While Jehoshaphat was king in Judah, Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat became king of Judah. This was during the fifth year Joram son of Ahab was king of Israel.
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he began to rule, and he ruled eight years in Jerusalem.
He followed the ways of the kings of Israel, just as the family of Ahab had done, because he married Ahab's daughter. Jehoram did what the Lord said was wrong.
But the Lord would not destroy Judah because of his servant David. The Lord had promised that one of David's descendants would always rule.
In Jehoram's time Edom broke away from Judah's rule and chose their own king.
So Jehoram and all his chariots went to Zair. The Edomites surrounded him and his chariot commanders. Jehoram got up and attacked the Edomites at night, but his army ran away to their tents.
From then until now the country of Edom has fought against the rule of Judah. At the same time Libnah also broke away from Judah's rule.
The other acts of Jehoram and all the things he did are written in the book of the history of the kings of Judah.
Jehoram died and was buried with his ancestors in Jerusalem, and Jehoram's son Ahaziah ruled in his place.