He goes to bed wealthy, but will do so no more. 1 When he opens his eyes, it is all gone. 2
The Lord gives sight to the blind. The Lord lifts up all who are bent over. 1 The Lord loves the godly.
Do not love sleep, 1 lest you become impoverished; open your eyes so that 2 you might be satisfied with food. 3
In the fifty-second year of King Azariah’s reign over Judah, Pekah son of Remaliah became king over Israel. He reigned in Samaria 1 for twenty years.
Hoshea son of Elah conspired against Pekah son of Remaliah. He assassinated him 1 and took his place as king, in the twentieth year of the reign of Jotham son of Uzziah.
The rest of the events of Pekah’s reign, including all his accomplishments, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel. 1
In those days the Lord prompted King Rezin of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah to attack Judah. 1
Pay attention, Lord, and hear! Open your eyes, Lord, and observe! Listen to the message Sennacherib sent and how he taunts the living God! 1
In one day King Pekah son of Remaliah of Israel killed 120,000 warriors in Judah, because they had abandoned the Lord God of their ancestors. 1
Pay attention, Lord, and hear! Open your eyes, Lord, and observe! Listen to this entire message Sennacherib sent and how he taunts the living God! 1
The Lord said to him, “Who gave 1 a mouth to man, or who makes a person mute or deaf or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 2
Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes so he can see.” The Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he saw that 1 the hill was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
When they had entered Samaria, Elisha said, “O Lord, open their eyes, so they can see.” The Lord opened their eyes and they saw that they were in the middle of Samaria. 1
His officer Pekah son of Remaliah conspired against him. He and fifty Gileadites assassinated Pekahiah, as well as Argob and Arieh, in Samaria in the fortress of the royal palace. 1 Pekah then took his place as king.
The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has chosen 1 me. 2 He has commissioned 3 me to encourage 4 the poor, to help 5 the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners,
Listen attentively, 1 my God, and hear! Open your eyes and look on our desolated ruins 2 and the city called by your name. 3 For it is not because of our own righteous deeds that we are praying to you, 4 but because your compassion is abundant.
During Pekah’s reign over Israel, King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria came and captured Ijon, Abel Beth Maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, 1 Gilead, and Galilee, including all the territory of Naphtali. He deported the people 2 to Assyria.