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Ahaziah Succeeds Jehoram in Judah
1 Then R407 the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah, F189 his youngest son, king in his place, for the band of men who came with the R408 Arabs to the camp had slain all the older sons. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah began to reign. 2 Ahaziah was twenty-two F190 years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Athaliah, the granddaughter F191 of Omri. 3 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly. 4 He did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab, for they were his counselors after the death of his father, to his R409 destruction.
Ahaziah Allies with Jehoram of Israel
5 He also walked according to their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to wage war against Hazael king of Aram at Ramoth-gilead. But the Arameans R410 F192 wounded F193 Joram. F194 6 So he returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which F195 they had inflicted on him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Aram. And Ahaziah, F196 the son of Jehoram king of Judah, went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
7 Now the R411 destruction of Ahaziah was from God, in that he F197 went to Joram. For when he came, he R412 went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom R413 the LORD had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.
Jehu Murders Princes of Judah
8 It R414 came about when Jehu was executing judgment on the house of Ahab, he found the princes of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah's brothers ministering to Ahaziah, and slew them. 9 He R415 also sought Ahaziah, and they caught him while he was hiding in Samaria; they brought him to Jehu, put him to death and R416 buried him. For they said, "He is the son of Jehoshaphat, who R417 sought the LORD with all his heart." So there was no one of the house of Ahaziah to retain the power of the kingdom.
10 Now R418 when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose and destroyed all the royal offspring F198 of the house of Judah. 11 But Jehoshabeath the king's daughter took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons who were being put to death, and placed him and his nurse in the bedroom. 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 would not put him to death. 12 He was hidden with them in the house of God six years while Athaliah reigned over the land.
F189: In 2+@Chr 21:17, Jehoahaz
F190: So some versions and 2+@Kin 8:26; Hebrew 42 years
F191: Lit daughter
F192: Hebrew archers
F193: Lit smote
F194: I.e. Jehoram
F195: Lit with which...smitten
F196: So with 2+@Kin 8:29; Hebrew Azariah
F197: Lit to go
F198: Lit seed
R407: 2 Kings 8:24-29
R408: 2 Chronicles 21:16
R409: Proverbs 13:20
R410: 2 Kings 8:28
R411: 2 Chronicles 10:15
R412: 2 Kings 9:21
R413: 2 Kings 9:6,7
R414: 2 Kings 10:11-14
R415: 2 Kings 9:27
R416: 2 Kings 9:28
R417: 2 Chronicles 17:4
R418: 2 Kings 11:1-3
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