The Shunammite Woman's Land Restored
1 # 2 Kgs 4.8-37. Then spake Eli´sha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the Lord hath called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years. 2And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God: and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years. 3And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines: and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her land. 4And the king talked with Geha´zi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Eli´sha hath done. 5And 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 Geha´zi said, My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son, whom Eli´sha restored to life. 6And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed unto her a certain officer, saying, Restore all that was hers, and all the fruits of the field since the day that she left the land, even until now.
Hazael Becomes King of Syria
7And Eli´sha came to Damascus; and Ben–ha´dad the king of Syria was sick; and it was told him, saying, The man of God is come hither. 8And the king said unto Haz´a-el, Take a present in thine hand, and go, meet the man of God, and inquire of the Lord by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease? 9So Haz´a-el went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Ben–ha´dad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease? 10And Eli´sha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the Lord hath showed me that he shall surely die. 11And he settled his countenance steadfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. 12And Haz´a-el said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strongholds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child. 13#1 Kgs 19.15. And Haz´a-el said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Eli´sha answered, The Lord hath showed me that thou shalt be king over Syria. 14So he departed from Eli´sha, and came to his master; who said to him, What said Eli´sha to thee? And he answered, He told me that thou shouldest surely recover. 15And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died: and Haz´a-el reigned in his stead.
The Reign of Jehoram of Judah
(2 Chronicles 21.1-20)
16And in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehosh´aphat being then king of Judah, Jeho´ram the son of Jehosh´aphat king of Judah began to reign. 17Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. 18And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab; for the daughter of Ahab was his wife: and he did evil in the sight of the Lord. 19#1 Kgs 11.36. Yet the Lord would not destroy Judah for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give him always a light, and to his children.
20 # Gen 27.40. In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves. 21So Joram went over to Za´ir, and all the chariots with him: and he rose by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him about, and the captains of the chariots: and the people fled into their tents. 22Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time. 23And 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? 24And Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Ahazi´ah his son reigned in his stead.
The Reign of Ahaziah of Judah
(2 Chronicles 22.1-6)
25In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel did Ahazi´ah the son of Jeho´ram king of Judah begin to reign. 26Two and twenty years old was Ahazi´ah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Athali´ah, the daughter of Omri king of Israel. 27And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the Lord, as did the house of Ahab: for he was the son-in-law of the house of Ahab.
28And he went with Joram the son of Ahab to the war against Haz´a-el king of Syria in Ra´moth–gil´e-ad; and the Syrians wounded Joram. 29And king Joram went back to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Haz´a-el king of Syria. And Ahazi´ah the son of Jeho´ram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.