He had brothers, sons of Jehoshaphat: Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azariah, Michael, and Shephatiah; all these were the sons of King Jehoshaphat of Judah.[a] Their father had given them many gifts of silver, gold, and valuable things, along with fortified cities(A) in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram because he was the firstborn. When Jehoram had established himself over his father’s kingdom, he strengthened his position by killing with the sword all his brothers as well as some of the princes of Israel.

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Footnotes

  1. 21:2 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Vg, Arabic; other Hb mss read Israel

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