In the thirty-seventhyear of Joashking of Judah, Jehoash the son of JehoahazbecamekingoverIsrael in Samaria, and reigned sixteenyears.
He didevil in the sight of the LORD; he did not turnaway from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, with which he made Israelsin, but he walked in athem.
121Now the rest of the acts of Joash and all that he did and his might with which he foughtagainstAmaziahking of Judah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
So Joashslept with his fathers, and Jeroboamsat on his throne; and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.
When Elishabbecamesick with the illness of which he was to die, Joash the king of Israelcamedown to him and weptoverchim and said, "2My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!"
15Elishasaid to him, "Take a bow and arrows." So he dtook a bow and arrows.
Then he said to the king of Israel, "Put your hand on the bow." And he put his hand on it, then Elishalaid his hands on the king'shands.
He said, "Open the window toward the east," and he opened it. Then Elishasaid, "Shoot!" And he shot. And he said, "The LORD'Sarrow of victory, even the arrow of victory over Aram; for you will edefeat the Arameans at 3Aphekuntil you have fdestroyed them."
Then he said, "Take the arrows," and he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, "Strike the ground," and he struck it threetimes and gstopped.
So 4the man of God was angry with him and said, "You should have struckfiveorsixtimes, then you would have struckAramuntil you would have hdestroyed it. But now you shall strikeAram5only threetimes."
20Elishadied, and they buried him. Now 6the bands of the Moabites would invade the land in the spring of the year.
As they were burying a man, behold, they saw a maraudingband; and they cast the man into the grave of Elisha. And when the manitouched the bones of Elisha he 7revived and stood up on his feet.
Now 8Hazaelking of Aram had oppressedIsraelall the days of Jehoahaz.
But the 9LORD was gracious to them and 10hadcompassion on them and turned to them because of 11His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them or cast them from His presenceuntilnow.
When Hazaelking of Aramdied, Ben-hadad his sonbecameking in his place.
Then 12Jehoash the son of Jehoahaztookagain from the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael the citieswhich he hadtaken in war from the hand of Jehoahaz his father. 13ThreetimesJoashjdefeated him and recovered the cities of Israel.