In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa, Ba`sha king of Yisra'el went up against Yehudah, and built Ramah, that he might not allow anyone to go out or come in to Asa king of Yehudah.
Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent to Ben-Hadad king of Aram, who lived at Dammesek, saying,
[There is] a league between me and you, as [there was] between my father and your father: behold, I have sent you silver and gold; go, break your league with Ba`sha king of Yisra'el, that he may depart from me.
Ben-Hadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Yisra'el; and they struck `Iyon, and Dan, and Avel-Mayim, and all the store-cities of Naftali.
It happened, when Ba`sha heard of it, that he left off building Ramah, and let his work cease.
Then Asa the king took all Yehudah; and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the timber of it, with which Ba`sha had built; and he built therewith Geva and Mitzpah.
At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Yehudah, and said to him, Because you have relied on the king of Aram, and have not relied on the LORD your God, therefore is the host of the king of Aram escaped out of your hand.
Weren't the Kushim and the Luvim a huge host, with chariots and horsemen exceeding many? yet, because you did rely on the LORD, he delivered them into your hand.
For the eyes of the LORD run back and forth throughout the whole eretz, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein you have done foolishly; for from henceforth you shall have wars.
Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in the prison-house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time.
Behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Yehudah and Yisra'el.
In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet; his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he didn't seek the LORD, but to the physicians.
Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.
They buried him in his own tombs, which he had hewn out for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odors and various kinds [of spices] prepared by the perfumers' are: and they made a very great burning for him.