In the thirty-eighth year of Azariah king of Judah, Zechariah son of Jeroboam became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned six months.
He did evil1 in the eyes of the LORD, as his fathers had done. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit.
Shallum son of Jabesh conspired against Zechariah. He attacked him in front of the people,a assassinated2 him and succeeded him as king.
The other events of Zechariah's reign are written in the book of the annals3 of the kings of Israel.
So the word of the LORD spoken to Jehu was fulfilled:4 "Your descendants will sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation."b