2 Kings 13

CHAPTER 13

Jehoahaz Reigns in Israel

In [4year 1the twentieth 2and 3third] of Joash son of Ahaziah king of Judah, [4reigned 1Jehoahaz 2son 3of Jehu] over Israel in Samaria seventeen years. And he did the wicked thing in the eyes of the  lord, and went after the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, who led Israel into sin. He did not abstain from them. And [2was provoked in anger 3to rage 1the  lord] against Israel. And he gave them into the hand of Hazael king of Syria, and in the hand of the son of Hadad, son of Hazael all the days. And Jehoahaz beseeched the face of the  lord, and [2heeded 3him 1the  lord]. For he beheld the affliction of Israel, because [3afflicted 4them 1the king 2of Syria]. And the  lord gave deliverance to Israel, and Israel came forth from beneath the hand of Syria. And [4sat 1the 2sons 3of Israel] in their tents as yesterday and the third day before. Only they did not abstain from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who led Israel into sin; [2by 3them 1they went]. And indeed the sacred grove was established in Samaria. For there was not left behind to Jehoahaz a people, but only fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen, for [3destroyed 4them 1the king 2of Syria], and he appointed them as dust for trampling. And the rest of the words of Jehoahaz, and all as much as he did, and his dominations, behold are not these written upon the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Israel? And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers, and they entombed him in Samaria. And [3reigned 1Joash 2his son] instead of him.

Joash Reigns in Israel

10 In the thirtieth and seventh year of Joash king of Judah, [4reigned 1Joash 2son 3of Jehoahaz] over Israel in Samaria sixteen years. 11 And he did the wicked thing in the eyes of the  lord. He did not abstain from all the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, who led Israel into sin -- [2by 3them 1he went]. 12 And the rest of the words of Joash and all as much as he did, and his dominations which he did with Amaziah king of Judah, have these not been written upon the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Israel?

The Death of Elisha

13 And Joash slept with his fathers. And Jeroboam sat upon his throne. And Joash was entombed in Samaria with the kings of Israel. 14 And Elisha became ill with his illness of which he died. And [4went down 1Joash 2king 3of Israel] to him and wept upon his face, and said, O father, O father, the chariot of Israel and his horseman. 15 And [2said 3to him 1Elisha], Take a bow and arrows. And he took to himself a bow and arrows. 16 And he said to the king of Israel, Set your hand upon the bow! And he set his hand. And Elisha placed his hands upon the hands of the king. 17 And he said, Open the window according to the east! And he opened. And Elisha said, Shoot! And he shot. And he said, The arrow of deliverance of the  lord, and the arrow of deliverance in Syria. And you shall strike Syria in Aphek until completion. 18 And [2said 3to him 1Elisha], Take arrows! And he took. And he said to the king of Israel, Strike against the ground! And he struck three times and stopped. 19 And [4fretted 5over 6him 1the 2man 3of God], and he said, If you struck five times or six times, then you would have struck the Syrian until completion. And now three times you shall strike Syria. 20 And Elisha died, and they entombed him. And armed bands of Moab came in the land at the coming of the year. 21 And it came to pass as they were entombing the man, that behold, they beheld the armed band, and they tossed the man in the burying-place of Elisha, and it went and touched the bones of Elisha. And he came alive, and rose upon his feet. 22 And Hazael king of Syria squeezed against Israel all the days of Jehoahaz. 23 And the  lord showed mercy on them, and pitied them, and looked upon them on account of his covenant, the one with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob. And [2did not 3want 1the  lord] to utterly destroy them, and he did not throw them from his face until now. 24 And [4died 1Hazael 2king 3of Syria], and [4reigned 1the son 2of Hadad 3his son] instead of him. 25 And [4returned 1Joash 2son 3of Jehoahaz] and took the city from out of the hand of the son of Hadad, son of Hazael, the ones who took it from out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father in the war. Three times [2struck 3him 1Joash], and he returned the cities of Israel.
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