Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

2 Chronicles 21

Jehoram, succeeding Jehoshaphat, slayeth his brethren.

2 Chronicles 21:1 And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers, in the city of David,—and Jehoram his son reigned in his steed. 2 Chronicles 21:2 Now, he, had brethren, sons of Jehoshaphat—Azariah and Jehiel and Zechariah and Azariah, and Michael and Shephatiah,—all these, were sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel, 2 Chronicles 21:3 and their father gave them large presents—of silver and of gold and of precious things, with cities of defence, in Judah,—but, the kingdom, gave he unto Jehoram, for, he, was the firstborn. 2 Chronicles 21:4 But, when Jehoram had arisen over the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren, with the sword,—moreover also some of the rulers of Israel.

His wicked reign.

2 Chronicles 21:5 Thirty-two years old, was Jehoram when he began to reign,—and, eight years, reigned he in Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 21:6 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab, for, the daughter of Ahab, had he, to wife,—so he wrought wickedness, in the eyes of Yahweh. 2 Chronicles 21:7 Howbeit Yahweh was not willing to destroy the house of David, because of the covenant which he had solemnised, unto David,—and as he had promised to give unto him a lamp, and unto his sons, all the days.

Edom and Libnah revolt.

2 Chronicles 21:8 In his days, revolted the Edomites, from under the hand of Judah,—and set over themselves a king. 2 Chronicles 21:9 So Jehoram passed over, with his captains, and all his chariot, with him,-and it came to pass that he rose up by night, and smote the Edomites that were round about unto him, and the chariot-captains. 2 Chronicles 21:10 So Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah—unto this day. Then, must Libnah needs revolt at the same time, from under his hand,—because he had forsaken Yahweh, the God of his fathers. 2 Chronicles 21:11 He too, made high places among the mountains of Judah,—and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to be unchaste, and seduced Judah.

The prophecy of Elijah against him in writing.

2 Chronicles 21:12 Then came there unto him, a writing, from Elijah the prophet, saying,—Thus, saith Yahweh, God of David thy father, Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways of Asa, king of Judah; 2 Chronicles 21:13 but hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast caused Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to be unchaste, after the unchastities of the house of Ahab,—moreover also, thine own brethren of the house of thy father who were better than thou, hast thou slain, 2 Chronicles 21:14 lo! Yahweh, is about to plague, with a great plague, thy people,-and thy children and thy wives, and all thy possessions; 2 Chronicles 21:15 also, thyself, with sore diseases, with disease of thy bowels,-until thy bowels shall fall out, by reason of the disease, in a year added to a year.

The Philistines and Arabians oppress him.

2 Chronicles 21:16 And Yahweh stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and the Arabians, who were under the direction of the Ethiopians; 2 Chronicles 21:17 and they came up against Judah, and forced their way into it, and carried off all the possessions that were found belonging to the house of the king, moreover also his sons and his wives,—so that there was left him never a son, save only Jehoahaz the youngest of his sons.

His incurable disease, infamous death, and burial.

2 Chronicles 21:18 And, after all this, Yahweh plagued him in his bowels with an incurable disease. 2 Chronicles 21:19 And it came to pass, in a year beyond a year, even when the end of the days of two years had passed, that his bowels fell out by reason of his disease, so that he died, of, malignant disease,—and his people made him no burning, like the burning of his fathers. 2 Chronicles 21:20 Thirty-two years old, was he when he began to reign, and, eight years, reigned he in Jerusalem,—and went his way—unregretted, and, though they buried him in the city of David, yet, not in the sepulchres of the kings.

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