2 Chronicles 21
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2 Chronicles 21
And Yehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of Dawid. And Yehoram his son reigned in his place.
And he had brothers, the sons of Yehoshaphat: Azaryahu, and Yehi'el, and Zekaryahu, and Azaryahu, and Mika'el, and Shephatyahu. All these were sons of Yehoshaphat sovereign of Yisra'el.
And their father gave them many gifts of silver and gold and precious items, with walled cities in Yehudah, but he had given the reign to Yehoram because he was the first-born.
Jehoram King of Judah...
And when Yehoram had risen up over the reign of his father and made himself strong, he slew all his brothers with the sword, and also others of the heads of Yisra`el.
Yehoram was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Yerushalayim.
And he walked in the way of the sovereigns of Yisra'el, as the house of Ahab had done, for he had the daughter of Ahab as a wife. And he did evil in the eyes of YHWH.
However, YHWH would not destroy the house of Dawid, because of the covenant He had made with Dawid, and since He had promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons, all the days.
In his days the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Yehudah, and appointed a sovereign over themselves.
Then Yehoram went out with his officers, and all his chariots with him. And it came to be that he rose by night and smote the Edomites who had surrounded him and the commanders of the chariots.
Thus the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Yehudah to this day. Then Libnah revolted from under his hand, because he had forsaken YHWH Elohim of his fathers.
He had also made high places in the mountains of Yehudah, and caused the inhabitants of Yerushalayim to commit whoring, and led Yehudah astray.
And a letter came to him from Eliyahu the prophet, saying, Thus said YHWH Elohim of your father Dawid, 'Because you have not walked in the ways of Yehoshaphat your father, or in the ways of Asa sovereign of Yehudah,
but have walked in the way of the sovereigns of Yisra'el, and have made Yehudah and the inhabitants of Yerushalayim to commit whoring like the whorings of the house of Ahab, and also have slain your brothers, those of your father's household, who were better than yourself,
see, YHWH is going to strike with a great blow among your people, your children, your wives, and all your possessions,
and you, with many sicknesses, with disease of your intestines, until your intestines come out because of the sickness, day by day.'
And YHWH stirred up the spirit of the Philistines against Yehoram, and of the Arabians who were near the Kushites.
And they came up into Yehudah and broke into it, and captured all the possessions that were found in the sovereign's house, and also his sons and his wives, so that there was not a son left to him except Yeho'ahaz, the youngest of his sons.
And after all this YHWH plagued him in his intestines with a disease for which there was no healing.
And it came to be in the course of time, at the end of two years, that his intestines came out because of his sickness, and he died in great pain. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning for his fathers.
He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Yerushalayim, to no one's regret, and passed away. And they buried him in the City of Dawid, but not in the tombs of the sovereigns.
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