And therecame a writing to him fromElijah the prophet, saying, Thussaith the LORD God of David thy father, Becausethouhast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah,
But hastwalked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hastmadeJudah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring, like to the whoredoms of the house of Ahab, and alsohastslain thy brethren of thy father’shouse, whichwerebetterthanthyself:
And theycame up intoJudah, and brakeinto it, and carriedaway all the substancethat was found in the king’shouse, and his sonsalso, and his wives; so thatthere was never a son left him, saveJehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
And it came to pass, that in process of time, after the end of two years, his bowelsfell out by reason of his sickness: so he died of sorediseases. And his peoplemade no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers.
Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalemeightyears, and departedwithoutbeingdesired. Howbeittheyburied him in the city of David, but not in the sepulchres of the kings.