He went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you2 when you are with him.3 If you seek4 him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.5
When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Azariah son ofa Oded the prophet, he took courage. He removed the detestable idols13 from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin and from the towns he had captured14 in the hills of Ephraim. He repaired the altar15 of the LORD that was in front of the portico of the LORD's temple.