2 Kings 14:21
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.

Berean Study Bible
Then all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
After his death the people of Judah made his son Azariah king, even though he was only 16 at the time.

Good News Translation
The people of Judah then crowned his sixteen-year-old son Uzziah as king.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And all the people of Juda took Azarias, and he was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amessias.

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
Azariah Succeeds Amaziah in Judah
21Then all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah. 22Azariah was the one who rebuilt Elath and restored it to Judah after King Amaziah rested with his fathers.…
Cross References
2 Kings 14:20
They carried him back on horses and buried him in Jerusalem with his fathers in the City of David.

2 Kings 14:22
Azariah was the one who rebuilt Elath and restored it to Judah after King Amaziah rested 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 year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a full month in Samaria.

2 Chronicles 26:1
Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.

Uzziah

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

Ozias

2 Kings 21:24
And the people of the land slew all them that had conspired against king Amon; and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his stead.

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







Lexicon
Then all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the people
עַ֤ם (‘am)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

of Judah
יְהוּדָה֙ (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

took
וַיִּקְח֞וּ (way·yiq·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

Azariah,
עֲזַרְיָ֔ה (‘ă·zar·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5838: Azariah -- 'Yah has helped', the name of a number of Israelites

who
וְה֕וּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

[was] sixteen
שֵׁ֥שׁ (šêš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

years old,
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and made him king
וַיַּמְלִ֣כוּ (way·yam·li·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

in place of
תַּ֖חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

his father
אָבִ֥יו (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

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