- Elisha  went to Damascus, and Ben-Hadad king of Aram was ill. When the king was told, “The man of God has come all the way up here,”
- he said to Hazael, “Take a gift with you and go to meet the man of God. Consult the Lord through him; ask him, ‘Will I recover from this illness?’”
- Hazael went to meet Elisha, taking with him as a gift forty camel-loads of all the finest wares of Damascus. He went in and stood before him, and said, “Your son Ben-Hadad king of Aram has sent me to ask, ‘Will I recover from this illness?’”
- Elisha answered, “Go and say to him, ‘You will certainly recover.’ Nevertheless,[a] the Lord has revealed to me that he will in fact die.”
- He stared at him with a fixed gaze until Hazael was embarrassed. Then the man of God began to weep.
- “Why is my lord weeping?” asked Hazael.
- “Because I know the harm you will do to the Israelites,” he answered. “You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little children to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women.”
The sixth generation is the generation corresponding to the last twenty years of Jehu’s reign over the kingdom of Israel and almost the first twenty years of King Joash’s reign over the kingdom of Judah. Jehu  illustrated himself by decimating the descendants of King Ahab and eliminating the worship of Baal in the kingdom of Israel. Joas  is the only survivor of the lineage of King Joram that Queen Athaliah, mother of King Achazia, tried to eliminate. Joash was saved by Josabeth, daughter of King Jehoram and sister of King Ahaziah. Joash was kept in the temple of the LORD for six years, the term of the reign of Queen Athaliah. At the end of these six years Queen Athaliah was put to death and the reign of Joash began.
- The Lord  said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in accomplishing what is right in my eyes and have done to the house of Ahab all I had in mind to do, your descendants will sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation.”
- Yet Jehu was not careful to keep the law of the Lord, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam, which he had caused Israel to commit.
- In those days the Lord began to reduce the size of Israel. Hazael overpowered the Israelites throughout their territory
- east of the Jordan in all the land of Gilead (the region of Gad, Reuben and Manasseh), from Aroer by the Arnon Gorge through Gilead to Bashan.
(extract of the psalm 7 associated to this generation, verses 1 to 11 )
- To the conductor with melodies on the sheminith, a song of David.
- O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger, and do not chastise me in Your wrath.
- Be gracious to me, O Lord, because I languish; heal me, O Lord, because my bones are frightened.
- And my soul is very frightened, and You, O Lord, how long?
- Return, O Lord, rescue my soul; save me for the sake of Your loving- kindness.
- For there is no memory of You in death; in the grave, who will thank You?
- I am weary from my sighing; every night I sully my bed; I wet my couch with my tears.
- My eye is dimmed from anger; it has aged because of all my adversaries.
- Turn away from me, all you workers of iniquity, for the Lord has hearkened to the voice of my weeping.
- The Lord has hearkened to my supplication; the Lord has accepted my prayer.
- All my enemies shall be ashamed and very frightened; they shall return and be ashamed in a moment.
 Melachim II – II Kings – Chapter 8, verses 7 to 12
 See: Melachim II – II Kings – Chapter 10
 See: Melachim II – II Kings – Chapter 11
 Melachim II – II Kings – Chapter 10, verses 30 to 33