Asa then took all the silver and gold that was left in the treasuries of the LORD's temple1 and of his own palace. He entrusted it to his officials and sent2 them to Ben-Hadad3 son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, the king of Aram, who was ruling in Damascus.
"Let there be a treaty4 between me and you," he said, "as there was between my father and your father. See, I am sending you a gift of silver and gold. Now break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so he will withdraw from me."
Ben-Hadad agreed with King Asa and sent the commanders of his forces against the towns of Israel. He conquered5 Ijon, Dan, Abel Beth Maacah and all Kinnereth in addition to Naphtali.