He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years.
He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for he married a daughter1 of Ahab. He did evil in the eyes of the LORD.
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Nevertheless, for the sake of his servant David, the LORD was not willing to destroy2 Judah. He had promised to maintain a lamp3 for David and his descendants forever.
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In the time of Jehoram, Edom rebelled against Judah and set up its own king.4
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So Jehoram 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.
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To this day Edom has been in rebellion5 against Judah. Libnah6 revolted at the same time.
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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?
Jehoram rested with his fathers and was buried with them in the City of David. And Ahaziah his son succeeded him as king.
In the twelfth7 year of Joram son of Ahab king of Israel, Ahaziah son of Jehoram king of Judah began to reign.
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Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem one year. His mother's name was Athaliah,8 a granddaughter of Omri9 king of Israel.
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He walked in the ways of the house of Ahab10 and did evil11 in the eyes of the LORD, as the house of Ahab had done, for he was related by marriage to Ahab's family.
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