Jeroboam II, son of Jehoash

“In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, became king in Samaria, and reigned forty-one years. And he did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not depart from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin.” (2Ki 14:23-24)

Jeroboam II's reign was contemporary with Amaziah, king of Judah, and his son Uzziah, king of Judah. Even though he continued in the idolatry of golden calf worship, God was merciful during his reign and used Jeroboam II to deliver and prosper Israel:

“For the LORD saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter; and whether bond or free, there was no helper for Israel. And the LORD did not say that He would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven; but He saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Jehoash.” (2Ki 14:26-27)

Jeroboam II warred against Syria and recovered the cities of Damascus and Hamath. According to Jonah's prophecy, he “restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain...” (2Ki 14:25, Amos 6:14). Along with Uzziah, the king of Judah's successes in the south, this extended all of Israel's borders to what they had been under David and Solomon.

Amos prophesied against the luxurious indulgences and false worship that marred this time of outward prosperity - extremes of wealth and poverty (Amos 2:6-7), empty ritual (Amos 5:21-24; 7:10-17), and false security (Amos 6:1-8). God's judgment against Jeroboam II's house is prophesied in Amos 7:9.

So Jeroboam rested with his fathers, the kings of Israel. Then Zechariah his son reigned in his place.