So the LORD's anger1 burned against Israel, and for a long time he kept them under the power2 of Hazael king of Aram and Ben-Hadad3 his son.
Then Jehoahaz sought4 the LORD's favor, and the LORD listened to him, for he saw5 how severely the king of Aram was oppressing6 Israel.
The LORD provided a deliverer7 for Israel, and they escaped from the power of Aram. So the Israelites lived in their own homes as they had before.
But they did not turn away from the sins8 of the house of Jeroboam, which he had caused Israel to commit; they continued in them. Also, the Asherah polea9 remained standing in Samaria.
Nothing had been left10 of the army of Jehoahaz except fifty horsemen, ten chariots and ten thousand foot soldiers, for the king of Aram had destroyed the rest and made them like the dust11 at threshing time.