22:7 God brought about Ahaziah’s downfall through his visit to Joram. 1 When Ahaziah 2 arrived, he went out with Joram to meet Jehu son of Nimshi, whom the Lord had commissioned 3 to wipe out Ahab’s family. 4 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. 5 They brought him to Jehu and then executed him. They did give him a burial, for they reasoned, 6 “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. 7
1 tn Heb “From God was the downfall of Ahaziah by going to Joram.”
2 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Ahaziah) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “anointed.”
4 tn Heb “to cut off the house of Ahab.”
5 map For location see Map2-B1; Map4-D3; Map5-E2; Map6-A4; Map7-C1.
6 tn Heb “they said.”
7 tn Heb “and there was no one belonging to the house of Ahaziah to retain strength for kingship.”