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2 Chronicles 21

Jehoram, succeeding Jehoshaphat, slayeth his brethren.

2 Chronicles 21:1 Iehosaphat also slepte wt hys fathers, and was buryd with his fathers in the citie of Dauid, & Iehoram his sonne raygned in his steade: 2 Chronicles 21:2 and he had brethren which were the sonnes of Iehosaphat. Asaria, Iehiel, Zacharia, Asaria, Michael, & Sephatiahu. All these were þe sonnes of Iehosaphat kynge of Iuda. 2 Chronicles 21:3 And their father gaue them many greate gyftes of golde, and syluer, and other speciall substaunce, wt stronge cityes in Iuda: but the kyngdome gaue he to Iehoram, for he was the eldest. 2 Chronicles 21:4 And Iehoram rose vp agaynst þe kyngdome of his father, and preuayled, and slue all his brethren with the swerde, & diuerse of the lordes of Israel.

His wicked reign.

2 Chronicles 21:5 Iehoram was .xxxij. yere olde whan he beganne to raygne, and he raygned eight yere in Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 21:6 And he walked in the waye of the kinges of Israel, lyke as dyd the house of Ahab, for he had the daughter of Ahab to wyfe, & he wrought euell in the eyes of the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 21:7 Howbeit, the Lord wolde nott destroye the house of Dauid, because of the couenaunt that he had made with Dauid, as he promysed to gyue a light to hym and to hys sonnes for euer.

Edom and Libnah revolt.

2 Chronicles 21:8 In hys dayes the Edomites rebelled, whan they were vnder the dominyon of Iuda, and made them selues a kinge. 2 Chronicles 21:9 And Iehoram went forth wt his lordes, and all hys charettes were wt hym: & he rose vp by nyght, & smote þt Edomites, which compased him in, & the captaynes of þe charettes. 2 Chronicles 21:10 But Edom rebelled styll, so þt they wolde not be vnder the hande of Iuda vnto this daye. That same time also dyd Libna departe from beyng vnder his hande, because Iehoram had forsaken þe Lorde God of his fathers. 2 Chronicles 21:11 Moreouer, he made hylaulters in the cyties of Iuda, and caused the enhabiters of Ierusalem to commyt fornycacyon, and prouoked Iuda to Idolatrye.

The prophecy of Elijah against him in writing.

2 Chronicles 21:12 And there came a writynge to him from Elia þe prophete, saying: Thus sayth þe Lord God of Dauid thy father: because þu hast not walked in the wayes of Iehosaphat thy father, & in the wayes of Asa kynge of Iuda, 2 Chronicles 21:13 but walkedst in the wayes of the kynges of Israel, & hast made Iuda & the dwellers of Ierusalem to go a whoring, lyke to þe whordome of the house of Ahab, & hast slayne thy brethren, euen thy fathers house, which were better then thou: 2 Chronicles 21:14 beholde, wt a greate plage wyll the Lorde smyte thy folke, thy children, thy wyues, and thy goodes. 2 Chronicles 21:15 And thou shalt suffre great payne: euen a dysease of thy bowelles, vntyll thy guttes fall out by reason of thy sycknes, daye by daye.

The Philistines and Arabians oppress him.

2 Chronicles 21:16 And so the Lorde stered vp agaynst Iehoram the sprete of the Philistines, & the Arabians þt were besyde the blacke mores. 2 Chronicles 21:17 And they came vp into Iuda, and wasted it, and caryed awaye all the substaunce þt was found in the kynges house, and hys sonnes, and his wyues: so that there was neuer a sonne lefte him saue Iehohahaz which was the yongest amonge hys sonnes.

His incurable disease, infamous death, and burial.

2 Chronicles 21:18 And after all these thynges, the Lorde smote him in his bowelles wt an incurable disease. 2 Chronicles 21:19 And it came to passe, þt in processe of tyme, euen after þe ende of two yeres, hys guttes fell out in his sycknes: and so he dyed of very euell diseases. And they made no burnynge for him lyke the burnyng of hys fathers. 2 Chronicles 21:20 When he beganne to raygne, he was .xxij. yeare olde, and raygned in Ierusalem .viij. yere, & lyued wretchedly: howbeit they buryed hym in the citye of Dauid: but not among þe sepulchres of the kynges.

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