2 Chronicles 22
22 1And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son
king in his stead; for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the
camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah
2Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and
he reigned one year in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Athaliah the
daughter of Omri.
3He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab; for
his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.
4And he did that which was
evil in the sight of Jehovah, as did the house of Ahab; for they were his
counsellors after the death of his father, to his destruction.
also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of
Israel to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth-gilead: and the Syrians
6And he returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds
which they had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of
Syria. And Azariah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram
the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
7Now the destruction of
Ahaziah was of God, in that he went unto Joram: for when he was come, he went
out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom Jehovah had anointed to
cut off the house of Ahab.
8And it came to pass, when Jehu was executing
judgment upon the house of Ahab, that he found the princes of Judah, and the
sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, ministering to Ahaziah, and slew them.
9And he sought Ahaziah, and they caught him (now he was hiding in
Samaria), and they brought him to Jehu, and slew him; and they buried him,
for they said, He is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought Jehovah with all his
heart. And the house of Ahaziah had no power to hold the kingdom.
when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and
destroyed all the seed royal of the house of Judah.
the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away
from among the king's sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in the
bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of
Jehoiada the priest (for she was the sister of Ahaziah), hid him from
Athaliah, so that she slew him not.
12And he was with them hid in the
house of God six years: and Athaliah reigned over the land.