1 Dormivit autem Iosaphat cum patribus suis et sepultus est cum eis in civitate David; regnavitque Ioram filius eius pro eo.
2 Qui habuit fratres filios Iosaphat Azariam et Iahiel et Zachariam et Azariam et Michael et Saphatiam: omnes hi filii Iosaphat regis Israel.
3 Deditque eis pater suus multa munera argenti et auri et res pretiosas cum civitatibus munitissimis in Iuda; regnum autem tradidit Ioram, eo quod esset primogenitus.
4 Surrexit ergo Ioram super regnum patris sui; cumque se confirmasset, occidit omnes fratres suos gladio et quosdam de principibus Israel.
5 Triginta duorum annorum erat Ioram, cum regnare coepisset, et octo annis regnavit in Ierusalem.
6 Ambulavitque in viis regum Israel, sicut egerat domus Achab; filia quippe Achab erat uxor eius. Et fecit malum in conspectu Domini.
7 Noluit autem Dominus disperdere domum David propter pactum, quod inierat cum eo, et quia promiserat, ut daret ei lucernam et filiis eius omni tempore.
8 In diebus illis rebellavit Edom, ne esset subditus Iudae, et constituit sibi regem.
9 Cumque transisset Ioram cum principibus suis et cunctis curribus, qui erant secum, surrexit nocte et percussit Edom, qui eum circumdederat, et omnes duces curruum eius.
10 Attamen rebellavit Edom, ne esset sub dicione Iudae, usque ad hanc diem. Eo tempore et Lobna recessit, ne esset sub manu illius; dereliquerat enim Dominum, Deum patrum suorum.
11 Insuper et excelsa fabricatus est in montibus Iudae et fornicari fecit habitatores Ierusalem et praevaricari Iudam.
12 Allatae sunt autem ei litterae ab Elia propheta, in quibus scriptum erat: "Haec dicit Dominus, Deus David patris tui: Quoniam non ambulasti in viis Iosaphat patris tui et in viis Asa regis Iudae,
13 sed incessisti per iter regum Israel et fornicari fecisti Iudam et habitatores Ierusalem imitatus fornicationem domus Achab, insuper et fratres tuos domum patris tui meliores te occidisti:
14 ecce Dominus percutiet plaga magna populum tuum, filios et uxores tuas universamque substantiam tuam;
15 tu autem aegrotabis pessimo languore uteri tui, donec egrediantur vitalia tua paulatim per singulos dies".
16 Suscitavit ergo Dominus contra Ioram spiritum Philisthinorum et Arabum, qui confines sunt Aethiopibus,
17 et ascenderunt in terram Iudae et irruperunt in eam diripueruntque cunctam substantiam, quae inventa est in domo regis, insuper et filios eius et uxores, nec remansit ei filius nisi Ioachaz, qui minimus natu erat.
18 Et post haec omnia percussit eum Dominus alvi languore insanabili.
19 Cumque diei succederet dies, et temporum spatia volverentur, duorum annorum expletus est circulus; et sic longa consumptus tabe, ita ut egereret etiam viscera sua, languore pariter et vita caruit. Mortuusque est in infirmitate pessima, et non fecit ei populus eius secundum morem combustionis exsequias, sicut fecerat maioribus eius.
20 Triginta duorum annorum fuit, cum regnare coepisset, et octo annis regnavit in Ierusalem. Obiitque nullo relicto desiderio sui; et sepelierunt eum in civitate David, verumtamen non in sepulcro regum.
King James Version
1 Now Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.
2 And he had brethren the sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah: all these were the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.
3 And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram; because he was the firstborn.
4 Now when Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren with the sword, and divers also of the princes of Israel.
5 ¶ Jehoram was thirty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
6 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab: for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife: and he wrought that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD.
7 Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.
8 ¶ In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion of Judah, and made themselves a king.
9 Then Jehoram went forth with his princes, and all his chariots with him: and he rose up by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him in, and the captains of the chariots.
10 So the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. The same time also did Libnah revolt from under his hand; because he had forsaken the LORD God of his fathers.
11 Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and compelled Judah thereto.
12 ¶ And there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of David thy father, Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah,
13 But hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring, like to the whoredoms of the house of Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren of thy father's house, which were better than thyself:
14 Behold, with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods:
15 And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.
16 ¶ Moreover the LORD stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians, that were near the Ethiopians:
17 And they came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried away all the substance that was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
18 ¶ And after all this the LORD smote him in his bowels with an incurable disease.
19 And it came to pass, that in process of time, after the end of two years, his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness: so he died of sore diseases. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers.
20 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and departed without being desired. Howbeit they buried him in the city of David, but not in the sepulchres of the kings.