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Jehoram Succeeds Jehoshaphat in Judah

1 aThen Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Jehoram his son became king in his place. 2 He had brothers, the sons of Jehoshaphat: Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, IAzaryahu, Michael and Shephatiah. All these [were] the sons of Jehoshaphat king aof Israel. 3 Their father gave them many gifts of silver, gold and precious things, awith fortified cities in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram because he was the firstborn.

[1] a1K 22:50
[2] IOr Azariah a2Ch 12:6; 23:2
[3] a2Ch 11:5

4 ¶ Now when Jehoram had Itaken over the kingdom of his father and made himself IIsecure, he akilled all his brothers with the sword, and some of the rulers of Israel also. 5 aJehoram [was] thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. 6 aHe walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab did (bfor Ahab’s daughter was his wife), and he did evil in the sight of the LORD. 7 Yet the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David because of the covenant which He had made with David, aand since He had promised to give a lamp to him and his sons forever.

[4] ILit risen up IILit strong aGn 4:8; Jg 9:5
[5] a2K 8:17-22
[6] a1K 12:28-30 b2Ch 18:1
[7] a2S 7:12-17; 1K 11:13, 36

Revolt against Judah

8 ¶ In his days aEdom revolted Iagainst the rule of Judah and set up a king over themselves. 9 Then Jehoram crossed over with his commanders and all his chariots with him. And he arose by night and struck down the Edomites who were surrounding him and the commanders of the chariots. 10 So Edom revolted Iagainst Judah to this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time IIagainst his rule, because he had forsaken the LORD God of his fathers. 11 Moreover, ahe made high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem bto play the harlot and led Judah astray.

[8] ILit from under the hand of a2Ch 20:22, 23; 21:10
[10] ILit from under the hand of IILit from under his hand
[11] a1K 11:7 bLv 20:5

12 ¶ Then a letter came to him from Elijah the prophet saying, “Thus says the LORD God of your father David, ‘Because ayou have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father band the ways of Asa king of Judah, 13 but ahave walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and have caused Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to play the harlot bas the house of Ahab played the harlot, and you chave also killed your brothers, Iyour own family, who were better than you, 14 behold, the LORD is going to strike your people, your sons, your wives and all your possessions with a great Icalamity; 15 and ayou will suffer Isevere sickness, a disease of your bowels, until your bowels come out because of the sickness, day by day.’”

[12] a2Ch 17:3, 4 b2Ch 14:2-5
[13] ILit your father’s house a2Ch 21:6 b1K 16:31-33 c2Ch 21:4
[14] ILit blow
[15] ILit in many sicknesses a2Ch 21:18, 19

16 ¶ Then athe LORD stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines and bthe Arabs who Ibordered the Ethiopians; 17 and they came against Judah and invaded it, and carried away all the possessions found in the king’s house together with his sons and his wives, so that no son was left to him except IaJehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.

[16] ILit were at the hand of a2Ch 33:11 b2Ch 17:11; 22:1
[17] IIn 2Ch 22:1, Ahaziah a2Ch 25:23

18 ¶ So after all this the LORD smote him ain his bowels with an incurable sickness. 19 Now it came about in the course of time, at the end of two years, that his bowels came out because of his sickness and he died in great pain. And his people made no fire for him like athe fire for his fathers. 20 He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years; and he departed Iawith no one’s regret, and they buried him in the city of David, bbut not in the tombs of the kings.

[18] a2Ch 21:15
[19] a2Ch 16:14
[20] ILit without desire aJr 22:18, 28 b2Ch 24:25; 28:27


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Jehoram, succeeding Jehoshaphat, slayeth his brethren.

1 ¶ Now Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Jehoram his son reigned in his stead. 2 And he had brethren the sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah: all these [were] the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel. 3 And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram; because he [was] the firstborn. 4 Now when Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren with the sword, and [divers] also of the princes of Israel.

