2 Chronicles 22:1-12, NLT
2 Chronicles 22
Ahaziah Rules in Judah
1Then the people of Jerusalem made Ahaziah, Jehoram’s youngest son, their next king, since the marauding bands who came with the Arabs*22:1 Or marauding bands of Arabs. had killed all the older sons. So Ahaziah son of Jehoram reigned as king of Judah.
2Ahaziah was twenty-two*22:2 As in some Greek manuscripts and Syriac version (see also 2 Kgs 8:26); Hebrew reads forty-two. years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem one year. His mother was Athaliah, a granddaughter of King Omri.
5Following their evil advice, Ahaziah joined Joram,*22:5a Hebrew Jehoram, a variant spelling of Joram; also in 22:6, 7. the son of King Ahab of Israel, in his war against King Hazael of Aram at Ramoth-gilead. When the Arameans*22:5b As in two Hebrew manuscripts and Latin Vulgate (see also 2 Kgs 8:28); Masoretic Text reads the archers. wounded Joram in the battle,
7But God had decided that this visit would be Ahaziah’s downfall. While he was there, Ahaziah went out with Joram to meet Jehu grandson of Nimshi,*22:7 Hebrew descendant of Nimshi; compare 2 Kgs 9:2, 14. whom the Lord had appointed to destroy the dynasty of Ahab.
8While Jehu was executing judgment against the family of Ahab, he happened to meet some of Judah’s officials and Ahaziah’s relatives*22:8 As in Greek version (see also 2 Kgs 10:13); Hebrew reads and sons of the brothers of Ahaziah. who were traveling with Ahaziah. So Jehu killed them all.
Queen Athaliah Rules in Judah
10When Athaliah, the mother of King Ahaziah of Judah, learned that her son was dead, she began to destroy the rest of Judah’s royal family.