12 “Why is my lord weeping?” asked Hazael.

“Because I know the harm(A) you will do to the Israelites,” he answered. “You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash(B) their little children(C) to the ground, and rip open(D) their pregnant women.”

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29 so King Joram returned to Jezreel(A) to recover from the wounds the Arameans had inflicted on him at Ramoth[a] in his battle with Hazael(B) king of Aram.

Then Ahaziah(C) son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to Jezreel to see Joram son of Ahab, because he had been wounded.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 8:29 Hebrew Ramah, a variant of Ramoth

32 In those days the Lord began to reduce(A) the size of Israel. Hazael(B) overpowered the Israelites throughout their territory

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17 About this time Hazael(A) king of Aram went up and attacked Gath and captured it. Then he turned to attack Jerusalem.

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So the Lord’s anger(A) burned against Israel, and for a long time he kept them under the power(B) of Hazael king of Aram and Ben-Hadad(C) his son.

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Nothing had been left(A) of the army of Jehoahaz except fifty horsemen, ten chariots and ten thousand foot soldiers, for the king of Aram had destroyed the rest and made them like the dust(B) at threshing time.

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22 Hazael king of Aram oppressed(A) Israel throughout the reign of Jehoahaz.

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I will send fire(A) on the house of Hazael(B)
    that will consume the fortresses(C) of Ben-Hadad.(D)

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