2 Kings 14:17-22

King Amaziah of Judah dies

17 Joash's son Amaziah, the king of Judah, lived for 15 years after Jehoahaz's son Jehoash, the king of Israel, died. 18 The other things that happened while Amaziah was king are written in a book. The book is called ‘The history of Judah's kings’. 19 Some people in Jerusalem made a plan to kill Amaziah. So he ran away to Lachish. But the people in Jerusalem sent men to catch him in Lachish. They killed Amaziah there. 20 They carried his dead body back to Jerusalem on a horse. They buried him there beside his ancestors in the City of David. 21 All the people in Judah made Amaziah's son Azariah king instead of his father. Azariah was 16 years old. 22 He was the king who built Elath into a strong city again. He put it back under Judah's power. He did that after his father Amaziah had died.