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(1 Kings 22:50; 2 Kings 8:16-19)
21:1 Now Yehoshafat (יהושׁפט) slept with avotav, and was buried with avotav in the city of David. And Yehoram (יהורם) his son reigned in his stead.
21:2 And he had brethren the Banim Yehoshafat (יהושׁפט), Azaryah, and Yehiel, and Zekharyahu, and Azaryah, and Mikha'el (מיכאל), and Shephatyah: all these [were] the Benai Yehoshafat (יהושׁפט) melekh Yisra'el.
21:3 And their father gave them mattanot rabbot (great gifts) of kesef, and of zahav, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Yehudah: but the Mamlakhah (kingdom) gave he to Yehoram (יהורם); because he [was] the bekhor (firstborn).
21:4 Now when Yehoram (יהורם) was risen up to the Mamlakhah (kingdom) of his father, he strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren with the sword, and [divers] also of the sarim Yisra'el.
21:5 Yehoram (יהורם) [was] thirty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Yerushalayim.
21:6 And he walked in the way of the kings of Yisra'el, like as did Beit Ach'av: for he had the daughter of Ach'av to wife: and he wrought [that which was] evil in the eyes of YHWH (יהוה).
21:7 Howbeit YHWH (יהוה) would not destroy Beit David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his banim for ever.
21:8 In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion of Yehudah, and made themselves a king.
21:9 Then Yehoram (יהורם) went forth with his sarim, and all his chariots with him: and he rose up by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him in, and the captains of the chariots.
21:10 So the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Yehudah unto this day. The same time [also] did Livnah revolt from under his hand; because he had forsaken YHWH (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) of avotav.
21:11 Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Yehudah, and caused the inhabitants of Yerushalayim to commit fornication, and compelled Yehudah [thereto].
21:12 And there came a writing to him from Eliyahu ha Navi, saying:
Thus saith YHWH (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) of David Avicha: Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Yehoshafat (יהושׁפט) Avicha, nor in the ways of Asa melekh Yehudah,
21:13 But hast walked in the way of the kings of Yisra'el, and hast made Yehudah and the inhabitants of Yerushalayim to go a whoring, like to the whoredoms of Beit Ach'av, and also hast slain thy brethren of Avicha's house, [which were] better than thyself:
21:14 Hinnei, with a maggefah gedolah (great plague) will YHWH (יהוה) smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods:
21:15 And thou [shalt have] kholayim (sickness) rabim (great) be makha (disease) by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.
21:16 Moreover YHWH (יהוה) stirred up against Yehoram (יהורם) the spirit of the Pelishtim, and of the Aravim (Arabians), that [were] near the Kushim:
21:17 And they came up into Yehudah, and brake into it, and carried away all the substance that was found in the king's house, and his banim also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left him, save Yehoakhaz (יהואחז), the youngest of his banim.
21:18 And after all this YHWH (יהוה) smote him in his bowels with an incurable disease.
21:19 And it came to pass, that in process of time, after the end of two years, his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness: so he died of sore diseases. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning of avotav.
21:20 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Yerushalayim eight years, and departed without being desired. Howbeit they buried him in the city of David, but not in the kivrot (burial cave) ha melakhim.
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