2 Kings 13:22
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English Standard Version
Now Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.

King James Bible
But Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.

American Standard Version
And Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now Hazael king of Syria afflicted Israel all the days of Joachaz:

English Revised Version
And Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Hazael king of Syria oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.

2 Kings 13:22 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Take-said Elisha to Joash-bow and arrows, ... and let thy hand pass over the bow" (הרכּב), i.e., stretch the bow. He then placed his hands upon the king's hands, as a sign that the power which was to be given to the bow-shot came from the Lord through the mediation of the prophet. He then directed him to open the window towards the east and shoot, adding as he shot off the arrow: "An arrow of salvation from the Lord, and an arrow of salvation against the Syrians; and thou wilt smite the Syrians at Aphek (see at 1 Kings 20:26) to destruction." The arrow that was shot off was to be a symbol of the help of the Lord against the Syrians to their destruction. This promise the king was then to appropriate to himself through an act of his own. Elisha therefore directed him (2 Kings 13:18) to "take the arrows;" and when he had taken them, said: ארצה הך, "strike to the earth," i.e., shoot the arrows to the ground, not "smite the earth with the bundle of arrows" (Thenius), which neither agrees with the shooting of the first arrow, nor admits of a grammatical vindication; for הכּה, when used of an arrow, signifies to shoot and to strike with the arrow shot off, i.e., to wound or to kill (cf. 2 Kings 9:24; 1 Kings 22:34). The shooting of the arrows to the earth was intended to symbolize the overthrow of the Syrians. "And the king shot three times, and then stood (still)," i.e., left off shooting.

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Hazael

2 Kings 13:3-7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of Hazael king of Syria...

2 Kings 8:12 And Hazael said, Why weeps my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that you will do to the children of Israel...

Psalm 106:40-42 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, so that he abhorred his own inheritance...

Cross References
1 Kings 19:17
And the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha put to death.

2 Kings 8:12
And Hazael said, "Why does my lord weep?" He answered, "Because I know the evil that you will do to the people of Israel. You will set on fire their fortresses, and you will kill their young men with the sword and dash in pieces their little ones and rip open their pregnant women."

2 Kings 8:13
And Hazael said, "What is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?" Elisha answered, "The LORD has shown me that you are to be king over Syria."

2 Kings 10:32
In those days the LORD began to cut off parts of Israel. Hazael defeated them throughout the territory of Israel:

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