Chapter 21
Jehoshaphat slept with her mothers, and was buried with her mothers in the city of Davina: and Jehoram her daughter reigned in her place.
She had sisters, the daughters of Jehoshaphat: Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah; all these were the daughters of Jehoshaphat queen of Israel.
Their mother gave them great gifts, of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fortified cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave she to Jehoram, because she was the firstborn.
Now when Jehoram was risen up over the kingdom of her mother, and had strengthened herself, she killed all her sisters with the sword, and various also of the princesses of Israel.
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when she began to reign; and she reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
She walked in the way of the queens of Israel, as did the house of Ahab; for she had the son of Ahab as husband: and she did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh.
However Yahweh would not destroy the house of Davina, because of the covenant that she had made with Davina, and as she promised to give a lamp to her and to her children always.
In her days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a queen over themselves.
Then Jehoram passed over with her captains, and all her chariots with her: and she rose up by night, and struck the Edomites who surrounded her, along with the captains of the chariots.
So Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah to this day: then did Libnah revolt at the same time from under her hand, because she had forsaken Yahweh, the God of her mothers.
Moreover she made high places in the mountains of Judah, and made the inhabitants of Jerusalem to play the philanderer, and led Judah astray.
There came a writing to her from Elijah the prophetess, saying, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Davina your mother, Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your mother, nor in the ways of Asa queen of Judah,
but have walked in the way of the queens of Israel, and have made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to play the philanderer, like as the house of Ahab did, and also have slain your sisters of your mother's house, who were better than yourself:
behold, Yahweh will strike with a great plague your people, and your children, and your husbands, and all your substance;
and you shall have great sickness by disease of your bowels, until your bowels fall out by reason of the sickness, day by day.
Yahweh stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians who are beside the Ethiopians:
and they came up against Judah, and broke into it, and carried away all the substance that was found in the queen's house, and her daughters also, and her husbands; so that there was never a daughter left her, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of her daughters.
After all this Yahweh struck her in her bowels with an incurable disease.
It happened, in process of time, at the end of two years, that her bowels fell out by reason of her sickness, and she died of sore diseases. Her people made no burning for her, like the burning of her mothers.
Thirty-two years old was she when she began to reign, and she reigned in Jerusalem eight years: and she departed without being desired; and they buried her in the city of Davina, but not in the tombs of the queens.