The Holy Bible - The Second Book of the Chronicles, Chapter 25 (Latin)
1Amaziah was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
2And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.
3Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to him, that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father.
4But he slew not their children, but did as it is written in the law in the book of Moses, where the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not die for the children, neither shall the children die for the fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin.
5Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and made them captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, according to the houses of their fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and above, and found them three hundred thousand choice men, able to go forth to war, that could handle spear and shield.
6He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.
7But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not the army of Israel go with thee; for the LORD is not with Israel, to wit, with all the children of Ephraim.
8But if thou wilt go, do it; be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down.
9And 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.
10Then Amaziah separated them, to wit, the army that was come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: wherefore their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in great anger.
11And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.
12And other ten thousand left alive did the children of Judah carry away captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, that they all were broken in pieces.
13But the soldiers of the army which Amaziah sent back, that they should not go with him to battle, fell upon the cities of Judah, from Samaria even unto Bethhoron, and smote three thousand of them, and took much spoil.
14Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.
15Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand?
16And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.
17Then Amaziah king of Judah took advice, and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us see one another in the face.
18And Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.
19Thou sayest, Lo, thou hast smitten the Edomites; and thine heart lifteth thee up to boast: abide now at home; why shouldest thou meddle to thine hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?
20But Amaziah would not hear; for it came of God, that he might deliver them into the hand of their enemies, because they sought after the gods of Edom.
21So Joash the king of Israel went up; and they saw one another in the face, both he and Amaziah king of Judah, at Bethshemesh, which belongeth to Judah.
22And Judah was put to the worse before Israel, and they fled every man to his tent.
23And Joash the king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, at Bethshemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
24And he took all the gold and the silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of God with Obededom, and the treasures of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.
25And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.
26Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, first and last, behold, are they not written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel?
27Now after the time that Amaziah did turn away from following the LORD they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish: but they sent to Lachish after him, and slew him there.
28And they brought him upon horses, and buried him with his fathers in the city of Judah.
1viginti quinque annorum erat Amasias cum regnare coepisset et viginti novem annis regnavit in Hierusalem nomen matris eius Ioaden de Hierusalem
2fecitque bonum in conspectu Domini verumtamen non in corde perfecto
3cumque roboratum sibi videret imperium iugulavit servos qui occiderant regem patrem suum
4sed filios eorum non interfecit sicut scriptum est in libro legis Mosi ubi praecepit Dominus dicens non occidentur patres pro filiis neque filii pro patribus suis sed unusquisque in suo peccato morietur
5congregavit igitur Amasias Iudam et constituit eos per familias tribunosque et centuriones in universo Iuda et Beniamin et recensuit a viginti annis sursum invenitque triginta milia iuvenum qui egrederentur ad pugnam et tenerent hastam et clypeum
6mercede quoque conduxit de Israhel centum milia robustorum centum talentis argenti
7venit autem homo Dei ad illum et ait o rex ne egrediatur tecum exercitus Israhel non est enim Dominus cum Israhel et cunctis filiis Ephraim
8quod si putas in robore exercitus bella consistere superari te faciet Deus ab hostibus Dei quippe est et adiuvare et in fugam vertere
9dixitque Amasias ad hominem Dei quid ergo fiet de centum talentis quae dedi militibus Israhel et respondit ei homo Dei habet Dominus unde tibi dare possit multo his plura
10separavit itaque Amasias exercitum qui venerat ad eum ex Ephraim ut reverteretur in locum suum at illi contra Iudam vehementer irati reversi sunt in regionem suam
11porro Amasias confidenter eduxit populum suum et abiit in vallem Salinarum percussitque filios Seir decem milia
12et alia decem milia virorum ceperunt filii Iuda et adduxerunt ad praeruptum cuiusdam petrae praecipitaveruntque eos de summo in praeceps qui universi crepuerunt
13at ille exercitus quem remiserat Amasias ne secum iret ad proelium diffusus est in civitatibus Iuda a Samaria usque Bethoron et interfectis tribus milibus diripuit praedam magnam
14Amasias vero post caedem Idumeorum et adlatos deos filiorum Seir statuit illos in deos sibi et adorabat eos et illis adolebat incensum
15quam ob rem iratus Dominus contra Amasiam misit ad illum prophetam qui diceret ei cur adorasti deos qui non liberaverunt populum suum de manu tua
16cumque haec ille loqueretur respondit ei num consiliarius regis es quiesce ne interficiam te discedensque propheta scio inquit quod cogitaverit Dominus occidere te qui et fecisti hoc malum et insuper non adquievisti consilio meo
17igitur Amasias rex Iuda inito pessimo consilio misit ad Ioas filium Ioachaz filii Hieu regem Israhel dicens veni videamus nos mutuo
18at ille remisit nuntium dicens carduus qui est in Libano misit ad cedrum Libani dicens da filiam tuam filio meo uxorem et ecce bestiae quae erant in silva Libani transierunt et conculcaverunt carduum
19dixisti percussi Edom et idcirco erigitur cor tuum in superbiam sede in domo tua cur malum adversum te provocas ut cadas et tu et Iudas tecum
20noluit audire Amasias eo quod Domini esset voluntas ut traderetur in manibus hostium propter deos Edom
21ascendit igitur Ioas rex Israhel et mutuos sibi praebuere conspectus Amasias autem rex Iuda erat in Bethsames Iudae
22corruitque Iudas coram Israhel et fugit in tabernacula sua
23porro Amasiam regem Iuda filium Ioas filii Ioachaz cepit Ioas rex Israhel in Bethsames et adduxit in Hierusalem destruxitque murum eius a porta Ephraim usque ad portam Anguli quadringentis cubitis
24omne quoque aurum et argentum et universa vasa quae reppererat in domo Dei et apud Obededom in thesauris etiam domus regiae necnon et filios obsidum reduxit Samariam
25vixit autem Amasias filius Ioas rex Iuda postquam mortuus est Ioas filius Ioachaz rex Israhel quindecim annis
26reliqua vero sermonum Amasiae priorum et novissimorum scripta sunt in libro regum Iuda et Israhel
27qui postquam recessit a Domino tetenderunt ei insidias in Hierusalem cumque fugisset Lachis miserunt et interfecerunt eum ibi
28reportantesque super equos sepelierunt eum cum patribus suis in civitate David