2 Kings 13:14-25 New English Translation (NET Bible)
Elisha Makes One Final Prophecy
14 Now Elisha had a terminal illness.[a] King Jehoash of Israel went down to visit him.[b] He wept before him and said, “My father, my father! The chariot[c] and horsemen of Israel!”[d] 15 Elisha told him, “Take a bow and some arrows,” and he did so.[e] 16 Then Elisha[f] told the king of Israel, “Aim the bow.”[g] He did so,[h] and Elisha placed his hands on the king’s hands. 17 Elisha[i] said, “Open the east window,” and he did so.[j] Elisha said, “Shoot!” and he did so.[k] Elisha[l] said, “This arrow symbolizes the victory the Lord will give you over Syria.[m] You will annihilate Syria in Aphek!”[n] 18 Then Elisha[o] said, “Take the arrows,” and he did so.[p] He told the king of Israel, “Strike the ground!” He struck the ground three times and stopped. 19 The prophet[q] got angry at him and said, “If you had struck the ground five or six times, you would have annihilated Syria![r] But now, you will defeat Syria only three times.”
20 Elisha died and was buried.[s] Moabite raiding parties invaded[t] the land at the beginning of the year.[u] 21 One day some men[v] were burying a man when they spotted[w] a raiding party. So they threw the dead man[x] into Elisha’s tomb. When the body[y] touched Elisha’s bones, the dead man[z] came to life and stood on his feet.
22 Now King Hazael of Syria oppressed Israel throughout Jehoahaz’s reign.[aa] 23 But the Lord had mercy on them and felt pity for them.[ab] He extended his favor to them[ac] because of the promise he had made[ad] to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He has been unwilling to destroy them or remove them from his presence to this very day.[ae] 24 When King Hazael of Syria died, his son Ben Hadad replaced him as king. 25 Jehoahaz’s son Jehoash took back from[af] Ben Hadad son of Hazael the cities that he had taken from his father Jehoahaz in war. Jehoash defeated him three times and recovered the Israelite cities.