In his days1Edomrevoltedaagainst the rule of Judah and set up a kingover themselves.
Then Jehoramcrossedover with his commanders and all his chariots with him. And he arose by night and struckdown the Edomites who were surrounding him and the commanders of the chariots.
So EdomrevoltedbagainstJudah to thisday. ThenLibnahrevolted at the sametimecagainst his rule, because he had forsaken the LORDGod of his fathers.
11Moreover, 2he madehighplaces in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem3to play the harlot and ledJudahastray.
Then a lettercame to him from Elijah the prophetsaying, "Thussays the LORDGod of your fatherDavid, 'Because4you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father5and the ways of Asaking of Judah,
but 6have walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and have caused Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to play the harlot7as the house of Ahabplayed the harlot, and you 8have alsokilled your brothers, dyour own family , who were betterthan you,
14behold, the LORD is going to strike your people, your sons, your wives and all your possessions with a greatecalamity;
and 9you will suffer fseveresickness, a disease of your bowels, until your bowelscome out because of the sickness, day by day.' "