10 Elisha answered, “Go and say to him, ‘You will certainly recover.’(A) Nevertheless,[a] the Lord has revealed to me that he will in fact die.” 11 He stared at him with a fixed gaze until Hazael was embarrassed.(B) Then the man of God began to weep.(C)

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

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

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 8:10 The Hebrew may also be read Go and say, ‘You will certainly not recover,’ for.