2 Kings Chapter 15

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2 Kings 15

1 In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.

And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

And the Lord smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king’s son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

And 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?

So Azariah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.

In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.

And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

12 This was the word of the Lord which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it came to pass.

13 Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a full month in Samaria.

14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

16 Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him, therefore he smote it; and all the women therein that were with child he ripped up.

17 In the nine and thirtieth year of Azariah king of Judah began Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned ten years in Samaria.

18 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

19 And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.

20 And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and stayed not there in the land.

21 And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

22 And Menahem slept with his fathers; and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead.

23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years.

24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

25 But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the king’s house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men of the Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room.

26 And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

27 In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twenty years.

28 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.

30 And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.

31 And 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.

32 In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah king of Israel began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign.

33 Five and twenty years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.

34 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the Lord.

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?

37 In those days the Lord began to send against Judah Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah.

38 And 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 stead.

27 thoughts on “2 Kings Chapter 15

  1. v4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

    Let’s make sure we ( i ) have any idols Out of our hearts.
    Our GOD IS JESUS and we worship
    only HIM.
    The devil hates a shouting and shining church.
    He would love to put our light and shout out
    Then we would be like all the others.
    Our shout ,praise, dance and clapping of hands sets us apart.
    iPray
    iShout
    iDance
    iPraise

  2. v5And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king’s son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

    Once again pride will destroy your good works
    The king had power to conquer his enemies but could not conquer his prideful spirit
    With any power there is danger.

    This reminds me of Simon he called himself the great one and used sorcery.He wanted the power that the apostals had.
    Anything that’s spiritual is exciting.
    It’s not by might nor by power but By HIS SPIRIT.
    The apostals were under proper authority . They were obeying GODS WORD.
    But Simon was filled with egotism and self human pride. He said” Give me also this power” Acts 8:19
    GOD cannot trust our human nature. HE gives us just about enough that HE can trust us with.
    GODS POWER comes from the anointing of the Holy Ghost and without we can do nothing

    Something’s are not forsale. You can’t buy the Holy Ghost , nor your way into church or into GODS KINGDOM
    Thank you JESUS for the Holy Ghost!
    GOD has the real thing for us.
    Mark 16:16–18
    “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.”
    iPray
    iRepent
    iObey
    iWorship

  3. I love to eat breakfast with Jesus

    What is your high place

    34 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

    35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the Lord.

    THINK ABOUT IT LIKE THIS…. WE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST. WHAT IS THE HIGH PLACE ON THE BODY…THE HEAD…WHAT IS IN THE HEAD…THE BRAIN/MIND.

    HAVE YOU CONQURED YOUR HIGH PLACE, ARE YOUR THOUGHTS PURE. DO YOU HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST?

    IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO RIGHT AND STILL HAVE A MESSED UP MIND.

  4. 35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the Lord.

    The high places of our lives.

    What is what you do first as soon as you get up? That is what we hold in high places. What do we do instead of going to church on Wednesday or Sunday? That is the idol we hold in high places and worship before God. It is obvious that it is time to clean house look upon what we hold in priority and re prioritize everything so God is on the top of our list. Make Him your high place.

  5. When the kings and the country followed the Lord, it is evident that there was more stability. However, when the king and people still did evil there was confusion. James 1:8 “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

  6. GENERATIONS OF CORRUPTION AND COMPLACENCY

    3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;
    4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

    8 In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.
    9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

    13 Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and thirtieth year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a full month in Samaria.
    14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

    23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years.
    24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
    25 But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired against him, and smote him in Samaria, in the palace of the king’s house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men of the Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room.

    27 In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twenty years.
    28 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

    30 And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.

    32 In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah king of Israel began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign.
    35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the Lord.

    7 generations are represented here in chapter 15; 7 generations of sin; separation from GOD. The principal of CORRUPTION and COMPLACENCY is SELFISHNESS. The sins of murder and the sex religion worship seem to be the normal accepted lifestyle; these same sins occur in our day.

