In the twenty-thirdyear of Joash the son of Ahaziah, king of Judah, Jehoahaz the son of JehubecamekingoverIsrael at Samaria, and he reigned seventeenyears.
He didevil in the sight of the LORD, and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, 1with which he made Israelsin; he did not turn from them.
32So the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and He gave them continually into the hand of 3Hazaelking of Aram, and into the hand of 4Ben-hadad the son of Hazael.
Then 5Jehoahazentreated the favor of the LORD, and the LORDlistened to him; for 6He saw the oppression of Israel, how the king of Aramoppressed them.
The LORDgaveIsrael a a7deliverer, so that they bescaped from under the hand of the Arameans; and the sons of Israellived in their tents as formerly .
6Nevertheless they did not turnaway from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, 8with which he made Israelsin, but walked in cthem; and 9the Asherahalso remained standing in Samaria.
For he left to Jehoahaz of the darmy not morethanfiftyhorsemen and tenchariots and 10,000footmen, for the king of Aram had destroyed them and 10made them like the dust at threshing.
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?
And Jehoahazslept with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria; and Joash his sonbecameking in his place.