Then Asa took all the silver and the gold 13that were left in the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's house and gave them into the hands of his servants. 14And King Asa sent them to Ben-hadad the son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, 15who lived in Damascus, saying,
"Let there be 16a covenanta between me and you, as there was between my father and your father. Behold, I am sending to you a present of silver and gold. Go, break your covenant with Baasha king of Israel, that he may withdraw from me."
And Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel and conquered 17Ijon, 18Dan, 19Abel-beth-maacah, and all 20Chinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.
Then King Asa made a proclamation to all Judah, none was exempt, and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber, with which Baasha had been building, and with them King Asa built 23Geba of Benjamin and 24Mizpah.
2325Now the rest of all the acts of Asa, all his might, and all that he did, and the cities that he built, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? But in his old age he was diseased in his feet.