New International Version
After the kingdom was firmly in his control, he executed the officials who had murdered his father the king.
King James Bible
Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to him, that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when the kingdom was established unto him, that he killed his servants who had smitten the king his father.
World English Bible
Now it happened, when the kingdom was established to him, that he killed his servants who had killed the king his father.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, when the kingdom hath been strong upon him, that he slayeth his servants, those smiting the king his father,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
established to him [heb] confirmed upon him
No doubt those wicked men, Jozachar and jehozabad, who murdered his father, had considerable influence; and therefore he found it dangerous to bring them to justice, till he was assured of the loyalty of his other officers: when this was clear, he called them to an account, and justly put them to death for treason and murder; for, if even these conspirators against Joash intended to avenge upon him the death of Zechariah, they acted without a commission from that God `to who vengeance belongeth.'
LibraryPrudence and Faith
'And 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? And the man of God answered, The Lord is able to give thee much more than this.'--2 CHRON. xxv. 9. The character of this Amaziah, one of the Kings of Judah, is summed up by the chronicler in a damning epigram: 'He did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a perfect heart.' He was one of your half-and-half people, or, as Hosea says, 'a cake not turned,' …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Unmerciful Servant.
2 Kings 14:5
After the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, he executed the officials who had murdered his father the king.
2 Chronicles 25:4
Yet he did not put their children to death, but acted in accordance with what is written in the Law, in the Book of Moses, where the LORD commanded: "Parents shall not be put to death for their children, nor children be put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin."
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