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Jehoahaz’s reign

13:1 IN the twenty third year of Joash the son of Ahaziah king of Judah Jehoahaz the son of Jehuיֵהוּא
romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He” Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE
began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years.

13:2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.

13:3 And the anger of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of Hazaelחֲזָאֵל or חֲזָהאֵל
romanized: Ḥăzāʾēl;[1] Old Aramaic: 𐡇𐡆𐡀𐡋, romanized: ḥzʾl, from the triliteral Semitic root h-z-y, “to see”; his full name meaning, “El/God has seen” Reign 842–796 BC
king of Syria, and into the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazaelחֲזָאֵל or חֲזָהאֵל
romanized: Ḥăzāʾēl;[1] Old Aramaic: 𐡇𐡆𐡀𐡋, romanized: ḥzʾl, from the triliteral Semitic root h-z-y, “to see”; his full name meaning, “El/God has seen” Reign 842–796 BC
, all their days.

13:4 And Jehoahaz besought YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
hearkened unto him: for he saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them.

13:5 (And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
gave Israel a savior, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians: and the sons of Israel lived in their tents, as times past.

13:6 Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)
13:7 Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing.
13:8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all that he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
13:9 And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria: and Joash his son reigned in his place.

Joash as king

13:10 In the thirty seventh year of Joash king of Judah began Jehoashיְהוֹאָשׁ‎
Yəhō’āš or[1] יוֹאָשׁ‎ Yō’āš; Israelian Hebrew: 𐤀𐤔𐤉𐤅‎ 790 BC), whose name means “Yahweh has given,” reign 801–786 BC
the son of Jehoahaz to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned sixteen years.

13:11 And he did that which was evil in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
; he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin: but he walked therein.

13:12 And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, and his might wherewith he fought against Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
13:13 And Joash slept with his fathers; and Jeroboam sat on his throne: and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.

Elisha’s dying prophecy

13:14 Now Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
had fallen sick of his sickness and he died of it. And Joash the king of Israel came down to him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen of it.

13:15 And Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
said to him, Take bow and arrows. And he took to him bow and arrows.

13:16 And he said to the king of Israel, Put your hand on the bow. And he put his hand on it: and Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
put his hands upon the king’s hands.

13:17 And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
‘s deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for you shall strike the Syrians in Aphek, till you have consumed them.

13:18 And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, strike upon the ground. And he struck three times, and stayed.
13:19 And the man of God was angry with him, and said, you should have struck five or six times; then had you struck Syria till you had consumed it: whereas now you shall strike Syria but three times.

Invasion of the Moabites

13:20 And Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

13:21 And it so happened, as they were burying a man, that, see, they spied a band of men; and they threw the man into the sepulcher of Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

13:22 But Hazaelחֲזָאֵל or חֲזָהאֵל
romanized: Ḥăzāʾēl;[1] Old Aramaic: 𐡇𐡆𐡀𐡋, romanized: ḥzʾl, from the triliteral Semitic root h-z-y, “to see”; his full name meaning, “El/God has seen” Reign 842–796 BC
king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.

13:23 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

13:24 So Hazaelחֲזָאֵל or חֲזָהאֵל
romanized: Ḥăzāʾēl;[1] Old Aramaic: 𐡇𐡆𐡀𐡋, romanized: ḥzʾl, from the triliteral Semitic root h-z-y, “to see”; his full name meaning, “El/God has seen” Reign 842–796 BC
king of Syria died; and Benhadad his son reigned in his place.

13:25 And Jehoashיְהוֹאָשׁ‎
Yəhō’āš or[1] יוֹאָשׁ‎ Yō’āš; Israelian Hebrew: 𐤀𐤔𐤉𐤅‎ 790 BC), whose name means “Yahweh has given,” reign 801–786 BC
the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazaelחֲזָאֵל or חֲזָהאֵל
romanized: Ḥăzāʾēl;[1] Old Aramaic: 𐡇𐡆𐡀𐡋, romanized: ḥzʾl, from the triliteral Semitic root h-z-y, “to see”; his full name meaning, “El/God has seen” Reign 842–796 BC
the cities, which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel.

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