New Defender's Study Bible Notes
25:4 slew not their children. See note on II Kings 14:6.
25:14 bowed down himself before them. After the miraculous deliverance of the Edomites into his hand by God, it seems almost incredible that Amaziah would then bow down to their impotent “gods.”
25:17 Then Amaziah. The material in II Chronicles 25:17-28 is obviously largely drawn from the same source record as II Kings 14:8-20.
25:18 the thistle. See note on II Kings 14:9.
25:20 would not hear. Amaziah wanted to take vengeance on Israel because the Ephraimites, angered because they had been recruited by him and then rejected on the counsel of the man of God (II Chronicles 25:7), had themselves attacked many cities of Judah (II Chronicles 25:13).