8:1 Then Elisha spoke to the woman, whose son he had restored to
life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thy household, and sojourn
wherever thou canst sojourn: for the LORD hath called for a
famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years.
8:2 And the woman arose, and did according to the saying of the
man of God: and she went with her household, and sojourned in
the land of the Philistines seven years.
8:3 And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman
returned from the land of the Philistines: and she went forth
to cry to the king for her house, and for her land.
8:4 And the king talked with Gehazi the servant of the man of
God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that
Elisha hath done.
8:5 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] the
woman, and this [is] her son, whom Elisha restored to life.
8:6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king
appointed to 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 till now.
8:7 And Elisha came to Damascus; and Ben-hadad the king of Syria
was sick; and it was told to him, saying, The man of God hath
8:8 And the king said to Hazael, Take a present in thy hand, and
go, meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD by him,
saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
8:9 So Hazael 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-hadad king of
Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this
8:10 And Elisha said to him, Go, say to him, Thou mayest
certainly recover: but the LORD hath showed me, that he shall
8:11 And he settled his countenance steadfastly, until he was
ashamed: and the man of God wept.
8:12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered,
Because I know the evil that thou wilt do to the children of
Israel: their strong holds 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.
8:13 And Hazael said, But what, [is] thy servant a dog, that he
should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD hath
shown me that thou [wilt be] king over Syria.
8:14 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] thou shouldest surely recover.
8:15 And 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 Hazael reigned in his stead.
8:16 And in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of
Israel, Jehoshaphat [being] then king of Judah, Jehoram the son
of Jehoshaphat king of Judah began to reign.
8:17 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign; and
he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
8:18 And 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.
8:19 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.
8:20 In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and
made a king over themselves.
8:21 So Joram went over to Zair, and all the chariots with him:
and he rose by night, and smote the Edomites who encompassed
him, and the captains of the chariots: and the people fled into
8:22 Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah to this day.
Then Libnah revolted at the same time.
8:23 And 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?
8:24 And Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his
fathers, in the city of David; and Ahaziah his son reigned in
8:25 In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel
did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign.
8:26 Two 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 daughter of Omri king of Israel.
8:27 And 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.
8:28 And he went with Joram the son of Ahab to the war against
Hazael king of Syria in Ramoth-gilead; and the Syrians wounded
8:29 And king Joram went back to be healed in Jezreel of the
wounds which the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought
against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram
king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in
Jezreel, because he was sick.