2 Kings 14:5
New International Version
After the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, he executed the officials who had murdered his father the king.

New Living Translation
When Amaziah was well established as king, he executed the officials who had assassinated his father.

English Standard Version
And as soon as the royal power was firmly in his hand, he struck down his servants who had struck down the king his father.

Berean Study Bible
As soon as the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, Amaziah executed the servants who had murdered his father the king.

New American Standard Bible
Now it came about, as soon as the kingdom was firmly in his hand, that he killed his servants who had slain the king his father.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

Christian Standard Bible
As soon as the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, Amaziah killed his servants who had killed his father the king.

Contemporary English Version
As soon as Amaziah had control of Judah, he arrested and killed the officers who had murdered his father.

Good News Translation
As soon as Amaziah was firmly in power, he executed the officials who had killed his father, the king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As soon as the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, Amaziah killed his servants who had murdered his father the king.

International Standard Version
Later on, as soon as he was in firm control of his kingdom, he executed the servants who had murdered his father the king,

NET Bible
When he had secured control of the kingdom, he executed the servants who had assassinated his father.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he killed his servants who had slain the king his father:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As soon as he had a firm control over the kingdom, he executed the officials who had killed his father, the former king.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he slew his servants who had slain the king his father;

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about, as soon as the kingdom was firmly in his hand, that he killed his servants who had slain the king his father.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, he slew his slaves which had slain the king, his father.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants who had slain the king his father.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he slew his servants who had slain the king his father:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass when the kingdom was established in his hand, that he slew his servants that had slain the king his father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had possession of the kingdom, he put his servants to death that had slain the king his father:

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when the kingdom was established in his hand, that he slew his servants who had smitten the king his father.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father:

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants who had slain the king his father.

World English Bible
It happened, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he killed his servants who had slain the king his father:

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, when the kingdom hath been strong in his hand, that he smiteth his servants, those smiting the king his father,
Study Bible
Amaziah Reigns in Judah
4Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away, and the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places. 5As soon as the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, Amaziah executed the servants who had murdered his father the king. 6Yet he did not put the sons of the murderers to death, according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, where the LORD commanded: “Fathers must not be put to death for their children, and children must not be put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.”…
Cross References
2 Kings 12:20
And the servants of Joash rose up and formed a conspiracy and killed him at Beth-millo, on the road down to Silla.

2 Kings 15:19
Then Pul king of Assyria invaded the land, and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver in order to gain his support and strengthen his own grip on the kingdom.

2 Kings 21:24
But the people of the land killed all who had conspired against King Amon, and they made his son Josiah king in his place.

2 Chronicles 25:3
As soon as the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, Amaziah executed the servants who had murdered his father the king.

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

A.

Genesis 9:6
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Exodus 21:12-14
He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death…

Numbers 35:33
So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.

his servants

2 Kings 12:20,21
And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla…

2 Chronicles 25:3,4
Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to him, that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father…







Lexicon
As soon as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֛ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

the kingdom
הַמַּמְלָכָ֖ה (ham·mam·lā·ḵāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4467: Kingdom, sovereignty, dominion, reign

was firmly
חָזְקָ֥ה (ḥā·zə·qāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

in his grasp,
בְּיָד֑וֹ (bə·yā·ḏōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

Amaziah executed
וַיַּךְ֙ (way·yaḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

the servants
עֲבָדָ֔יו (‘ă·ḇā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

who had murdered
הַמַּכִּ֖ים (ham·mak·kîm)
Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

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

the king.
הַמֶּ֥לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king
(5) As soon as the kingdom was confirmed--i.e., as soon as he was firmly established on the throne; as soon as he felt his power secure. (Comp. 1Kings 2:46.)

Slew . . .--slain.--Literally, smote . . . smitten.

Verse 5. - And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand. Joash had been murdered in Jerusalem by conspirators (2 Kings 12:20). A time of trouble had, no doubt, supervened. The conspirators would not wish to see Amaziah placed upon the throne, and may have opposed and delayed his appointment. But their efforts proved fruitless. After a time, the young king was confirmed (literally, "strengthened"), i.e. settled and established in his kingdom, all opposition being overcome or dying away. This seems to be what the writer means. He cannot intend a confirmation by a foreign suzerain, which the phrase used might import (2 Kings 15:19), when he has given no hint of any subjection of the kingdom to any foreign power, or indeed of any serious attack on its independence. That he slew his servants. Jozachar and Jehozabad were "servants" of Joash, apparently domestic servants employed in his palace, and are therefore reckoned "servants" also of his successor. Which had slain the king his father. In the "house of Millo,' where he lay sick. They "slew him on his bed" (see 2 Chronicles 24:25). 14:1-7 Amaziah began well, but did not go on so. It is not enough to do that which our pious predecessors did, merely to keep up the common usage, but we must do it as they did, from the same principle of faith and devotion, and with the same sincerity and resolution.
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