    GOD has called us to be a LIGHT to the WORLD by forsaking sin and allowing HIM to shine through us in our attitude, acts and attention. Regardless of our family history or lineage we can break the curse.

    iPray
    iWork
    iGive

  7. It is so sad to see generation after generation continue in the same realm of sin. Yes, some did well in the eyes of God; but, none of them ever took control, took the reigns and tore down the local sex-and-religion shrines. We cannot allow any sin to remain in our lives, no matter how small or sugarcoated the sin may be portrayed.

  8. This chapter illustrates legacy. The kings that did right in the sight of the Lord failed in the fact they did not destroy the “high places”, whereas the others freely did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord. We will all leave a legacy for our future generations, which will either be that we did right in the sight of the Lord, or that we did evil in the sight of the Lord. To determine if the “high places” have been removed or not one must look at; what one worships the most in one’s life or what one becomes more excited over. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  9. We have read for many chapters the same words ….he did that which was right or evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father had done;

    What we do has a lasting impact on generations to come. It may be so small as removing just one principle or fence from our lives that may not seem very significant. However, should the Lord tarry His coming, those small things graduate to larger things as generations pass.

    It’s so important to understand the whys of what we believe so that we don’t put away something that is important, or take up something that will cost future generations their relationship with God.

    I don’t want it to be said of my generation that we lost out with the Lord because of acts or deeds that I did or allowed. God help us to do what is pleasing in your sight.

  10. Just Like Daddy

    “…he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam…”

    This seems to be a common theme among the kings of Israel. It can be easy to point the finger and say “wow they were pretty messed up, glad I’m not that bad” yet the truth of sin is that it is ugly and costly in any amount.

    Perhaps another way we could word this phrase is “…he departed not from the sins of Adam…”

    Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. (Psalm 51:5 KJV)

    Departing from sin must be a very deliberate choice, for as long as our humanity has life left, it will naturally fight tooth and nail against righteousness. We must commit to dying daily to self and relying on God for the miracle of salvation.

    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10 KJV)

    For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:15, 16 KJV)

    Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6:11-14 KJV)

    Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. (Acts 2:36-40 KJV)

    Freedom from sin is found in switching fathers, from Adam to Jesus, and allowing Him to give a new ending to your story, “…he departed from the sins of Adam, and became a son of God…”

  11. There is so much tumoil in this chapter -instability, deceit, murder-all due to the lack of a God centered lifestyle. Worshipping & sacrificing in the high places while worshipping God? Being double minded creates that instability. God is a jealous God.
    Proverbs 3 states: My son, do not forget my teaching,
    but keep my commands in your heart,
    2 for they will prolong your life many years
    and bring you peace and prosperity.
    3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
    4 Then you will win favor and a good name
    in the sight of God and man.
    5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight. NIV

  12. You can’t serve the Lord and hold onto the world and its idols. We (I) may think what we are doing is right and in the eyes of God be wrong. Gotta pray for the mind of Christ so we will make right decisions. You never know who is following you or watching you.

  13. ILove to eat sandwiches with Jesus

    The Great Sin of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

    What was the sin of Jeroboam?

    Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel. And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David: If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah. Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. (1 Kings 12:25-28 KJV)

    THE SIN OF JEROBOAM WAS PRIDE AND FEAR. The The Samaritan woman at the well is an example of Jeroboams sin…

    Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. (John 4:20 KJV)

  14. 33 Five and twenty years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.

    34 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

    35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the Lord.

    Finally, a king that did right in the sight of the Lord yet the high places were not removed. Sin begats sin but when it is removed don’t forget the high places. We can’t let one drop of sin survive otherwise it will try to take control.

