he slew not
2 Kings 14:6
14:6 he slew not. As often noted throughout the history of Old Testament kings, when a revolution was successful, the victor not only killed his predecessor but also all his sons, in order to prevent retaliation. Amaziah, however, to his credit during these early years of his reign, showed greater respect for the divine law, sparing all the children of the murderers of his own father.