Jehoshaphat son of Asa became king over Judah in the fourth year of Israel's King Ahab.
Jehoshaphat was 35 years old when he became king; he reigned 25 years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah daughter of Shilhi.
He walked in all the ways of his father Asa; he did not turn away from them but did what was right in the Lord's sight. However, the high places were not taken away;a the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.
Jehoshaphat also made peace with the king of Israel.
The rest of the events of Jehoshaphat's [reign], along with the might he exercised and how he waged war, are written about in the Historical Record of Judah's Kings.
He removed from the land the rest of the male shrine prostitutes who were left from the days of his father Asa.b47
There was no king in Edom; a deputy served as king.
Jehoshaphat made ships of Tarshishc to go to Ophir for gold, but they did not go because the ships were wrecked at Ezion-geber.d49
At that time, Ahaziah son of Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, "Let my servants go with your servants in the ships," but Jehoshaphat was not willing.
Jehoshaphat rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of his forefather David. His son Jehoram became king in his place.ef