Jehoahaz Reigns in Israel

2 Kings 13

1 In the twenty-third year of a Joash 1 the son of Ahaziah, king of Judah, b Jehoahaz the son of Jehu became king over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years. 2 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and followed the c sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin. He did not 2 depart from them. 3 Then d the anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel, and He delivered them into the hand of e Hazael king of Syria, and into the hand of f BenHadad the son of Hazael, all their days. 4 So Jehoahaz g pleaded with the LORD, and the LORD listened to him; for h He saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them. 5 i Then the LORD gave Israel a deliverer, so that they escaped from under the hand of the Syrians; and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents as before. 6 Nevertheless they did not depart from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who had made Israel sin, but walked in them; j and the 3 wooden image 4 also remained in Samaria. 7 For He left of the army of Jehoahaz only fifty horsemen, ten chariots, and ten thousand foot soldiers; for the king of Syria had destroyed them k and made them l like the dust at threshing. 8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, 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 5 rested with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria. Then 6 Joash his son reigned in his place.

  1. Cross References
    2 Kings 12:1
    In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash became king, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba.
  2. Cross References
    2 Kings 10:35
    So Jehu rested with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria. Then Jehoahaz his son reigned in his place.
  3. Cross References
    1 Kings 12:26 - 33
    And Jeroboam said in his heart, "Now the kingdom may return to the house of David:
  4. Cross References
    Judges 2:14
    And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel. So He delivered them into the hands of plunderers who despoiled them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies.
  5. Cross References
    2 Kings 8:12
    And Hazael said, "Why is my lord weeping?" He answered, "Because I know the evil that you will do to the children of Israel: Their strongholds you will set on fire, and their young men you will kill with the sword; and you will dash their children, and rip open their women with child.
  6. Cross References
    Amos 1:4
    But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, Which shall devour the palaces of BenHadad.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 78:34
    When He slew them, then they sought Him; And they returned and sought earnestly for God.
  8. Cross References
    Exodus 3:7
    And the LORD said: "I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.
    Exodus 3:9
    Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.
    Judges 2:18
    And when the LORD raised up judges for them, the LORD was with the judge and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge; for the LORD was moved to pity by their groaning because of those who oppressed them and harassed them.
    2 Kings 14:26
    For the LORD saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter; and whether bond or free, there was no helper for Israel.
  9. Cross References
    2 Kings 13:25
    And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz recaptured from the hand of BenHadad, the son of Hazael, the cities which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times Joash defeated him and recaptured the cities of Israel.
    2 Kings 14:25
    He restored the territory of Israel from the entrance of Hamath to the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which He had spoken through His servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet who was from Gath Hepher.
    2 Kings 14:27
    And the LORD did not say that He would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven; but He saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.
    Nehemiah 9:27
    Therefore You delivered them into the hand of their enemies, Who oppressed them; And in the time of their trouble, When they cried to You, You heard from heaven; And according to Your abundant mercies You gave them deliverers who saved them From the hand of their enemies.
  10. Cross References
    1 Kings 16:33
    And Ahab made a wooden image. Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.
  11. Cross References
    2 Kings 10:32
    In those days the LORD began to cut off parts of Israel; and Hazael conquered them in all the territory of Israel
  12. Cross References
    Amos 1:3
    Thus says the LORD: "For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment, Because they have threshed Gilead with implements of iron.
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