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2 Kings 8:29

Context
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 9:14-15

Context
9:14 Then Jehu son of Jehoshaphat son of Nimshi conspired against Joram.

Jehu the Assassin

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.”

5 sn See 2 Kgs 8:28-29a.

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.



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