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11 Jehoram even built local shrines[a] in the hills of Judah and let the people sin against the Lord by worshiping foreign gods.

12 One day, Jehoram received a letter from Elijah the prophet that said:

I have a message for you from the Lord God your ancestor David worshiped. He knows that you have not followed the example of Jehoshaphat your father or Asa your grandfather. 13 Instead you have acted like those sinful kings of Israel and have encouraged the people of Judah to stop worshiping the Lord, just as Ahab and his descendants did. You even murdered your own brothers, who were better men than you.

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  1. 21.11 local shrines: See the note at 11.15.