13 In the twenty-third year of aJoash 1the son of Ahaziah, king of Judah, bJehoahaz 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 csins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin. He did not 2depart from them.
3 Then dthe anger of the Lord was aroused against Israel, and He delivered them into the hand of eHazael king of Syria, and into the hand of fBen-Hadad the son of Hazael, all their days. 4 So Jehoahaz gpleaded with the Lord, and the Lord listened to him; for hHe saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them. 5 iThen 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; jand the 3wooden image 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 kand made them llike 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 4rested with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria. Then 5Joash his son reigned in his place.
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