07 March 2010

God made Jehoram's bowels fall out

Jehoram (of Judah) was not a very nice guy. When he became king he killed all of his brothers along with some Israelite princes.
Now when Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren with the sword, and divers also of the princes of Israel. 2 Chronicles 21.4
And then he did something that really pissed off God: he made all the people commit fornication.
Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication. 21.11
When the news got to Elijah, he sent Jehoram a letter telling him he was in big trouble with God. God will smite his children, wives, and all the people of Judah with a great plague.
Behold, with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives. 21.14
And he will smite Jehoram with a disease of his bowels until his bowels fall out.
And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out. 21.15
God first "stirred up" some people to carry away his sons and wives.
The LORD stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians, that were near the Ethiopians: And they came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried away his sons also, and his wives ... save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons. 21.16-17
And then God smote Jehoram in his bowels with an incurable disease.
After all this the LORD smote him in his bowels with an incurable disease. 21.18
For two years Jehoram suffered from the disease, until his bowels finally fell out.
After the end of two years, his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness: so he died of sore diseases. 21.19
God's next killing: Jehoram's sons


twillight said...

Interresting thing that kiling a whole bunch of people, your own family even, isn't worth mentioning at the Highest Court, but telling one meaningless word insted of another (altering names of otherwise same beings) worth death penalty on you, and even on your entire family (who comited nothing at all).

busterggi said...

Considering how Yahweh persecutes the Israelites just as much as he does their enemies there doesn't seem to be any advantage in being Yahweh's chosen people.

twillight said...


There is always the promise that if you're Yahwe's people, one time you'll rule the others as slavemaster. (Or in the NC that after your death you can remain slave of Yahwe instead just perishing.)

skanksta said...

I just love Yahweh - he's so funny !

Matthew Blanchette said...

Yeah; so funny, you'll die laughing... :-|