2 Chronicles 21
Jehoram, succeeding Jehoshaphat, slayeth his brethren.
2 Chronicles 21:1 Iehosaphat layd him to reste wt hys fathers, and was buryed with his fathers in the cytie of Dauid, and Iehoram his sonne raygned in hys roume: 2 Chronicles 21:2 whiche Iehoram had other brethren, sonnes of Iehosaphat, Asariah, Iehiel, Zachariah, Asariah, Michael and Zephatiah. All these were the sonnes of Iehosaphat kynge of Iuda. 2 Chronicles 21:3 And their father gaue them many great gyftes in syluer, goulde & other preciouse thinges with stronge cytyes in Iuda: but the kingedom he gaue to Iehoram, because he was the eldest. 2 Chronicles 21:4 And when Iehoram was vpon the kingdom of his father & setelde, he slue al his other brethren with the swerde, & dyuerse of the lordes of Israel therto.
His wicked reign.
2 Chronicles 21:5 Iehoram was .xxxij. yeare olde when he beganne to raygne, & he raigned .viij. yeare in Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 21:6 And he walked in þe waies of the kinges of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab (for a doughter of Ahab was his wife) & he wrought euil in the eyes of the Lord. 2 Chronicles 21:7 How be it, the Lord would not destroy the house of Dauid, because of the couenaunt þt he had made wt Dauid, & as he promised to geue a light to hym & to hys sonnes for euer.
Edom and Libnah revolt.
2 Chronicles 21:8 In hys dayes the Edomites departed from vnder the hand of Iuda & made them a king. 2 Chronicles 21:9 And Iehoram went forth with his Lordes & all his charettes with him, & rose by nyghte & layd on the Edomites. Which compased him in, & the captaynes of his charettes. 2 Chronicles 21:10 And so Edom departed from vnder the hande of Iuda vnto thys day. That same time also dyd Cobnah departe from vnder his power, because he lefte the Lord God of his fathers. 2 Chronicles 21:11 Moreouer he made hilaulters in þe mountaynes of Iuda & caused the enhabiters of Ierusalem to commit adultery, & he thrust Iuda out of the waye.
The prophecy of Elijah against him in writing.
2 Chronicles 21:12 And there came a writting to him from Eliah the prophet of this tenoure. Thus saith the Lord God of Dauid thy father: because thou walkedest not in þe wayes of Iehosaphat thy father, and in the waies of Asa king of Iuda, 2 Chronicles 21:13 but walkest in the waies of the kinges of Israel, & hast made Iuda & þe dwellers of Ierusalem go a whoringe, like to the whoring of the house of Ahab, & had therto slaine thy brethren þt were thy fathers house, which were better then thou. 2 Chronicles 21:14 Therfore behold the lord wil smyte the wyth a mightye plage in thy folke, in thy chyldren, in thy wiues and in thy goodes. 2 Chronicles 21:15 And thou shalt haue muche dysease thorowe infirmitye in thy bowelles, vntil thy bowelles fal out by reason of thy sycknesse, daye by daye.
The Philistines and Arabians oppress him.
2 Chronicles 21:16 And the Lorde stered vp agaynst Iehoram the spyryt of the Philistines & the Arabians the border on the blacke Mores. 2 Chronicles 21:17 Which came against Iuda & al to tare the lande, & caryed away al the substaunce that was found in þe kinges house, & therto his sonnes & his wiues: so þt there was neuer a sonne lefte him saue Iehoa has hys youngest sonne.
His incurable disease, infamous death, and burial.
2 Chronicles 21:18 And after all that, þe Lorde smote him in hys bowelles with an incurable disease. 2 Chronicles 21:19 And in processe of tyme, euen about the ende of two yeare hys guttes fell out by reason of his sycknesse, & so he dyed of euil diseases. But they made him no bonefire lyke the bonefires of his fathers. 2 Chronicles 21:20 When he beganne to raygne, he was .xxxii. yeare old, & raigned in Ierusalem .viij. yeare. And he walked not pleasauntly, & they buryed him in þe cyty of Dauid, but not in þe sepulchre of þe kinges.