The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
CH2 21:4 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.
CH2 21:5 Jehoram was thirty and two years old when he began to reign,
and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
CH2 21:6 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did
the house of Ahab: for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife: and he
wrought that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD.
CH2 21:7 Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because
of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give
a light to him and to his sons for ever.
King James Bible