2 Chronicles 21:1-20, NLT
2 Chronicles 21
Jehoram Rules in Judah
1When Jehoshaphat died, he was buried with his ancestors in the City of David. Then his son Jehoram became the next king.
2Jehoram’s brothers—the other sons of Jehoshaphat—were Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azariahu, Michael, and Shephatiah; all these were the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Judah.*21:2 Masoretic Text reads of Israel; also in 21:4. The author of Chronicles sees Judah as representative of the true Israel. (Some Hebrew manuscripts, Greek and Syriac versions, and Latin Vulgate read of Judah.)
5Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years.
8During Jehoram’s reign, the Edomites revolted against Judah and crowned their own king.
12Then Elijah the prophet wrote Jehoram this letter:
“This is what the Lord, the God of your ancestor David, says: You have not followed the good example of your father, Jehoshaphat, or your grandfather King Asa of Judah.
16Then the Lord stirred up the Philistines and the Arabs, who lived near the Ethiopians,*21:16 Hebrew the Cushites. to attack Jehoram.
18After all this, the Lord struck Jehoram with an incurable intestinal disease.
20Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. No one was sorry when he died. They buried him in the City of David, but not in the royal cemetery.