In the fourth year of the reign of King Ahab of Israel, Jehoshaphat son of Asa became king of Judah
at the age of thirty-five, and he ruled in Jerusalem for twenty-five years. His mother was Azubah, the daughter of Shilhi.
Like his father Asa before him, he did what was right in the sight of the Lord; but the places of worship were not destroyed, and the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.
Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel.
Everything else that Jehoshaphat did, all his bravery and his battles, are recorded in [The History of the Kings of Judah.]
He got rid of all the male and female prostitutes serving at the pagan altars who were still left from the days of his father Asa.
The land of Edom had no king; it was ruled by a deputy appointed by the king of Judah.
King Jehoshaphat had ocean-going ships built to sail to the land of Ophir for gold; but they were wrecked at Eziongeber and never sailed.
Then King Ahaziah of Israel offered to let his men sail with Jehoshaphat's men, but Jehoshaphat refused the offer.
Jehoshaphat died and was buried in the royal tombs in David's City, and his son Jehoram succeeded him as king.