Matthew Bible

2 Chronicles 22

Ahaziah succeeding reigneth wickedly.

2 Chronicles 22:1 And the enhabiters of Ierusalem made Ohoziah hys youngest sonne kynge in hys steade. For the men of warre that came with the Arabians in the hoste, had slayne all hys elder sonnes. And so Ohoziah þe sonne of Iehoram kynge of Iuda was made kynge. 2 Chronicles 22:2 Two & fourtie yeare olde was he when he beganne to raygne, & raygned one year in Ierusalem. His mothers name was Athaliah the doughter of Amri. 2 Chronicles 22:3 And he walked also in þe wayes of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counseler for to do euill. 2 Chronicles 22:4 Wherfore he did þt displeased the lorde like þe house of Ahab for they were his counselers after the death of his father, to his destruccion. And he also walked after their counsel.

In his confederacy with Joram the son of Ahab, he is slain by Jehu.

2 Chronicles 22:5 And Iehoram sonne of Ahab kynge of Israel went to fyght wt Hazael kynge of Siria at Ramoth in Galaad: & they of Ramoth wounded him. 2 Chronicles 22:6 Wherfore he returned to be healed in Iezrahel of the woundes whiche were geuen him at Ramoth, when he sought wt Hazael king of Siria. And Ohoziah þe sonne of Iehoram king of Iuda went doune to se Iehoram þe sonne of Ahab at Iezrahel, because he was diseased. 2 Chronicles 22:7 For it was thrust into Ohoziah of God to go to Iehoram, & þt when he was come, he should go out wt Iehoram against Iehu the sonne of Namsi, whome the Lorde had annoynted to destroy the house of Ahab. 2 Chronicles 22:8 And as Iehu was executinge iustice vpon the house of Ahab. He founde the Lordes of Iuda, and the sonnes of the brethren of Ohoziah that wayted on Ohoziah, and he slue them. 2 Chronicles 22:9 And he sought Ohoziah, & they caught him where he was hid in Samaria, & brought him to Iehu. And when they had slayne him, they buryed him: because (sayde thy) he was the sonne of Iehosaphat, whyche sought the Lorde with all hys hert. And there was none of the house of Ohoziah, that coulde obtayne to be kyng.

Athaliah, destroying all the seed royal, save Joash, whom Jehoshabeath his aunt hid, usurped the kingdom.

2 Chronicles 22:10 For Athaliah the mother of Ohoziah, when she saw her sonne was deade, arose & spake wt al the seade of the kingedom of the house of Iuda. 2 Chronicles 22:11 But Iehosabeath þe doughter of the king toke. Iehoas the sonne of Ohoziah & stale him from among the kinges sonnes þt were slayn, & put him & his nource in a sleping chambre. And so Iehosabeath þe doughter of kinge Iehoram & wyfe of Iehoiada the pryeste (because she was þe sister of Ohoziah) hid him from Athaliah þt he slue him not. 2 Chronicles 22:12 And he was wyth them hid in the house of God syxe yeare. And Athaliah raygned ouer the lande.

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