2 Chronicles 20:35
New International Version
Later, Jehoshaphat king of Judah made an alliance with Ahaziah king of Israel, whose ways were wicked.

New Living Translation
Some time later King Jehoshaphat of Judah made an alliance with King Ahaziah of Israel, who was very wicked.

English Standard Version
After this Jehoshaphat king of Judah joined with Ahaziah king of Israel, who acted wickedly.

Berean Study Bible
Later, Jehoshaphat king of Judah made an alliance with Ahaziah king of Israel, who acted wickedly.

King James Bible
And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:

New King James Version
After this Jehoshaphat king of Judah allied himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who acted very wickedly.

New American Standard Bible
After this Jehoshaphat king of Judah allied himself with Ahaziah king of Israel. He acted wickedly in so doing.

NASB 1995
After this Jehoshaphat king of Judah allied himself with Ahaziah king of Israel. He acted wickedly in so doing.

NASB 1977
And after this Jehoshaphat king of Judah allied himself with Ahaziah king of Israel. He acted wickedly in so doing.

Amplified Bible
After [all] this Jehoshaphat king of Judah made an alliance with Ahaziah king of Israel, and he acted wickedly in doing so.

Christian Standard Bible
After this, Judah’s King Jehoshaphat made an alliance with Israel’s King Ahaziah, who was guilty of wrongdoing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After this, Judah's King Jehoshaphat made an alliance with Israel's King Ahaziah, who was guilty of wrongdoing.

American Standard Version
And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel; the same did very wickedly:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And after these things Yehoshaphat King of Yehuda came to Ekhazyah, King of Israel. He was wicked who abounded to do more evil than all of the Kings of Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And afterwards Josaphat king of Juda entered into an alliance with Ochozias king of Israel, (now this was an unrighteous man,)

Contemporary English Version
While Jehoshaphat was king, he signed a peace treaty with Ahaziah the wicked king of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
After these things Josaphat king of Juda made friendship with Ochozias king of Israel, whose works were very wicked.

English Revised Version
And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel; the same did very wickedly:

Good News Translation
At one time King Jehoshaphat of Judah made an alliance with King Ahaziah of Israel, who did many wicked things.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After this, King Jehoshaphat of Judah allied himself with King Ahaziah of Israel, who led him to do evil.

International Standard Version
Sometime later, King Jehoshaphat of Judah entered into a military alliance with King Ahaziah of Israel, acting wickedly by doing so.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel; the same did very wickedly;

Literal Standard Version
And after this Jehoshaphat king of Judah has joined himself with Ahaziah king of Israel (he did wickedly in doing [this]),

NET Bible
Later King Jehoshaphat of Judah made an alliance with King Ahaziah of Israel, who did evil.

New Heart English Bible
After this Jehoshaphat king of Judah joined himself with Ahaziah king of Israel. The same did very wickedly:

World English Bible
After this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel; the same did very wickedly:

Young's Literal Translation
And after this hath Jehoshaphat king of Judah joined himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, (he did wickedly in so doing),

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jehoshaphat's Fleet is Wrecked
35Later, Jehoshaphat king of Judah made an alliance with Ahaziah king of Israel, who acted wickedly. 36They agreed to make ships to go to Tarshish, and these were built in Ezion-geber.…

Cross References
1 Kings 22:48
Jehoshaphat built ships of Tarshish to go to Ophir for gold, but they never set sail, because they were wrecked at Ezion-geber.

1 Kings 22:49
At that time Ahaziah son of Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, "Let my servants sail with your servants," but Jehoshaphat refused.


Treasury of Scripture

And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:

A.

1 Kings 22:48,49
Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber…

who did very

2 Kings 1:2-16
And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease…









(35) And after this.--The chronicler has omitted the notice that "Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel" (1Kings 22:44), and now he omits two other short verses of the parallel account, viz., 1Kings 22:46-47 : "And the remnant of the sodomites, which had remained in the days of his father Asa, he consumed out of the land. There was then no king in Edom: a deputy was king." The former omission is perfectly natural, as the Q?d?shim were not mentioned in Asa's reign (comp. 1Kings 15:12); and the latter is probably due to the fact that it was the religious aspect, and not the political antecedents, of Jehoshaphat s conduct that most interested the chronicler. Hence also the didactic tone of the following verses as compared with 1Kings 22:48-49. The expression, "after this," can only mean after the overthrow of the three nations (2Chronicles 20:1-30). As Ahaziah began to reign in the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat, and reigned two years (1Kings 22:51), the league between them was formed in the seventeenth or eighteenth year of the king of Judah.

Join himself ('ethchabbar).--An Aramaism (here only). This verse is peculiar to the chronicle.

Who did very wickedly.--He (viz., Ahaziah, the pronoun is emphatic) did very wickedly. The implied thought is: And, therefore, Jehoshaphat's alliance was wrong. (Comp. 2Chronicles 19:2.)

Verse 35. - And after this. The historical episode of these three verses (35-37) is evidently misplaced. As Ahaziah succeeded his father Ahab in Jehoshaphat's seventeenth year, we of course are at no loss to fix the time of Jehoshaphat's "joining himself with Ahaziah." He had "joined himself" with Ahab, and had smarted for it, and yet "after" that, he "joined himself" with his son Ahaziah. We do not doubt that the "who" of this verse refers to Ahaziah, not, as some think, to Jehoshaphat.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Later,
וְאַחֲרֵיכֵ֗ן (wə·’a·ḥă·rê·ḵên)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

Jehoshaphat
יְהוֹשָׁפָ֣ט (yə·hō·wō·šā·p̄āṭ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3092: Jehoshaphat -- 'the LORD has judged', the name of a number of Israelites

king
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of Judah
יְהוּדָ֔ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

made an alliance
אֶתְחַבַּר֙ (’eṯ·ḥab·bar)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2266: To unite, be joined, to tie a magic knot or spell, to charm

with
עִ֖ם (‘im)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

Ahaziah
אֲחַזְיָ֣ה (’ă·ḥaz·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 274: Ahaziah -- 'Yah has grasped', the name of several Israelites

king
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

who
ה֖וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

acted
לַעֲשֽׂוֹת׃ (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

wickedly.
הִרְשִׁ֥יעַ (hir·šî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7561: To be, wrong, to disturb, violate


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