because David did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
And there was war between Rehoboam a and Jeroboam all the days of his life.
Now the 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? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
So Abijam rested with his fathers, and they buried him in the City of David. Then Asa his son reigned in his place.
In the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa became king over Judah.
And he reigned forty-one years in Jerusalem. His grandmother's name was Maachah the granddaughter of Abishalom.
Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did his father David.
And he banished the perverted persons b from the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
Also he removed Maachah his grandmother from being queen mother, because she had made an obscene image of Asherah. c And Asa cut down her obscene image and burned it by the Brook Kidron.
But the high places were not removed. Nevertheless Asa's heart was loyal to the Lord all his days.
He also brought into the house of the Lord the things which his father had dedicated, and the things which he himself had dedicated: silver and gold and utensils.