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2 Kings 13:1-13

Kings of Israel: Jehoahaz and Jehoash

1 In the twenty-third * year of Joash the son of Ahaziah, king of Judah, Jehoahaz the son of Jehu became king over Israel at Samaria, and he reigned seventeen * years.
2 He did evil in the sight of the LORD, and followed * the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, 1with which he made Israel sin; he did not turn from them.
3 2So the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and He gave them continually * into the hand of 3Hazael king of Aram, and into the hand of 4Ben-hadad the son of Hazael.
4 Then 5Jehoahaz entreated the favor of the LORD, and the LORD listened to him; for 6He saw the oppression of Israel, how the king of Aram oppressed them.
5 The LORD gave Israel a 7deliverer, so that they escaped from under the hand of the Arameans; and the sons of Israel lived in their tents as formerly *.
6 Nevertheless they did not turn away from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, 8with which he made Israel sin, but walked in them; and 9the Asherah also remained standing in Samaria.
7 For he left to Jehoahaz of the army not more * than * fifty horsemen and ten chariots and 10,000 * footmen, for the king of Aram had destroyed them and 10made them like the dust at threshing.
8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all that he did and his might, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles * of the Kings of Israel?
9 And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria; and Joash his son became king in his place.
11 He did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not turn away from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, with which he made Israel sin, but he walked in them.
12 11Now the rest of the acts of Joash and all that he did and his might with which he fought against Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles * of the Kings of Israel?
13 So Joash slept with his fathers, and Jeroboam sat on his throne; and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.