15 And Elisha said to him, “Take a bow and arrows.” So he [a]took a bow and arrows. 16 Then Elisha said to the king of Israel, “Lay your hand on the bow.” And he laid his hand on it, then Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands. 17 And he said, “Open the window toward the east,” and he opened it. Then Elisha said, “Shoot!” So he shot. And he said, “The Lords arrow of victory, and the arrow of victory over Aram; for you will [b]defeat the Arameans at (A)Aphek until you have put an end to them.” 18 Then he said, “Take the arrows,” and he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground,” and he struck it three times and [c]stopped. 19 Then (B)the man of God became angry at him and said, “You should have struck five or six times, then you would have struck Aram until you put an end to it. But now you shall strike Aram (C)only three times.”

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  1. 2 Kings 13:15 Lit took to himself
  2. 2 Kings 13:17 Lit strike
  3. 2 Kings 13:18 Lit stood still

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