2 Kings 10:32

32 In those days the LORD began to reduce the size of Israel. Hazael overpowered the Israelites throughout their territory

2 Kings 10:32 in Other Translations

KJV
32 In those days the LORD began to cut Israel short: and Hazael smote them in all the coasts of Israel;
ESV
32 In those days the LORD began to cut off parts of Israel. Hazael defeated them throughout the territory of Israel:
NLT
32 At about that time the LORD began to cut down the size of Israel’s territory. King Hazael conquered several sections of the country
MSG
32 It was about this time that God began to shrink Israel. Hazael hacked away at the borders of Israel
CSB
32 In those days the Lord began to reduce the size of Israel. Hazael defeated the Israelites throughout their territory:

2 Kings 10:32 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 10:32

In those days the Lord began to cut Israel short
To bring their dominions into a narrower compass; this was done in the days of Jehu, though he was so active and courageous, wherefore the hand of God was the more seen in it:

and Hazael smote them in all the coasts of Israel;
which bordered on his country, when he did what Elisha foretold he would, ( 2 Kings 8:12 ) .

2 Kings 10:32 In-Context

30 The LORD said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in accomplishing what is right in my eyes and have done to the house of Ahab all I had in mind to do, your descendants will sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation.”
31 Yet Jehu was not careful to keep the law of the LORD, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam, which he had caused Israel to commit.
32 In those days the LORD began to reduce the size of Israel. Hazael overpowered the Israelites throughout their territory
33 east of the Jordan in all the land of Gilead (the region of Gad, Reuben and Manasseh), from Aroer by the Arnon Gorge through Gilead to Bashan.
34 As for the other events of Jehu’s reign, all he did, and all his achievements, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?

Cross References 2

  • 1. 2 Kings 13:25; Psalms 107:39
  • 2. S 1 Kings 19:17; 2 Kings 8:12