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

Other Translations of 2 Chronicles 25:3

King James Version

3 Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established established...: Heb. confirmed upon him to him, that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father.

English Standard Version

3 And as soon as the royal power was firmly his, he killed his servants who had struck down the king his father.

The Message

3 When he had the affairs of the kingdom well in hand, he executed the palace guard who had assassinated his father the king.

New King James Version

3 Now it happened, as soon as the kingdom was established for him, that he executed his servants who had murdered his father the king.

New Living Translation

3 When Amaziah was well established as king, he executed the officials who had assassinated his father.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 25:3

Commentary on 2 Chronicles 25:1-13

(Read 2 Chronicles 25:1-13)

Amaziah was no enemy to religion, but cool and indifferent friend. Many do what is good, but not with a perfect heart. Rashness makes work for repentance. But Amaziah's obedience to the command of God was to his honour. A firm belief of God's all-sufficiency to bear us out in our duty, and to make up all the loss and damage was sustain in his service, will make his yoke very easy, and his burden very light. When we are called to part with any thing for God and our religion, it should satisfy us, that God is able to give us much more than this. Convinced sinners, who have not true faith, always object to self-denying obedience. They are like Amaziah; they say, But what shall we do for the hundred talents? What shall we do if by keeping the sabbath holy we lose so many good customers? What shall we do without this gain? What shall we do if we lose the friendship of the world? Many endeavour to quiet their consciences by the pretence that forbidden practices are necessary. The answer is, as here, The Lord is able to give thee much more than this. He makes up, even in this world, for all that is given up for his sake.