¶ And the inhabiters of Ierusalem made Ohoziah his youngest son king in his stead. For the men of war that came with the Arabians in the host, had slain all his elder sons. And so Ohoziah the son of Iehoram king of Iuda, was made king. Two and forty years old was he when he began to reign, and reigned one year in Ierusalem. His mother's name was Athaliah the daughter of Amri. And he walked also in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counsellor for to do evil. Wherefore he did that displeased the LORD like to the house of Ahab, for they were his counsellors after the death of his father, to his destruction. And he also walked after their counsel. And Iehoram son of Ahab king of Israel went to fight with Hazael king of Siria at Ramoth in Gilead: and they of Ramoth wounded him. Wherefore he returned to be healed in Iezreel of the wounds which were given him at Ramoth, when he fought with Hazael king of Siria. And Ohoziah the son of Ieroam king of Iuda went down to see Iehoram the son of Ahab at Iezreel, because he was diseased. For it was thrust into Ohoziah of God to go to Iehoram, and that when he was come, he should go out with Iehoram against Iehu the son of Namsi whom the LORD had anointed to destroy the house of Ahab. And as Iehu was executing justice upon the house of Ahab. He found the lords of Iuda and the sons of the brethren of Ohoziah that waited on Ohoziah, and he slew them. And he sought Ohoziah, and they caught him where he was hid in Samaria, and brought him to Iehu. And when they had slain him they buried him: because (said they) he was the son of Iehosaphat which sought the LORD with all his heart. And there was none of the house of Ohoziah that could obtain to be king.
¶ For Athaliah the mother of Ohoziah, when she saw her son was dead, arose and spake with all the seed of the kingdom of the house of Iuda. But Iehosabeath the daughter of the king took Iehoas the son of Ohoziah and stole him from among the king's sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a sleeping chamber. And so Iehosabeath the daughter of king Iehoram and wife of Iehoiada the priest (because she was the sister of Ohoziah) hid him from Athaliah that she slew him not. And he was with them hid in the house of God six years. And Athaliah reigned over the land.