World English Bible
2 Chronicles 25 (WEBP)
 Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jehoaddan, of Jerusalem.
 He did that which was right in Yahweh’s eyes, but not with a perfect heart.
 Now when the kingdom was established to him, he killed his servants who had killed his father the king.
 But he didn’t put their children to death, but did according to that which is written in the law in the book of Moses, as Yahweh commanded, saying, “The fathers shall not die for the children, neither shall the children die for the fathers; but every man shall die for his own sin.”
 Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together and ordered them according to their fathers’ houses, under captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, even all Judah and Benjamin. He counted them from twenty years old and upward, and found that there were three hundred thousand chosen men, able to go out to war, who could handle spear and shield.
 He also hired one hundred thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for one hundred talents° of silver.
 A man of God came to him, saying, “O king, don’t let the army of Israel go with you, for Yahweh is not with Israel, with all the children of Ephraim.
 But if you will go, take action, and be strong for the battle. God will overthrow you before the enemy; for God has power to help, and to overthrow.”
 Amaziah said to the man of God, “But what shall we do for the hundred talents° which I have given to the army of Israel?” The man of God answered, “Yahweh is able to give you much more than this.”
 Then Amaziah separated them, the army that had come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again. Therefore their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in fierce anger.
 Amaziah took courage, and led his people out and went to the Valley of Salt, and struck ten thousand of the children of Seir.
 The children of Judah carried away ten thousand alive, and brought them to the top of the rock, and threw them down from the top of the rock, so that they all were broken in pieces.
 But the men of the army whom Amaziah sent back, that they should not go with him to battle, fell on the cities of Judah from Samaria even to Beth Horon, and struck of them three thousand, and took much plunder.
 Now after Amaziah had come from the slaughter of the Edomites, he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them and burned incense to them.
 Therefore Yahweh’s anger burned against Amaziah, and he sent to him a prophet who said to him, “Why have you sought after the gods of the people, which have not delivered their own people out of your hand?”
 As he talked with him, the king said to him, “Have we made you one of the king’s counselors? Stop! Why should you be struck down?” Then the prophet stopped, and said, “I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my counsel.”
 Then Amaziah king of Judah consulted his advisers, and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come! Let’s look one another in the face.”
 Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, “The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son as his wife. Then a wild animal that was in Lebanon passed by and trampled down the thistle.
 You say to yourself that you have struck Edom; and your heart lifts you up to boast. Now stay at home. Why should you meddle with trouble, that you should fall, even you and Judah with you?’ ”
 But Amaziah would not listen; for it was of God, that he might deliver them into the hand of their enemies, because they had sought after the gods of Edom.
 So Joash king of Israel went up, and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Beth Shemesh, which belongs to Judah.
 Judah was defeated by Israel; so every man fled to his tent.
 Joash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, at Beth Shemesh and brought him to Jerusalem, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.°
 He took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in God’s house with Obed-Edom, and the treasures of the king’s house, and the hostages, and returned to Samaria.
 Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, lived for fifteen years after the death of Joash, son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel.
 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, first and last, behold, aren’t they written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel?
 Now from the time that Amaziah turned away from following Yahweh, they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem. He fled to Lachish, but they sent after him to Lachish and killed him there.
 They brought him on horses and buried him with his fathers in the City of Judah.
2 Chronicles 25:6 A talent is about 30 kilograms or 66 pounds
2 Chronicles 25:9 A talent is about 30 kilograms or 66 pounds
2 Chronicles 25:23 A cubit is the length from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow on a man’s arm, or about 18 inches or 46 centimeters, so 400 cubits is about 200 yards or 184 meters.
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King James w/Strong’s #s
2 Chronicles 25 (KJVS)
 Amaziah H558 [was] twenty H6242 and five H2568 years H8141 old H1121 [when] he began to reign H4427 (8804), and he reigned H4427 (8804) twenty H6242 and nine H8672 years H8141 in Jerusalem H3389. And his mother’s H517 name H8034 [was] Jehoaddan H3086 of Jerusalem H3389.
 And he did H6213 (8799) [that which was] right H3477 in the sight H5869 of the LORD H3068, but not with a perfect H8003 heart H3824.
 Now it came to pass, when the kingdom H4467 was established H2388 (8804) to him, that he slew H2026 (8799) his servants H5650 that had killed H5221 (8688) the king H4428 his father H1.
