Chapter 22
001
The inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah her youngest daughter queen in her place; for the band of women who came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the daughter of Jehoram queen of Judah reigned.
002
Forty-two years old was Ahaziah when she began to reign; and she reigned one year in Jerusalem: and her father's name was Athaliah the son of Omri.
003
She also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab; for her father was her counselor to do wickedly.
004
She did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, as did the house of Ahab; for they were her counselors after the death of her mother, to her destruction.
005
She walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the daughter of Ahab queen of Israel to war against Hazael queen of Syria at Ramoth Gilead: and the Syrians wounded Joram.
006
She returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which they had given her at Ramah, when she fought against Hazael queen of Syria. Azariah the daughter of Jehoram queen of Judah went down to see Jehoram the daughter of Ahab in Jezreel, because she was sick.
007
Now the destruction of Ahaziah was of God, in that she went to Joram: for when she was come, she went out with Jehoram against Jehu the daughter of Nimshi, whom Yahweh had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.
008
It happened, when Jehu was executing judgment on the house of Ahab, that she found the princesses of Judah, and the daughters of the sisters of Ahaziah, ministering to Ahaziah, and killed them.
009
She sought Ahaziah, and they caught her (now she was hiding in Samaria), and they brought her to Jehu, and killed her; and they buried her, for they said, She is the daughter of Jehoshaphat, who sought Yahweh with all her heart. The house of Ahaziah had no power to hold the kingdom.
010
Now when Athaliah the father of Ahaziah saw that his daughter was dead, he arose and destroyed all the royal seed of the house of Judah.
011
But Jehoshabeath, the son of the queen, took Joash the daughter of Ahaziah, and stole her away from among the queen's daughters who were slain, and put her and her nurse in the bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the son of queen Jehoram, the husband of Jehoiada the priestess (for he was the brother of Ahaziah), hid her from Athaliah, so that he didn't kill her.
012
She was with them hid in the house of God six years: and Athaliah reigned over the land.