2Ki 14:3
14:3 And he did [that which was] {a} right in the sight of the
     LORD, yet not like David his father: he did according to
     all things as Joash his father did.

     (a) In the beginning of his reign he seemed to have an
         outward show of godliness, but later he became an
         idolater and worshipped the idols of the Idumeans.

2Ki 14:6
14:6 But the children of the murderers he {b} slew not:
     according unto that which is written in the book of the law
     of Moses, wherein the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers
     shall not be put to death for the children, nor the
     children be put to death for the fathers; but every man
     shall be put to death for his own sin.

     (b) Because they neither consented nor were partakers with
         their fathers in that act.

2Ki 14:7
14:7 He slew of {c} Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and
     took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto
     this day.

     (c) For the Idumeans, whom David had brought to subjection,
         rebelled in the time of Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat.

2Ki 14:8
14:8 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of
     Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, {d} let
     us look one another in the face.

     (d) Let us fight hand to hand, and try it by battle, and
         not destroy one another's cities.

2Ki 14:9
14:9 And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of
     Judah, saying, The thistle that [was] in Lebanon sent to
     the {e} 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 thistle.

     (e) By this parable Jehoash compares himself to a cedar
         tree, because of his great kingdom over ten tribes and
         Amaziah to the thistle because he ruled over but two
         tribes and the wild beasts are Jehoash's soldiers, that
         spoiled the cities of Judah.

2Ki 14:10
14:10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted
      thee up: {f} glory [of this], and tarry at home: for why
      shouldest thou meddle to [thy] hurt, that thou shouldest
      fall, [even] thou, and Judah with thee?

      (f) Brag of the victory, so that you stay at home and
          do not provoke me.

2Ki 14:14
14:14 And he took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels
      that were found in the house of the LORD, and in the
      treasures of the king's house, and {g} hostages, and
      returned to Samaria.

      {g} That is, which the Israelites had given to them from
          Judah for an assurance of peace.

2Ki 14:19
14:19 Now they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem: and
      he fled to {h} Lachish; but they sent after him to
      Lachish, and slew him there.

      (h) Which Rehoboam built in Judah for a fortress,
          @2Ch 11:9.

2Ki 14:21
14:21 And all the people of Judah took {i} Azariah, which [was]
      sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father

      (i) Who is also called Uzziah, @2Ch 26:1.

2Ki 14:22
14:22 He built {k} Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that
      the king slept with his fathers.

      (k) Which is also called Elanon or Eloth.

2Ki 14:24
14:24 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD:
      he departed not from all the {l} sins of Jeroboam the son
      of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

      (l) Because this idolatry was so vile and almost
          incredible, that men should forsake the living God, to
          worship calves, the work of man's hands, therefore the
          Scripture often repeats it in the reproach of all

2Ki 14:26
14:26 For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, [that it was]
      very bitter: for [there was] not any {m} shut up, nor any
      left, nor any helper for Israel.

      (m) Read @1Ki 14:10.

2Ki 14:28
14:28 Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did,
      and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered
      Damascus, and {n} Hamath, [which belonged] to Judah, for
      Israel, are they not written in the book of the chronicles
      of the kings of Israel?

      (n) Which was also called Antiochia of Syria or Riblah.

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