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2 Kings 15 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:1 - In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Azariah the son of Amaziah, king of Judah, began to reign.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:2 - He was sixteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:3 - And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:4 - Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away. The people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:5 - And the LORD touched the king, so that he was a leper[fn] to the day of his death, and he lived in a separate house.[fn] And Jotham the king’s son was over the household, governing the people of the land.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:6 - Now the rest of the acts of Azariah, and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:7 - 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.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:8 - In the thirty-eighth year of Azariah king of Judah, Zechariah the son of Jeroboam reigned over Israel in Samaria six months.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:9 - And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done. He did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:10 - Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him and struck him down at Ibleam and put him to death and reigned in his place.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:11 - Now the rest of the deeds of Zechariah, behold, they are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:12 - (This was the promise of the LORD that he gave to Jehu, “Your sons shall sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation.” And so it came to pass.)

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:13 - Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the thirty-ninth year of Uzziah[fn] king of Judah, and he reigned one month in Samaria.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:14 - Then Menahem the son of Gadi came up from Tirzah and came to Samaria, and he struck down Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria and put him to death and reigned in his place.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:15 - Now the rest of the deeds of Shallum, and the conspiracy that he made, behold, they are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:16 - At that time Menahem sacked Tiphsah and all who were in it and its territory from Tirzah on, because they did not open it to him. Therefore he sacked it, and he ripped open all the women in it who were pregnant.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:17 - In the thirty-ninth year of Azariah king of Judah, Menahem the son of Gadi began to reign over Israel, and he reigned ten years in Samaria.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:18 - And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. He did not depart all his days from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:19 - Pul[fn] the king of Assyria came against the land, and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents[fn] of silver, that he might help him to confirm his hold on the royal power.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:20 - Menahem exacted the money from Israel, that is, from all the wealthy men, fifty shekels[fn] of silver from every man, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back and did not stay there in the land.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:21 - Now the rest of the deeds of Menahem and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:22 - And Menahem slept with his fathers, and Pekahiah his son reigned in his place.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:23 - In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and he reigned two years.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:24 - And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:25 - And Pekah the son of Remaliah, his captain, conspired against him with fifty men of the people of Gilead, and struck him down in Samaria, in the citadel of the king’s house with Argob and Arieh; he put him to death and reigned in his place.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:26 - Now the rest of the deeds of Pekahiah and all that he did, behold, they are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:27 - In the fifty-second year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and he reigned twenty years.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:28 - And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. He did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:29 - In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria came and captured Ijon, Abel-beth-maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and he carried the people captive to Assyria.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:30 - Then Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah and struck him down and put him to death and reigned in his place, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:31 - Now the rest of the acts of Pekah and all that he did, behold, they are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:32 - In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, Jotham the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, began to reign.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:33 - He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jerusha the daughter of Zadok.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:34 - And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:35 - Nevertheless, the high places were not removed. The people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places. He built the upper gate of the house of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:36 - Now the rest of the acts of Jotham and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:37 - In those days the LORD began to send Rezin the king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah against Judah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:38 - 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.
ESV Footnotes
Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
Another name for Azariah
Another name for Tiglath-pileser III (compare verse 29)
A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms
A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams

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