“And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.”
King James Version (KJV)
19:17 Shall Elisha slay - One or other of these should infalliblyexecute God's judgments upon the apostate Israelites. Elisha issaid to slay them, either, because he slew those forty two children,#2Kings 2:24|, besides others whom upon like occasions he might destroy;or, because he by God's appointment inflicted the famine, #2Kings 8:1|,or rather, by the sword which came out of his mouth: the prophets beingsaid to pull down and to destroy what they declare and foretel shall bepulled down. Hazael began to slay them before Jehu was king, thoughhis cruelty was much increased afterward. Jehu destroyed those whomHazael did not, as king Joram himself, and Ahaziah, and all thenear relations of Ahab.