Jehoahaz’s rule as king of Israel

Chapter 13 Jehoahaz’s rule as king of Israel v1 Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, became the king of *Israel. That happened in the 23rd year of Joash’s rule. Joash, the son of Ahaziah, was the king of *Judah. Jehoahaz ruled over *Israel for 17 years. He ruled in Samaria. v2 He *sinned against the *Lord, as Nebat’s son Jeroboam had done. Jeroboam had caused the *Israelites to begin those *sins. And Jehoahaz did not stop those *sins. v3 So the *Lord was very angry with the *Israelites. He allowed Syria’s…

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The report about Elisha’s miracles

Chapter 8 The report about Elisha’s miracles v1 Elisha had spoken to the woman whose son he had brought back to life. ‘Go away with your family and stay somewhere else. The *Lord had decided that there will be a serious lack of food in this country. During a 7 year period, people will not have enough food.’ v2 The woman did what Elisha said. She and her family went to stay in the country called Philistia for 7 years. v3 At the end of 7 years, the woman returned…

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The Lord rescues Samaria

Chapter 7 The Lord rescues Samaria v1 Elisha said, ‘Listen to what the *Lord says. About this time tomorrow, a large amount (probably 14 pints or about 7.3 litres) of flour will be much cheaper. It will cost under half an ounce (under 14 grams) of silver. Twice that amount of corn will cost that same amount of silver. People will sell them at the gate of Samaria.’ v2 The king was standing next to his officer. That officer said this to Elisha. ‘Even the *Lord could not do that!…

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Naaman’s illness

Chapter 5 Naaman’s illness v1 Naaman was the leader of a king’s army. It was the army of the king of Syria. Naaman’s master respected him and his master gave honour to him. That was because the *Lord had given success to the army from Syria. And that success had happened by means of Naaman. He was a brave soldier, but he had a serious disease in his skin. v2 The soldiers from Syria had made attacks against *Israel. During one attack, they *captured a little *Israelite girl. So she…

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The war against Moab

Chapter 3 The war against Moab v1 Ahab’s son Joram became the king of *Israel in Samaria. That happened in the 18th year when King Jehoshaphat was ruling over *Judah. Joram ruled for 12 years. v2 He *sinned against the *Lord. However, he was not as bad as his father or his mother. Joram’s father had made an image that was like *Baal. Joram removed that image. v3 But he *sinned like Nebat’s son Jeroboam, who led *Israel into *sin. Joram did not stop that *sin. Joram was a bad…

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