But Josaphat, the son of Asa, began to reign over Juda, in the fourth year of Acbab, king of Israel.
He was five and thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned five and twenty years in Jerusalem: the name of his mother was Azuba, the daughter of Salai.
And he walked in all the way of Asa, his father, and he declined not from it: and he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord. (22-44) Nevertheless, he took not away the high places for as yet the people offered sacrifice, and burnt incense in the high places.
(22-45) And Josaphat had peace with the king of Israel.
(22-46) But the rest of the acts of Josaphat, and his works which he did, and his battles, are they not written in the book of the words of the days of the kings of Juda?
(22-47) And the remnant also of the effeminate, who remained in the days of Asa, his father, he took out of the land.
(22-48) And there was then no king appointed in Edom.
(22-49) But king Josaphat made navies on the sea, to sail into Ophir for gold: but they could not go, for the ships were broken in Asiongaber.
(22-50) Then Ochozias, the son of Achab, said to Josaphat: Let my servants go with thy servants in the ships. And Josaphat would not.
(22-51) And Josaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with them in the city of David, his father: and Joram, his son, reigned in his stead.