New Living Translation
Amaziah did what was pleasing in the LORD's sight, but not like his ancestor David. Instead, he followed the example of his father, Joash.
King James Bible
And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.
Darby Bible Translation
And he did what was right in the sight of Jehovah, yet not like David his father: he did according to all that Joash his father had done.
World English Bible
He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, yet not like David his father: he did according to all that Joash his father had done.
Young's Literal Translation
and he doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah, only not like David his father, according to all that Joash his father did he hath done,
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LibraryThe Figurative Language of Scripture.
1. When the psalmist says: "The Lord God is a sun and shield" (Psa. 84:11), he means that God is to all his creatures the source of life and blessedness, and their almighty protector; but this meaning he conveys under the figure of a sun and a shield. When, again, the apostle James says that Moses is read in the synagogues every Sabbath-day (Acts 15:21), he signifies the writings of Moses under the figure of his name. In these examples the figure lies in particular words. But it may be embodied …
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible
2 Kings 14:2
Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother was Jehoaddin from Jerusalem.
2 Kings 14:4
Amaziah did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there.
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