[1] 1K 22:50; 2K 8:16; 2Ch 9:31; 12:16; 21:20.
[2] 2Ch 12:6; 21:4; 23:2; 24:5, 16; 28:19, 23, 27; 33:18; 35:18.
[3] Gn 25:6; Dt 21:15; 1K 8:16; 2Ch 11:23.
[4] Gn 4:8; Jg 9:5, 56; 2Ch 21:17; 22:8, 10; 1Jn 3:12.

His wicked reign.

5 ¶ Jehoram [was] thirty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. 6 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab: for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife: and he wrought [that which was] evil in the eyes of the LORD. 7 Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.

[5] 2K 8:17; 2Ch 21:5.
[6] 1K 16:25; 2K 8:18; 2Ch 18:1; 22:2; Ne 13:25.
[7] 2S 7:12; 23:5; 1K 11:13, 36; 2K 8:19; 2Ch 22:11; Ps 89:28, 39; 132:11, 17; Is 7:6; Jr 33:20; Lk 1:69, 79.

Edom and Libnah revolt.

8 ¶ In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion of Judah, and made themselves a king. 9 Then Jehoram went forth with his princes, and all his chariots with him: and he rose up by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him in, and the captains of the chariots. 10 So the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. The same time [also] did Libnah revolt from under his hand; because he had forsaken the LORD God of his fathers. 11 Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and compelled Judah [thereto].

[8] Gn 27:40; 1K 22:47; 2K 3:9; 8:20.
[10] Dt 32:21; Jsh 21:13; 1K 11:31, 33; 2K 19:8; 2Ch 13:10; 15:2; Jr 2:13.
[11] Lv 17:7; 20:5; Dt 12:2; 1K 11:7; 14:9, 16; 2K 9:22; 21:11; 2Ch 21:13; 33:9; Ps 78:58; 106:39; Ezk 16:15; 20:28; Dn 3:5, 15; Hab 2:15; Rv 2:20; 13:15; 17:1, 5.

The prophecy of Elijah against him in writing.

12 ¶ And there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of David thy father, Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah, 13 But hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring, like to the whoredoms of the house of Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren of thy father's house, [which were] better than thyself: 14 Behold, with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods: 15 And thou [shalt have] great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.

[12] 1K 15:11; 22:43; 2K 2:1, 11; 2Ch 14:2; 17:3; Jr 36:2, 23, 28; Ezk 2:9; Dn 5:5, 25.
[13] Gn 4:10; 42:21; Ex 34:15; Dt 31:16; Jg 9:56; 1K 2:31; 16:25, 30; 2K 9:22; 2Ch 21:4, 11; Is 26:21; Jr 3:8; Hab 2:12; 1Jn 3:12.
[14] Ex 20:5; Lv 26:21; Ho 5:11; Mi 6:16.
[15] Nu 5:27; Dt 28:27, 37, 59, 61, 67; 2Ch 21:18; Ps 109:18; Ac 1:18; 12:23.

The Philistines and Arabians oppress him.

16 ¶ Moreover the LORD stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians, that [were] near the Ethiopians: 17 And they came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried away all the substance that was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.

[16] 1S 26:19; 2S 24:1; 1K 11:11, 14, 23; 2Ch 17:11; 33:11; Ezr 1:1, 5; Is 10:5; 45:5; Am 3:6.
[17] 2Ch 22:1, 6; 24:7; Jb 5:3.

His incurable disease, infamous death, and burial.

18 ¶ And after all this the LORD smote him in his bowels with an incurable disease. 19 And it came to pass, that in process of time, after the end of two years, his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness: so he died of sore diseases. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers. 20 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and departed without being desired. Howbeit they buried him in the city of David, but not in the sepulchres of the kings.

[18] 2K 9:29; 2Ch 21:15; Ac 12:23.
[19] 2Ch 16:14; Jr 34:5.
[20] 2Ch 21:5; 23:21; Pv 10:7; Jr 22:18, 28.


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