Introduction to 2 Kings Chapter 13

This chapter gives an account of the wicked reign of Jehoahaz son of Jehu king of Israel, and of the low estate he was brought into by the Syrians, 2 Kings 13:1, and of the reign of his son Joash, 2 Kings 13:10, and of the sickness and death of Elisha; of the visit Joash made him in his sickness; and of his prediction of the king's success against the Syrians; and of the reviving of a dead man cast into the prophet's sepulchre, 2 Kings 13:14 and of the success of Joash against the Syrians, according to the prediction of the prophet, 2 Kings 13:22.