II Chronicles 21:20
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20  He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Yerushalayim eight years. He departed unpraised, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.

ben sh’-lo-SHEEM ush-TA-yim ha-YAH v’-mol-KHO ush-mo-NEH sha-NEEM ma-LAKH bee-ru-sha-LA-im va-YAY-lekh b’-LO khem-DAH va-yik-b’-RU-hu b’-EER da-VEED v’-LO b’-kiv-ROT ha-m’-la-KHEEM

כ  בֶּן־שְׁלֹשִׁים וּשְׁתַּיִם הָיָה בְמָלְכוֹ וּשְׁמוֹנֶה שָׁנִים מָלַךְ בִּירוּשָׁלָ ִם וַיֵּלֶךְ בְּלֹא חֶמְדָּה וַיִּקְבְּרֻהוּ בְּעִיר דָּוִיד וְלֹא בְּקִבְרוֹת הַמְּלָכִים׃

21:20   But not in the tombs of the kings

Yehoram does not behave as his forefathers before him did. By marrying into the House of Achav, and bringing idol worship into the kingdom, he betrays God. As such, he is punished heavily for his sins, and though he is not stripped of his kingdom, it loses its prominence and power. Upon his death, the people bury him apart from his ancestors. They realize that though he is of the Davidic line, because of his actions he is not a true Davidic king. Yehoram teaches us that the Davidic line is not merely an inheritance; it demands a certain code of behavior. So too with all birthrights. The way a person behaves means more than who his ancestors were.

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II Chronicles 21:20

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