There was war1 between Rehoboama and Jeroboam throughout [Abijah's] lifetime.
As for the other events of Abijah's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? There was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.
And Abijah rested with his fathers and was buried in the City of David. And Asa his son succeeded him as king.
In the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa became king of Judah,
and he reigned in Jerusalem forty-one years. His grandmother's name was Maacah2 daughter of Abishalom.
Asa did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, as his father David3 had done.
He expelled the male shrine prostitutes4 from the land and got rid of all the idols5 his fathers had made.
He even deposed his grandmother Maacah6 from her position as queen mother,7 because she had made a repulsive Asherah pole. Asa cut the pole down8 and burned it in the Kidron Valley.
Although he did not remove9 the high places, Asa's heart was fully committed10 to the LORD all his life.
He brought into the temple of the LORD the silver and gold and the articles that he and his father had dedicated.1116
There was war12 between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.