1 In the twenty-third year of a Joash 1 the son of Ahaziah, king of Judah, b Jehoahaz the son of Jehu became king over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years. 2 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and followed the c sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin. He did not 2 depart from them. 3 Then d the anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel, and He delivered them into the hand of e Hazael king of Syria, and into the hand of f BenHadad the son of Hazael, all their days. 4 So Jehoahaz g pleaded with the LORD, and the LORD listened to him; for h He saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them. 5 i Then the LORD gave Israel a deliverer, so that they escaped from under the hand of the Syrians; and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents as before. 6 Nevertheless they did not depart from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who had made Israel sin, but walked in them; j and the 3 wooden image 4 also remained in Samaria. 7 For He left of the army of Jehoahaz only fifty horsemen, ten chariots, and ten thousand foot soldiers; for the king of Syria had destroyed them k and made them l like the dust at threshing. 8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, all that he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 9 So Jehoahaz 5 rested with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria. Then 6 Joash his son reigned in his place.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.