Ben-Hadad agreed with King Asa and sent the commanders of his forces against the towns of Israel. He conquered1 Ijon, Dan, Abel Beth Maacah and all Kinnereth in addition to Naphtali.
When Baasha heard this, he stopped building Ramah2 and withdrew to Tirzah.322
Then King Asa issued an order to all Judah--no one was exempt--and they carried away from Ramah4 the stones and timber Baasha had been using there. With them King Asa5 built up Geba6 in Benjamin, and also Mizpah.723
As for all the other events of Asa's reign, all his achievements, all he did and the cities he built, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? In his old age, however, his feet became diseased.
Then Asa rested with his fathers and was buried with them in the city of his father David. And Jehoshaphat8 his son succeeded him as king.
Nadab son of Jeroboam became king of Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel two years.
He did evil9 in the eyes of the LORD, walking in the ways of his father10 and in his sin, which he had caused Israel to commit.
Baasha son of Ahijah of the house of Issachar plotted against him, and he struck him down11 at Gibbethon,12 a Philistine town, while Nadab and all Israel were besieging it.
Baasha killed Nadab in the third year of Asa king of Judah and succeeded him as king.
As soon as he began to reign, he killed Jeroboam's whole family.13 He did not leave Jeroboam anyone that breathed, but destroyed them all, according to the word of the LORD given through his servant Ahijah the Shilonite--
because of the sins14 Jeroboam had committed and had caused15 Israel to commit, and because he provoked the LORD, the God of Israel, to anger.