2 Chronicles 20:36

36 He agreed with him to construct a fleet of trading ships.[a] After these were built at Ezion Geber,

2 Chronicles 20:36 in Other Translations

KJV
36 And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongeber.
ESV
36 He joined him in building ships to go to Tarshish, and they built the ships in Ezion-geber.
NLT
36 Together they built a fleet of trading ships at the port of Ezion-geber.
MSG
36 He went in as partner with him to build ocean-going ships at Ezion Geber to trade with Tarshish.
CSB
36 Jehoshaphat formed an alliance with him to make ships to go to Tarshish, and they made the ships in Ezion-geber.

2 Chronicles 20:36 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 20:36

And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to
Tarshish Of which, (See Gill on 1 Kings 22:48), and though it is there said, ( 1 Kings 22:49 ) , that Jehoshaphat refused letting the servants of Ahaziah go with his, that was after he had been reproved for joining with him, and after the ships were broken:

and they made the ships in Eziongeber;
of which (See Gill on 1 Kings 9:26).

2 Chronicles 20:36 In-Context

34 The other events of Jehoshaphat’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the annals of Jehu son of Hanani, which are recorded in the book of the kings of Israel.
35 Later, Jehoshaphat king of Judah made an alliance with Ahaziah king of Israel, whose ways were wicked.
36 He agreed with him to construct a fleet of trading ships. After these were built at Ezion Geber,
37 Eliezer son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, “Because you have made an alliance with Ahaziah, the LORD will destroy what you have made.” The ships were wrecked and were not able to set sail to trade.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew "of ships that could go to Tarshish"