Now the advisers 1 of the king of Syria said to him: “Their God is a god of the mountains. That’s why they overpowered us. But if we fight them in the plains, we will certainly overpower them.
The king of Israel said to his servants, “Surely you recognize that Ramoth Gilead belongs to us, though we are hesitant to reclaim it from the king of Syria.” 1
Then Jehu son of Jehoshaphat son of Nimshi conspired against Joram.Now Joram had been in Ramoth Gilead with the whole Israelite army, 1 guarding against an invasion by King Hazael of Syria.
During 1 the reign of Ahaz son of Jotham, son of Uzziah, king of Judah, King Rezin of Syria and King Pekah son of Remaliah of Israel marched up to Jerusalem 2 to do battle, but they were unable to prevail against it. 3
before your evil was exposed? Now you have become an object of scorn to the daughters of Aram 1 and all those around her and to the daughters of the Philistines – those all around you who despise you.
Elisha 1 said, “Open the east window,” and he did so. 2 Elisha said, “Shoot!” and he did so. 3 Elisha 4 said, “This arrow symbolizes the victory the Lord will give you over Syria. 5 You will annihilate Syria in Aphek!” 6
Is not Calneh like Carchemish? Hamath like Arpad? Samaria like Damascus? 1
They paid 600 silver pieces for each chariot from Egypt, and 150 silver pieces for each horse. They also sold chariots and horses to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of Syria. 1
He offered sacrifices to the gods of Damascus whom he thought had defeated him. 1 He reasoned, 2 “Since the gods of the kings of Damascus helped them, I will sacrifice to them so they will help me.” But they caused him and all Israel to stumble.
I will break the bar 1 on the gate of Damascus. I will remove 2 the ruler 3 from Wicked Valley, 4 the one who holds the royal scepter from Beth Eden. 5 The people of Aram will be deported to Kir.” 6 The Lord has spoken!
Asa took all the silver and gold that was left in the treasuries of the Lord’s temple and of the royal palace and handed it to his servants. He then told them to deliver it 1 to Ben Hadad son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, ruler in Damascus, along with this message:
So Hazael went to visit Elisha. 1 He took along a gift, 2 as well as 3 forty camel loads of all the fine things of Damascus. When he arrived, he stood before him and said, “Your son, 4 King Ben Hadad of Syria, has sent me to you with this question, 5 ‘Will I recover from this sickness?’”