In the thirty-sixthyear of Asa'sreign1Baashaking of Israelcame up againstJudah and afortifiedRamah in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asaking of Judah.
Then Asabrought out silver and gold from the treasuries of the house of the LORD and the king'shouse, and sent them to Ben-hadadking of Aram, who lived in Damascus, saying,
"Let there be a treatybetweenbyou and me, as between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you 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 they cconqueredIjon, Dan, Abel-maim and all2the dstorecities of Naphtali.
When Baashaheard of it, he ceasedefortifyingRamah and stopped his work.
Then KingAsabroughtallJudah, and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber with whichBaasha had been building, and with them he ffortifiedGeba and Mizpah.
At that time3Hanani the seercame to Asaking of Judah and said to him, "4Because you have relied on the king of Aram and have not relied on the LORD your God, therefore the army of the king of Aram has escaped out of your hand.
"Were not 5the Ethiopians and the Lubim6an immensearmy with verymanychariots and horsemen? Yet 7because you relied on the LORD, He delivered them into your hand.
"For 8the eyes of the LORDmove to and frothroughout the earth that He may stronglysupport those 9whose heart is completely His. You have actedfoolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely havewars."
Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in gprison , for he was enraged at him for this. And Asaoppressedsome of the people at the sametime.
1110Now, the acts of Asa from first to last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
In the thirty-ninthyear of his reignAsabecamediseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he 11did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.
So Asaslept with his fathers, hhaving died in the forty-firstyear of his reign.
They buried him in his own tombwhich he had cut out for himself in the city of David, and they laid him in the restingplacewhich he had filled12with spices of various kindsblended by the perfumers'art; and 13they made a verygreatfire for him.