But the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion and showed concern for them because of his covenant1 with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. To this day he has been unwilling to destroy2 them or banish them from his presence.324
Hazael king of Aram died, and Ben-Hadad4 his son succeeded him as king.
Then Jehoash son of Jehoahaz recaptured from Ben-Hadad son of Hazael the towns he had taken in battle from his father Jehoahaz. Three times5 Jehoash defeated him, and so he recovered6 the Israelite towns.