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Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

2 Kings 13

Verses 1-25

2 Kings 13:1-12.13.9 The Reign of Jehoahaz Over Israel (814-798 B.C.) 2 Kings 13:1-12.13.9 records the account of the reign of Jehoahaz over Israel.

2 Kings 13:10-12.13.25 The Reign of Jehoash Over Israel (798-782 B.C.) 2 Kings 13:10-12.13.25 records the story of the reign of Jehoash over Israel.

2 Kings 13:19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.

2 Kings 13:19 “whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice” - Comments - This prophecy was fulfilled in 2 Kings 13:25.

2 Kings 13:25, “And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael the cities, which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel.”

2 Kings 13:25 And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael the cities, which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel.

2 Kings 13:25 “Three times did Joash beat him” - Comments - This was prophesied by Elisha in 2 Kings 13:18-12.13.19. Elisha told the king that since he has smote upon the ground only three times, he would defeat the enemy only three times.

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/2-kings-13.html. 2013.