Then he assembled all Judah and Benjamin and the people from Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon who had settled among them, for large numbers1 had come over to him from Israel when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.
They assembled at Jerusalem in the third month2 of the fifteenth year of Asa's reign.
At that time they sacrificed to the LORD seven hundred head of cattle and seven thousand sheep and goats from the plunder3 they had brought back.
They entered into a covenant4 to seek the LORD,5 the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul.
All who would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, were to be put to death,6 whether small or great, man or woman.
They took an oath to the LORD with loud acclamation, with shouting and with trumpets and horns.
All Judah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God7 eagerly, and he was found by them. So the LORD gave them rest8 on every side.
King Asa also deposed his grandmother Maacah9 from her position as queen mother,10 because she had made a repulsive Asherah pole.11 Asa cut the pole down, broke it up and burned it in the Kidron Valley.1217
Although he did not remove the high places from Israel, Asa's heart was fully committed [to the LORD] all his life.
He brought into the temple of God the silver and gold and the articles that he and his father had dedicated.1319
There was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asa's reign.