2 Kings 13:1-9 CEB

Jehoahaz rules Israel

1 Jehoahaz, Jehu's son, became king of Israel in Samaria in the twenty-third year of Judah's King Jehoash,a who was Ahaziah's son. He ruled for seventeen years.

References for 2 Kings 13:1

    • Š 13:1 - Heb <i>Joash </i>(also in 13:10); the king’s name is variously spelled in either long <i>Jehoash </i>or short <i>Joash </i>form. The latter is the form used in 2 Chron.
      2 He did what was evil in the LORD's eyes. He walked in the sins that Jeroboam, Nebat's son, had caused Israel to commit. He didn't deviate from them.
      3 So the LORD was angry at Israel. Time after time God handed them over to Aram's king Hazael, and to Hazael's son Ben-hadad.
      4 But Jehoahaz sought the LORD's presence, and the LORD listened to him because he saw how badly Aram's king was oppressing Israel.
      5 The LORD sent Israel a savior, and they escaped from Aram's power. Then the Israelites lived peacefully at home, just as they had in the past.
      6 But they didn't deviate from the sins that Jeroboam's dynasty had caused Israel to commit; they walked in them! Moreover, a sacred poleb stood in Samaria.

      References for 2 Kings 13:6

        • ‹ 13:6 - Heb <i>asherah</i>, perhaps an object devoted to the goddess Asherah
          7 No, nothing was left of Jehoahaz's army except fifty chariot riders, ten chariots, and ten thousand foot soldiers, because Aram's king had decimated them, trampling them as if they were dirt.
          8 The rest of Jehoahaz's deeds, all that he accomplished, and all his powerful acts, aren't they written in the official records of Israel's kings?
          9 Jehoahaz lay down with this ancestors. He was buried in Samaria. His son Joash succeeded him as king.