And after this *did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly: 36 And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Ezion-geber. 2 Chronicles 20:35-36
King Jehoshephat wanted to build some ships but he joined a wicked king to do that. The Bible does not tells us exactly why he did this but it might have been because he was trying to make money by sending ships out to bring gold, silver, and spices back to them. We don’t know the reason but we do know that he did wrong by joining with an evil king for the success of the enterprise. The Bible tells us that God broke their ships because King Jehoshephat joined with the evil king. God does not like it when we join up with sinners. He is not going to bless us if we are working with evil people.