2 Kings 14:22
New International Version
He was the one who rebuilt Elath and restored it to Judah after Amaziah rested with his ancestors.

New Living Translation
After his father’s death, Uzziah rebuilt the town of Elath and restored it to Judah.

English Standard Version
He built Elath and restored it to Judah, after the king slept with his fathers.

Berean Study Bible
Azariah was the one who rebuilt Elath and restored it to Judah after King Amaziah rested with his fathers.

King James Bible
He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

New King James Version
He built Elath and restored it to Judah, after the king rested with his fathers.

New American Standard Bible
He built Elath and restored it to Judah after the king lay down with his fathers.

NASB 1995
He built Elath and restored it to Judah after the king slept with his fathers.

NASB 1977
He built Elath and restored it to Judah, after the king slept with his fathers.

Amplified Bible
He built Elath and restored it to Judah after the king [his father Amaziah] slept with his fathers [in death].

Christian Standard Bible
After Amaziah the king rested with his ancestors, Azariah rebuilt Elath and restored it to Judah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He rebuilt Elath and restored it to Judah after Amaziah the king rested with his fathers.

American Standard Version
He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he built Elath and he settled it for Yehuda; after that the King slept with his parents.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He built Aeloth, and restored it to Juda, after the king slept with his fathers.

Contemporary English Version
Azariah was the one who later recaptured and rebuilt the town of Elath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He built Elath, and restored it to Juda, after that the king slept with his fathers.

English Revised Version
He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

Good News Translation
Uzziah reconquered and rebuilt Elath after his father's death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Azariah rebuilt Elath and returned it to Judah after King Amaziah lay down in death with his ancestors.

International Standard Version
He rebuilt Elath and restored it to Judah. Later on the king died, as did his ancestors.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

Literal Standard Version
he has built Elath, and brings it back to Judah, after the lying of the king with his fathers.

NET Bible
Azariah built up Elat and restored it to Judah after the king had passed away.

New Heart English Bible
He built Eilat, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

World English Bible
He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

Young's Literal Translation
he hath built Elath, and bringeth it back to Judah, after the lying of the king with his fathers.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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
1 Kings 9:26
King Solomon also assembled a fleet of ships at Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth in Edom, on the shore of the Red Sea.

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

2 Kings 14:23
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Amaziah son of Joash over Judah, Jeroboam son of Jehoash became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria forty-one years.

2 Kings 16:6
At that time Rezin king of Aram recovered Elath for Aram, drove out the men of Judah, and sent the Edomites into Elath, where they live to this day.

2 Chronicles 8:17
Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and to Eloth on the coast of Edom.


Treasury of Scripture

He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

2 Kings 16:6
At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day.

Deuteronomy 2:8
And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.

1 Kings 9:26
And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom.

Eloth









(22) He built Elath.--The pronoun is emphatic; he, in contrast with his father. "Built," either rebuilt or fortified. The verse is in close connection with the preceding narrative. Amaziah perhaps had not vigorously prosecuted the conquest of Edom, having been greatly weakened by his defeat in the struggle with Jehoash. He may even have suffered some further losses at the hands of the Edomites; and this, as Thenius supposes may have led to the conspiracy which brought about his death and the accession of his son. The warlike youth Uzziah took the field at once, and pushed his victorious arms to the southern extremity of Edom, the port of Elath (2Kings 9:26), and thus restored the state of things which had existed under Solomon and Jehoshaphat.

After that the king slept--i.e., immediately after the murder of Amaziah. Thenius explains the verse with most success, but this clause is still somewhat surprising.

Verse 22. - He built Elath, and restored it to Judah. On the position of Elath, or Eloth, and its importance, see the comment on 1 Kings 9:26. It had been the headquarters of Solomon's fleet (1 Kings 9:26), and again of Jehoshaphat's (1 Kings 22:48; 2 Chronicles 20:36); but had been, of course, recovered by the Edomites when they revolted (2 Kings 8:22). Azariah's re-occupation seems to imply an intention on his part of, renewing the old Red Sea trade. By "built ' in this passage we must understand "rebuilt" or (as in 2 Chronicles 11:6) "fortified." After that the king slept with his fathers. Keil is probably right in understanding this to mean "immediately after he had ascended the throne," or "as soon as ever his father was dead" (see the comment on ver. 19). His further military successes will be considered in the comment on his reign, as sketched in the next chapter.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[Azariah was the one]
ה֚וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

who rebuilt
בָּנָ֣ה (bā·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

Elath
אֵילַ֔ת (’ê·laṯ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 359: Eloth -- 'grove of lofty trees'

and restored it
וַיְשִׁבֶ֖הָ (way·ši·ḇe·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to Judah
לִֽיהוּדָ֑ה (lî·hū·ḏāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

after
אַחֲרֵ֥י (’a·ḥă·rê)
Preposition
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

King [Amaziah]
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

rested
שְׁכַֽב־ (šə·ḵaḇ-)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7901: To lie down

with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

his fathers.
אֲבֹתָֽיו׃ (’ă·ḇō·ṯāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1: Father


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