Jeroboam II’s Reign over Israel
14:23 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Judah’s King Amaziah, son of Joash, Jeroboam son of Joash became king over Israel. He reigned for forty-one years in Samaria. 1 14:24 He did evil in the sight of 2 the Lord; he did not repudiate 3 the sinful ways of Jeroboam son of Nebat who encouraged Israel to sin. 14:25 He restored the border of Israel from Lebo Hamath in the north to the sea of the Arabah in the south, 4 in accordance with the word of the Lord God of Israel announced through 5 his servant Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher. 14:26 The Lord saw Israel’s intense suffering; 6 everyone was weak and incapacitated and Israel had no deliverer. 7 14:27 The Lord had not decreed that he would blot out Israel’s memory 8 from under heaven, 9 so he delivered them through Jeroboam son of Joash.