Now Elisha had fallen sick of his sickness of which he died, and Joash the king of Israel came down to him and wept over him and said, “My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” Bible

“Joash the king of Israel.” The text now goes back in time and captures an incident that occurred during the life of king Joash. It sometimes happens that events in the Bible are not in chronological order and that is the case here. Joash was recorded as dead in 2 Kings 13:13.

“the chariots of Israel.” King Joash recalled how Elijah was taken from Elisha (2 Kings 2:12).

Commentary for: 2 Kings 13:14