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1 Kings 19:15

19:15 anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. Although it was common for prophets to anoint kings, it was most unusual for them to anoint foreign kings. God’s purpose was to use this king from Damascus to bring His judgment against the house of Ahab (2 Kin. 8:7–15, 28, 29; 10:32; 12:17, 18; 13:3, 22).