2 Chronicles 16:2-12 NLT

2 Asa responded by removing the silver and gold from the treasuries of the Temple of the and the royal palace. He sent it to King Ben-hadad of Aram, who was ruling in Damascus, along with this message:
3 “Let there be a treatya between you and me like the one between your father and my father. See, I am sending you silver and gold. Break your treaty with King Baasha of Israel so that he will leave me alone.”

References for 2 Chronicles 16:3

    • ڵ 16:3 - As in Greek version; Hebrew reads There is a treaty.
      4 Ben-hadad agreed to King Asa’s request and sent the commanders of his army to attack the towns of Israel. They conquered the towns of Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth-maacah,b and all the store cities in Naphtali.

      References for 2 Chronicles 16:4

        • ڶ 16:4 - As in parallel text at 1 Kgs 15:20; Hebrew reads Abel-maim, another name for Abel-beth-maacah.
          5 As soon as Baasha of Israel heard what was happening, he abandoned his project of fortifying Ramah and stopped all work on it.
          6 Then King Asa called out all the men of Judah to carry away the building stones and timbers that Baasha had been using to fortify Ramah. Asa used these materials to fortify the towns of Geba and Mizpah.
          7 At that time Hanani the seer came to King Asa and told him, “Because you have put your trust in the king of Aram instead of in the your God, you missed your chance to destroy the army of the king of Aram.
          8 Don’t you remember what happened to the Ethiopiansc and Libyans and their vast army, with all of their chariots and charioteers?d At that time you relied on the , and he handed them over to you.

          References for 2 Chronicles 16:8

            • ڷ 16:8 - Hebrew Cushites.
            • ڸ 16:8 - Or and horsemen?
              9 The eyes of the search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. What a fool you have been! From now on you will be at war.”
              10 Asa became so angry with Hanani for saying this that he threw him into prison and put him in stocks. At that time Asa also began to oppress some of his people.
              11 The rest of the events of Asa’s reign, from beginning to end, are recorded in
              12 In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa developed a serious foot disease. Yet even with the severity of his disease, he did not seek the ’s help but turned only to his physicians.