2 Chronicles 21
21 1And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his
fathers in the city of David: and Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.
2And he had brethren, the sons of Jehoshaphat: Azariah, and Jehiel, and
Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah; all these were the sons
of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.
3And their father gave them great gifts,
of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fortified cities in
Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram, because he was the first-born.
4Now when Jehoram was risen up over the kingdom of his father, and had
strengthened himself, he slew all his brethren with the sword, and divers
also of the princes of Israel.
5Jehoram was thirty and two years old when
he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab; for he
had the daughter of Ahab to wife: and he did that which was evil in the sight
7Howbeit Jehovah would not destroy the house of David,
because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to
give a lamp to him and to his children alway.
8In his days Edom revolted
from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves.
Jehoram passed over with his captains, and all his chariots with him: and he
rose up by night, and smote the Edomites that compassed him about, and the
captains of the chariots.
10So Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah
unto this day: then did Libnah revolt at the same time from under his hand,
because he had forsaken Jehovah, the God of his fathers.
made high places in the mountains of Judah, and made the inhabitants of
Jerusalem to play the harlot, and led Judah astray.
12And there came a
writing to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus saith Jehovah, the God
of David thy father, Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat
thy father, nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah,
13but hast walked in
the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem to play the harlot, like as the house of Ahab did, and also hast
slain thy brethren of thy father's house, who were better than thyself:
14behold, Jehovah will smite with a great plague thy people, and thy
children, and thy wives, and all thy substance;
15and thou shalt have
great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason
of the sickness, day by day.
16And Jehovah stirred up against Jehoram the
spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians that are beside the
17and they came up against Judah, and brake into it, and
carried away all the substance that was found in the king's house, and his
sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left him, save
Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
18And after all this Jehovah smote
him in his bowels with an incurable disease.
19And it came to pass, in
process of time, at the end of two years, that his bowels fell out by reason
of his sickness, and he died of sore diseases. And his people made no burning
for him, like the burning of his fathers.
20Thirty and two years old was
he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years: and he
departed without being desired; and they buried him in the city of David, but
not in the sepulchres of the kings.