 But he slew H4191 (8689) not their children H1121, but [did] as [it is] written H3789 (8803) in the law H8451 in the book H5612 of Moses H4872, where the LORD H3068 commanded H6680 (8765), saying H559 (8800), The fathers H1 shall not die H4191 (8799) for the children H1121, neither shall the children H1121 die H4191 (8799) for the fathers H1, but every man H376 shall die H4191 (8799) for his own sin H2399.
 Moreover Amaziah H558 gathered H6908 Judah H3063 together H6908 (8799), and made H5975 (8686) them captains H8269 over thousands H505, and captains H8269 over hundreds H3967, according to the houses H1004 of [their] fathers H1, throughout all Judah H3063 and Benjamin H1144: and he numbered H6485 (8799) them from twenty H6242 years H8141 old H1121 and above H4605, and found H4672 (8799) them three H7969 hundred H3967 thousand H505 choice H977 (8803) [men, able] to go forth H3318 (8802) to war H6635, that could handle H270 (8802) spear H7420 and shield H6793.
 He hired H7936 (8799) also an hundred H3967 thousand H505 mighty H1368 men of valour H2428 out of Israel H3478 for an hundred H3967 talents H3603 of silver H3701.
 But there came H935 (8804) a man H376 of God H430 to him, saying H559 (8800), O king H4428, let not the army H6635 of Israel H3478 go H935 (8799) with thee; for the LORD H3068 [is] not with Israel H3478, [to wit, with] all the children H1121 of Ephraim H669.
 But if thou wilt go H935 (8798), do H6213 (8798) [it], be strong H2388 (8798) for the battle H4421: God H430 shall make thee fall H3782 (8686) before H6440 the enemy H341 (8802): for God H430 hath H3426 power H3581 to help H5826 (8800), and to cast down H3782 (8687).
 And Amaziah H558 said H559 (8799) to the man H376 of God H430, But what shall we do H6213 (8800) for the hundred H3967 talents H3603 which I have given H5414 (8804) to the army H1416 of Israel H3478? And the man H376 of God H430 answered H559 (8799), The LORD H3068 is H3426 able to give H5414 (8800) thee much more H7235 (8687) than this.
 Then Amaziah H558 separated H914 (8686) them, [to wit], the army H1416 that was come H935 (8804) to him out of Ephraim H669, to go H3212 home H4725 again H3212 (8800): wherefore their anger H639 was greatly H3966 kindled H2734 (8799) against Judah H3063, and they returned H7725 (8799) home H4725 in great H2750 anger H639.
 And Amaziah H558 strengthened H2388 (8694) himself, and led forth H5090 (8799) his people H5971, and went H3212 (8799) to the valley H1516 of salt H4417, and smote H5221 (8686) of the children H1121 of Seir H8165 ten H6235 thousand H505.
 And [other] ten H6235 thousand H505 [left] alive H2416 did the children H1121 of Judah H3063 carry away captive H7617 (8804), and brought H935 (8686) them unto the top H7218 of the rock H5553, and cast them down H7993 (8686) from the top H7218 of the rock H5553, that they all were broken in pieces H1234 (8738).
 But the soldiers H1121 of the army H1416 which Amaziah H558 sent back H7725 (8689), that they should not go H3212 (8800) with him to battle H4421, fell H6584 (8799) upon the cities H5892 of Judah H3063, from Samaria H8111 even unto Bethhoron H1032, and smote H5221 (8686) three H7969 thousand H505 of them, and took H962 (8799) much H7227 spoil H961.
 Now it came to pass, after H310 that Amaziah H558 was come H935 (8800) from the slaughter H5221 (8687) of the Edomites H130, that he brought H935 (8686) the gods H430 of the children H1121 of Seir H8165, and set them up H5975 (8686) [to be] his gods H430, and bowed down H7812 (8691) himself before H6440 them, and burned incense H6999 (8762) unto them.
 Wherefore the anger H639 of the LORD H3068 was kindled H2734 (8799) against Amaziah H558, and he sent H7971 (8799) unto him a prophet H5030, which said H559 (8799) unto him, Why hast thou sought H1875 (8804) after the gods H430 of the people H5971, which could not deliver H5337 (8689) their own people H5971 out of thine hand H3027?
