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2 Kings 15:1

    2 Kings 15:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In the twenty-seventh year of the rule of Jeroboam, king of Israel, Azariah, son of Amaziah, became king of Judah.

    Webster's Revision

    In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

    World English Bible

    In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 15:1

    In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam - Dr. Kennicott complains loudly here, because of "the corruption in the name of this king of Judah, who is expressed by four different names in this chapter: Ozriah, Oziah, Ozrihu, and Ozihu. Our oldest Hebrew MS. relieves us here by reading truly, in 2 Kings 15:1, 2 Kings 15:6, 2 Kings 15:7, עזיהו Uzziah, where the printed text is differently corrupted. This reading is called true,

    1. Because it is supported by the Syriac and Arabic versions in these three verses.

    2. Because the printed text itself has it so in 2 Kings 15:32, 2 Kings 15:34 of this very chapter.

    3. Because it is so expressed in the parallel place in Chronicles; and,

    4. Because it is not Αζαριας, Azariah, but Οζιας, Oziah, (Uzziah), in St. Matthew's genealogy."

    There are insuperable difficulties in the chronology of this place. The marginal note says, "This is the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam's partnership in the kingdom with his father, who made him consort at his going to the Syrian wars. It is the sixteenth year of Jeroboam's monarchy." Dr. Lightfoot endeavors to reconcile this place with 2 Kings 14:16, 2 Kings 14:17, thus: "At the death of Amaziah, his son and heir Uzziah was but four years old, for he was about sixteen in Jeroboam's twenty-seventh year; therefore, the throne must have been empty eleven years, and the government administered by protectors while Uzziah was in his minority." Learned men are not agreed concerning the mode of reconciling these differences; there is probably some mistake in the numbers. I must say to all the contending chronologers: -

    Non nostrum inter vos tantas componere lites.

    When such men disagree, I can't decide.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 15:1

    15:1 To reign - Solely and fully to exercise his regal power.