2 Kings 13:23
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New International Version
But the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion and showed concern for them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. To this day he has been unwilling to destroy them or banish them from his presence.

New Living Translation
But the LORD was gracious and merciful to the people of Israel, and they were not totally destroyed. He pitied them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And to this day he still has not completely destroyed them or banished them from his presence.

English Standard Version
But the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion on them, and he turned toward them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, nor has he cast them from his presence until now.

New American Standard Bible
But the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion on them and turned to them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them or cast them from His presence until now.

King James Bible
And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but the LORD was gracious to them, had compassion on them, and turned toward them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He was not willing to destroy them. Even now He has not banished them from His presence.

International Standard Version
but the LORD showed grace to them, displayed his compassion toward them, and turned to them due to his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He would not destroy them or evict them from his presence up until that time.

NET Bible
But the LORD had mercy on them and felt pity for them. He extended his favor to them because of the promise he had made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He has been unwilling to destroy them or remove them from his presence to this very day.

New Heart English Bible
But the LORD was gracious to them, and had compassion on them, and had respect to them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the LORD was kind and merciful to the Israelites because of his promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He didn't want to destroy the Israelites, and even now he hasn't turned away from them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither hath He cast them from His presence until now.

New American Standard 1977
But the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion on them and turned to them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them or cast them from His presence until now.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the LORD was merciful unto them, and had compassion on them, and looked upon them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and did not desire to destroy them or to cast them from his presence as yet.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

American King James Version
And the LORD was gracious to them, and had compassion on them, and had respect to them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

American Standard Version
But Jehovah was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord had mercy on them, and returned to them because of his covenant, which he had made with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob: and he would not destroy them, nor utterly cast them away, unto this present time.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah was gracious to them, and had compassion on them, and had respect to them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and he would not destroy them, neither did he cast them from his presence up to that time.

English Revised Version
But the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD was gracious to them, and had compassion on them, and had respect to them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither did he as yet reject them from his presence.

World English Bible
But Yahweh was gracious to them, and had compassion on them, and had respect to them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah doth favour them, and pity them, and turn unto them, for the sake of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and hath not been willing to destroy them, nor to cast them from His presence as yet.
Study Bible
Elisha's Final Prophecy
22Now Hazael king of Aram had oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz. 23But the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion on them and turned to them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them or cast them from His presence until now. 24When Hazael king of Aram died, Ben-hadad his son became king in his place.…
Cross References
Genesis 13:16
"I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered.

Genesis 13:17
"Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you."

Genesis 17:2
"I will establish My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly."

1 Kings 8:28
"Yet have regard to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which Your servant prays before You today;

2 Kings 13:24
When Hazael king of Aram died, Ben-hadad his son became king in his place.

2 Kings 14:27
The LORD did not say that He would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven, but He saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.

Psalm 51:11
Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
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And the LORD was gracious to them, and had compassion on them, and had respect to them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

the Lord

2 Kings 14:27 And the LORD said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from …

Exodus 33:19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will …

Exodus 34:6,7 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The …

Judges 10:16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the …

Nehemiah 9:31 Nevertheless for your great mercies' sake you did not utterly consume …

Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, long …

Isaiah 30:18,19 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, …

Jeremiah 12:15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will …

Lamentations 3:32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according …

Micah 7:18,19 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

had respect

Exodus 2:24,25 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with …

1 Kings 8:28 Yet have you respect to the prayer of your servant, and to his supplication, …

because of his covenant

Genesis 13:16,17 And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a …

Genesis 17:2-5,7,8 And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply …

Exodus 3:6,7 Moreover he said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, …

Exodus 32:13,14 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore …

Leviticus 26:42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant …

Deuteronomy 32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, …

Nehemiah 9:32 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, …

Psalm 105:8 He has remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded …

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which …

Luke 1:54,55,72,73 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy…

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2 Kings 17:18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out …

2 Kings 24:20 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and …

Psalm 51:11 Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy spirit from me.

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, …

2 Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence …

presence [heb] face

Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for …

(23) And the Lord was gracious.--The verse is a remark of the compiler's, as is evident from the style, the reference to the Covenant, and the expression "as yet," or rather, until now--i.e., the day when he was writing, and when the northern kingdom had finally perished.

Had respect.--Turned.

Verse 23. - And the Lord was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them. Even in his wrath God, thinketh upon mercy." While he was still punishing Israel by the sword of Hazael, he was yet careful not to make a full end, not to allow the affliction to proceed too far. He still preserved the nation, and kept it in being. And had respect unto them - i.e. "considered them - kept them in his mind - did not permit them to slip out of his recollection" - because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God's covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was a covenant of mercy. By it he had pledged himself to multiply their seed, to be their God, and the God of their seed after them, and to give to their seed the whole land of Canaan for an everlasting possession (Genesis 17:4-8, etc.). This covenant bound him to extend his protection over the people of Israel so long as they had not utterly and entirely cast off their allegiance (comp. 2 Kings 17:7-18). And would not destroy them. They were "persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed" (2 Corinthians 4:9). The national life might seem to hang by a thread, but the thread had not snapped. Neither east he them from his presence as yet. The writer has it in his mind that ultimately they were cast away, rejected, removed out of God's sight (2 Kings 17:18, 20, 23); but it was not "as yet" - there was still an interval of a century, or a little more, before the blow fell, and the nation of the ten tribes ceased to exist. And the Lord was gracious to them,.... To Israel, notwithstanding their apostasy from him, and the idolatry of the calves they were guilty of:

and had compassion on them; being in oppression and distress:

and had respect unto them; looked upon them with an eye of pity and mercy:

because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; made so long ago he still remembered:

and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet; or suffered them to be carried captive into another land, as he afterwards did in the times of Hoshea. 13:20-25 God has many ways to chastise a provoking people. Trouble comes sometimes from that point whence we least feared it. The mention of this invasion on the death of Elisha, shows that the removal of God's faithful prophets is a presage of coming judgments. His dead body was a means of giving life to another dead body. This miracle was a confirmation of his prophecies. And it may have reference to Christ, by whose death and burial, the grave is made a safe and happy passage to life to all believers. Jehoash was successful against the Syrians, just as often as he had struck the ground with the arrows, then a stop was put to his victories. Many have repented, when too late, of distrusts and the straitness of their desires.
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