8:29 King Joram returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds he received from the Syrians 1 in Ramah when he fought against King Hazael of Syria. King Ahaziah son of Jehoram of Judah went down to visit 2 Joram son of Ahab in Jezreel, for he was ill.
2 Kings 9:14-15Context
9:14 Then Jehu son of Jehoshaphat son of Nimshi conspired against Joram.
Now Joram had been in Ramoth Gilead with the whole Israelite army, 3 guarding against an invasion by King Hazael of Syria. 9:15 But King Joram had returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds he received from the Syrians 4 when he fought against King Hazael of Syria. 5 Jehu told his supporters, 6 “If you really want me to be king, 7 then don’t let anyone escape from the city to go and warn Jezreel.”
1 tn Heb “which the Syrians inflicted [on] him.”
2 tn Heb “to see.”
3 tn Heb “he and all Israel.”
4 tn Heb “which the Syrians inflicted [on] him.”
6 tn The words “his supporters” are added for clarification.
7 tn Heb “If this is your desire.” נֶפֶשׁ (nefesh) refers here to the seat of the emotions and will. For other examples of this use of the word, see BDB 660-61 s.v.