Ahaziah Reigns in Judah
b And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah, his youngest son, king in his place, for the band of men that came with c the Arabians to the camp had killed all the older sons. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.
Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Athaliah, d the granddaughter of Omri.
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counselor in doing wickedly.
He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, as the house of Ahab had done. For after the death of his father they were his counselors, to his undoing.
He even followed their counsel and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to make war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth-gilead. And the Syrians wounded Joram,
and he returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds that he had received at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was wounded.
But it was ordained by God that the downfall of Ahaziah should come about through his going to visit Joram. For when he came there, e he went out with Jehoram to meet Jehu the son of Nimshi, f whom the Lord had anointed to destroy the house of Ahab.
g And when Jehu was h executing judgment on the house of Ahab, he met the princes of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah's brothers, who attended Ahaziah, and he killed them.
i He searched for Ahaziah, and he was captured while hiding in Samaria, and he was brought to Jehu and put to death. j They buried him, for they said, "He is the grandson of Jehoshaphat, k who sought the Lord with all his heart." And the house of Ahaziah had no one able to rule the kingdom.
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2 Chronicles 22:1 - 6
And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah, his youngest son, king in his place, for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had killed all the older sons. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.
2 Kings 8:24 - 29
So Joram slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Ahaziah his son reigned in his place.
2 Chronicles 21:16
And the Lord stirred up against Jehoram the anger of the Philistines and of the Arabians who are near the Ethiopians.
2 Chronicles 21:6
And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife. And he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord.
2 Kings 9:21
Joram said, "Make ready." And they made ready his chariot. Then Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah set out, each in his chariot, and went to meet Jehu, and met him at the property of Naboth the Jezreelite.
2 Kings 9:6 - 7
So he arose and went into the house. And the young man poured the oil on his head, saying to him, "Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, I anoint you king over the people of the Lord, over Israel.
2 Kings 10:11 - 14
So Jehu struck down all who remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, all his great men and his close friends and his priests, until he left him none remaining.
2 Chronicles 24:24
Though the army of the Syrians had come with few men, the Lord delivered into their hand a very great army, because Judah had forsaken the Lord, the God of their fathers. Thus they executed judgment on Joash.
2 Kings 9:27
When Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled in the direction of Beth-haggan. And Jehu pursued him and said, "Shoot him also." And they shot him in the chariot at the ascent of Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo and died there.
2 Kings 9:28
His servants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem, and buried him in his tomb with his fathers in the city of David.
2 Chronicles 17:4
But sought the God of his father and walked in his commandments, and not according to the practices of Israel.