2 Chronicles 25:14
New International Version
When Amaziah returned from slaughtering the Edomites, he brought back the gods of the people of Seir. He set them up as his own gods, bowed down to them and burned sacrifices to them.

New Living Translation
When King Amaziah returned from slaughtering the Edomites, he brought with him idols taken from the people of Seir. He set them up as his own gods, bowed down in front of them, and offered sacrifices to them!

English Standard Version
After Amaziah came from striking down the Edomites, he brought the gods of the men of Seir and set them up as his gods and worshiped them, making offerings to them.

Berean Study Bible
After Amaziah returned from the slaughter of the Edomites, he brought back the gods of the Seirites, set them up as his own gods, bowed before them, and burned sacrifices to them.

New American Standard Bible
Now after Amaziah came from slaughtering the Edomites, he brought the gods of the sons of Seir, set them up as his gods, bowed down before them and burned incense to them.

King James Bible
Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.

Christian Standard Bible
After Amaziah came from the attack on the Edomites, he brought the gods of the Seirites and set them up as his gods. He worshiped before them and burned incense to them.

Contemporary English Version
After Amaziah had defeated the Edomite army, he returned to Jerusalem. He took with him the idols of the Edomite gods and set them up. Then he bowed down and offered them sacrifices.

Good News Translation
When Amaziah returned from defeating the Edomites, he brought their idols back with him, set them up, worshiped them, and burned incense to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After Amaziah came from the attack on the Edomites, he brought the gods of the Seirites and set them up as his gods. He worshiped before them and burned incense to them.

International Standard Version
Later, Amaziah returned from slaughtering the Edomites, but he brought back the gods that had belonged to the men of Seir, set them up as his own gods, worshipped them, and sacrificed offerings to them.

NET Bible
When Amaziah returned from defeating the Edomites, he brought back the gods of the people of Seir and made them his personal gods. He bowed down before them and offered them sacrifices.

New Heart English Bible
Now it happened, after that Amaziah had come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After Amaziah came back from defeating the Edomites, he brought the gods of the people of Seir, set them up as his gods, bowed down to them, and burned sacrifices to them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and prostrated himself before them, and offered unto them.

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about after Amaziah came from slaughtering the Edomites that he brought the gods of the sons of Seir, set them up as his gods, bowed down before them, and burned incense to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now after Amaziah came back from the slaughter of the Edomites, he brought the gods of the sons of Seir and set them up to be his gods and bowed down before them and burned incense unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.

American King James Version
Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense to them.

American Standard Version
Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass, after Amasias had returned from smiting Idumea, that he brought home the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up for himself as gods, and bowed down before them, and he sacrificed to them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Amasias after he had slain the Edomites, set up the gods of the children of Seir, which he had brought thence, to be his gods, and adored them, and burnt incense to them.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass after Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed himself down before them, and burned incense to them.

English Revised Version
Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah had come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed himself before them, and burned incense to them.

World English Bible
Now it happened, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense to them.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, after the coming in of Amaziah from smiting the Edomites, that he bringeth in the gods of the sons of Seir, and establisheth them to him for gods, and before them doth bow himself, and to them he maketh perfume.
Study Bible
Amaziah Rebuked for Idolatry
14After Amaziah returned from the slaughter of the Edomites, he brought back the gods of the Seirites, set them up as his own gods, bowed before them, and burned sacrifices to them. 15Therefore the anger of the LORD burned against Amaziah, and He sent him a prophet who said, “Why have you sought this people's gods, which could not deliver them from your hand?”…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 25:2
And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, but not wholeheartedly.

2 Chronicles 25:13
Meanwhile the troops that Amaziah had dismissed from battle raided the cities of Judah, from Samaria to Beth-horon. They struck down 3,000 people and carried off a great deal of plunder.

2 Chronicles 28:23
He sacrificed to the gods of Damascus, which had defeated him, for he thought, "Since the gods of the kings of Aram have helped them, I will sacrifice to them that they may help me." But these were the downfall of Ahaz and of all Israel.

