2 Kings 14:21
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New International Version
Then all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah.

New Living Translation
All the people of Judah had crowned Amaziah's sixteen-year-old son, Uzziah, as king in place of his father, Amaziah.

English Standard Version
And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

New American Standard Bible
All the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the place of his father Amaziah.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was 16 years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah.

International Standard Version
All the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and installed him as king to take the place of his father Amaziah.

NET Bible
All the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in his father Amaziah's place.

New Heart English Bible
All the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the place of his father Amaziah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the people of Judah took Azariah, who was 16 years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.

New American Standard 1977
And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the place of his father Amaziah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

King James 2000 Bible
And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

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

American Standard Version
And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the people of Juda took Azarias, who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amasias.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

English Revised Version
And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

World English Bible
All the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the place of his father Amaziah.

Young's Literal Translation
And all the people of Judah take Azariah, and he is a son of sixteen years, and cause him to reign instead of his father Amaziah;
Study Bible
Uzziah Succeeds Amaziah in Judah
20Then they brought him on horses and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David. 21All the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the place of his father Amaziah. 22He built Elath and restored it to Judah after the king slept with his fathers.…
Cross References
2 Kings 14:20
Then they brought him on horses and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.

2 Kings 14:22
He built Elath and restored it to Judah after the king slept with his fathers.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Azariah

2 Kings 15:13 Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the nine and thirtieth …

2 Chronicles 26:1 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, …

Uzziah

Matthew 1:8,9 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias…

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2 Kings 21:24 And the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon…

1 Chronicles 3:12 Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,

(21) All the people of Judah.--Thenius explains, all the men of war, as in 2Kings 13:7.

Took.--The expression seems to imply that Azariah was not the eldest son. As Amaziah was fifty-nine years old at his death he probably had sons older than sixteen. Azariah was therefore chosen as a popular, or perhaps military, favourite.

Azariah.--See Note on 2Chronicles 26:1. Thenius thinks the soldiery gave Azariah the name of Uzziah. At all events, the king may have taken a new name on his accession, though which of the two it was we cannot; say. (Comp. 2Kings 24:17.) Sennacherib on investing Esarhaddon with sovereignty named him Asshurebil-mukin-pal.

Verses 21, 22. - SUCCESSION OF AZARIAH AND RESUMPTION OF THE WAR WITH EDOM. Though reserving his account of the reign of Azariah to the next chapter (vers. 1-7), the writer is led by the circumstances of Amaziah's death to mention at once the fact of his son Azariah's succession, and the first important act of his reign, the resumption of war with Edom. He then breaks off suddenly, in order to interpose an account of the reign of Jeroboam II., who was contemporary with Amaziah during fourteen years of his reign, Verse 21. - And all the people of Judah took Azariah. This is a new expression, and implies a new, perhaps a tumultuary, proceeding. The people, uncertain probably of the intentions of the conspirators, and fearful that they might set up a king not of the house of David, took the initiative, went to the royal palace, and finding there a son of Amaziah - whether his eldest son or not, we cannot say - proclaimed him king and placed him upon the throne. The author of Chronicles (2 Chronicles 16:1) agrees. Josephus is silent. Which was sixteen years old. Young certainly, considering that his father was fifty-four (see ver. 2), but not necessarily "a younger son," since Amaziah's earlier children may have been daughters, or he may have married late in life. It is not doubted that Manasseh was Hezekiah's eldest son, yet he was only twelve when Hezekiah died at the same age as Amaziah, viz. fifty-four. And made him king instead of his father Amaziah. There are two forms of the king's name, Azariah and Uzziah. The difference between them is not so great in the Hebrew, where they both begin with the same letter; but still it is considerable. One name is not a mere contraction of the other. Some suppose that the king changed one name for the other upon his accession; others, that he was called indifferently by either, since they were very similar in meaning. "Azariah" is "he whose help is Jehovah;" "Uzziah," "he whose strength is Jehovah." "Uzziah" is the predominant form, occurring four times in 2 Kings, twelve times in 2 Chronicles, three times in Isaiah, once in Hoses, once in Amos, and once in Zechariah; while "Azariah" occurs only in 2 Kings (eight times) and in 1 Chronicles 3:12 (once). Josephus uses the form "Ozias" (equivalent to, Uzziah), and so does St. Matthew (Matthew 1:8, 9). And all the people of Judah took Azariah,.... Called Uzziah in the next chapter, and so in the book of Chronicles; both names signifying much the same, the one "the help of the Lord", the other "the strength of the Lord":

(which was sixteen years old;) yet as he began to reign in the twenty seventh year of Jeroboam, 2 Kings 15:1 and Jeroboam began to reign in the fifteenth yaer of Amaziah, 2 Kings 14:23, he could be but four years of age, for the solution of which; see Gill on 2 Kings 15:1,

and made him king instead of his father Amaziah; which was after his death, and not when he fled to Lachish, as Kimchi thinks. 2Ki 14:21, 22. Azariah Succeeds Him.

21. all the people of Judah took Azariah—or Uzziah (2Ki 15:30; 2Ch 26:1). The popular opposition had been personally directed against Amaziah as the author of their calamities, but it was not extended to his family or heir.14:15-22 Amaziah survived his conqueror fifteen years. He was slain by his own subjects. Azariah, or Uzziah, seems to have been very young when his father was slain. Though the years of his reign are reckoned from that event, he was not fully made king till eleven years afterwards.
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