Abijah died and was buried in David's City, and his son Asa succeeded him as king.
In the twentieth year of the reign of King Jeroboam of Israel, Asa became king of Judah,
and he ruled forty-one years in Jerusalem. His grandmother was Maacah, the daughter of Absalom.
Asa did what pleased the Lord, as his ancestor David had done.
He expelled from the country all the male and female prostitutes serving at the pagan places of worship, and he removed all the idols his predecessors had made. 1