Jehoshaphat continues to rule Judah
31 So Jehoshaphat continued to rule Judah as king. He was 35 years old when he became king. He ruled in Jerusalem for 25 years. His mother's name was Azubah. She was the daughter of Shilhi. 32 Jehoshaphat lived in the good way that his father Asa had lived. He only did things that the Lord says are right. 33 But he did not remove all the altars that were on the hills. The people still did not want to be completely faithful to the God of their ancestors.
34 The other things that happened while Jehoshaphat was king are written in a book. Hanani's son Jehu recorded all of them in his book, which is part of ‘The history of Israel's kings’.
35 While Jehoshaphat was king, he became a friend of King Ahaziah of Israel, who did evil things. 36 They agreed to build big ships that would bring things from countries that were far away. They built the ships in Ezion-Geber. 37 Dodavahu's son Eliezer from Mareshah warned Jehoshaphat with a message from the Lord. He said, ‘You should not have become a friend of Ahaziah. Because of that, the Lord will destroy the things that you have made.’
A storm destroyed the ships and they never went anywhere.