And the destruction of Ahaziah [a]came of God, in that he went to Joram: for when he was come, he went forth with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, (A)whom the Lord had anointed to destroy the house of Ahab.

Therefore when Jehu [b]executed judgment upon the house of Ahab, and found the princes of Judah and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah that waited on Ahaziah, he slew them also.

And he sought Ahaziah, and they caught him where he was hid in Samaria, and brought him to Jehu, and slew him and buried him, because said they, he is the son of [c]Jehoshaphat, which sought the Lord with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah was not able to retain the kingdom.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 22:7 Hereby we see how nothing can come to any but by God’s providence and as he hath appointed, and therefore he causeth all means to serve to his will.
  2. 2 Chronicles 22:8 Or, took vengeance.
  3. 2 Chronicles 22:9 This was the just plague of God, because he joined himself with God’s enemies: yet God to declare the worthiness of Jehoshaphat his grandfather, moved them to give him the honor of burial.

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