So Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he became king of Judah, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-five years. His mother's name was Azubah daughter of Shilhi.
He walked in the ways of his father Asa and did not stray from them; he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD.
The high places,1 however, were not removed, and the people still had not set their hearts on the God of their fathers.
The other events of Jehoshaphat's reign, from beginning to end, are written in the annals of Jehu2 son of Hanani, which are recorded in the book of the kings of Israel.
Later, Jehoshaphat king of Judah made an alliance3 with Ahaziah king of Israel, who was guilty of wickedness.436
He agreed with him to construct a fleet of trading ships.a After these were built at Ezion Geber,
Eliezer son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, "Because you have made an alliance with Ahaziah, the LORD will destroy what you have made." The ships5 were wrecked and were not able to set sail to trade.b