he reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Maacah daughtera of Abishalom.b3
Abijam walked in all the sins his father had done before him, and he was not completely devoted to the Lord his God as his ancestor David had been.
But because of David, the Lord his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem to raise up his son after him and to establish Jerusalem
because David did what was right in the Lord's eyes, and he did not turn aside from anything He had commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
There had been war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of Rehoboam's life.
The rest of the events of Abijam's [reign], along with all his accomplishments, are written about in the Historical Record of Judah's Kings. There was also war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
Abijam rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of David. His son Asa became king in his place.c
In the twentieth year of Israel's King Jeroboam, Asa became king of Judah;
he reigned 41 years in Jerusalem. His grandmother'sd name was Maacah daughtere of Abishalom.f11
Asa did what was right in the Lord's eyes, as his ancestor David had done.
He banished the male shrine prostitutes from the land and removed all of the idols that his fathers had made.g