, to help the king against the enemy.
14 And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields,
and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings
to cast stones.
15 And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men,
to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and
great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he
was marvellously helped, till he was strong.
16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction:
for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into
the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
17 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore
priests of the LORD, that were valiant men:
18 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It
appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the
LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated
to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed;
neither shall it be for thine honour from the LORD God.
19 Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a censer in his hand to burn
incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy
even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house
of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.
20 And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked
upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they
thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out,
because the LORD had smitten him.
21 And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death,
and dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut
off from the house of the LORD: and Jotham his son was over
the king's house, judging the people of the land.
22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah
the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.
23 So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with
his fathers in the field of the burial which belonged to the
kings; for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his son reigned
in his stead.
1 Jotham was twenty
and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen
years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Jerushah, the
daughter of Zadok.
2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,
according to all that his father Uzziah did: howbeit he entered
not into the temple of the LORD. And the people did yet corruptly.
3 He built the high gate of the house of the LORD, and on the
wall of Ophel he built much.
4 Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in
the forests he built castles and towers.
5 He fought also with the king of the Ammonites, and prevailed
against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same year
an hundred talents of silver, and ten thousand measures of wheat,
and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of Ammon
pay unto him, both the second year, and the third.
6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before
the LORD his God.
7 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and
his ways, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel
8 He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and
reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem.
9 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in
the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.