Isaiah 44:15
It serves as fuel for man. He takes some of it to warm himself, and he kindles a fire and bakes his bread; he even fashions it into a god and worships it; he makes an idol and bows down to it.

Treasury of Scripture

Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense to them.

he brought

2 Chronicles 28:23
For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.

Isaiah 44:19
And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?

his gods

Exodus 20:3-5
Thou shalt have no other gods before me…

Deuteronomy 7:5,25
But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire…

2 Samuel 5:21
And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.







Lexicon
After
אַחֲרֵ֨י (’a·ḥă·rê)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

Amaziah
אֲמַצְיָ֙הוּ֙ (’ă·maṣ·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 558: Amaziah -- 'Yah is mighty', the name of several Israelites

returned
ב֤וֹא (ḇō·w)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

from the slaughter
מֵֽהַכּ֣וֹת (mê·hak·kō·wṯ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

of
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

the Edomites,
אֲדוֹמִ֔ים (’ă·ḏō·w·mîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 130: Edomite -- a descendant of Edom

he brought back
וַיָּבֵ֗א (way·yā·ḇê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the gods
אֱלֹהֵי֙ (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of the Seirites,
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

set them up
וַיַּֽעֲמִידֵ֥ם (way·ya·‘ă·mî·ḏêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

as his own
ל֖וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

gods,
לֵאלֹהִ֑ים (lê·lō·hîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

bowed
יִֽשְׁתַּחֲוֶ֖ה (yiš·ta·ḥă·weh)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7812: To depress, prostrate

before them,
וְלִפְנֵיהֶ֥ם (wə·lip̄·nê·hem)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

and burned sacrifices
יְקַטֵּֽר׃ (yə·qaṭ·ṭêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6999: To smoke, turn into fragrance by fire

to them.
וְלָהֶ֥ם (wə·lā·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
AMAZIAH ADOPTS THE EDOMITE FORM OF WORSHIP, AND SPURNS A PROPHETIC WARNING (2Chronicles 25:14-16).

(14) From the slaughter.--From smiting.

Brought the gods.--The Assyrian inscriptions often refer to this custom of carrying off the idols of conquered countries. Esarhaddon states that he restored the gods of Hazael, king of Arabia, at that prince's entreaty, after engraving on them "the might of Asshur" and his own name. Assurbanipal recovered an image of Nana, which an Elamite sovereign had carried off one thousand six hundred and thirty-five years previously.

The children of Seir.--Bne Seir, the tribal designation of the Edomites (1Chronicles 1:38).

Set them up to be his gods.--Not necessarily abandoning the worship of Jehovah. (Comp. the conduct of Ahaz, 2Chronicles 28:23; 2Kings 16:10, et seq.; also 2Kings 17:27-33.) Thenius says this contradicts 2Kings 14:3; and it may be allowed that the chronicler portrays Amaziah in a darker light than the older account. This only proves independence of judgment and the possession of additional information. Thenius and Bertheau further suppose that the chronicler, from his theocratic standpoint, merely inferred the idolatry of Amaziah from his ill success against Israel. It is more likely that it was mentioned in one of the histories which the compiler had before him.

Bowed down himself.--Literally, And before them would he bow himself, and to them would he offer incense; relating his habitual practice.

Verse 14. - Brought the gods of the children of Seir... to be his gods. Amaziah's devout gratitude to God, and acknowledgment of him in the name Joktheel, was soon gone, and at the very last, grown confident, he loses all, and realizes the fulfilment of the "man of God's" prophetic denunciations. 25:14-16 To worship the gods of those whom Amaziah had conquered, who could not help their own worshippers, was the greatest absurdity. If men would consider how unable all those things are to help them, to which they look whenever they forsake God, they would not be such enemies to themselves. The reproof God sent by a prophet was too just to be answered; themselves. The reproof God sent by a prophet was too just to be answered; but he was bidden not to say a word more. The secure sinner rejoices to have silenced his reprovers and monitors; but what comes of it? Those that are deaf to reproof, are ripening for destruction.
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