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2 Kings 15 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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Judah’s King Azariah

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In the twenty-seventh year of Israel’s King Jeroboam, Azariah[fn] son of Amaziah became king of Judah.

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He was 16 years old when he became king and reigned 52 years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jecoliah, who was from Jerusalem.

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Azariah did what was right in the LORD’s sight just as his father Amaziah had done.

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Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.

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The LORD afflicted the king, and he had a serious skin disease until the day of his death. He lived in a separate house,[fn] while Jotham, the king’s son, was over the household governing the people of the land.

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The rest of the events of Azariah’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, are written in the Historical Record of Judah’s Kings.

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Azariah rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. His son Jotham became king in his place.

  
Israel’s King Zechariah

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In the thirty-eighth year of Judah’s King Azariah, Zechariah son of Jeroboam became king over Israel in Samaria for six months.

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He did what was evil in the LORD’s sight as his fathers had done. He did not turn away from the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.

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Shallum son of Jabesh conspired against Zechariah. He struck him down publicly,[fn] killed him, and became king in his place.

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As for the rest of the events of Zechariah’s reign, they are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.

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The word of the LORD that He spoke to Jehu was, “Four generations of your sons will sit on the throne of Israel,” and it was so.

  
Israel’s King Shallum

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In the thirty-ninth year of Judah’s King Uzziah, Shallum son of Jabesh became king; he reigned in Samaria a full month.

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Then Menahem son of Gadi came up from Tirzah to Samaria and struck down Shallum son of Jabesh there. He killed him and became king in his place.

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Israel’s King Menahem

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At that time, starting from Tirzah, Menahem attacked Tiphsah, all who were in it, and its territory. Because they wouldn’t surrender, he attacked it and ripped open all the pregnant women.

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In the thirty-ninth year of Judah’s King Azariah, Menahem son of Gadi became king over Israel and reigned 10 years in Samaria.

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He did what was evil in the LORD’s sight. Throughout his reign, he did not turn away from the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.

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Pul[fn] king of Assyria invaded the land, so Menahem gave Pul 75,000 pounds[fn] of silver so that Pul would support him to strengthen his grip on the kingdom.

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Then Menahem exacted 20 ounces[fn] of silver from each of the wealthy men of Israel to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria withdrew and did not stay there in the land.

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The rest of the events of Menahem’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.

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Menahem rested with his fathers, and his son Pekahiah became king in his place.

  
Israel’s King Pekahiah

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In the fiftieth year of Judah’s King Azariah, Pekahiah son of Menahem became king over Israel in Samaria and reigned two years.

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He did what was evil in the LORD’s sight and did not turn away from the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.

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Then his officer, Pekah son of Remaliah, conspired against him and struck him down in Samaria at the citadel of the king’s palace — as well as Argob and Arieh.[fn] There were 50 Gileadite men with Pekah. He killed Pekahiah and became king in his place.

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Israel’s King Pekah

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In the fifty-second year of Judah’s King Azariah, Pekah son of Remaliah became king over Israel in Samaria and reigned 20 years.

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He did what was evil in the LORD’s sight. He did not turn away from the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.

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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 deported the people to Assyria.

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Then Hoshea son of Elah organized a conspiracy against Pekah son of Remaliah. He attacked him, killed him, and became king in his place in the twentieth year of Jotham son of Uzziah.

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Judah’s King Jotham

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In the second year of Israel’s King Pekah son of Remaliah, Jotham son of Uzziah became king of Judah.

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He was 25 years old when he became king and reigned 16 years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jerusha daughter of Zadok.

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He did what was right in the LORD’s sight just as his father Uzziah had done.

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Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.

Jotham built the Upper Gate of the LORD’s temple.

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The rest of the events of Jotham’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, they are written in the Historical Record of Judah’s Kings.

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In those days the LORD began sending Rezin king of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah against Judah.

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Jotham rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of his ancestor David. His son Ahaz became king in his place.

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HCSB Footnotes
= Uzziah in 2Ch 26:3
Lit house of freedom, or house of exemption
Some LXX mss read at Ibleam ; Hb uncertain
= Tiglath-pileser
Lit 1,000 talents
Lit 50 shekels
Hb obscure

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