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 2 Chronicles 21:1 - 20
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   Book of 2 Chronicles
   Chapter 21
21:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Jehoshaphat rested with his fathers and was buried with them in the City of David. And Jehoram his son succeeded him as king.
 
21:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jehoram's brothers, the sons of Jehoshaphat, were Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azariahu, Michael and Shephatiah. All these were sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel. F70
 
21:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Their father had given them many gifts of silver and gold and articles of value, as well as fortified cities in Judah, but he had given the kingdom to Jehoram because he was his firstborn son.
 
21:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Jehoram established himself firmly over his father's kingdom, he put all his brothers to the sword along with some of the princes of Israel.
 
21:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years.
 
21:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for he married a daughter of Ahab. He did evil in the eyes of the LORD.
 
21:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Nevertheless, because of the covenant the LORD had made with David, the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David. He had promised to maintain a lamp for him and his descendants forever.
 
21:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the time of Jehoram, Edom rebelled against Judah and set up its own king.
 
21:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Jehoram went there with his officers and all his chariots. The Edomites surrounded him and his chariot commanders, but he rose up and broke through by night.
 
21:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
To this day Edom has been in rebellion against Judah. Libnah revolted at the same time, because Jehoram had forsaken the LORD, the God of his fathers.
 
21:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He had also built high places on the hills of Judah and had caused the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves and had led Judah astray.
 
21:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jehoram received a letter from Elijah the prophet, which said: "This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: 'You have not walked in the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or of Asa king of Judah.
 
21:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But you have walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and you have led Judah and the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves, just as the house of Ahab did. You have also murdered your own brothers, members of your father's house, men who were better than you.
 
21:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So now the LORD is about to strike your people, your sons, your wives and everything that is yours, with a heavy blow.
 
21:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
You yourself will be very ill with a lingering disease of the bowels, until the disease causes your bowels to come out.'"
 
21:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD aroused against Jehoram the hostility of the Philistines and of the Arabs who lived near the Cushites.
 
21:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They attacked Judah, invaded it and carried off all the goods found in the king's palace, together with his sons and wives. Not a son was left to him except Ahaziah, F71 the youngest.
 
21:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After all this, the LORD afflicted Jehoram with an incurable disease of the bowels.
 
21:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the course of time, at the end of the second year, his bowels came out because of the disease, and he died in great pain. His people made no fire in his honor, as they had for his fathers.
 
21:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He passed away, to no one's regret, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F70 That is, Judah, as frequently in 2 Chronicles
F71 Hebrew Jehoahaz, a variant of Ahaziah

 
 

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