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 2 Kings 8
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   Book of 2 KingsClick Verse Reference for Study Notes
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Jehoram Restores the Shunammite's Land

1 Now Elisha R179 spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, "Arise and go with F87 your household, and sojourn wherever you can sojourn; for the LORD R180 has called for a famine, and it R181 will even come on the land for seven years." 2 So the woman arose and did according to the word of the man of God, and she went with her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years. 3 At the end of seven years, the woman returned from the land of the Philistines; and she went out to appeal F88 to the king for her house and for her field. 4 Now the king was talking with Gehazi, R182 the servant of the man of God, saying, "Please relate to me all the great things that Elisha has done." 5 As he was relating to the king how R183 he had restored to life the one who was dead, behold, the woman whose son he had restored to life appealed F89 to the king for her house and for her field. And Gehazi said, "My lord, O king, this is the woman and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life." 6 When the king asked the woman, she related it to him. So the king appointed for her a certain officer, saying, "Restore all that was hers and all the produce of the field from the day that she left the land even until now."

Elisha Predicts Evil from Hazael

7 Then Elisha came to Damascus. R184 Now Ben-hadad R185 king of Aram was sick, and it was told him, saying, "The R186 man of God has come here." 8 The king said to Hazael, R187 "Take R188 a gift in your hand and go to meet the man of God, and inquire R189 of the LORD by him, saying, `Will I recover from this sickness?' " 9 So Hazael went to meet him and took a gift in his hand, even every kind of good thing of Damascus, forty camels' loads; and he came and stood before him and said, "Your R190 son Ben-hadad king of Aram has sent me to you, saying, `Will I recover from this sickness?' " 10 Then Elisha said to him, "Go, R191 say to him, `You will surely recover,' but the LORD R192 has shown me that he will certainly die." 11 He fixed F90 his gaze steadily on him until R193 he was ashamed, and the R194 man of God wept. 12 Hazael said, "Why does my lord weep?" Then he answered, F91 "Because I R195 know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel: their strongholds you will set on fire, and their young men you will kill with the sword, and their little ones you will R196 dash in pieces, and their women with child you will rip up." 13 Then Hazael said, "But what is your servant, who R197 is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?" And Elisha answered, F92 "The R198 LORD has shown me that you will be king over Aram." 14 So he departed from Elisha and returned to his master, who said to him, "What did Elisha say to you?" And he answered, F93 "He told me that you R199 would surely recover." 15 On the following day, he took the cover and dipped it in water and spread it on his face, so R200 that he died. And Hazael became king in his place.

Another Jehoram Reigns in Judah

16 Now in the fifth year of Joram R201 the son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehoshaphat being then the king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah became king. 17 He was thirty-two R202 years old when he became king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. 18 He walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab had done, for the R203 daughter of Ahab became his wife; and he did evil in the sight of the LORD. 19 However, the LORD was not willing to destroy Judah, for the sake of David His servant, since R204 He had promised F94 him to give a lamp F95 to him through his sons always.

20 In his days Edom R205 revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves. 21 Then Joram crossed over to Zair, and all his chariots with him. And he arose by night and struck the Edomites who had surrounded him and the captains of the chariots; but R206 his army F96 fled to their tents. 22 So R207 Edom revolted against F97 Judah to this day. Then Libnah R208 revolted at the same time. 23 The rest of the acts of Joram and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?

Ahaziah Succeeds Jehoram in Judah

24 So Joram slept with his fathers and was R209 buried with his fathers in the city of David; and Ahaziah R210 his son became king in his place.

25 In R211 the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel, Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah began to reign. 26 Ahaziah R212 was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Athaliah the granddaughter of Omri king of Israel. 27 He R213 walked in the way of the house of Ahab and did evil in the sight of the LORD, like the house of Ahab had done, because he was a son-in-law of the house of Ahab.

28 Then he went with Joram the son of Ahab to war against Hazael R214 king of Aram at Ramoth-gilead, R215 and the Arameans wounded F98 Joram. 29 So King R216 Joram returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Arameans had inflicted F99 on him at Ramah R217 when he fought against Hazael king of Aram. Then Ahaziah R218 the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel because he was sick.

F87: Lit you and your
F88: Lit cry out
F89: Lit cried out
F90: Lit made his face stand fast and he set
F91: Lit said
F92: Lit said
F93: Lit said
F94: Lit said
F95: I.e. descendant on the throne
F96: Lit the people
F97: Lit from under the hand of
F98: Lit smote
F99: Lit struck

R179: 2 Kings 4:18,31-35
R180: Psalms 105:16; Haggai 1:11
R181: Genesis 41:27,54
R182: 2 Kings 4:12; 5:20-27
R183: 2 Kings 4:35
R184: 1 Kings 11:24
R185: 2 Kings 6:24
R186: 2 Kings 5:20
R187: 1 Kings 19:15,17
R188: 1 Kings 14:3
R189: 2 Kings 1:2
R190: 2 Kings 5:13
R191: 2 Kings 8:14
R192: 2 Kings 8:15
R193: 2 Kings 2:17
R194: Luke 19:41
R195: 2 Kings 10:32,33; 12:17; 13:3,7
R196: 2 Kings 15:16; Nahum 3:10
R197: 1 Samuel 17:43; 2 Samuel 9:8
R198: 1 Kings 19:15
R199: 2 Kings 8:10
R200: 2 Kings 8:10
R201: 2 Kings 1:17; 3:1
R202: 2 Chronicles 21:5-10
R203: 2 Kings 8:27
R204: 2 Samuel 7:12-15; 1 Kings 11:36
R205: 1 Kings 22:47; 2 Kings 3:9,26,27; 8:22
R206: 2 Samuel 18:17; 19:8
R207: Genesis 27:40
R208: Joshua 21:13; 2 Kings 19:8
R209: 2 Chronicles 21:20
R210: 2 Chronicles 21:1,7
R211: 2 Chronicles 22:1-6
R212: 2 Chronicles 22:2
R213: 2 Chronicles 22:3
R214: 2 Kings 8:15
R215: 1 Kings 22:3,29
R216: 2 Kings 9:15
R217: 2 Kings 8:28; 2 Chronicles 22:5,6
R218: 2 Kings 9:16


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