 And it came to pass, as he talked H1696 (8763) with him, that [the king] said H559 (8799) unto him, Art thou made H5414 (8804) of the king’s H4428 counsel H3289 (8802)? forbear H2308 (8798); why shouldest thou be smitten H5221 (8686)? Then the prophet H5030 forbare H2308 (8799), and said H559 (8799), I know H3045 (8804) that God H430 hath determined H3289 (8804) to destroy H7843 (8687) thee, because thou hast done H6213 (8804) this, and hast not hearkened H8085 (8804) unto my counsel H6098.
 Then Amaziah H558 king H4428 of Judah H3063 took advice H3289 (8735), and sent H7971 (8799) to Joash H3101, the son H1121 of Jehoahaz H3059, the son H1121 of Jehu H3058, king H4428 of Israel H3478, saying H559 (8800), Come H3212 (8798), let us see one another H7200 (8691) in the face H6440.
 And Joash H3101 king H4428 of Israel H3478 sent H7971 (8799) to Amaziah H558 king H4428 of Judah H3063, saying H559 (8800), The thistle H2336 that [was] in Lebanon H3844 sent H7971 (8804) to the cedar H730 that [was] in Lebanon H3844, saying H559 (8800), Give H5414 (8798) thy daughter H1323 to my son H1121 to wife H802: and there passed by H5674 (8799) a wild H7704 beast H2416 that [was] in Lebanon H3844, and trode down H7429 (8799) the thistle H2336.
 Thou sayest H559 (8804), Lo, thou hast smitten H5221 (8689) the Edomites H123; and thine heart H3820 lifteth thee up H5375 (8804) to boast H3513 (8687): abide H3427 (8798) now at home H1004; why shouldest thou meddle H1624 (8691) to [thine] hurt H7451, that thou shouldest fall H5307 (8804), [even] thou, and Judah H3063 with thee?
 But Amaziah H558 would not hear H8085 (8804); for it [came] of God H430, that he might deliver H5414 (8800) them into the hand H3027 [of their enemies], because they sought H1875 (8804) after the gods H430 of Edom H123.
 So Joash H3101 the king H4428 of Israel H3478 went up H5927 (8799); and they saw one another H7200 (8691) in the face H6440, [both] he and Amaziah H558 king H4428 of Judah H3063, at Bethshemesh H1053, which [belongeth] to Judah H3063.
 And Judah H3063 was put to the worse H5062 (8735) before H6440 Israel H3478, and they fled H5127 (8799) every man H376 to his tent H168.
 And Joash H3101 the king H4428 of Israel H3478 took H8610 (8804) Amaziah H558 king H4428 of Judah H3063, the son H1121 of Joash H3101, the son H1121 of Jehoahaz H3059, at Bethshemesh H1053, and brought H935 (8686) him to Jerusalem H3389, and brake down H6555 (8799) the wall H2346 of Jerusalem H3389 from the gate H8179 of Ephraim H669 to the corner H6437 (8802) gate H8179, four H702 hundred H3967 cubits H520.
 And [he took] all the gold H2091 and the silver H3701, and all the vessels H3627 that were found H4672 (8737) in the house H1004 of God H430 with Obededom H5654, and the treasures H214 of the king’s H4428 house H1004, the hostages H1121 H8594 also, and returned H7725 (8799) to Samaria H8111.
 And Amaziah H558 the son H1121 of Joash H3101 king H4428 of Judah H3063 lived H2421 (8799) after H310 the death H4194 of Joash H3101 son H1121 of Jehoahaz H3059 king H4428 of Israel H3478 fifteen H2568 H6240 years H8141.
 Now the rest H3499 of the acts H1697 of Amaziah H558, first H7223 and last H314, behold, [are] they not written H3789 (8803) in the book H5612 of the kings H4428 of Judah H3063 and Israel H3478?
 Now after the time H6256 that Amaziah H558 did turn away H5493 (8804) from following H310 the LORD H3068 they made H7194 (8799) a conspiracy H7195 against him in Jerusalem H3389; and he fled H5127 (8799) to Lachish H3923: but they sent H7971 (8799) to Lachish H3923 after H310 him, and slew H4191 (8686) him there.
 And they brought H5375 (8799) him upon horses H5483, and buried H6912 (8799) him with his fathers H1 in the city H5892 of Judah H3063.
Young’s Literal Translation
2 Chronicles 25 (YLT)
 A son of twenty and five years hath Amaziah reigned, and twenty and nine years he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother is Jehoaddan of Jerusalem,
 and he doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah-only, not with a perfect heart.