  15. Every time a king came to power that did right in the sight of the Lord they still neglected to remove the high places. Sin does not just go away if we ignore it whether it be in our lives, our children’s, families, friends, etc. Turning a blind eye does not help anyone! Sin has to be dealt with and only God can truly purge us from it however if we just ignore it it will lead us to death. Not only us but those that follow. When we compromise we may think we are only giving a little but we open the door to give more easily or for the next generation to do so. We have to tear down the high places, sin, so we can have liberty and give hope to those to come.

  16. Take out the trash!

    4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

    I have wondered these past few days as I was reading ,why God allowed them to keep doing wrong? Was it that He wanted to see what the next generation would do, and maybe learn from their mistakes? Then as I was praying the Spirit opened my understanding. Why is God allowing this world to go on as it is? Why is God just letting sin run rampant in our world? The answer is this, John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    We must take out what is holding us back from the promises of God. What would have happened if the kings that did good in he sight of God would have done that? What will happen when we do it? I believe that God has many blessings in store for those that do it and “Clean House.”

  17. In this whole chapter, we read that there were only two kings who did right in the sight of the Lord. They were Azariah and Jotham. Their problem was they never removed the hight places, but allowed the people to continue to sacrifice and burn incense in the high places. (Idol worship).

    Even though they did right in some things, they never fully got rid of the sin, and sin continued to abound. This made me think of the scriptures found in Romans 6:1-2. “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” AND Romans 6:14-15, “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.”

    Anything that we put before God in our lives is idol worship. Let’s remove it from our lives and put God First in All Things.

  18. While Isreal kept changing leaders, judah was consistent. When others around us are battered by the store of life, if we keep praise number one, we wii find a consistency that will lead us through

  19. Azariah did what was right in the sight of the lord,But ,Got smote him with leprosy..Here we have 3 biblical views of diseaes taught in our churches. To make it short, God did it . Satan did it. God allowed satan to do it As in Job. Sometimes we bring things upon ourselves because of sin. I think this may be the cause of many of our sicknesses and diseases. So the same shoe does not always apply to all.

  20. It just seems to be more of the same. Over and over again leaders failed to turn back with their whole heart to the Lord.

    4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

    The way we live can and will effect those that follow us, not only should we live right but resist evil also.

  21. 5 And the Lord smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king’s son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

    It may have been that he was raised with that one sin so he didn’t realize it was a sin. Like maybe mom and dad smoked so little man did not know it was a sin to smoke. You really have to search yourself and ask God to reveal the things that might be hidden to you do that you can repent.

  22. I am not sure but I have noticed that when the people do evil in the sight of the Lord they are in the book of the Chrinicles of the Kings of Isreal. When the king does well they are in the Book of the Chronocles of the Kings of Judah. –nicole

  23. 12 This was the word of the Lord which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it came to pass.

    Just because the Word of the Lord which comes threw his chosen prophets doesnt come to pass right away doesnt meean that it should be taken lightly. Shallum conspired against Zechariah, and attacked him in front of the people, he assassinated him and succeeded him as king. All of which was a prophecy fulfilled and allowed by the Lord. The Lord is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscent, but those who do not reverence Him as be so will feel his anger, his frustration with his people not yielding to him, not seeking him, turning away to other gods etc. The turn of events where painted together by Gods will, how much better it would have been if his children reverenced him over these false gods of convience.

  24. Having idols in our hearts prevents us from giving our true everything to Jesus. Our daily prayer should include asking Jesus to open our hearts and eyes to allow us to see what is above Him. We always need to put Christ first because we never know who is following or watching.

  25. This chapter shows the same thing how Israel Kings die and their son’s take over. Although they try to be good evil is still a part of them. They don’t submit to the lord 100%.

    No dicipline and alot of disobedience, like it’s so easy to do evil and so hard to do the will of God.

  26. 34 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.
    35 Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the Lord.

    We need to not only do what is right, but we must also clean our lives and houses, that way we remove not only the high places in our lives, but also the temptation to return to them. Later.

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