2 Kings 15
Holman Christian Standard Bible

Judah’s King Azariah

1In the twenty-seventh year of Israel’s King Jeroboam, Azariaha, b son of Amaziah became king of Judah.c 2He was 16 years old when he became king and reigned 52 years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jecoliah, who was from Jerusalem. 3Azariah did what was right in the LORD’s sightd just as his father Amaziah had done. 4Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.e

5The LORD afflicted the king, and he had a serious skin disease until the day of his death.f He lived in a separate house,g, h while Jotham,i the king’s son, was over the household governing the people of the land.j

6The rest of the events of Azariah’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, are written in the Historical Record of Judah’s Kings.k 7Azariah rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. His son Jotham became king in his place.l

Israel’s King Zechariah

8In the thirty-eighth year of Judah’s King Azariah, Zechariahm son of Jeroboam became king over Israel in Samaria for six months. 9He did what was evil in the LORD’s sight as his fathers had done.n He did not turn away from the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.o

10Shallum son of Jabesh conspired against Zechariah. He struck him down publicly,p killed him, and became king in his place.q 11As for the rest of the events of Zechariah’s reign, they are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.r 12The word of the LORD that He spoke to Jehu was, “Four generations of your sons will sit on the throne of Israel,”s and it was so.

Israel’s King Shallum

13In the thirty-ninth year of Judah’s King Uzziah, Shallum son of Jabesh became king; he reigned in Samariat a full month. 14Then Menahem son of Gadi came up from Tirzahu to Samaria and struck down Shallum son of Jabesh there. He killed him and became king in his place. 15As for the rest of the events of Shallum’s reign, along with the conspiracy that he formed, they are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.

Israel’s King Menahem

16At that time, starting from Tirzah, Menahem attacked Tiphsah,v all who were in it, and its territory. Because they wouldn’t surrender,w he attacked it and ripped open all the pregnant women.x

17In the thirty-ninth year of Judah’s King Azariah, Menahem son of Gadi became king over Israel and reigned 10 years in Samaria. 18He did what was evil in the LORD’s sight. Throughout his reign, he did not turn away from the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.y

19Pulz, aa king of Assyria invaded the land, so Menahem gave Pul 75,000 poundsab of silver so that Pul would support him to strengthen his grip on the kingdom.ac 20Then Menahem exacted 20 ouncesad of silver from each of the wealthy men of Israel to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria withdrew and did not stay there in the land.ae

21The rest of the events of Menahem’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings. 22Menahem rested with his fathers, and his son Pekahiah became king in his place.af

Israel’s King Pekahiah

23In the fiftieth year of Judah’s King Azariah, Pekahiah son of Menahem became king over Israel in Samaria and reigned two years. 24He did what was evil in the LORD’s sight and did not turn away from the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.ag

25Then his officer, Pekahah son of Remaliah, conspired against himai and struck him down in Samaria at the citadel of the king’s palaceaj — as well as Argob and Arieh.ak There were 50 Gileadite men with Pekah. He killed Pekahiah and became king in his place.

26As for the rest of the events of Pekahiah’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, they are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.

Israel’s King Pekah

27In the fifty-second year of Judah’s King Azariah, Pekah son of Remaliah became king over Israel in Samaria and reigned 20 years. 28He did what was evil in the LORD’s sight. He did not turn away from the sins Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to commit.

29In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-pileseral king of Assyria came and captured Ijon,am Abel-beth-maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee — all the land of Naphtalian — and deported the people to Assyria.ao

30Then Hosheaap son of Elah organized a conspiracy against Pekah son of Remaliah. He attacked him, killed him,aq and became king in his place in the twentieth year of Jotham son of Uzziah.

31As for the rest of the events of Pekah’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, they are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.

Judah’s King Jotham

32In the second year of Israel’s King Pekah son of Remaliah, Jothamar son of Uzziah became king of Judah. 33He was 25 years old when he became kingas and reigned 16 years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jerusha daughter of Zadok. 34He did what was right in the LORD’s sight just as his father Uzziah had done.at 35Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.

Jotham built the Upper Gate of the LORD’s temple.au 36The restav of the events of Jotham’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, they are written in the Historical Record of Judah’s Kings.aw 37In those days the LORD began sending Rezin king of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah against Judah.ax 38Jotham rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of his ancestor David.ay His son Ahaz became king in his place.


Footnotes:
a. 15:1 = Uzziah in 2Ch 26:3
b. 15:1 2Kg 14:21
c. 15:1-3 2Ch 26:3-5
d. 15:3 1Kg 14:8
e. 15:4 2Kg 14:3-4
f. 15:5 2Ch 26:16-21
g. 15:5 Lit house of freedom, or house of exemption
h. 15:5 Lv 13:46
i. 15:5 2Kg 15:32; 2Ch 27:1; Mc 1:1
j. 15:5 2Ch 26:16-21
k. 15:6 2Kg 14:18
l. 15:6-7 2Ch 26:22-23
m. 15:8 2Kg 14:29
n. 15:9 2Kg 14:24
o. 15:9 1Kg 12:28-33; 13:33-34
p. 15:10 Some LXX mss read at Ibleam ; Hb uncertain
q. 15:10 2Kg 12:20
r. 15:11 2Kg 13:8
s. 15:12 2Kg 10:30
t. 15:13 1Kg 16:24
u. 15:14 1Kg 14:17
v. 15:16 1Kg 4:24
w. 15:16 Dt 20:11
x. 15:16 2Kg 8:12; Hs 13:16; Am 1:13
y. 15:18 1Kg 12:28-33; 15:26
z. 15:19 = Tiglath-pileser
aa. 15:19 1Ch 5:25-26
ab. 15:19 Lit 1,000 talents
ac. 15:19 2Kg 14:5
ad. 15:20 Lit 50 shekels
ae. 15:20 2Kg 12:18
af. 15:22 2Kg 14:29
ag. 15:24 1Kg 12:28-33
ah. 15:25 2Ch 28:6
ai. 15:25 2Kg 12:20
aj. 15:25 1Kg 16:8
ak. 15:25 Hb obscure
al. 15:29 1Ch 5:6,26
am. 15:29 1Kg 15:29
an. 15:29 Jos 19:32-39
ao. 15:29 2Kg 17:6
ap. 15:30 2Kg 17:1
aq. 15:30 2Kg 12:20
ar. 15:32 2Kg 15:5,7
as. 15:33-35 2Ch 27:1-3
at. 15:34-35 2Kg 15:3-4
au. 15:35 2Ch 27:3
av. 15:36-38 2Ch 27:7-9
aw. 15:36 2Kg 14:18
ax. 15:37 2Kg 16:5; Is 7:1
ay. 15:38 2Kg 15:7
2 Kings 14
Top of Page
Top of Page