 And it cometh to pass, when the kingdom hath been strong upon him, that he slayeth his servants, those smiting the king his father,
 and their sons he hath not put to death, but did as is written in the law, in the book of Moses, whom Jehovah commanded, saying, ‘Fathers do not die for sons, and sons die not for fathers, but each for his own sin they die.’
 And Amaziah gathereth Judah, and appointeth them, according to the house of the fathers, for heads of the thousands, and for heads of the hundreds, for all Judah and Benjamin; and he inspecteth them from a son of twenty years and upward, and findeth them three hundred thousand chosen ones, going forth to the host, holding spear and target.
 And he hireth out of Israel a hundred thousand mighty ones of valour, with a hundred talents of silver;
 and a man of God hath come in unto him, saying, ‘O king, the host of Israel doth not go with thee; for Jehovah is not with Israel-all the sons of Ephraim;
 but if thou art going-do it, be strong for battle, God doth cause thee to stumble before an enemy, for there is power in God to help, and to cause to stumble.’
 And Amaziah saith to the man of God, ‘And what-to do for the hundred talents that I have given to the troop of Israel?’ And the man of God saith, ‘Jehovah hath more to give to thee than this.’
 And Amaziah separateth them-for the troop that hath come in unto him from Ephraim to go to their own place, and their anger doth burn mightily against Judah, and they turn back to their place in the heat of anger.
 And Amaziah hath strengthened himself, and leadeth his people, and goeth to the Valley of Salt, and smiteth the sons of Seir-ten thousand.
 And ten thousand alive have the sons of Judah taken captive, and they bring them to the top of the rock, and cast them from the top of the rock, and all of them have been broken.
 And the sons of the troop that Amaziah hath sent back from going with him to battle-they rush against cities of Judah, from Samaria even unto Beth-Horon, and smite of them three thousand, and seize much prey.
 And it cometh to pass, after the coming in of Amaziah from smiting the Edomites, that he bringeth in the gods of the sons of Seir, and establisheth them to him for gods, and before them doth bow himself, and to them he maketh perfume.
 And the anger of Jehovah burneth against Amaziah, and He sendeth unto him a prophet, and he saith unto him, ‘Why hast thou sought the gods of the people that have not delivered their people out of thy hand?’
 And it cometh to pass, in his speaking unto him, that he saith to him, ‘For a counsellor to the king have we appointed thee? cease for thee; why do they smite thee?’ And the prophet ceaseth, and saith, ‘I have known that God hath counselled to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened to my counsel.’
 And Amaziah king of Judah taketh counsel, and sendeth unto Joash son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying,
 ‘Come, we look one another in the face.’ And Joash king of Israel sendeth unto Amaziah king of Judah, saying, ‘The thorn that is in Lebanon hath sent unto the cedar that is in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son for a wife; and pass by doth a beast of the field that is in Lebanon, and treadeth down the thorn.
 Thou hast said, Lo, I have smitten Edom; and thy heart hath lifted thee up to boast; now, abide in thy house, why dost thou stir thyself up in evil, that thou hast fallen, thou, and Judah with thee?’
 And Amaziah hath not hearkened, for from God it is in order to give them into hand, because they have sought the gods of Edom;
 and go up doth Joash king of Israel, and they look one another in the face, he and Amaziah king of Judah, in Beth-Shemesh, that is Judah’s,
 and Judah is smitten before Israel, and they flee-each to his tents.
 And Amaziah king of Judah, son of Joash, son of Jehoahaz, hath Joash king of Israel caught in Beth-Shemesh, and bringeth him in to Jerusalem, and breaketh down in the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the gate of the corner, four hundred cubits,
 and taketh all the gold, and the silver, and all the vessels that are found in the house of God with Obed-Edom, and the treasures of the house of the king, and the sons of the pledges, and turneth back to Samaria.
 And Amaziah son of Joash, king of Judah, liveth after the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, fifteen years;
 and the rest of the matters of Amaziah, the first and the last, lo, are they not written on the books of the kings of Judah and Israel?
 And from the time that Amaziah hath turned aside from after Jehovah-they make a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fleeth to Lachish, and they send after him to Lachish, and put him to death there,
 and lift him up on the horses, and bury him with his fathers in the city of Judah.