Jehoram Reigns in Judah
Now q in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, Jehoshaphat having been king of Judah, r Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat began to reign as king of Judah.
He was s thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab had done, for t the daughter of Ahab was his wife; and he did evil in the sight of the LORD.
Yet the LORD would not destroy Judah, for the sake of His servant David, u as He promised him to give a lamp to him and his sons forever.
In his days v Edom revolted against Judah's authority, w and made a king over themselves.
So Joram went to Zair, and all his chariots with him. Then he rose by night and attacked the Edomites who had surrounded him and the captains of the chariots; and the troops fled to their tents.
Thus Edom has been in revolt against Judah's authority to this day. x And Libnah revolted at that time.
Now the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
So Joram rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David. Then y Ahaziah his son reigned in his place.
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2 Kings 1:17
So Ahaziah died according to the word of the LORD which Elijah had spoken. Because he had no son, Jehoram became king in his place, in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah.
2 Kings 3:1
Now Jehoram the son of Ahab became king over Israel at Samaria in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years.
2 Chronicles 21:3
Their father gave them great gifts of silver and gold and precious things, with fortified cities in Judah; but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram, because he was the firstborn.
2 Chronicles 21:5 - 10
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
2 Kings 8:26
Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Athaliah the granddaughter of Omri, king of Israel.
2 Kings 8:27
And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the LORD, like the house of Ahab, for he was the son-in-law of the house of Ahab.
2 Samuel 7:13
He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
1 Kings 11:36
And to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may always have a lamp before Me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen for Myself, to put My name there.
1 Kings 15:4
Nevertheless for David's sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, by setting up his son after him and by establishing Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 21:7
Yet the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that He had made with David, and since He had promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons forever.
By your sword you shall live, And you shall serve your brother; And it shall come to pass, when you become restless, That you shall break his yoke from your neck.
2 Chronicles 21:8 - 10
In his days Edom revolted against Judah's authority, and made a king over themselves.
1 Kings 22:47
There was then no king in Edom, only a deputy of the king.
Thus to the children of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron with its common-land (a city of refuge for the slayer), Libnah with its common-land.
2 Kings 19:8
Then the Rabshakeh returned and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah, for he heard that he had departed from Lachish.
2 Chronicles 21:10
Thus Edom has been in revolt against Judah's authority to this day. At that time Libnah revolted against his rule, because he had forsaken the LORD God of his fathers.
2 Chronicles 22:1
Then the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his place, for the raiders who came with the Arabians into the camp had killed all the older sons. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram, king of Judah, reigned.
2 Chronicles 22:7
His going to Joram was God's occasion for Ahaziah's downfall; for when he arrived, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom the LORD had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.