Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Compare Translations for 2 Chronicles 16:2

2 Chronicles 16:2 ASV
Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of Jehovah and of the king's house, and sent to Ben-hadad king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 ASV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 ASV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 BBE
Then Asa took silver and gold out of the stores of the Lord's house and of the king's store-house, and sent to Ben-hadad, king of Aram, at Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 BBE  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 BBE in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 CEB
Asa took silver and gold from the treasuries of the LORD's temple and the royal palace and sent them to Aram's King Ben-hadad, who ruled in Damascus, with the following message:
Read 2 Chronicles 16 CEB  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 CEB in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 CJB
Then Asa removed silver and gold from the treasures of the house of ADONAI and the royal palace; and sent this message to Ben-Hadad king of Aram, who lived in Dammesek:
Read 2 Chronicles 16 CJB  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 CJB in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 RHE
Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of the Lord, and of the king’s treasures, and sent to Benadad king of Syria, who dwelt in Damascus, saying:
Read 2 Chronicles 16 RHE  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 RHE in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 ESV
Then Asa took silver and gold from the treasures of the house of the LORD and the king's house and sent them to Ben-hadad king of Syria, who lived in Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 ESV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 ESV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 GW
Then Asa brought out all the silver and gold that was left in the treasuries of the LORD's temple and the royal palace. He sent them to Damascus to Aram's King Benhadad.
Read 2 Chronicles 16 GW  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 GW in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 GNT
So Asa took silver and gold from the treasuries of the Temple and the palace and sent it to Damascus, to King Benhadad of Syria, with this message:
Read 2 Chronicles 16 GNT  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 GNT in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 HNV
Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent to Ben-Hadad king of Aram, who lived at Dammesek, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 HNV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 HNV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 CSB
So Asa brought out the silver and gold from the treasuries of the Lord's temple and the royal palace and sent it to Aram's King Ben-hadad, who lived in Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 CSB  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 CSB in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 KJV
Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent to Benhadad king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying ,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 KJV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 KJV in parallel  |  Interlinear view
2 Chronicles 16:2 LEB
Then Asa brought out silver and gold from the storehouses of the house of Yahweh and the house of the king, and he sent [them] to Ben-Hadad, king of Aram, who lived in Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 LEB  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 LEB in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 NAS
Then Asa brought out silver and gold from the treasuries of the house of the LORD and the king's house, and sent them to Ben-hadad king of Aram, who lived in Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 NAS  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 NAS in parallel  |  Interlinear view
2 Chronicles 16:2 NCV
Asa took silver and gold from the treasuries of the Temple of the Lord and out of his own palace. Then he sent it with messengers to Ben-Hadad king of Aram, who lived in Damascus. Asa said,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 NCV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 NCV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 NIRV
Asa took the silver and gold from among the treasures of the LORD's temple and his own palace. He sent it to Ben-Hadad. Ben-Hadad was king of Aram. He was ruling in Damascus.
Read 2 Chronicles 16 NIRV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 NIRV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 NIV
Asa then took the silver and gold out of the treasuries of the LORD's temple and of his own palace and sent it to Ben-Hadad king of Aram, who was ruling in Damascus.
Read 2 Chronicles 16 NIV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 NIV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 NKJV
Then Asa brought silver and gold from the treasuries of the house of the Lord and of the king's house, and sent to Ben-Hadad king of Syria, who dwelt in Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 NKJV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 NKJV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 NLT
Asa responded by taking the silver and gold from the treasuries of the LORD's Temple and from the royal palace. He sent it to King Ben-hadad of Aram, who was ruling in Damascus, along with this message:
Read 2 Chronicles 16 NLT  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 NLT in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 NRS
Then Asa took silver and gold from the treasures of the house of the Lord and the king's house, and sent them to King Ben-hadad of Aram, who resided in Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 NRS  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 NRS in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 RSV
Then Asa took silver and gold from the treasures of the house of the LORD and the king's house, and sent them to Ben-ha'dad king of Syria, who dwelt in Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 RSV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 RSV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 DBY
And Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of Jehovah and of the king's house, and sent to Ben-hadad king of Syria, who dwelt at Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 DBY  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 DBY in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 MSG
Asa took silver and gold from the treasuries of The Temple of God and the royal palace and sent it to Ben-Hadad, king of Aram who lived in Damascus, with this message:
Read 2 Chronicles 16 MSG  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 MSG in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 WBT
Then Asa brought silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent to Ben-hadad king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 WBT  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 WBT in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 TMB
Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasuries of the house of the LORD and from the king's house, and sent to Benhadad king of Syria, who dwelt at Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 TMB  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 TMB in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 TNIV
Asa then took the silver and gold out of the treasuries of the LORD's temple and of his own palace and sent it to Ben-Hadad king of Aram, who was ruling in Damascus.
Read 2 Chronicles 16 TNIV  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 TNIV in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 WEB
Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of Yahweh and of the king's house, and sent to Ben-hadad king of Syria, who lived at Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 WEB  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 WEB in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 WYC
And Asa brought forth gold and silver from the treasur[i]es of the house of the Lord, and from the king's treasuries; and sent (it) to Benhadad, king of Syria, that dwelled in Damascus (who lived in Damascus), and said,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 WYC  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 WYC in parallel  
2 Chronicles 16:2 YLT
And Asa bringeth out silver and gold from the treasures of the house of Jehovah, and of the house of the king, and sendeth unto Ben-Hadad king of Aram, who is dwelling in Damascus, saying,
Read 2 Chronicles 16 YLT  |  Read 2 Chronicles 16:2 YLT in parallel  

2 Chronicles 16 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 16

Asa seeks the aid of the Syrians, His death.

