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2 Chronicles 21:12-19 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 One day he got a letter from Elijah the prophet. It read, "From God, the God of your ancestor David - a message: Because you have not kept to the ways of Jehoshaphat your father and Asa your grandfather, kings of Judah, 12 Jehoram received a letter from Elijah the prophet, which said: "This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: 'You have not walked in the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or of Asa king of Judah.
13 but have taken up with the ways of the kings of Israel in the north, leading Judah and Jerusalem away from God, going step by step down the apostate path of Ahab and his crew - why, you even killed your own brothers, all of them better men than you! - 13 But you have walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and you have led Judah and the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves, just as the house of Ahab did. You have also murdered your own brothers, members of your father's house, men who were better than you.
14 God is going to afflict your people, your wives, your sons, and everything you have with a terrible plague. 14 So now the LORD is about to strike your people, your sons, your wives and everything that is yours, with a heavy blow.
15 And you are going to come down with a terrible disease of the colon, painful and humiliating." 15 You yourself will be very ill with a lingering disease of the bowels, until the disease causes your bowels to come out.' "
16 The trouble started with an invasion. God incited the Philistines and the Arabs who lived near the Ethiopians to attack Jehoram. 16 The LORD aroused against Jehoram the hostility of the Philistines and of the Arabs who lived near the Cushites.
17 They came to the borders of Judah, forced their way in, and plundered the place - robbing the royal palace of everything in it including his wives and sons. One son, his youngest, Ahaziah, was left behind. 17 They attacked Judah, invaded it and carried off all the goods found in the king's palace, together with his sons and wives. Not a son was left to him except Ahaziah, the youngest.
18 The terrible and fatal disease in his colon followed. After about two years he was totally incontinent and died writhing in pain. 18 After all this, the LORD afflicted Jehoram with an incurable disease of the bowels.
19 His people didn't honor him by lighting a great bonfire, as was customary with his ancestors. 19 In the course of time, at the end of the second year, his bowels came out because of the disease, and he died in great pain. His people made no fire in his honor, as they had for his fathers.