Bible: 2 Kings 14:23-27

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.

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