Jehoram

Jehoram

 
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  • Jehoram's brothers--the other sons of Jehoshaphat--were Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azariahu, Michael, and Shephatiah. - 2 Chronicles 21:2


  • Their father had given each of them valuable gifts of silver, gold, and costly items, and also the ownership of some of Judah's fortified cities. However, Jehoram became king because he was the oldest. - 2 Chronicles 21:3


  • But when Jehoram had become solidly established as king, he killed all his brothers and some of the other leaders of Israel. - 2 Chronicles 21:4


  • Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. - 2 Chronicles 21:5


  • But Jehoram followed the example of the kings of Israel and was as wicked as King Ahab, for he had married one of Ahab's daughters. So Jehoram did what was evil in the LORD's sight. - 2 Chronicles 21:6


  • During Jehoram's reign, the Edomites revolted against Judah and crowned their own king. - 2 Chronicles 21:8


  • So Jehoram went to attack Edom with his full army and all his chariots. The Edomites surrounded him and his charioteers, but he escaped at night under cover of darkness. - 2 Chronicles 21:9


  • Edom has been independent from Judah to this day. The town of Libnah revolted about that same time, because Jehoram had abandoned the LORD, the God of his ancestors. - 2 Chronicles 21:10


  • Then Elijah the prophet wrote Jehoram this letter: "This is what the LORD, the God of your ancestor David, says: You have not followed the good example of your father, Jehoshaphat, or your grandfather King Asa of Judah. - 2 Chronicles 21:12


  • Then the LORD stirred up the Philistines and the Arabs, who lived near the Ethiopians,* to attack Jehoram.2 - 2 Chronicles 21:16


  • It was after this that the LORD struck Jehoram with the severe intestinal disease. - 2 Chronicles 21:18


  • Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. No one was sorry when he died. He was buried in the City of David, but not in the royal cemetery. - 2 Chronicles 21:20


  • Then the people of Jerusalem made Ahaziah, Jehoram's youngest son, their next king. The marauding bands of Arabs had killed all the older sons. So Ahaziah son of Jehoram reigned as king of Judah. - 2 Chronicles 22:1


  • But Ahaziah's sister Jehosheba,* the daughter of King Jehoram, took Ahaziah's infant son, Joash, and stole him away from among the rest of the king's children, who were about to be killed. She put Joash and his nurse in a bedroom. In this way, Jehosheba, the wife of Jehoiada the priest, hid the child so that Athaliah could not murder him.5 - 2 Chronicles 22:11


  • Asaph was the father of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram.* Jehoram was the father* of Uzziah.3 - Matthew 1:8

  • New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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