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2 Kings 13:4


13:4 Jehoahaz asked for the Lord’s mercy 1  and the Lord responded favorably, 2  for he saw that Israel was oppressed by the king of Syria. 3 

2 Kings 13:22-23


13:22 Now King Hazael of Syria oppressed Israel throughout Jehoahaz’s reign. 4  13:23 But the Lord had mercy on them and felt pity for them. 5  He extended his favor to them 6  because of the promise he had made 7  to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He has been unwilling to destroy them or remove them from his presence to this very day. 8 

1 tn Heb “appeased the face of the Lord.”

2 tn Heb “and the Lord heard.”

3 tn Heb “for he saw the oppression of Israel, for the king of Syria oppressed them.”

4 tn Heb “all the days of Jehoahaz.”

5 tn Or “showed them compassion.”

6 tn Heb “he turned to them.”

7 tn Heb “because of his covenant with.”

8 tn Heb “until now.”

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