1In the twenty and third year of Joash son of Ahaziah king of Judah, hath Jehoahaz son of Jehu reigned over Israel, in Samaria
-- seventeen years,
2and 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,
3and 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.
4And 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, --
5and 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 heretofore;
6only, 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, --
7for 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.
8And 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?
9And Jehoahaz lieth with his fathers, and they bury him in Samaria, and reign doth Joash his son in his stead.
10In the thirty and seventh year of Joash king of Judah reigned hath Jehoash son of Jehoahaz over Israel, in Samaria -- sixteen
11and 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.
12And 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?
13And Joash lieth with his fathers, and Jeroboam hath sat on his throne, and Joash is buried in Samaria, with the kings of
14And 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 horsemen.`
15And Elisha saith to him, `Take bow and arrows:` and he taketh unto him bow and arrows.
16And 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 king,
17and 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.`
18And 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 stayeth.
19And 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.`
20And Elisha dieth, and they bury him, and troops of Moab come in to the land, at the coming in of the year,
21and 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 feet.
22And Hazael king of Aram hath oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz,
23and 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.
24And Hazael king of Aram dieth, and reign doth Ben-Hadad his son in his stead,
25and 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.