1 Kings 15:2-12 NLT

2 He reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother was Maacah, the daughter of Absalom. a

References for 1 Kings 15:2

    • ¦ 15:2 - Hebrew <I>Abishalom</I> (also in 15:10), a variant name for Absalom; compare 2 Chr 11:20.
      3 He committed the same sins as his father before him, and his heart was not right with the LORD his God, as the heart of his ancestor David had been.
      4 But for David's sake, the LORD his God allowed his dynasty to continue, b and he gave Abijam a son to rule after him in Jerusalem.

      References for 1 Kings 15:4

        • § 15:4 - Hebrew <I>gave him a lamp in Jerusalem.</I>
          5 For David had done what was pleasing in the LORD's sight and had obeyed the LORD's commands throughout his life, except in the affair concerning Uriah the Hittite.
          6 There was war between Abijam and Jeroboam c throughout Abijam's reign.

          References for 1 Kings 15:6

            • ¨ 15:6 - As in a few Hebrew manuscripts; most Hebrew manuscripts read <I>between Rehoboam and Jeroboam.</I>
              7 The rest of the events in Abijam's reign and all his deeds are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah. There was constant war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
              8 When Abijam died, he was buried in the City of David. Then his son Asa became the next king.
              9 Asa began to rule over Judah in the twentieth year of Jeroboam's reign in Israel.
              10 He reigned in Jerusalem forty-one years. His grandmother d was Maacah, the daughter of Absalom.

              References for 1 Kings 15:10

                • © 15:10 - Hebrew <I>his mother</I> (also in 15:13); compare 15:2.
                  11 Asa did what was pleasing in the LORD's sight, as his ancestor David had done.
                  12 He banished the shrine prostitutes from the land and removed all the idols his ancestors had made.