2Ch 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 place.

2Ch 21:2And he had brothers, the sons of Jehoshaphat: Azariah and Jehiel and Zechariah and Azariahu and Michael and Shephatiah; all these were the sons of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah.

2Ch 21:3And their father gave them many gifts of silver and gold and precious things, along with fortified cities in Judah; but the kingdom he gave to Jehoram, for he was the firstborn.

2Ch 21:4And when Jehoram rose up over the kingdom of his father and strengthened himself, he slew all his brothers with the sword as well as some of the princes of Israel.

2Ch 21:5Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.

2Ch 21:6And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel and as the house of Ahab had done, for Ahab’s daughter was his wife; and he did what was evil in the sight of Jehovah.

2Ch 21:7But Jehovah would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant He had made with David and since He had promised that He would provide a lamp for him and for his children always.

2Ch 21:8In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and they installed a king over themselves.

2Ch 21:9So Jehoram crossed over with his captains and all his chariots with him. And he rose up at night and struck the Edomites all around him and the captains of the chariots.

2Ch 21:10So Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, as it is to this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time from under his hand, for he had forsaken Jehovah, the God of his fathers.

2Ch 21:11He also made high places in the hill country of Judah and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit harlotries and led Judah astray.

2Ch 21:12And a letter came to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus says Jehovah, the God of David your father, Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father and in the ways of Asa the king of Judah

2Ch 21:13But have walked in the way of the kings of Israel and caused Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit harlotries, as the house of Ahab committed harlotries, and also have slain your brothers, those of your father’s house, who were better than you,

2Ch 21:14Jehovah is now striking your people and your children and your wives and all your possessions with a great plague;

2Ch 21:15And you yourself will be severely ill with a disease of your bowels, to the point that your bowels will come out day by day because of the illness.

2Ch 21:16And Jehovah stirred up the spirit of the Philistines and Arabians who are next to the Cushites against Jehoram.

2Ch 21:17And they came up against Judah and broke through into it and carried away all the possessions that were found in the king’s house as well as his sons and his wives; and no son was left to him except Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.

2Ch 21:18And after all this, Jehovah struck him in his bowels with an incurable illness.

2Ch 21:19And in the course of time, at the end of two years, his bowels came out because of the illness, and he died with severe illnesses. And his people did not make a burning for him, like the burning they had made for his fathers.

2Ch 21:20He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. And he departed with no one’s regret; and they buried him in the city of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.

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