1 And the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) made Achazyah his youngest son king in his stead, for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Achazyah the son of Yehoram king of Judah (Yehudah) reigned.
2 Forty and two years old was Achazyah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim). His mother’s name also was Atalyah the daughter of Omri.
3 He also walked in the ways of the house of Achav, for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.
4 Wherefore he did evil in the sight of יהוה like the house of Achav; for they were his counsellors after the death of his father to his destruction.
5 He walked also after their counsel, and went with Yehoram the son of Achav king of Yisrael to war against Hazael king of Syria (Aram) at Ramot-Gilad; and the Syrians (Arammim) smote Yoram.
6 And he returned to be healed in Yizreel because of the wounds which were given him at Ramah, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria (Aram). And Azaryah the son of Yehoram king of Judah (Yehudah) went down to see Yehoram the son of Achav at Yizreel, because he was sick.
7 And the destruction of Achazyah was of God (Elohim) by coming to Yoram; for when he was come, he went out with Yehoram against Yehu the son of Nimshi, whom יהוה had anointed to cut off the house of Achav.
8 And it came to pass, that, when Yehu was executing judgment upon the house of Achav, and found the princes of Judah (Yehudah), and the sons of the brethren of Achazyah, that ministered to Achazyah, he slew them.
9 And he sought Achazyah and they caught him, (for he was hid in Samaria (Shomeron)) and brought him to Yehu; and when they had slain him, they buried him; because, said they, “He is the grandson of Yehoshafat, who sought יהוה with all his heart.” So the house of Achazyah had no power to keep still the kingdom.
10 But when Atalyah the mother of Achazyah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal of the house of Judah (Yehudah).
11 But Yehoshavat, the daughter of the king, took Yoash the son of Achazyah, and stole him from among the king’s sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a bedchamber. So Yehoshavat, the daughter of king Yehoram, the wife of Yehoyada the priest (kohen), (for she was the sister of Achazyah,) hid him from Atalyah, so that she slew him not.
12 And he was with them hid in the house of God (Elohim) six years, and Atalyah reigned over the land.