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And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

19:15 wilderness of Damascus. God sent Elijah back again, past Samaria and Jezreel (where Jezebel was) all the way to Syria and its capital, the ancient city of Damascus. He had thought that he was the only believer left in Israel and therefore had to escape Jezebel at all costs, yet God had assured him otherwise and now sent him right back through her land again.

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