II. THE REIGN OF AMON
Second Kings 21:19-26 gives an account of the reign of Amon.
A. Reigning for Two Years
Amon began to reign over Judah at the age of twenty-two and reigned for two years in Jerusalem (v. 19).
B. Doing What Was Evil in the Sight of Jehovah
Amon did what was evil in the sight of Jehovah, as Manasseh his father had done. He walked in all the way that his father had walked and served the idols that his father had served, forsaking Jehovah and not walking in His way (vv. 20-22).
C. His Servants Conspiring
against Him and Killing Him
Amon’s servants conspired against him and killed him. The people struck down all the rebels and made Amon’s son Josiah king in his place (vv. 23-24).
D. Buried in the Garden of Uzza
Amon was buried in his grave in the garden of Uzza (vv. 25-26).
III. THE REIGN OF JOSIAH
Second Kings 22:1—23:30 describes the reign of Josiah.
A. Reigning for Thirty-one Years
Josiah began to reign over Judah at the age of eight and reigned for thirty-one years in Jerusalem (22:1).
B. Doing What Was Right in the Eyes of Jehovah
Josiah did what was right in the eyes of Jehovah and walked in all the ways of his father David, not turning to the right or to the left (v. 2; 23:25).
C. Repairing What Was Broken in the Temple
In the eighteenth year of his reign, Josiah repaired what was broken in the temple of God (22:3-7).
(Life-Study of 1 & 2 Kings, Chapter 21, by Witness Lee)