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2 Chronicles 21:17

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21:17 They attacked Judah and swept through it. 1  They carried off everything they found in the royal palace, 2  including his sons and wives. None of his sons was left, except for his youngest, Ahaziah.

2 Chronicles 22:1

Context
Ahaziah’s Reign

22:1 The residents of Jerusalem 3  made his youngest son Ahaziah king in his place, for the raiding party that invaded the city with the Arabs had killed all the older sons. 4  So Ahaziah son of Jehoram became king of Judah.

2 Chronicles 22:6

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22:6 Joram 5  returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds he received from the Syrians 6  in Ramah when he fought against King Hazael of Syria. Ahaziah 7  son of King Jehoram of Judah went down to visit Joram son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he had been wounded. 8 

2 Chronicles 22:8-9

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22:8 While Jehu was dishing out punishment to Ahab’s family, he discovered the officials of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah’s relatives who were serving Ahaziah and killed them. 22:9 He looked for Ahaziah, who was captured while hiding in Samaria. 9  They brought him to Jehu and then executed him. They did give him a burial, for they reasoned, 10  “He is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the Lord with his whole heart.” There was no one in Ahaziah’s family strong enough to rule in his place. 11 

1 tn Heb “broke it up.”

2 tn Heb “all the property which was found in the house of the king.”

3 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

4 tn Heb “for all the older [ones] the raiding party that came with the Arabs to the camp had killed.”

5 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Joram) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

6 tn Heb “which the Syrians inflicted [on] him.”

7 tc Most Hebrew mss read “Azariah.” A few Hebrew mss, the LXX, Vulgate, and Syriac read “Ahaziah” (cf. 2 Kgs 8:29).

8 tn Heb “because he was sick,” presumably referring to the wounds he received in the battle with the Syrians.

9 map For location see Map2 B1; Map4 D3; Map5 E2; Map6 A4; Map7 C1.

10 tn Heb “they said.”

11 tn Heb “and there was no one belonging to the house of Ahaziah to retain strength for kingship.”



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