2 Chronicles 22:9

9 1He also sought Ahaziah, and they caught him while he was hiding in Samaria; they brought him to Jehu, put him to death 2and buried him. For they said, "He is the son of Jehoshaphat, 3who sought the LORD with all his heart." So there was no one of the house of Ahaziah to retain the power of the kingdom.

2 Chronicles 22:9 Meaning and Commentary

Ver. 9-11. And he sought Ahaziah
Who fled on Joram's being wounded by Jehu:

and they caught him;
the soldiers of Jehu, who were sent after him, and bid to smite him:

for he was hid in Samaria;
either in some part of the kingdom of Samaria, or in the city itself, whither he fled:

and brought him to Jehu:
who was at Jezreel, (See Gill on 2 Kings 9:27),

and when they had slain him they buried him;
not at Jezreel, but delivered him to his servants to carry him to Jerusalem, and there bury him in the sepulchres of his fathers, ( 2 Kings 9:28 ) ,

because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the Lord
with all his heart;
a grandson of his, and therefore out of respect to the memory of his name, these being religious men, ordered his burial there:

so the house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still the kingdom;
his brethren and their sons being slain, and his own children being young fell into the hands of Athaliah, who murdered them all, but one, hid by his aunt, and so got the government into her own hands, as may be observed in the following verses, ( 2 Chronicles 22:10-12 ) .

2 Chronicles 22:9 In-Context

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.
11 But Jehoshabeath the king's daughter took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons who were being put to death, and placed him and his nurse in the bedroom . So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of King Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest (for she was the sister of Ahaziah ), hid him from Athaliah so that she would not put him to death.

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