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7:1 Then Elisha said, Hear you the word of the LORD; Thus saith the
LORD, Tomorrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for
a shekel and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.
7:2 Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God
and said, Behold, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this
thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt
not eat thereof.
8:7-15 And Elisha came to Damascus
and Benhadad the king of Syria was sick
and it was told him, saying, The man of God is come hither. And the king
said unto Hazael, Take a
present in your hand and go, meet the man of God and enquire of the LORD
by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease? 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.(a
respectful term used back then).Benhadad
king of Syria has sent me to you, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, You may certainly recover.
Howbeit the LORD has showed me that he shall surely die.(obviously
from some other cause later, but it came soon). And he.(Elisha).settled
his countenance stedfastly, until he.(Hazael).was
knew Hazael's intent to get rid of the king somehow). And
the man of God wept. And Hazael said, Why weep my lord? And he answered,
Because I know the evil that you will do unto the children of Israel.(Elisha
knew Hazael hated the nation of Israel and that when he had done away with
the king, he would occupy the position of setting to destroy Israel).
Israel's).strong holds will
you set on fire and their young men will you slay with the sword and will
dash their children and rip up their women with child. And Hazael said,
But what, is your servant a dog.(in
other words, 'I am in no position where I could even think of such a thing.'),
that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD has showed
me that you shalt be king over Syria. So he departed from Elisha and came
to his master who said to him, What said Elisha to you? And he answered,
He told me that you should surely recover. And it came to pass on the morrow,
a thick cloth and dipped it in water and spread it on his face, so that
him to be drowned; Hazael figured that since Benhadad was going to die
somewhat soon anyway, it might as well be now and Hazael could reign).
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.(king
of Judah, also called Joram as in verse 24 below).the
son of Jehoshaphat king of.Judah.(so,
there was intermingling
between Israel and Judah here).began
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.
8:24 And Joram.(also
in verses 16 above and 25 below).slept
with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city
not with the honorable kings:.2Chronicles
son reigned in his stead.
8:25 In the twelfth year of Joram.(also
both the Jehorams, that
of Israel and that
of Judah were called Jehoram/Joram).the
son of Ahab
king).the son of Jehoram
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.(Israel
king).the son of Ahab.(Israel
king).to the war against Hazael
king of Syria in Ramothgilead and the Syrians
8:29 And king Joram.(Israel
king).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.
the son of Jehoram
down to see Joram.(Israel.king).the
son of Ahab
in Jezreel, because he was sick.