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1 Kings 15:9-24 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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9 In the twentieth year of Israel's King Jeroboam, Asa became king of Judah. 9 In the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa became king of Judah,
10 He ruled in Jerusalem for forty-one years. His grandmother's name was Maacah; she was Abishalom's daughter. 10 and he reigned in Jerusalem forty-one years. His grandmother's name was Maacah daughter of Abishalom.
11 Asa did the right things in the LORD's eyes, just like his father David. 11 Asa did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, as his father David had done.
12 He removed the consecrated workers from the land, and he did away with all the worthless idols that his predecessors had made. 12 He expelled the male shrine prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his fathers had made.
13 He even removed his grandmother Maacah from the position of queen mother because she had made an image of Asherah. Asa cut down her image and burned it in the Kidron Valley. 13 He even deposed his grandmother Maacah from her position as queen mother, because she had made a repulsive Asherah pole. Asa cut the pole down and burned it in the Kidron Valley.
14 Though the shrines weren't eliminated, nevertheless Asa remained committed with all his heart to the LORD throughout his life. 14 Although he did not remove the high places, Asa's heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life.
15 He brought into the LORD's temple the silver and gold equipment that he and his father had dedicated. 15 He brought into the temple of the LORD the silver and gold and the articles that he and his father had dedicated.
16 There was war between Asa and Israel's King Baasha throughout their lifetimes. 16 There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.
17 Israel's King Baasha attacked Judah and fortified Ramah to prevent Judah's King Asa from moving into that area. 17 Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and fortified Ramah to prevent anyone from leaving or entering the territory of Asa king of Judah.
18 Asa took all the silver and gold that remained in the treasuries of the LORD's temple and the royal palace, and he gave them to his officials. Then King Asa sent them with the following message to Aram's King Ben-hadad, Tabrimmon's son and Hezion's grandson, who ruled from Damascus: 18 Asa then took all the silver and gold that was left in the treasuries of the LORD's temple and of his own palace. He entrusted it to his officials and sent them to Ben-Hadad son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, the king of Aram, who was ruling in Damascus.
19 "Let's make a covenant similar to the one between our fathers. Since I have already sent you a gift of silver and gold, break your covenant with Israel's King Baasha so that he will leave me alone." 19 "Let there be a treaty between me and you," he said, "as there was between my father and your father. See, I am sending you a gift of silver and gold. Now break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so he will withdraw from me."
20 Ben-hadad agreed with King Asa and sent his army commanders against the cities of Israel, attacking Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth-maacah, and all Chinneroth, along with all the land of Naphtali. 20 Ben-Hadad agreed with King Asa and sent the commanders of his forces against the towns of Israel. He conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel Beth Maacah and all Kinnereth in addition to Naphtali.
21 As soon as Baasha learned this, he stopped building Ramah and stayed in Tirzah. 21 When Baasha heard this, he stopped building Ramah and withdrew to Tirzah.
22 King Asa issued an order to every Judean without exception: all the people carried away the stone and timber that Baasha was using to build Ramah, and King Asa used it to build Geba of Benjamin and Mizpah. 22 Then King Asa issued an order to all Judah--no one was exempt--and they carried away from Ramah the stones and timber Baasha had been using there. With them King Asa built up Geba in Benjamin, and also Mizpah.
23 The rest of Asa's deeds, his strength, and all that he did, as well as the towns that he built, aren't they written in the official records of Judah's kings? When he was old, Asa developed a severe foot disease. 23 As for all the other events of Asa's reign, all his achievements, all he did and the cities he built, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? In his old age, however, his feet became diseased.
24 He died and was buried with his ancestors in David's City. His son Jehoshaphat succeeded him as king. 24 Then Asa rested with his fathers and was buried with them in the city of his father David. And Jehoshaphat his son succeeded him as king.