- A plain and faithful reproof was given to Asa by a prophet of the Lord, for making a league with Syria. God is displeased when he is distrusted, and when an arm of flesh is relied on, more than his power and goodness. It is foolish to lean on a broken reed, when we have the Rock of ages to rely upon. To convince Asa of his folly, the prophet shows that he, of all men, had no reason to distrust God, who had found him such a powerful Helper. The many experiences we have had of the goodness of God to us, aggravate our distrust of him. But see how deceitful our hearts are! we trust in God when we have nothing else to trust to, when need drives us to him; but when we have other things to stay on, we are apt to depend too much on them. Observe Asa's displeasure at this reproof. What is man, when God leaves him to himself! He that abused his power for persecuting God's prophet, was left to himself, to abuse it further for crushing his own subjects. Two years before he died, Asa was diseased in his feet. Making use of physicians was his duty; but trusting to them, and expecting that from them which was to be had from God only, were his sin and folly. In all conflicts and sufferings we need especially to look to our own hearts, that they may be perfect towards God, by faith, patience, and obedience.

2 Chronicles 16 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 16

2 Chronicles 16:1-14 . ASA, BY A LEAGUE WITH THE SYRIANS, DIVERTS BAASHA FROM BUILDING RAMAH.

1-6. In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha . . . came up against Judah--Baasha had died several years before this date ( 1 Kings 15:33 ), and the best biblical critics are agreed in considering this date to be calculated from the separation of the kingdoms, and coincident with the sixteenth year of Asa's reign. This mode of reckoning was, in all likelihood, generally followed in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel, the public annals of the time ( 2 Chronicles 16:11 ), the source from which the inspired historian drew his account.
Baasha . . . built Ramah--that is, fortified it. The blessing of God which manifestly rested at this time on the kingdom of Judah, the signal victory of Asa, the freedom and purity of religious worship, and the fame of the late national covenant, were regarded with great interest throughout Israel, and attracted a constantly increasing number of emigrants to Judah. Baasha, alarmed at this movement, determined to stem the tide; and as the high road to and from Jerusalem passed by Ramah, he made that frontier town, about six miles north of Asa's capital, a military station, where the vigilance of his sentinels would effectually prevent all passage across the boundary of the also Jeremiah 41:9 ).

4. Ben-hadad . . . sent the captains of his armies . . . and they smote . . . Abelmaim--"The meadow of waters," supposed to have been situated on the marshy plain near the uppermost lake of the Jordan. The other two towns were also in the northern district of Palestine. These unexpected hostilities of his Syrian ally interrupted Baasha's fortifications at Ramah, and his death, happening soon after, prevented his resuming them.

7-10. Hanani the seer came to Asa . . . and said--His object was to show the king his error in forming his recent league with Ben-hadad. The prophet represented the appropriation of the temple treasures to purchase the services of the Syrian mercenaries, as indicating a distrust in God most blameable with the king's experience. He added, that in consequence of this want of faith, Asa had lost the opportunity of gaining a victory over the united forces of Baasha and Ben-hadad, more splendid than that obtained over the Ethiopians. Such a victory, by destroying their armies, would have deprived them of all power to molest him in the future; whereas by his foolish and worldly policy, so unworthy of God's vicegerent, to misapply the temple treasures and corrupt the fidelity of an ally of the king of Israel, he had tempted the cupidity of the one, and increased the hostility of the other, and rendered himself liable to renewed troubles ( 1 Kings 15:32 ). This rebuke was pungent and, from its truth and justness, ought to have penetrated and afflicted the heart of such a man as Asa. But his pride was offended at the freedom taken by the honest reprover of royalty, and in a burst of passionate resentment, he ordered Hanani to be thrown into prison.

10. Asa oppressed some of the people the same time--The form or degree of this oppression is not recorded. The cause of his oppressing them was probably due to the same offense as that of Hanani--a strong expression of their dissatisfaction with his conduct in leaguing with Ben-hadad, or it may have been his maltreatment of the Lord's servant.

12. Asa . . . was diseased in his feet--probably the gout.
yet his disease was exceeding great--better, "moved upwards" in his body, which proves the violent and dangerous type of the malady.
yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians--most probably Egyptian physicians, who were anciently in high repute at foreign courts, and who pretended to expel diseases by charms, incantations, and mystic arts. Asa's fault consisted in his trusting to such physicians, while he neglected to supplicate the aid and blessing of God. The best and holiest men have been betrayed for a time into sins, but through repentance have risen again; and as Asa is pronounced a good man ( 2 Chronicles 15:17 ), it may be presumed that he also was restored to a better state of mind.

14. they buried him in his own sepulchres--The tombs in the neighborhood of Jerusalem were excavated in the side of a rock. One cave contained several tombs or sepulchres.
laid him in the bed . . . filled with sweet odours and divers kinds of spices--It is evident that a sumptuous public funeral was given him as a tribute of respect and gratitude for his pious character and patriotic government. But whether "the bed" means a state couch on which he lay exposed to public view, the odoriferous perfumes being designed to neutralize the offensive smell of the corpse, or whether it refers to an embalmment, in which aromatic spices were always used in great profusion, it is impossible to say.
they made a very great burning for him--according to some, for consuming the spices. According to others, it was a magnificent pile for the cremation of the corpse--a usage which was at that time, and long after, prevalent among the Hebrews, and the omission of which in the case of royal personages was reckoned a great indignity ( 2 Chronicles 21:19 , 1 Samuel 31:12 , Jeremiah 34:5 , Amos 6:10 ).