CLV(i) 1 A son of twenty and five years has Amaziah reigned, and twenty and nine years he has reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Jehoaddan of Jerusalem, 2 and he does that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh--only, not with a perfect heart. 3 And it comes to pass, when the kingdom has been strong upon him, that he slays his servants, those smiting the king his father, 4 and their sons he has not put to death, but [did] as is written in the law, in the book of Moses, whom Yahweh commanded, saying, `Fathers do not die for sons, and sons die not for fathers, but each for his own sin they die.. 5 And Amaziah gathers Judah, and appoints them, according to the house of the fathers, for heads of the thousands, and for heads of the hundreds, for all Judah and Benjamin; and he inspects them from a son of twenty years and upward, and finds them three hundred thousand chosen ones, going forth to the host, holding spear and target. 6 And he hires out of Israel a hundred thousand mighty ones of valor, with a hundred talents of silver;" 7 and a man of Elohim has come in unto him, saying, `O king, the host of Israel does not go with you; for Yahweh is not with Israel--all the sons of Ephraim;" 8 but if you are going--do [it], be strong for battle, Elohim does cause you to stumble before an enemy, for there is power in Elohim to help, and to cause to stumble.. 9 And Amaziah said to the man of Elohim, `And what--to do for the hundred talents that I have given to the troop of Israel?' And the man of Elohim said, `Yahweh has more to give to you than this.. 10 And Amaziah separates them--for the troop that has come in unto him from Ephraim to go to their own place, and their anger does burn mightily against Judah, and they turn back to their place in the heat of anger. 11 And Amaziah has strengthened himself, and leads his people, and goes to the Valley of Salt, and smites the sons of Seir--ten thousand. 12 And ten thousand alive have the sons of Judah taken captive, and they bring them to the top of the rock, and cast them from the top of the rock, and all of them have been broken. 13 And the sons of the troop that Amaziah has sent back from going with him to battle--they rush against cities of Judah, from Samaria even unto Beth-Horon, and smite of them three thousand, and seize much prey. 14 And it comes to pass, after the coming in of Amaziah from smiting the Edomites, that he brings in the elohims of the sons of Seir, and establishes them to him for elohims, and before them does bow himself, and to them he makes perfume. 15 And the anger of Yahweh burns against Amaziah, and He sends unto him a prophet, and he said unto him, `Why have you sought the elohims of the people that have not delivered their people out of your hand?. 16 And it comes to pass, in his speaking unto him, that he said to him, `For a counsellor to the king have we appointed you? cease for you; why do they smite you?' And the prophet ceases, and said, `I have known that Elohim has counselled to destroy you, because you have done this, and have not hearkened to my counsel.. 17 And Amaziah king of Judah takes counsel, and sends unto Joash son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, 18 `Come, we look one another in the face.' And Joash king of Israel sends unto Amaziah king of Judah, saying, `The thorn that [is] in Lebanon has sent unto the cedar that [is] in Lebanon, saying, Give your daughter to my son for a wife; and pass by does a beast of the field that [is] in Lebanon, and treads down the thorn. 19 You have said, Lo, I have smitten Edom; and your heart has lifted you up to boast; now, abide in your house, why do you stir yourself up in evil, that you have fallen, you, and Judah with you?. 20 And Amaziah has not hearkened, for from Elohim it [is] in order to give them into hand, because they have sought the elohims of Edom;" 21 and go up does Joash king of Israel, and they look one another in the face, he and Amaziah king of Judah, in Beth-Shemesh, that [is] Judah's, 22 and Judah is smitten before Israel, and they flee--each to his tents. 23 And Amaziah king of Judah, son of Joash, son of Jehoahaz, has Joash king of Israel caught in Beth-Shemesh, and brings him in to Jerusalem, and breaks down in the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the gate of the corner, four hundred cubits, 24 and [takes] all the gold, and the silver, and all the vessels that are found in the house of Elohim with Obed-Edom, and the treasures of the house of the king, and the sons of the pledges, and turns back to Samaria. 25 And Amaziah son of Joash, king of Judah, lives after the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, fifteen years;" 26 and the rest of the matters of Amaziah, the first and the last, lo, are they not written on the books of the kings of Judah and Israel? 27 And from the time that Amaziah has turned aside from after Yahweh--they make a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he flees to Lachish, and they send after him to Lachish, and put him to death there, 28 and lift him up on the horses, and bury him with his fathers in the city of Judah.