2 Chronicles 21


Jehoram Reigns in Judah

And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and he was entombed with his fathers in the city of David. And [3reigned 1Jehoram 2his son] instead of him. And to him were brothers, sons of Jehoshaphat -- Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah; all these were sons of Jehoshaphat king of Judah. And [2gave 3to them 1their father 5gifts 4many] -- silver, and gold, and shields, with cities being walled in Judah. But the kingdom he gave to Jehoram, for he was the first-born. And Jehoram rose over the kingdom of his father, and was strengthened, and he killed all his brothers by the broadsword, and indeed some of the rulers of Israel. His being thirty and two years old was Jehoram in his reigning, and eight years he reigned in Jerusalem. And he went in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab, for a daughter of Ahab was to him for a wife. And he did the wicked thing before the  lord. And [2did not 3want 1the  lord] to utterly destroy the house of David on account of the covenant which he ordained with David, and as he said to him, to give him a lamp and to his sons all the days.

Edom Revolts from Judah

In those days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and they gave [2reign 3over 4themselves 1a king]. And Jehoram set out with his rulers, and all his chariots, and all the cavalry, the one with him. And it came to pass that he arose by night and struck Edom, the one encircling him, and the rulers of the chariots. 10 And Edom revolted from the hand of Judah until this day. Then Libnah revolted in that time from under his hand, for he abandoned the  lord God of his fathers. 11 Moreover he made the high places in the cities of Judah, and fornicated the ones dwelling in Jerusalem, and led Judah astray.

The Warning of Elijah

12 And there came to him in writing words by Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus says the  lord, the God of David your father, Because you did not go in the way of Jehoshaphat your father, and in the ways of Asa king of Judah, 13 and went in the ways of the king of Israel, and fornicated Judah, and the ones dwelling in Jerusalem, as [3fornicated 1the house 2of Ahab], and also your brothers, sons of your father, the good ones over you, you killed. 14 Behold, the  lord shall strike you [2calamity 1with a great] among your people, and among your sons, and among your wives, and among all your belongings; 15 and you shall be in [2sicknesses 1severe] in disease of your bellies, until of which time [2should come forth 1your innards] from the sickness of days by days.

The Nations War against Judah

16 And the  lord roused [3against 4Jehoram 1the 2Philistines], and the Arabians, and the ones adjoining the Ethiopians. 17 And they ascended against Judah, and overpowered it, and captured all the possessions which they found in the house of the king, and the houses of his sons, and his daughters. And there was not left to him a son except Jehoahaz the youngest of his sons. 18 And after all these things [2struck 3him 1the  lord] in his belly with a sickness in which there is no healing. 19 And it happened from days unto days, and as [2came 1his time] in [2days 1two], there came forth his innards with his belly in his sickness. And he died in [2sicknesses 1severe], and [2did not make 4to him 1his people 3a funeral], nor a burning according to the burning of his fathers. 20 He was thirty and two years old in his reigning, and eight years he reigned in Jerusalem. And he went in not high praise. And they entombed him in the city of David, and not in the tombs of the kings.
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