2 Kings Chapter 14

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2 Kings 14

1 In the second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel reigned Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah.

2 He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.

3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

4 Howbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.

5 And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

6 But the children of the murderers he 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.

7 He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.

8 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.

9 And Jehoash the 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 thistle.

10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: 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?

11 But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Bethshemesh, which belongeth to Judah.

12 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.

13 And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

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 hostages, and returned to Samaria.

15 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash which he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

16 And Jehoash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in his stead.

17 And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.

18 And the rest of the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

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

20 And they brought him on horses: and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.

21 And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

22 He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one years.

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

25 He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the Lord God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.

26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

27 And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

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 Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for Israel, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

29 And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, even with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah his son reigned in his stead.

41 thoughts on “2 Kings Chapter 14

  1. 5 And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

    6 But the children of the murderers he 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.

  2. 10. You have crushed Edom, but your heart has become swollen with pride. Take pleasure in what you have already won, and delight in your home for a while. Why would you want to stir up unnecessary troubles and have yourself and Judah taste defeat?
    11. But Amaziah was stubborn and did not listen to Jehoash’s advice. So Jehoash (Israel’s king) went to meet Amaziah (Judah’s king) face-to-face at Beth-shemesh, in the land of Judah.
    12. Israel won the victory, and Judah was left defeated. Then both went back to their own tents.
    13. Jehoash (Israel’s king) took Amaziah (Judah’s king) captive at Beth-shemesh and brought him to Jerusalem. Jehoash demolished a large part of the Jerusalem Wall-from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate, 600 feet in all.
    14. He then took possession of all the precious valuables he could find-the gold, silver, and objects that were in the Eternal’s temple and in the king’s palace treasuries. He also took hostages and then went back to Samaria. The Voice

    Pride will leave you defeated, captive, and broke.

  3. 26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.
    God sees and knows were we are and what we are going through. His eyes are always on us and he makes provision for us

  4. 3 Amaziah did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight, but not like his ancestor David. Instead, he followed the example of his father, Joash.
    4 Amaziah did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there. (NLT)

    It’s time, young people, for these “pagan shrines” be destroyed; and it’s time we earnestly started following the examples of our elders.

  5. 14-7
    Edom had successfully rebelled against Judah in the days of Jehoram. Amaziahs God given success.Unfortunately that victory aroused a foolish pride and caused spiratual compromise for which Amaziah was rebuked by a profit of the Lord.

  6. 27 And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

    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 Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for Israel, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

    Jeroboam warred with all his might ! He recovered what was lost due to his intense warring. There are some things we will have to war for with all of our might if they are going to recovered. We can have victory we can recover that which was lost, we can be mighty in battle!

  7. THE DANGERS OF ARROGANT VICTORY

    10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: 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?
    11 But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Bethshemesh, which belongeth to Judah.
    12 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.

    No VICTORY should take away the voice of GOD and his people in our lives. Amaziah had chartered in the waters of victory and in his mind he threw himself a victory parade.

    At a parade it is hard to hear and receive instruction. Amaziah felt invincible by his victory of what GOD had given him, he felt as if he had won the victory all by himself and began to meddle in areas that GOD had not given him.

    THE DANGERS OF ARROGANT VICTORY is that we may be enticed to engage in a battle that the LORD did not call us to. The way to rejoice in VICTORY is to always give the credit, honor, glory and praise to JESUS for the VICTORY. It is HIS death that empowers us to VICTORY.

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  8. 6 But the children of the murderers he 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.

    Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    God will always confirm His word so if you have ever had a doubt of where sin will take you here is your answer. The Wages of sin is eternal death!!! While dying in Christ is eternally living with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!! 1 Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

  9. 9 And Jehoash the 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 thistle.

    10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: 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?

  10. 6 But the children of the murderers he 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.

    The wages of sin is death. But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. We are subject to our own sins. But thanks be to God that he dies on the cross for our sins. Jesus is the reason for the season.

  11. “You have indeed defeated Edom, and you are proud of it. But be content with your victory and stay at home! Why stir up trouble that will only bring disaster on you and the people of Judah?”
    2 Kings 14:10 NLT

    Wow he was so prideful in his heart that he cost his people he can’t he so prideful that we ignore what our leaders our telling us we
    We can’t be so prideful. That we miss the most important thing that right in front of us

  12. 24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

    Be that difference that the Lord has created us to do. Don’t be that influence in someone’s life and cause them to sin. Everything we do, say, hear, watch will be an impact for you and those around you for good or for bad. Living for God is not only for our eternity but those that surrounds us. I pray Jesus will help me be more like Him because everything I do is not I vain. Reaching this region for the kingdom of God.

