2 Kings 8:15

Overview - 2 Kings 8
The Shunammite, having left her country seven years, to avoid the forewarned famine, for Elisha's miracle's sake has her land restored by the king.
Hazael, being sent with a present by Ben-hadad to Elisha at Damascus, after he had heard the prophecy, kills his master, and succeeds him.
16 Jehoram's wicked reign in Judah.
20 Edom and Libnah revolt.
23 Ahaziah succeeds Jehoram.
25 Ahaziah's wicked reign.
28 He visits Joram, being wounded, at Jezreel.
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2 Kings 8:15  (King James Version)
And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead.
 


And it came
13 ; 1 Samuel 16:12 1 Samuel 16:13 ; 1 Samuel 24:4-7 1 Samuel 24:13 26:9-11 1 Kings 11:26-37

on the morrow
Psalms 36:4 ; Micah 2:1

that he took a thick cloth
There is a considerable degree of ambiguity in this passage. The pronoun he is generally referred to Hazael; but Dr. Geddes and others are decidedly of the opinion, that we should understand by it Ben-hadad; who, encouraged by the favourable answer of Elisha, as reported by Hazael, adopted a violent remedy to allay the heat of his fever, and put over his face the {keever,} or fly-net, (See Note on 1 ; Sa 19:13, dipped in water, which suddenly checked the perspiration, and occasioned his death.

so that he died
9:24 2 Kings 15:10-14 2 Kings 15:25 2 Kings 15:30 1 Kings 15:28 ; 1 Kings 16:10 1 Kings 16:18 Isaiah 33:1

Hazael
13 ; 1 Kings 19:15
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