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.
Joram 1 his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,
The rest of the events of Ahaziah’s reign, including his accomplishments, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel. 1
Ahaziah had become king over Judah in the eleventh year of Joram son of Ahab.
Jehu encountered 1 the relatives 2 of King Ahaziah of Judah. He asked, “Who are you?” They replied, “We are Ahaziah’s relatives. We have come down to see how 3 the king’s sons and the queen mother’s sons are doing.”
Ahab passed away. 1 His son Ahaziah replaced him as king.
Later King Jehoshaphat of Judah made an alliance with King Ahaziah of Israel, who 1 did evil.
The residents of Jerusalem 1 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. 2 So Ahaziah son of Jehoram became king of Judah.
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
So Jehosheba, the daughter of King Joram and sister of Ahaziah, took Ahaziah’s son Joash and sneaked 1 him away from the rest of the royal descendants who were to be executed. She hid him and his nurse in the room where the bed covers were stored. 2 So he was hidden from Athaliah and escaped execution. 3
He looked for Ahaziah, who was captured while hiding in Samaria. 1 They brought him to Jehu and then executed him. They did give him a burial, for they reasoned, 2 “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. 3
Joram passed away 1 and was buried with his ancestors in the city of David. His son Ahaziah replaced him as king.
When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she was determined to destroy the entire royal line. 1
Then Ahaziah son of Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, “Let my sailors join yours in the fleet,” 1 but Jehoshaphat refused.
In the seventeenth year of King Jehoshaphat’s reign over Judah, Ahab’s son Ahaziah became king over Israel in Samaria. 1 He ruled for two years over Israel.
In the twelfth year of the reign of Israel’s King Joram, son of Ahab, Jehoram’s son Ahaziah became king over Judah.
So Jehoshabeath, 1 the daughter of King Jehoram, 2 took Ahaziah’s son Joash and sneaked him away 3 from the rest of the royal descendants who were to be executed. She hid him and his nurse in the room where the bed covers were stored. So Jehoshabeath the daughter of King Jehoram, wife of Jehoiada the priest and sister of Ahaziah, hid him from Athaliah so she could not execute him.