And there came a writing to him from Elijah the
prophet, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of David thy father, Because thou hast
not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways of Asa king
walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring, like to the whoredoms of the house of
Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren of thy father's house, which were better
came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried away all the substance that
was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that there
was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
And it came to pass, that in process of time, after the
end of two years, his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness: so he died of
sore diseases. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his
two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight
years, and departed without being desired. Howbeit they buried him in the city
of David, but not in the sepulchres of the kings.