2 Kings 13 ©
Jehoahaz reigneth wickedly over Israel. Israel oppressed by Hazael is relieved at the prayer of Jehoahaz. Jehoahaz dieth; Joash succeedeth him. His bad reign. Elisha visited on his death bed by Joash, promiseth him three victories over the Syrians, whose overthrow had been complete but for the king's fault. Elisha dieth; the Moabites invade the land; on whose appearance a dead man being cast into Elisha's grave, is raised to life on touching his bones. Hazael, who had oppressed Israel, dying, Joash thrice defeateth Ben-hadad, and recovereth the cities taken by Hazael.
IN the 1three and twentieth year of Joash the son of Ahaziah king of Judah Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years.
¶Now tElisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof uhe died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, vO my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.
And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.
And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, xThe arrow of the LORD's deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in yAphek, till thou have consumed them.
And the man of God was *wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it : whereas now thou shalt asmite Syria but thrice.
And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man 7was let down, and ctouched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
And ethe LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his 8presence as yet.
And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz 9took again out of the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael the cities, which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel.