2 Chronicles 22 NLT

1 Then the people of Jerusalem made Ahaziah, Jehoram’s youngest son, their next king, since the marauding bands who came with the Arabsa had killed all the older sons. So Ahaziah son of Jehoram reigned as king of Judah.

References for 2 Chronicles 22:1

    • ۋ 22:1 - Or marauding bands of Arabs.
      2 Ahaziah was twenty-twob years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem one year. His mother was Athaliah, a granddaughter of King Omri.

      References for 2 Chronicles 22:2

        • ی 22:2 - As in some Greek manuscripts and Syriac version (see also 2 Kgs 8:26 ); Hebrew reads forty-two.
          3 Ahaziah also followed the evil example of King Ahab’s family, for his mother encouraged him in doing wrong.
          4 He did what was evil in the ’s sight, just as Ahab’s family had done. They even became his advisers after the death of his father, and they led him to ruin.
          5 Following their evil advice, Ahaziah joined Joram,c the son of King Ahab of Israel, in his war against King Hazael of Aram at Ramoth-gilead. When the Arameansd wounded Joram in the battle,

          References for 2 Chronicles 22:5

            • ۍ 22:5 - Hebrew Jehoram, a variant spelling of Joram; also in 22:6, 7 .
            • ێ 22:5 - As in two Hebrew manuscripts and Latin Vulgate (see also 2 Kgs 8:28 ); Masoretic Text reads the archers.
              6 he returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds he had received at Ramoth.e Because Joram was wounded, King Ahaziahf of Judah went to Jezreel to visit him.

              References for 2 Chronicles 22:6

                • ۏ 22:6 - Hebrew Ramah, a variant spelling of Ramoth.
                • ې 22:6 - As in some Hebrew manuscripts, Greek and Syriac versions, and Latin Vulgate (see also 2 Kgs 8:29 ); most Hebrew manuscripts read Azariah.
                  7 But God had decided that this visit would be Ahaziah’s downfall. While he was there, Ahaziah went out with Joram to meet Jehu grandson of Nimshi,g whom the had appointed to destroy the dynasty of Ahab.

                  References for 2 Chronicles 22:7

                    • ۑ 22:7 - Hebrew descendant of Nimshi; compare 2 Kgs 9:2, 14 .
                      8 While Jehu was executing judgment against the family of Ahab, he happened to meet some of Judah’s officials and Ahaziah’s relativesh who were traveling with Ahaziah. So Jehu killed them all.

                      References for 2 Chronicles 22:8

                        • ے 22:8 - As in Greek version (see also 2 Kgs 10:13 ); Hebrew reads and sons of the brothers of Ahaziah.
                          9 Then Jehu’s men searched for Ahaziah, and they found him hiding in the city of Samaria. They brought him to Jehu, who killed him. Ahaziah was given a decent burial because the people said, “He was the grandson of Jehoshaphat—a man who sought the with all his heart.” But none of the surviving members of Ahaziah’s family was capable of ruling the kingdom.
                          10 When Athaliah, the mother of King Ahaziah of Judah, learned that her son was dead, she began to destroy the rest of Judah’s royal family.
                          11 But Ahaziah’s sister Jehosheba,i the daughter of King Jehoram, took Ahaziah’s infant son, Joash, and stole him away from among the rest of the king’s children, who were about to be killed. She put Joash and his nurse in a bedroom. In this way, Jehosheba, wife of Jehoiada the priest and sister of Ahaziah, hid the child so that Athaliah could not murder him.

                          References for 2 Chronicles 22:11

                            • ۓ 22:11 - As in parallel text at 2 Kgs 11:2; Hebrew lacks Ahaziah’s sister and reads Jehoshabeath [a variant spelling of Jehosheba].
                              12 Joash remained hidden in the Temple of God for six years while Athaliah ruled over the land.