Abijam slept with his ancestors, and they buried him in the city of David. Then his son Asa succeeded him.
In the twentieth year of King Jeroboam of Israel, Asa began to reign over Judah;
he reigned forty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Maacah daughter of Abishalom.
Asa did what was right in the sight of the Lord, as his father David had done.
He put away the male temple prostitutes out of the land, and removed all the idols that his ancestors had made.
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