2 Chronicles 15:1-7 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Spirit of God came upon Azari'ah the son of Oded, 1 The Spirit of God came upon Azariah son of Oded.
2 and he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, "Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The LORD is with you, while you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you. 2 He went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.
3 For a long time Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law; 3 For a long time Israel was without the true God, without a priest to teach and without the law.
4 but when in their distress they turned to the LORD, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found by them. 4 But in their distress they turned to the LORD, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them.
5 In those times there was no peace to him who went out or to him who came in, for great disturbances afflicted all the inhabitants of the lands. 5 In those days it was not safe to travel about, for all the inhabitants of the lands were in great turmoil.
6 They were broken in pieces, nation against nation and city against city, for God troubled them with every sort of distress. 6 One nation was being crushed by another and one city by another, because God was troubling them with every kind of distress.
7 But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded." 7 But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded."