Jehoram King of Judah(A)

16 In the fifth year of Joram(B) son of Ahab king of Israel, when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah, Jehoram(C) son of Jehoshaphat began his reign as king of Judah. 17 He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. 18 He followed the ways of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for he married a daughter(D) of Ahab. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord. 19 Nevertheless, for the sake of his servant David, the Lord was not willing to destroy(E) Judah. He had promised to maintain a lamp(F) for David and his descendants forever.

20 In the time of Jehoram, Edom rebelled against Judah and set up its own king.(G) 21 So Jehoram[a] went to Zair with all his chariots. The Edomites surrounded him and his chariot commanders, but he rose up and broke through by night; his army, however, fled back home. 22 To this day Edom has been in rebellion(H) against Judah. Libnah(I) revolted at the same time.

23 As for the other events of Jehoram’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? 24 Jehoram rested with his ancestors and was buried with them in the City of David. And Ahaziah his son succeeded him as king.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 8:21 Hebrew Joram, a variant of Jehoram; also in verses 23 and 24
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