1 Constituerunt autem habita tores Ierusalem Ochoziam fi lium eius minimum regem pro eo; omnes enim maiores natu interfecerat turba, quae irruerat cum Arabibus in castra. Regnavitque Ochozias filius Ioram regis Iudae.
2 Filius viginti duo annorum erat Ochozias, cum regnare coepisset, et uno anno regnavit in Ierusalem. Nomen matris eius Athalia filia Amri.
3 Sed et ipse ingressus est per vias domus Achab; mater enim eius impulit eum, ut impie ageret.
4 Fecit igitur malum in conspectu Domini sicut domus Achab; ipsi enim fuerunt ei consiliarii post mortem patris sui in interitum eius.
5 Ambulavitque in consiliis eorum et perrexit cum Ioram filio Achab rege Israel in bellum contra Hazael regem Syriae in Ramoth Galaad; vulneraveruntque Syri Ioram.
6 Qui reversus est, ut curaretur in Iezrahel a plagis, quas acceperat in supradicto certamine. Igitur Ochozias filius Ioram rex Iudae descendit, ut inviseret Ioram filium Achab in Iezrahel aegrotantem.
7 Voluntatis quippe fuit Dei adversum Ochoziam, ut veniret ad Ioram et, cum venisset, egrederetur cum eo adversum Iehu filium Namsi, quem unxit Dominus, ut deleret domum Achab.
8 Cum ergo iudicium faceret Iehu in domum Achab, invenit principes Iudae et filios fratrum Ochoziae, qui ministrabant ei, et interfecit illos.
9 Ipsumque perquisivit Ochoziam, et comprehenderunt eum latentem in Samaria; adductumque ad se Iehu occidit. Et sepelierunt eum, eo quod dicebant eum esse filium Iosaphat, qui quaesierat Dominum in toto corde suo. Nec erat aliquis de stirpe Ochoziae, qui posset regnare.
10 Athalia autem mater eius videns quod mortuus esset filius suus surrexit et interfecit omnem stirpem regiam domus Iudae.
11 Porro Iosabeth filia regis tulit Ioas filium Ochoziae et furata est eum de medio filiorum regis, cum interficerentur, absconditque cum nutrice sua in cubiculo lectulorum. Iosabeth autem, quae absconderat eum, erat filia regis Ioram, uxor Ioiadae pontificis, soror Ochoziae; et idcirco Athalia non interfecit eum.
12 Fuit ergo cum eis in domo Dei absconditus sex annis, quibus regnavit Athalia super terram.
King James Version
1 And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his stead: for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.
2 Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.
3 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.
4 Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab: for they were his counsellors after the death of his father to his destruction.
5 ¶ He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth-gilead: and the Syrians smote Joram.
6 And he returned to be healed in Jezreel because of the wounds which were given him at Ramah, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria. And Azariah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab at Jezreel, because he was sick.
7 And the destruction of Ahaziah was of God by coming to Joram: for when he was come, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom the LORD had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.
8 And it came to pass, that, when Jehu was executing judgment upon the house of Ahab, and found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, that ministered to Ahaziah, he slew them.
9 And he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid in Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: and when they had slain him, they buried him: Because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still the kingdom.
10 ¶ But when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal of the house of Judah.
11 But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest, (for she was the sister of Ahaziah,) hid him from Athaliah, so that she slew him not.
12 And he was with them hid in the house of God six years: and Athaliah reigned over the land.