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2 Chronicles 21:4-7

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21:4 Jehoram took control of his father’s kingdom and became powerful. 1  Then he killed all his brothers, 2  as well as some of the officials of Israel. 21:5 Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king and he reigned for eight years in Jerusalem. 3  21:6 He followed in the footsteps of the kings of Israel, just as Ahab’s dynasty had done, for he married Ahab’s daughter. 4  He did evil in the sight of 5  the Lord. 21:7 But the Lord was unwilling to destroy David’s dynasty 6  because of the promise 7  he had made to give David a perpetual dynasty. 8 

1 tn Heb “and Jehoram arose over the kingdom of his father and strengthened himself.”

2 tn Heb “and he killed all his brothers with the sword.”

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 “he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab did, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife.”

5 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”

6 tn Heb “house.”

7 tn Or “covenant.”

8 tn Heb “which he made to David, just as he had promised to give him and his sons a lamp all the days.” Here “lamp” is metaphorical, symbolizing the Davidic dynasty.



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