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2 Chronicles 21:12-19

MSG 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, NIV 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. MSG 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! - NIV 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. MSG 14 God is going to afflict your people, your wives, your sons, and everything you have with a terrible plague. NIV 14 So now the LORD is about to strike your people, your sons, your wives and everything that is yours, with a heavy blow. MSG 15 And you are going to come down with a terrible disease of the colon, painful and humiliating." NIV 15 You yourself will be very ill with a lingering disease of the bowels, until the disease causes your bowels to come out.' " MSG 16 The trouble started with an invasion. God incited the Philistines and the Arabs who lived near the Ethiopians to attack Jehoram. NIV 16 The LORD aroused against Jehoram the hostility of the Philistines and of the Arabs who lived near the Cushites. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 18 The terrible and fatal disease in his colon followed. After about two years he was totally incontinent and died writhing in pain. NIV 18 After all this, the LORD afflicted Jehoram with an incurable disease of the bowels. MSG 19 His people didn't honor him by lighting a great bonfire, as was customary with his ancestors. NIV 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.