5 And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he slew his servants who had slain the king his father:

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Kings 14:5

Commentary on 2 Kings 14:1-7

(Read 2 Kings 14:1-7)

Amaziah began well, but did not go on so. It is not enough to do that which our pious predecessors did, merely to keep up the common usage, but we must do it as they did, from the same principle of faith and devotion, and with the same sincerity and resolution.