1 And Elisaie spoke to the woman, whose son he had 1restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thy house, and sojourn wherever thou mayest sojourn: for the Lord has called for a famine upon the land; indeed it is come upon the land for seven years. 2 And the woman arose, and did according to the word of Elisaie, both she and her house; and they sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.
3 And it came to pass after the expiration of the seven years, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines to the city; and came to cry to the king for her house and for her lands. 4 And the king spoke to
7 And Elisaie came to Damascus; and the king of Syria the son of Ader was ill, and they brought him word, saying, The man of God is come hither. 8 And the king said to Azael, Take in thine hand 2a present, and go to meet the man of God, and enquire of the Lord by him, saying, Shall I 3recover of this my disease? 9 And Azael went to meet him, and he took a present in his hand, and all the good things of Damascus, forty camels' load, and came and stood before him, and said to Elisaie, Thy son the son of Ader, the king of Syria, has sent me to thee to enquire, saying, Shall I recover of this my disease? 10 And Elisaie said, Go, say, Thou shalt certainly live; yet the Lord has shewed me that 4thou shalt surely die. 11 And he stood before him, and fixed his countenance till he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. 12 And Azael said, Why does my lord weep? And he said, Because I know all the evil that thou wilt do to the children of Israel: thou wilt 5utterly destroy their strong holds with fire, and thou wilt slay their choice men with the sword, and thou wilt dash their infants against the ground, and their women with child thou wilt rip up. 13 And Azael said, Who is thy servant? a dead dog, that he 6should do this thing? And Elisaie said, The Lord has shewn me thee ruling over Syria. 14 And he departed from Elisaie, and went in to his lord; and he said to him, What said Elisaie to thee? and he said, He said to me, Thou shalt surely live. 15 And it came to pass on the next day that he took a 7thick cloth, and dipped it in water, and put it on his face, and he died: and Azael reigned in his stead.
16 In the fifth year 8of Joram son of Achaab king of Israel, and while Josaphat was king of Juda, Joram the son of Josaphat king of Juda 9began to reign. 17 10Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. 18 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Achaab; for the daughter of Achaab was his wife: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord. 19 But the Lord would not destroy Juda for David his servant's sake, as he said he would give a light to him and to his sons continually.
20 In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Juda, and they made a king over 11themselves. 21 And Joram went up to Sior, and all the chariots that were with him: and
23 And the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, behold, are not these written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Juda? 24 So Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of his father David: and Ochozias his son reigned in his stead.
25 In the twelfth year 12of Joram son of Achaab king of Israel, Ochozias son of Joram 13began to reign. 26 14Twenty and two years old was Ochozias when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem: and the name of his mother was Gotholia, daughter of Ambri king of Israel. 27 And he walked in the way of the house of Achaab, and did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, as did the house of Achaab. 28 And he went with Joram the son of Achaab to war 15against Azael king of 16the Syrians in Remmoth Galaad; and the Syrians wounded Joram. 29 And king Joram returned to be healed in Jezrael of the wounds with which they wounded him in Remmoth, when he fought with Azael king of Syria. And Ochozias son of Joram went down to see Joram the son of Achaab in Jezrael, because he was sick.
1 The Gr. signifies, to rekindle a fire.
2 The Gr. retains the Heb. word.
3 Gr. live?
4 Complut. and Ald. ἀποθανεῖται
5 Gr. send away.
6 Gr. shall.
7 The Gr. is from the Heb. rug or quilt, etc.
8 Gr. to.
9 Gr. reigned.
10 Gr. a son of 32 years in his reigning.
11 Gr. himself.
12 Gr. to.
13 Gr. reigned.
14 Gr. a son of 22 years, in his reigning.
15 Gr. with.
16 The Gr. word ἀλλοφύλοι is almost always applied elsewhere to the Philistines.
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