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8:1 Now Elisha had spoken to the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go you and your household, and sojourn wherever you can sojourn: for Yahweh has called for a famine; and it shall also come on the land seven years.
8:5 It happened, as he was telling the king how he had restored to life him who was dead, that behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life.
8:6 When the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed to 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.
8:9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels` burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Your son Benhadad king of Syria has sent me to you, saying, Shall I recover of this sickness?
8:10 Elisha said to him, Go, tell him, You shall surely recover; however Yahweh has showed me that he shall surely die.
8:11 He settled his gaze steadfastly [on him], until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.
8:12 Hazael said, Why weeps my lord? He answered, Because I know the evil that you will do to the children of Israel: their strongholds will you set on fire, and their young men will you kill with the sword, and will dash in pieces their little ones, and rip up their women with child.
8:17 Thirty-two years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
8:19 However Yahweh would not destroy Judah, for David his servant`s sake, as he promised him to give to him a lamp for his children always.
8:21 Then Joram passed over to Zair, and all his chariots with him: and he rose up by night, and struck the Edomites who surrounded him, and the captains of the chariots; and the people fled to their tents.
8:23 The rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, aren`t they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
8:24 Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David; and Ahaziah his son reigned in his place.
8:26 Twenty-two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother`s name was Athaliah the daughter of Omri king of Israel.
8:29 King Joram returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.