2 Chronicles 22

2 Chronicles Chapter 22

1Ahaziah succeedeth Jehoram: his wicked reign. 5His confederacy with Jehoram the son of Ahab, with whom he is slain by Jehu. 10Athaliah having destroyed all the seed royal of Judah, save Joash, who was hid by his aunt Jehoshabeath, usurpeth the kingdom.
1 And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah 1his youngest son king in his stead: for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.
2 1Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Athaliah the daughter 2of Omri.
3 He also walked 1in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.
4 Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the Lord like the house of Ahab: for they 1were his counsellors after the death of his father to his destruction.
5 ¶ He walked also after their counsel, and 1went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth-gilead: and the Syrians smote Joram.
6 And 1he returned to be healed in Jezreel because of the wounds awhich were given him at Ramah, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria. And bAzariah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab at Jezreel, because he was sick.
7 And the adestruction of Ahaziah was 1of God by coming to Joram: for when he was come, 2he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, 3whom the Lord had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.
8 And it came to pass, that, 1when Jehu was executing judgment upon the house of Ahab, and found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, that ministered to Ahaziah, he slew them.
9 And 1he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid in Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: and when they had slain him, 2they buried him: Because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat, 3who sought the Lord with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still the kingdom.
10 ¶ But 1when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal of the house of Judah.
11 But aJehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, 1took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a 2bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of 3Jehoiada the priest, (for she was the sister of Ahaziah,) hid him from Athaliah, so that she slew him not.
12 And he was with them 1hid in the house of God six years: and Athaliah reigned over the land.
2 Chronicles 22