  13. 6 But the children of the murderers he 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.
    It amazes me how people do something wrong and then blame it on someone else, did they twist your hand to do wrong? I have always told my girls when they did wrong and they said well so and so made me do it, I would in return say show me the bruises where they twisted your hand, we are responsible for our actions weather it be good or bad.
    We are our own problem who we hang around with and get advice from is weather we choose good or bad.
    So man up and woman up and take actions for your own wrong and make it right between you and God and whoever you have wronged.

  14. 3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

    Joash did what was right but not like David, I read that Joash did the bare minimum. To reach this city we cannot live by the bare minimum!
    There has to be passion, there has to be heart!

    Colossians 3:23-25 (MSG)
    22-25 Servants, do what you’re told by your earthly masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work.

  15. We must be careful who we follow. We see chapter after chapter when Israel repents of their sin, finds favor with God and then another king takes over that they fall back into sin. It’s been a roller coaster of up and down, in and out ever since they asked for a king to rule them like other nations.

    We must measure what we are being taught by the word of God. If it’s not in the book we must know, and in order to know we must know the word of God ourselves so that we don’t fall into the same trap of following someone who is not following God.

  16. 2 Kings 14:8 & 10-13 (MSG)
    8) One day Amaziah sent envoys to Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, challenging him to a fight: “Come and meet me – dare you. Let’s have it out face-to-face!”
    10) “Just because you’ve defeated Edom in battle, you now think you’re a big shot. Go ahead and be proud, but stay home. Why press your luck? Why bring defeat on yourself and Judah?”
    11) Amaziah wouldn’t take No for an answer. So Jehoash king of Israel gave in and agreed to a battle between him and Amaziah king of Judah. They meet at Beth Shemesh, a town of Judah.
    12) Judah was thoroughly beaten by Israel – all their soldiers ran home in defeat.
    13) Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Ahaziah, at Beth Shemesh. But Jehoash didn’t stop there; he went on to attack Jerusalem….

    Amaziah was to Proud to take NO For An Answer, and because of it, Judah was beaten by Israel, the soldiers ran home in defeat, Amaziah was captured, and Jerusalem was attacked.

    Prov. 16:18, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”
    1 Cor. 10:12, “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”

  17. 10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: 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?

    11 But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Bethshemesh, which belongeth to Judah.

    12 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.

  18. 6 But the children of the murderers he 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.

    Just because your fathers or ancestors did something or were a certain way does not me that one has to follow into their foot steps and commit the same sins. We are given the opportunity of choice. We all have the right to choose to repent and turn our lives around.

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    “He did what was evil in the LORD’s sight. He refused to turn from the sins that Jeroboam son of Nebat had led Israel to commit.

    For the LORD saw the bitter suffering of everyone in Israel, and that there was no one in Israel, slave or free, to help them. And because the LORD had not said he would blot out the name of Israel completely, he used Jeroboam II, the son of Jehoash, to save them.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭14:24, 26-27‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    We notice in these passages of scripture that the king was an evil King and yet the Lord still used him to bring Israel victory. This should teach each of us an important lesson. Just because God uses us in his kingdom does not mean that He approves of our actions and deeds. God will use anyone he wishes to fulfil his plans.

  20. 10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: 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?

    Be careful in how you act, pride can lead to great destruction!

  21. In 2nd Kings we see many times where Israel falls and rises according to their King, so be careful who you let lead you.

  22. King Amaziah was determined to have his way he was wanting to show he was good and could beat anyone little did he know that God had another plan.

    Seek the will of God first and his favor.

  23. 26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

    God sees us where we are and He loves us. Even when we have not always been faithful to Him and obedient He still see us and makes provision for us.

  24. 3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

    This young king followed in his father’s footsteps, but his dad didn’t exactly do everything right himself. As parents, our children just might will live for God like we do…at home. What do they hear us say, or do, or act at home? We are telling them by our actions that this is the way it’s done. Think about it, what do you want your kids to say or act and how do you want them to live for God? Set the standard high and be right in the Lord.

