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 2 Kings 8:7 - 15
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   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 8
8:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Elisha went to Damascus, and Ben-Hadad king of Aram was ill. When the king was told, "The man of God has come all the way up here,"
 
8:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
he said to Hazael, "Take a gift with you and go to meet the man of God. Consult the LORD through him; ask him, 'Will I recover from this illness?'"
 
8:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Hazael went to meet Elisha, taking with him as a gift forty camel-loads of all the finest wares of Damascus. He went in and stood before him, and said, "Your son Ben-Hadad king of Aram has sent me to ask, 'Will I recover from this illness?'"
 
8:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Elisha answered, "Go and say to him, 'You will certainly recover'; but F16 the LORD has revealed to me that he will in fact die."
 
8:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He stared at him with a fixed gaze until Hazael felt ashamed. Then the man of God began to weep.
 
8:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Why is my lord weeping?" asked Hazael. "Because I know the harm you will do to the Israelites," he answered. "You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little children to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women."
 
8:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Hazael said, "How could your servant, a mere dog, accomplish such a feat?" "The LORD has shown me that you will become king of Aram," answered Elisha.
 
8:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Hazael left Elisha and returned to his master. When Ben-Hadad asked, "What did Elisha say to you?" Hazael replied, "He told me that you would certainly recover."
 
8:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the next day he took a thick cloth, soaked it in water and spread it over the king's face, so that he died. Then Hazael succeeded him as king.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F16 The Hebrew may also be read Go and say, 'You will certainly not recover,' for.

 
 

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