1 Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, “Arise and go, you and your household, and sojourn wheresoever you canst sojourn; for יהוה hath called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years.
2 And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God (Elohim), and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.
3 And it came to pass at the seven years’ end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines; and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her land.
4 And the king talked with Gehazi the servant of the man of God (Elohim), saying, “Tell me, please, all the great things that Elisha hath done.”
5 And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, “My lord (Adoni), O king, this is the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life.”
6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed unto her a certain officer, saying, “Restore all that was hers, and all the fruits of the field since the day that she left the land, even until now.”
7 And Elisha came to Damascus (Dammeseq); and Benhadad the king of Syria (Aram) was sick; and it was told him, saying, “The man of God (Elohim) is come hither.”
8 And the king said unto Hazael, “Take a present in your hand, and go, meet the man of God (Elohim), and enquire of יהוה by him, saying, ‘Shall I recover of this disease?’”
9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus (Dammeseq), forty camels’ burden, and came and stood before him, and said, “Your son Benhadad king of Syria (Aram) hath sent me to you, saying, ‘Shall I recover of this disease?’”
10 And Elisha said unto him, “Go, say unto him, ‘You mayest certainly recover.’ Howbeit יהוה hath shewed me that he shall surely die.”
11 And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed; and the man of God (Elohim) wept.
12 And Hazael said, “Why weepeth my lord (adoni)?” And he answered, “Because I know the evil that you wilt do unto the children of Yisrael: Their strongholds wilt you set on fire, and their young men wilt you slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child.”
13 And Hazael said, “But what, is your servant a dog, that he should do this great thing?” And Elisha answered, “יהוה hath shewed me that you shalt be king over Syria (Aram).”
14 So he departed from Elisha, and came to his master, who said to him, “What said Elisha to you?” And he answered, “He told me that you shouldest surely recover.”
15 And it came to pass on the next day, that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died; and Hazael reigned in his stead.
16 And in the fifth year of Yoram the son of Achav king of Yisrael, Yehoshafat being then king of Judah (Yehudah), Yehoram the son of Yehoshafat king of Judah (Yehudah) began to reign.
17 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).
18 And he walked in the way of the kings of Yisrael, as did the house of Achav, for the daughter of Achav was his wife; and he did evil in the sight of יהוה.
19 Yet יהוה would not destroy Judah (Yehudah) for Dawid His servant’s sake, as He promised him to give him always a light, and to his children.
20 In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah (Yehudah), and made a king over themselves.
21 So Yoram went over to Zair, and all the chariots with him. And he rose by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him about, and the captains of the chariots, and the people fled into their tents.
22 Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah (Yehudah) unto this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time.
23 And the rest of the acts of Yoram, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah (Yehudah)?
24 And Yoram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of Dawid. And Achazyah his son reigned in his stead.
25 In the twelfth year of Yoram the son of Achav king of Yisrael did Achazyah the son of Yehoram king of Judah (Yehudah) begin to reign.
26 Two and twenty years old was Achazyahu when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim). And his mother’s name was Atalyahu, the daughter of Omri king of Yisrael.
27 And he walked in the way of the house of Achav, and did evil in the sight of יהוה, as did the house of Achav, for he was the son in law of the house of Achav.
28 And he went with Yoram the son of Achav to the war against Hazael king of Syria (Aram) in Ramot-Gilad; and the Syrians (Arammim) wounded Yoram.
29 And King Yoram went back to be healed in Yizreel of the wounds which the Syrians (Arammim) had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria (Aram). And Achazyah the son of Yehoram king of Judah (Yehudah) went down to see Yoram the son of Achav in Yizreel, because he was sick.