25 Joash's son Amaziah, the king of Judah, lived for 15 years after Jehoahaz's son Jehoash, the king of Israel, died. 26 All the other things that happened while Amaziah was king are written in a book. The book is called ‘The history of the kings of Judah and Israel’. 27 After Amaziah had turned away from the Lord, some people in Jerusalem made a plan to kill him. So he ran away to Lachish. But the people in Jerusalem sent men to catch him in Lachish. They killed Amaziah there. 28 They carried his dead body back to Jerusalem on a horse. They buried him there beside his ancestors in the city of Judah.
25:25Jehoash, the king of Israel, died in about 782 BC. Then the son of Jehoash, Jeroboam II, ruled Israel in Samaria. He was the king there for the rest of Amaziah's rule.
25:27Amaziah died in about 767 BC.