20:31 Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah. He was thirty-five years old when he became king and he reigned for twenty-five years in Jerusalem.52 His mother was Azubah, the daughter of Shilhi. 20:32 He followed in his father Asa’s footsteps and was careful to do what the Lord approved.53 20:33 However, the high places were not eliminated; the people were still not devoted to the God of their ancestors.54
20:34 The rest of the events of Jehoshaphat’s reign, from start to finish, are recorded in the Annals of Jehu son of Hanani which are included in Scroll of the Kings of Israel.55
20:35 Later King Jehoshaphat of Judah made an alliance with King Ahaziah of Israel, who56 did evil. 20:36 They agreed57 to make large seagoing merchant ships;58 they built the ships in Ezion Geber. 20:37 Eliezer son of Dodavahu from Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, “Because59 you made an alliance with Ahaziah, the Lord will shatter what you have made.” The ships were wrecked and unable to go to sea.60
21:1 Jehoshaphat passed away1 and was buried with his ancestors2 in the City of David.3 His son Jehoram4 replaced him as king.
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