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2 Chronicles 21 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:1 - Then Jehoshaphat rested with his ancestors and was buried with them in the City of David. And Jehoram his son succeeded him as king.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:2 - Jehoram’s brothers, the sons of Jehoshaphat, were Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azariahu, Michael and Shephatiah. All these were sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:3 - Their father had given them many gifts of silver and gold and articles of value, as well as fortified cities in Judah, but he had given the kingdom to Jehoram because he was his firstborn son.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:4 - When Jehoram established himself firmly over his father’s kingdom, he put all his brothers to the sword along with some of the officials of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:5 - Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:6 - He followed the ways of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for he married a daughter of Ahab. He did evil in the eyes of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:7 - Nevertheless, because of the covenant the LORD had made with David, the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David. He had promised to maintain a lamp for him and his descendants forever.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:8 - In the time of Jehoram, Edom rebelled against Judah and set up its own king.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:9 - So Jehoram went there with his officers and all his chariots. The Edomites surrounded him and his chariot commanders, but he rose up and broke through by night.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:10 - To this day Edom has been in rebellion against Judah. Libnah revolted at the same time, because Jehoram had forsaken the LORD, the God of his ancestors.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:11 - He had also built high places on the hills of Judah and had caused the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves and had led Judah astray.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:12 - Jehoram received a letter from Elijah the prophet, which said: “This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: ‘You have not followed the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or of Asa king of Judah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:13 - But you have followed the ways of the kings of Israel, and you have led Judah and the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves, just as the house of Ahab did. You have also murdered your own brothers, members of your own family, men who were better than you.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:14 - So now the LORD is about to strike your people, your sons, your wives and everything that is yours, with a heavy blow.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:15 - You yourself will be very ill with a lingering disease of the bowels, until the disease causes your bowels to come out.’ ”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:16 - The LORD aroused against Jehoram the hostility of the Philistines and of the Arabs who lived near the Cushites.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:17 - They attacked Judah, invaded it and carried off all the goods found in the king’s palace, together with his sons and wives. Not a son was left to him except Ahaziah,[fn] the youngest.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:18 - After all this, the LORD afflicted Jehoram with an incurable disease of the bowels.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:19 - In the course of time, at the end of the second year, his bowels came out because of the disease, and he died in great pain. His people made no funeral fire in his honor, as they had for his predecessors.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:20 - Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He passed away, to no one’s regret, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.
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That is, Judah, as frequently in 2 Chronicles
Hebrew Jehoahaz, a variant of Ahaziah

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