11Now in the eighteenthyear of KingJeroboam, the son of Nebat, AbijambecamekingoverJudah.
He reignedthreeyears in Jerusalem; and his mother'sname was a2Maacah the daughter of b3Abishalom.
He walked in all the sins of his fatherwhich he had committedbefore him; and 4his heart was not cwhollydevoted to the LORD his God, like the heart of his fatherDavid.
But for David'ssake the LORD his Godgave him a 5lamp in Jerusalem, to raise up his sonafter him and to establishJerusalem;
56becauseDaviddidwhat was right in the sight of the LORD, and had not turnedaside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, 7except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.
68There was warbetweenRehoboam and Jeroboamall the days of his life.
Now 9the rest of the acts of Abijam and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 10And there was warbetweenAbijam and Jeroboam.
811And Abijamslept with his fathers and they buried him in the city of David; and Asa his sonbecameking in his place.
So in the twentiethyear of Jeroboam the king of Israel, Asa began to reign as king of Judah.
He reignedforty-oneyears in Jerusalem; and 12his mother'sname was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.
1113Asadidwhat was right in the sight of the LORD, like David his father.
1214He also putaway the malecultprostitutes from the land and 15removedall the idolswhich his fathers had made.
13d16He alsoremovedMaacah his mother from being queenmother, because she had made a horridimageeas an Asherah; and Asacutdown her horridimage and 17burned it at the brookKidron.
1418But the highplaces were not takenaway; nevertheless19the heart of Asa was fwhollydevoted to the LORDall his days.
1520He brought into the house of the LORD the dedicatedthings of his father and his own dedicatedthings: silver and gold and utensils.
1621Now there was warbetweenAsa and Baashaking of Israelall their days.
1722Baashaking of Israelwent up againstJudah and g23fortifiedRamah24in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asaking of Judah.
Then 25Asatookall the silver and the gold which were left in the treasuries of the house of the LORD and the treasuries of the king'shouse, and delivered them into the hand of his servants. And 26KingAsasent them to Ben-hadad the son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Aram, who lived in 27Damascus, saying,
"Let there be a 28treatybetweenhyou and me, as between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you a present of silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baashaking of Israel so that he will withdraw from me."
So Ben-hadadlistened to KingAsa and sent the commanders of his armiesagainst the cities of Israel, and iconquered29Ijon, 30Dan, 31Abel-beth-maacah and all32Chinneroth, besidesall the land of Naphtali.
When Baashaheard of it, 33he ceasedjfortifyingRamah and remained in 34Tirzah.
Then KingAsamade a proclamation to allJudah-none was exempt -and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber with whichBaasha had built. And KingAsabuilt with them 35Geba of Benjamin and Mizpah.
2336Now the rest of all the acts of Asa and all his might and all that he did and the citieswhich he built, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? But in the time of his oldage he was diseased in his feet.
And Asaslept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father; and 37Jehoshaphat his sonreigned in his place.
Now 38Nadab the son of JeroboambecamekingoverIsrael in the secondyear of Asaking of Judah, and he reignedoverIsraeltwoyears.
He didevil in the sight of the LORD, and 39walked in the way of his father and 40in his sinwhich he made Israelsin.
Then 41Baasha the son of Ahijah of the house of Issacharconspiredagainst him, and Baashastruck him down at 42Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines, while Nadab and allIsrael were layingsiege to Gibbethon.
So Baashakilled him in the thirdyear of Asaking of Judah and reigned in his place.
It came about as soon as he was king, he struckdownall the household of Jeroboam. He did not leave to Jeroboamkanypersonsalive, until he had destroyed them, 43according to the word of the LORD, which He spoke by His servantAhijah the Shilonite,
and because of the sins of Jeroboamwhich he sinned, and 44which he made Israelsin, because of his provocation with which he provoked the LORDGod of Israel to anger.
3145Now the rest of the acts of Nadab and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
3246There was warbetweenAsa and Baashaking of Israelall their days.
In the thirdyear of Asaking of Judah, Baasha the son of AhijahbecamekingoverallIsrael at Tirzah, and reigned twenty-fouryears.
He didevil in the sight of the LORD, and 47walked in the way of Jeroboam and in his sinwhich he made Israelsin.