2 Chronicles 22:8

Jehu Murders Princes of Judah

8 1It came about when Jehu was executing judgment on the house of Ahab, he found the princes of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah's brothers ministering to Ahaziah, and slew them.

2 Chronicles 22:8 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 22:8

And it came to pass, that when Jehu was executing judgment on
the house of Ahab
On Joram, his son, and seventy more sons, his kinsfolks, courtiers, and priests:

and found the princes of Judah, and or even the sons of the brethren of
Ahaziah;
whose number was forty two:

that ministered to Ahaziah;
had offices in his court, or in obedience to his will, went to visit the children of the king and queen of Israel:

and he slew them;
Jehu did; of the occasion, time, and place of his meeting with them, and slaying them, see ( 2 Kings 10:12-14 ) .

2 Chronicles 22:8 In-Context

6 So he returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which they had inflicted on him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Aram. And Ahaziah, the son of Jehoram king of Judah, went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
7 Now the destruction of Ahaziah was from God, in that he went to Joram. For when he came, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom the LORD had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.
8 It came about when Jehu was executing judgment on the house of Ahab, he found the princes of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah's brothers ministering to Ahaziah, and slew them.
9 He also sought Ahaziah, and they caught him while he was hiding in Samaria; they brought him to Jehu, put him to death and buried him. For they said, "He is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart." So there was no one of the house of Ahaziah to retain the power of the kingdom.
10 Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose and destroyed all the royal offspring of the house of Judah.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 2 Kings 10:11-14