2 Kings 8 ©
The Shunammite, who to avoid the famine had by Elisha's advice left her country seven years, crieth unto the king, and hath her land restored to her. Hazael, sent to enquire of Elisha concerning Ben-hadad's sickness, heareth from the prophet his own destination to the kingdom, and at his return killeth his master, and succeedeth him. Jehoram reigneth wickedly in Judah. Edom and Libnah revolt from him. He dieth, and is succeeded by Ahaziah. Ahaziah's wicked reign. He assisteth Joram king of Israel against Syria, and visiteth him lying sick of his wounds at Jezreel.
THEN spake Elisha unto the woman, awhose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and b*sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for cthe LORD hath called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years.
And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this is ithe woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life.
So qHazael went to meet him, and took ra present 2with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy sson Ben-hadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the LORD hath shewed me that he shall tsurely die.
And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know vthe evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt wdash their children, and rip up their women with child.
So he departed from Elisha, and came to his master; who said to him, What said Elisha to thee? And he answered, He told me that zthou shouldest surely recover.
Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
sTwo and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Athaliah, the 7daughter of Omri king of Israel.
And xking Joram went back to be healed in yJezreel of the wounds 8which the Syrians had given him at 9Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. zAnd Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was 10sick.