Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab unto Jehoshaphat
Who very probably had built some more ships on his own, having broke off his partnership with Ahaziah:
let my servants go with thy servants in the ships;
since he was refused a part in the ships themselves, he desires leave to send men aboard them to traffic for him abroad:
but Jehoshaphat would not;
having been reproved by a prophet of the Lord, and had suffered the loss of his ships by joining with him already.