2 Kings 13:17

Overview - 2 Kings 13
Jehoahaz's wicked reign.
Jehoahaz, oppressed by Hazael, is relieved by prayer.
Joash succeeds him.
10 His wicked reign.
12 Jeroboam succeeds him.
14 Elisha dying, prophesies to Joash three victories over the Syrians.
20 The Moabites invading the land, Elisha's bones raise a dead man.
22 Joash gets three victories over Ben-hadad.
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2 Kings 13:17  (King James Version)
And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the LORD'S deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them.

5:10-14 John 2:5-8 ; 11:39-41

The arrow
This was a symbolical action, indicative of the deliverance of Israel from Syria. It was an ancient custom to shoot an arrow or cast a spear into a country before the commencement of hostilities.
Exodus 4:2 Exodus 4:17 ; Judges 7:9-20 ; 2 Samuel 5:24 ; 1 Corinthians 1:18

1 Samuel 4:1 ; 1 Kings 20:26