God's Judgment Regarding King Pekah

Chart of the Kings King Pekah - Biography God's Judgment Regarding King Pekah

Pekah gained the throne by assassination and lost it the same way. During his 20 years as king he sponsored idol worship and the sins associated with it; he launched an unprovoked attack against neighboring Judah; and he defaulted on his debt to Assyria, thereby plunging his nation into a needless and unwinnable war.

In view of his consistent record of sin, the historian records God's assessment of him this way:

2 Kings 15:27-28   In the two and fiftieth year of Azariah [that is, Uzziah] king of Judah Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned twenty years. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.