12 And Hazael said, “Why is my lord weeping?” And he [a]answered, “Because (A)I know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel: you will set their fortified cities on fire, you will kill their young men with the sword, their little ones you (B)will smash to pieces, and you will rip up their pregnant women.” 13 Then Hazael said, “But what is your servant—(C)a lowly dog—that he could do this great thing?” And Elisha [b]answered, “(D)The Lord has shown me that you will be king over Aram.”

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