Then Eliezer son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, "Because you have allied yourself with Ahaziah, the LORD has destroyed your works." So the ships were wrecked and were unable to sail to Tarshish.
Cross References1 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.
2 Chronicles 9:21
For the king had the ships of Tarshish that went with Hiram' s servants, and once every three years the ships of Tarshish would arrive bearing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.
2 Chronicles 20:36
They agreed to make ships to go to Tarshish, and these were built in Ezion-geber.
2 Chronicles 21:1
Then Jehoshaphat rested with his fathers and was buried with them in the City of David. And his son Jehoram became king in his place.
Chapter Outline1. Jehoshaphat, invaded by Moab, proclaims a fast
5. His prayer
14. The prophecy of Jahaziel
20. Jehoshaphat exhorts the people, and sets singers to praise the Lord
22. The great overthrow of his enemies
26. The people, having blessed God at Berachah, return in triumph
31. Jehoshaphat's reign
35. His convoy of ships, according to the prophecy of Eliezer, unhappily perishes.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Chronicles 19:2
Joshua 7:11, 12
2 Chronicles 16:9
And the ships
1 Kings 22:48
2 Chronicles 9:21
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