Jehoshaphat, Asa's son, became king over Judah in the fourth year of Israel's King Ahab.
Jehoshaphat was 35 years old when he became king, and he ruled for twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah; she was Shilhi's daughter.
Jehoshapat walked in all the ways of his father Asa, not deviating from it. He did the right things in the LORD's eyes, with the exception that he didn't remove the shrines. The people continued to sacrifice and offer incense at them.
Jehoshaphat made peace with Israel's king.
The rest of Jehoshaphat's deeds, the great acts he did, and how he fought in battle, aren't they written in the official records of Judah's kings?
Additionally, Jehoshaphat purged the land of the consecrated workersa who remained from the days of Asa.
Now Edom had no king; only a deputy was ruler.
Jehoshaphat built Tarshish-styled ships to go to Ophir for gold. But the fleet didn't go because it was wrecked at Ezion-geber.
Then Ahaziah, Ahab's son, said to Jehoshaphat, "Let my sailors go with your sailors on the ships." But Jehoshaphat didn't agree to this.
Jehoshaphat died and was buried with his ancestors in his ancestor David's City. His son Jehoram succeeded him as king.