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Jeroboam II rules Israel; Amaziah rules Judah followed by Uzziah; Jonah goes to Ninevah:2 Kings 14:1−14; 2 Chronicles 25:1−24; 2 Kings 13:12−13; 2 Kings 14:15−16; 2 Kings 14:23−27; 2 Chronicles 25:25−28; 2 Kings 14:17−22; 2 Kings 15:1−5; 2 Chronicles 26:1−21 Amaziah was recorded as a good king, but not quite as good as David:

2 Kings 14:3-4Amaziah did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight, but not like his ancestor David. … Amaziah did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there.

But his pride was his downfall. He had defeated Edom, and he wanted another battle to show off his military prowess. So Amaziah challenged Israel/Samaria. The response from the king of Israel:

2 Kings 14:10 “You have indeed defeated Edom, and you are very proud of it. But be content with your victory and stay at home! Why stir up trouble that will only bring disaster on you and the people of Judah?

It was right. Judah was routed by the army of Israel, and its army scattered and fled for home.

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