2 Kings 14:5
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New International Version
After the kingdom was firmly in his grasp, he executed the officials who had murdered his father the king.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when the kingdom was established in his hand, that he slew his servants who had smitten the king his father.

World English Bible
It happened, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he killed his servants who had slain the king his father:

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, when the kingdom hath been strong in his hand, that he smiteth his servants, those smiting the king his father,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

As soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand - No doubt those wicked men, Jozachar and Jehozabad, who murdered his father, had considerable power and 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 account, and put them to death.

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that he slew

Genesis 9:6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Exodus 21:12-14 He that smites a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death...

Numbers 35:33 So you shall not pollute the land wherein you are: for blood it defiles the land...

his servants

2 Kings 12:20,21 And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goes down to Silla...

2 Chronicles 25:3,4 Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to him, that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father...

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The Prophet Amos.
GENERAL PRELIMINARY REMARKS. It will not be necessary to extend our preliminary remarks on the prophet Amos, since on the main point--viz., the circumstances under which he appeared as a prophet--the introduction to the prophecies of Hosea may be regarded as having been written for those of Amos also. For, according to the inscription, they belong to the same period at which Hosea's prophetic ministry began, viz., the latter part of the reign of Jeroboam II., and after Uzziah had ascended the
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

The Prophet Hosea.
GENERAL PRELIMINARY REMARKS. That the kingdom of Israel was the object of the prophet's ministry is so evident, that upon this point all are, and cannot but be, agreed. But there is a difference of opinion as to whether the prophet was a fellow-countryman of those to whom he preached, or was called by God out of the kingdom of Judah. The latter has been asserted with great confidence by Maurer, among others, in his Observ. in Hos., in the Commentat. Theol. ii. i. p. 293. But the arguments
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Kings 12:20
His officials conspired against him and assassinated him at Beth Millo, on the road down to Silla.

2 Kings 15:19
Then Pul king of Assyria invaded the land, and Menahem gave him a thousand talents of silver to gain his support and strengthen his own hold on the kingdom.

2 Kings 21:24
Then the people of the land killed all who had plotted against King Amon, and they made Josiah his son king in his place.

2 Chronicles 25:3
After the kingdom was firmly in his control, he executed the officials who had murdered his father the king.

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