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2nd Kings Chapter 15

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Azariah’s long reign

15:1 IN the twenty seventh year of Jeroboamיָרָבְעָם‎
Yārŏḇə‘ām;/ˌdʒɛrəˈboʊ.əm/; Greek: Ἱεροβοάμ, romanized: Hieroboám Reign 931 – 910 BC Died 910 BC
king of Israel began Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

15:2 Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty two years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.
15:3 And he did that which was right in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;

15:4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.
15:5 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
struck the king, so that he was a leper to the day of his death, and stayed in a several house. And Jotham the king’s son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

15:6 And the rest of the acts of Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

Israel’s frequent kings

15:7 So Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Jotham his son reigned in his place.

15:8 In the thirty eighth year of Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboamיָרָבְעָם‎
Yārŏḇə‘ām;/ˌdʒɛrəˈboʊ.əm/; Greek: Ἱεροβοάμ, romanized: Hieroboám Reign 931 – 910 BC Died 910 BC
reign over Israel in Samaria six months.

15:9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboamיָרָבְעָם‎
Yārŏḇə‘ām;/ˌdʒɛrəˈboʊ.əm/; Greek: Ἱεροβοάμ, romanized: Hieroboám Reign 931 – 910 BC Died 910 BC
the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

15:10 And Shallumשַׁלּוּם
Šallūm, “retribution”
the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and struck him before the people, and killed him, and reigned in his place.

15:11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
15:12 This was the word of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
which he spoke to Jehu Hebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE, saying, your sons shall sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation. And so it happened.

Menaham kills Shallum

15:13 Shallumשַׁלּוּם
Šallūm, “retribution”
the son of Jabesh began to reign in the thirty nineth year of Uzziah king of Judah; and he reigned a full month in Samaria.

15:14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, and came to Samaria, and struck Shallumשַׁלּוּם
Šallūm, “retribution”
the son of Jabesh in Samaria, and killed him, and reigned in his place.

15:15 And the rest of the acts of Shallumשַׁלּוּם
Šallūm, “retribution”
, and his conspiracy which he made, are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

15:16 Then Menahem struck Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him, therefore he struck it; and all the women therein that were with child he ripped up.
15:17 In the thirty nineth year of Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
king of Judah began Menahem the son of Gadi to reign over Israel, and reigned ten years in Samaria.

15:18 And he did that which was evil in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
: he departed not all his days from the sins of Jeroboamיָרָבְעָם‎
Yārŏḇə‘ām;/ˌdʒɛrəˈboʊ.əm/; Greek: Ἱεροβοάμ, romanized: Hieroboám Reign 931 – 910 BC Died 910 BC
the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

15:19 And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents The Biblical weight of a talent is equal to approximately 34 kilograms or 74.96lbs of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.
15:20 And Menahem exacted the money of Israel, even of all the mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels Shekel or sheqel (Hebrew: שקל, plural Hebrew: שקלים sheqalim or shekels, is an ancient Mesopotamian coin, usually of silver. A shekel was first a unit of weight—very roughly 11 grams (0.35 ozt)—and became currency in ancient Tyre and ancient Carthage and then in ancient Israel under the Maccabees. of silver, to give to the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and stayed not there in the land.
15:21 And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
15:22 And Menahem slept with his fathers; and Pekahiah his son reigned in his place.
15:23 In the fiftieth year of Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
king of Judah Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned two years.

15:24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboamיָרָבְעָם‎
Yārŏḇə‘ām;/ˌdʒɛrəˈboʊ.əm/; Greek: Ἱεροβοάμ, romanized: Hieroboám Reign 931 – 910 BC Died 910 BC
the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

15:25 But Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his, conspired against him, and struck him in Samaria, in the palace of the king’s house, with Argob and Arieh, and with him fifty men of the Gileadites: and he killed him, and reigned in his room.
15:26 And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
15:27 In the fifty second year of Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
king of Judah Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twenty years.

15:28 And he did that which was evil in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboamיָרָבְעָם‎
Yārŏḇə‘ām;/ˌdʒɛrəˈboʊ.əm/; Greek: Ἱεροβοάμ, romanized: Hieroboám Reign 931 – 910 BC Died 910 BC
the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

Assyrian domination begun

15:29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.
15:30 And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and struck him, and killed him, and reigned in his place, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.
15:31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
15:32 In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah king of Israel began Jotham the son of Uzziah king of Judah to reign.
15:33 Twenty five years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jerusha, the daughter of Zadok.
15:34 And he did that which was right in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
: he did according to all that his father Uzziah had done.

15:35 however the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
.

15:36 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
15:37 In those days YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
began to send against Judah Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah.

15:38 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Ahaz his son reigned in his place.

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