1 And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Jehoram his son reigned in his place.
2 And he had brothers, the sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah. All these [were] the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.
3 And their father gave them great gifts of silver and of gold and of precious things, with fortified cities in Judah. But the kingdom he gave to Jehoram, because he [was] the first-born.
4 And when Jehoram had risen up to the kingdom of his father, he made himself strong and killed all his brothers with the sword, and also [many] of the rulers of Israel.
5 Jehoram [was] thirty-two years old when he began to reign. And he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
6 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like the house of Ahab for he had the daughter of Ahab for a wife. And he did the evil in the eyes of the LORD.
7 And the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that He had made with David, and as He promised to give a light to him and to his sons forever.
8 In his days Edom revolted from under the rule of Judah, and made themselves a king.
9 And Jehoram went forth with his rulers, and all his chariots with him. And he rose up by night and struck the Edomites who surrounded him, and the commanders of the chariots.
10 And the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah until this day. The same time Libnah revolted from under his hand, because he had forsaken the LORD God of his fathers.
11 Besides he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the people of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and led astray Judah.
12 And a writing came to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, So says the LORD God of David your father, Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father, nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah,
13 but have walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and have made Judah and the people of Jerusalem to go lusting like the fornications of the house of Ahab, and also have killed your brothers of your fathers house ( who were] better than you),
14 behold, the LORD will strike your people with a great plague, and your sons, and your wives, and all your goods.
15 And you [shall have] great sickness by disease in your bowels, until your bowels fall out because of the sickness day by day.
16 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of the Philistines against Jehoram, and of the Arabians who [were] near the Ethiopians.
17 And they came up into Judah and broke into it, and carried away all the stuff that was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives, so that there was not a son left with him except Ahaziah, the youngest of his sons.
18 And after this the LORD struck him in his bowels with a disease that could not be cured.
19 And it happened as days and as the time went out, at the end of two years, his bowels fell out because of his sickness. And he died of painful diseases. And his people made no burning for him like the burning of his fathers.
20 He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and departed without being desired. And they buried him in the city of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.