71 But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.”

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12 Therefore (A)let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.

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The heart is deceitful above all things,
    and desperately sick;
    who can understand it?

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32 In those days the Lord (A)began to cut off parts of Israel. (B)Hazael defeated them throughout the territory of Israel:

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12 And Hazael said, “Why does my lord weep?” He answered, “Because I know (A)the evil that you will do to the people of Israel. You will set on fire their fortresses, and you will kill their young men with the sword (B)and dash in pieces their little ones and rip open their pregnant women.” 13 And Hazael said, “What is your servant, (C)who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?” Elisha answered, (D)“The Lord has shown me that you are to be king over Syria.” 14 Then he departed from Elisha and came to his master, who said to him, “What did Elisha say to you?” And he answered, “He told me (E)that you would certainly recover.” 15 But the next day he took the bed cloth[a] and dipped it in water and spread it over his face, till he died. And Hazael became king in his place.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 8:15 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain

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