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It was during that visit that God had Ahaziah put to death.

When Ahaziah arrived at Jezreel, he and Joram went to meet with Jehu grandson of Nimshi. The Lord had already told Jehu to kill every male in Ahab’s family, and while Jehu was doing that, he saw some of Judah’s leaders and Ahaziah’s nephews who had come with Ahaziah. Jehu killed them on the spot, then gave orders to find Ahaziah. Jehu’s officers found him hiding in Samaria. They brought Ahaziah to Jehu, who immediately put him to death. They buried Ahaziah only because they respected Jehoshaphat his grandfather, who had done his best to obey the Lord.

There was no one from Ahaziah’s family left to become king of Judah.

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