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2 Kings 8

The Shunammite, having left her country seven years, to avoid the forewarned famine, for Elisha's miracle's sake hath her land restored by the king.

2 Kings 8:1 Then spake Elizeus vnto þe woman whose sonne he had restored to lyfe agayne, sayinge: vp & go both thou and thyne house & soiourne where thou thinkeste best, for the Lorde wyll call a darthe whiche shall come on the lande seuen yeare. 2 Kings 8:2 And the woman arose and dyd after the saying of the man of God, & went both she & her houshold & soiourned in the lande of the Philistines seuen yeare. 2 Kings 8:3 And at the seuen yeares end, when the woman was come agayne oute of the land of the Philistines she wente oute to speake to the kynge for her house, and for her land. 2 Kings 8:4 And the kynge was talkynge with Gihezi the seruaunte of the man of God, sayinge, tell me I praye the, all the greate dedes which Elizeus dyd. 2 Kings 8:5 And it chaunsed as he was tellynge the kynge howe he restored a dead bodye to lyfe agayne that the woman whose sonne he reuiued, cryed to the kynge for her house & lande. Then sayde Gihezi: My Lorde kynge, this is the woman and thys is her sonne whiche Elizeus broughte to lyfe agayne. 2 Kings 8:6 And the kynge asked the woman, and she tolde him. And so the kynge sente with her one of his chamberlaynes sayinge: restore all that pertayneth to her, wyth all the frutes of the felde, sence the daye she lefte the lande, vnto thys tyme.

Hazael, being sent with a present by Ben-hadad to Elisha at Damascus, after he had heard the prophecy, killeth his master, and succeedeth him.

2 Kings 8:7 After that Elizeus went to Damasco, Benhadad the kinge of Syrya beynge sycke. And one tolde the kynge, sayinge: The man of God is come hyther. 2 Kings 8:8 Then sayde the kynge to Hazael: take a present wyth the and go againste the man of God, and aske the Lorde by hym whether I shal recouer of thys my dysease or no. 2 Kings 8:9 And Hazael went to mete hym, & toke presentes wyth hym, euen of al the good thinges of Damasco, as muche as fourtye Cameles coulde beare, and came and presented himselfe before hym and sayde: thy sonne Benhadad Kynge of Syrya hath sent me to the, sayinge: shall I recouer of thys my dysease. 2 Kings 8:10 And Elizeus sayde to hym: go, and saye to hym: thou shalte recouer, howe be it the Lord hath shewed me that he shall surelye dye. 2 Kings 8:11 And the man of God beganne to loke earnestlye, in so muche that he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. 2 Kings 8:12 And Hazael sayd: why wepeth my Lorde: And he aunswered: for I knowe þt thou shalte do euyll vnto the chyldren of Israel: theyr stronge cytyes thou shalte set on fyre & theyr younge men thou shalte sleye with þe swerde, and shalte dashe oute the braynes of theyr suckynge chyldren, and all to teare their wemen wyth chylde. 2 Kings 8:13 And Hazael sayde: what is thy seruaunte which am but a dogge, that I shulde do thys great thyng? And Elizeus sayde: for the Lord hath shewed me, that thou shalte be kynge of Syrya. 2 Kings 8:14 And so he departed from Elizeus and came to hys mayster, whiche sayde to hym. What sayde Elizeus to the? And he sayd: he tolde me that thou shuldest recouer. 2 Kings 8:15 And on þe morowe he toke a rough clothe and dypte it in the water and sprede it on hys face, & he dyed, and Hazael raygned in hys steade.

Jehoram's wicked reign in Judah.

2 Kings 8:16 The fyfte yeare of Iehoram sonne of Ahab kynge of Israel, Iehosaphat beynge yet king of Iuda, Iehoram the sonne of Iehosaphat, kynge of Iuda, 2 Kings 8:17 beganne to raygne .xxxij. yere olde was he when he beganne to raygne, and he raygned .viij. yeare in Ierusalem. 2 Kings 8:18 And he walked in the waye of the kynges of Israell, as dyd the house of Ahab for the doughter of Ahab was hys wyfe, and he dyd that dyspleased the Lorde. 2 Kings 8:19 Neuerthelather the Lorde wold not destroye Iuda because of Dauid his seruaunt, as he promysed hym to geue hym a lyght in hys chyldren alwaye.

Edom and Libnah revolt.

2 Kings 8:20 And in hys dayes Edom fell awaye from vnder the hande of Iuda, & made them a king of theyr owne. 2 Kings 8:21 And Iehoram wente to Seyr, & all hys charettes wyth hym. And he rose by nyght, & layde on the Edomytes, which compased hym in, & the captaynes of hys charet & the people fleed into theyr tentes. 2 Kings 8:22 And so the Edomites slipte awaye from vnder the hand of Iuda vnto thys daye. And then Lobnah slipte awaye to, euen that same tyme.

Ahaziah succeedeth Jehoram.

2 Kings 8:23 The rest of þe dedes of Iehoram and al he dyd, are written in the chronicles of the kinges of Iuda. 2 Kings 8:24 And Iehoram rested with hys fathers & was buryed wyth hys fathers in the citie of Dauid. And Ohoziah hys sonne raygned in his steade.

Ahaziah's wicked reign.

2 Kings 8:25 The .xij. yeare of Iehoram sonne of Ahab, king of Israel, dyd Ohoziah the sonne of Iehoram kyng of Iuda begynne to raigne. 2 Kings 8:26 Two and twentye yeare old was Ohoziah when he beganne to raygne, and raigned one yeare in Ierusalem, hys mothers name was Athaliah doughter of Amri kynge of Israel. 2 Kings 8:27 And he walked in the waye of the house of Ahab:

He visiteth Jehoram wounded, at Jezreel.

2 Kings 8:28 for he was a sonne in lawe to the house of Ahab. And Iehoram the sonne of Ahab wente to warre wyth Hazael kynge of Syrya, at Ramoth in Galaad, and the Syryans wounded hym. 2 Kings 8:29 Wherfore kynge Iehoram wente backe agayne, to be healed in Iesrahel of the woundes whiche the Syryans had geven hym at Ramoth, when he foughte wyth Hazael king of Syrya. And Ohoziah the sonne of Iehoram kynge of Iuda wente doune to se Iehoram sonne of Ahab in Iezrahell because he was sycke.

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