2 Chronicles 21

1And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried in the City of David; and Jehoram his son reigned in his place. 2And he had brothers, the six sons of Jehoshaphat: Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azaryahu, Michael, and Shephatiah; all these were the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Judah. 3And their father gave them many gifts, silver and gold and arms, together with fortified cities in Judah; but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram, for he was the firstborn. 4And Jehoram entered upon his kingdom, and strengthened himself, and killed all his brothers with the sword, and also others of the princes of Israel. 5Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he succeeded to his kingdom, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. 6And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab; for a daughter of Ahab was his wife; and he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord. 7Nevertheless the Lord would not utterly destroy the house of David, because of the covenant which He made with David, and as He said to him that He would give a light to him and his sons forever. 8In those days Edom revolted from Judah, and they made a king over themselves. 9And Jehoram went with the princes, and all the cavalry with him. And it came to pass that he arose by night, and attacked Edom that compassed him about, and the captains of the chariots, and the people fled to their tents. 10And Edom revolted from Judah until this day. Then Libnah at that time revolted from under his hand, because he forsook the Lord God of his fathers. 11For he built high places in the cities of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit harlotry, and led Judah astray. 12And there came to him a message in writing from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus says the Lord God of your father David: Because you have not walked in the way of your father Jehoshaphat, nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah, 13but have walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and have caused Judah and its inhabitants in Jerusalem to play the harlot, as the house of Ahab caused Israel to play the harlot, and you have slain your brethren, the sons of your father, who were better than yourself. 14Behold, the Lord shall strike you with a great plague among your people, and your sons, and your wives, and all your possessions; 15and you shall be afflicted with a grievous disease, with a disease of the bowels, until your bowels shall fall out day by day with the sickness. 16So the Lord stirred up the Philistines against Jehoram, and the Arabians, and those who bordered on the Ethiopians; 17and they went up against Judah, and prevailed against them, and took away all the possessions which they found in the house of the king, and his sons, and his daughters; and there was no son left to him except Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons. 18And after all these things the Lord struck him in the bowels with an incurable disease. 19And it continued from day to day. And after two years had passed by, his bowels fell out with the disease, and he died by a grievous distemper. And his people performed no funeral, like the funeral of his fathers. 20He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. And he departed without honor, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.
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