Jehoahaz Reigns in Israel

2 Kings 13

1 In the twenty-third year of Joash the son of Ahaziah, king of Judah, Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and he reigned seventeen years. 2 He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, m which he made Israel to sin; he did not depart from them. 3 n And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he gave them continually into the hand of o Hazael king of Syria and into the hand of p Ben-hadad the son of Hazael. 4 Then Jehoahaz q sought the favor of the Lord, and the Lord listened to him, r for he saw the oppression of Israel, how the king of Syria oppressed them. 5 (Therefore the Lord gave Israel s a savior, so that they escaped from the hand of the Syrians, and the people of Israel lived in t their homes as formerly. 6 Nevertheless, they did not depart from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, m which he made Israel to sin, but walked 1 in them; and u the Asherah also remained in Samaria.) 7 For there was not left to Jehoahaz an army of more than fifty horsemen and ten chariots and ten thousand footmen, for the king of Syria had destroyed them and made them like the dust v at threshing. 8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz and all that he did, and his might, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? 9 So Jehoahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria, and Joash his son reigned in his place.

  1. Cross References
    1 Kings 14:16
    And he will give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, which he sinned and made Israel to sin.
  2. Cross References
    Judges 2:14
    So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he gave them over to plunderers, who plundered them. And he sold them into the hand of their surrounding enemies, so that they could no longer withstand their enemies.
  3. Cross References
    2 Kings 8:12
    And Hazael said, "Why does my lord weep?" He answered, "Because I know the evil that you will do to the people of Israel. You will set on fire their fortresses, and you will kill their young men with the sword and dash in pieces their little ones and rip open their pregnant women.
    1 Kings 19:17
    And the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha put to death.
  4. Cross References
    2 Kings 13:24 - 25
    When Hazael king of Syria died, Ben-hadad his son became king in his place.
  5. Cross References
    Exodus 32:11
    But Moses implored the Lord his God and said, "O Lord, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?
    Psalms 78:34
    When he killed them, they sought him; they repented and sought God earnestly.
  6. Cross References
    2 Kings 14:26
    For the Lord saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter, for there was none left, bond or free, and there was none to help Israel.
    Exodus 3:7
    Then the Lord said, "I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings.
    Exodus 3:9
    And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.
  7. Cross References
    Judges 3:9
    But when the people of Israel cried out to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer for the people of Israel, who saved them, Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.
    Nehemiah 9:27
    Therefore you gave them into the hand of their enemies, who made them suffer. And in the time of their suffering they cried out to you and you heard them from heaven, and according to your great mercies you gave them saviors who saved them from the hand of their enemies.
  8. Cross References
    2 Samuel 18:17
    And they took Absalom and threw him into a great pit in the forest and raised over him a very great heap of stones. And all Israel fled every one to his own home.
  9. Cross References
    2 Kings 13:2
    He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin; he did not depart from them.
  10. Cross References
    1 Kings 16:33
    And Ahab made an Asherah. Ahab did more to provoke the Lord, the God of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.
  11. Cross References
    Amos 1:3
    Thus says the Lord : "For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they have threshed Gilead with threshing sledges of iron.
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