  25. Proverbs 2:20 So—join the company of good men and women, keep your feet on the tried-and-true paths.

    Who are we spending our time with? Do we follow the paths that our fore-fathers laid down for us? Once I was walking in a canyon outside of Salt Lake City. I have always felt comfortable in the woods and wilds. This trip was special though. I was following a marked path. Others that knew this land better than me had decided the marked path was the best and safest way to enjoy this aired landscape.

    The same goes for our spiritual path. While we each must learn and build a personal relationship with the Lord; others that have successfully accomplished this goal understands the direction. We should value the wisdom of our elders. They understand that just because something looks safe does not make it safe.

  26. 23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one years.
    24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

    Rise! There needs to be a generation that will rise! Rise up and turn away from society’s perverse mentality, rise up to live, preach, and teach true gospel, rise up and stand against the kingdom of darkness that wants to take the young generation! We must not follow routines ! I pray God gives us direction to have Holy Ghost fire like never before! It’s time to impact!

  27. 2 Kings 14:27 (KJV Strong’s)
    27 And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

    No matter how tough it may be or how hard it seems there is always hope. God is true to his word and will never leave us or forsake us.

  28. 26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

    27 And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

    The Lord will never forsake us. He is always watching us.

  29. 23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one years.
    24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

    Recently the LORD began dealing with me more on the subject matter of Outreach! Praying more! Outreaching more and investing more time within his kingdom! Through this process the LORD has given me a daily devotional book in which will be releasing very soon for the year of 2017! What many of us need is a burden for the LOST like never before! I am extremly glad at the progress I’ve made thus far within my walk with God! Many times to where I could of given up, thrown in the towel and quit but I fought through! Sometimes you will have to fight through with someone and help them understand the truth! Help them be able to get past their disappointment, hurt, guilt, shame, etc. We are called to be a LIGHT! That does NOT mean to condone what they are doing but rather give them the biblical ways to handle the problems! We MUST be willing to stand for Christ in the good the bad and the ugly! Even when it seems like all hell is breaking loose what will you do stand for the kingdom or back down into a shell full of the things of the enemy? The choice is yours! The choice is in your courts! Don’t allow ONE negative choice detour you from the purpose God has for you! FIGHT through! Keep fighting! GOD has a purpose for EVERYTHING you’re going through! YOU are NOT here at POFW on accident! You are here on purpose! I pray the LORD would revive this blog and that this blog would help people to GROW in their relationship with him and also help them understand the knowledge of the WORD and how to spread it to others! Going back is NOT a option! Move FORWARD with faith and PRAY More! I pray this helps someone! In Jesus Name! Love my POFW family!

  30. “Amaziah did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. But he didn’t do what King David had done. He always followed the example of his father Joash. The high places weren’t removed. The people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭14:3-4‬ ‭NIRV‬‬
    Every high thing must come down and every stronghold shall be broken.

  31. 3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.

    4 Howbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.

    Either they got so used to it they didn’t realize they were in sin or the stronghold was so strong them at they didn’t want to fight itZ either way it was dangerous. If we choose to live For God let us make the decision to do it with all our heart and strive to remove those things in our lives that remain from the past life.

  32. “But the children of the murderers he 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.”
    ‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭14:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Just like it says in the end of this verse “….but every man shall be put to death for his own sin.” Every person chooses their walk and chooses weather or not to kill themselves with sin. We all have the choice and no matter how much people warn us, the decision comes down to us.
    This is why we need to have the deep relationship with God because weather it is us or someone else, God can provide the words to help. The more we help and seek the better chance we all have to save not only ourselves, but as well as someone else.

  33. 26 For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel. 27 And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

    The word of Jesus (God) identified that he saw. Before one asks why this happened, one should ask how it came to be. If the word of God had been obeyed their fate may have been different; therefore one may want to consider the same today. Dear God, bless us with a heart of obedience that we may be among those counted as doing our part in pleasing you. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  34. “He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the Lord God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.” The Lord’s word shall come to pass, which we have ample access to today; however that has not always been the case for everyone. Therefore it would be wise to take advantage of what we have been blessed with. God give us a hunger for more of you, in Jesus name.

  35. 9 And Jehoash the 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 thistle.

  36. Verse 3 CEV “Amaziah followed the example of his father Joash by obeying the Lord and doing right. But he was not as faithful as his ancestor David.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 AMP “God is faithful [He is reliable, trustworthy and ever true to His promise—He can be depended on], and through Him you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” Follow Him.

  37. 5 He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the Lord God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.

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