In the twenty and third year of Joash son of Ahaziah king of
Judah, hath Jehoahaz son of Jehu reigned over Israel, in Samaria -- seventeen
and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, and goeth
after the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, that he caused Israel to sin -- he
turned not aside from it,
and the anger of Jehovah burneth against Israel, and He
giveth them into the hand of Hazael king of Aram, and into the hand of
Ben-Hadad son of Hazael, all the days.
And Jehoahaz appeaseth the face of Jehovah, and Jehovah
hearkeneth unto him, for He hath seen the oppression of Israel, for oppressed
them hath the king of Aram, --
and Jehovah giveth to Israel a saviour, and they go out from
under the hand of Aram, and the sons of Israel dwell in their tents as
only, they have not turned aside from the sins of the house
of Jeroboam, that he caused Israel to sin, therein they walked, and also, the
shrine hath remained in Samaria, --
for he left not to Jehoahaz of the people except fifty
horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen, for the king of Aram hath
destroyed them, and maketh them as dust for threshing.
And the rest of the matters of Jehoahaz, and all that he
did, and his might, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the
kings of Israel?
And Jehoahaz lieth with his fathers, and they bury him in
Samaria, and reign doth Joash his son in his stead.
In the thirty and seventh year of Joash king of Judah
reigned hath Jehoash son of Jehoahaz over Israel, in Samaria -- sixteen years,
and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, he hath
not turned aside from all the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, that he caused
Israel to sin, therein he walked.
And the rest of the matters of Joash, and all that he did,
and his might with which he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not
written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
And Joash lieth with his fathers, and Jeroboam hath sat on
his throne, and Joash is buried in Samaria, with the kings of Israel.
And Elisha hath been sick with his sickness in which he
dieth, and come down unto him doth Joash king of Israel, and weepeth on his
face, and saith, 'My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and its
And Elisha saith to him, 'Take bow and arrows:' and he
taketh unto him bow and arrows.
And he saith to the king of Israel, 'Place thy hand on the
bow;' and he placeth his hand, and Elisha putteth his hands on the hands of the
and saith, 'Open the window eastward;' and he openeth, and
Elisha saith, 'Shoot,' and he shooteth; and he saith, 'An arrow of salvation to
Jehovah, and an arrow of salvation against Aram, and thou hast smitten Aram, in
Aphek, till consuming.'
And he saith, 'Take the arrows,' and he taketh; and he saith
to the king of Israel, 'Smite to the earth;' and he smiteth three times, and
And the man of God is wroth against him, and saith, 'By
smiting five or six times then thou hadst smitten Aram till consuming; and now,
three times thou dost smite Aram.'
And Elisha dieth, and they bury him, and troops of Moab come
in to the land, at the coming in of the year,
and it cometh to pass, they are burying a man, and lo, they
have seen the troop, and cast the man into the grave of Elisha, and the man
goeth and cometh against the bones of Elisha, and liveth, and riseth on his
And Hazael king of Aram hath oppressed Israel all the days
and Jehovah doth favour them, and pity them, and turn unto
them, for the sake of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and hath not
been willing to destroy them, nor to cast them from His presence as yet.
And Hazael king of Aram dieth, and reign doth Ben-Hadad his
son in his stead,
and Jehoash son of Jehoahaz turneth and taketh the cities
out of the hand of Ben-Hadad son of Hazael that he had taken out of the hand of
Jehoahaz his father in war; three times hath Joash smitten him, and he bringeth
back the cities of Israel.