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Ahaziah Takes the Throne of Judah

8:25 In the twelfth year of the reign of Israel’s King Joram, son of Ahab, Jehoram’s son Ahaziah became king over Judah. 8:26 Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king and he reigned for one year in Jerusalem.41 His mother was Athaliah, the granddaughter42 of King Omri of Israel. 8:27 He followed in the footsteps of Ahab’s dynasty and did evil in the sight of43 the Lord, like Ahab’s dynasty, for he was related to Ahab’s family.44

8:28 He joined Ahab’s son Joram in a battle against King Hazael of Syria at Ramoth Gilead in which the Syrians defeated Joram. 8:29 King Joram returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds he received from the Syrians45 in Ramah when he fought against King Hazael of Syria. King Ahaziah son of Jehoram of Judah went down to visit46 Joram son of Ahab in Jezreel, for he was ill.


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