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1 Kings 15:13-16

MSG 13 Asa spared nothing and no one; he went so far as to remove Queen Maacah from her position because she had built a shockingly obscene memorial to the whore goddess Asherah. Asa tore it down and burned it up in the Kidron Valley. NIV 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. MSG 14 Unfortunately, he didn't get rid of the local sex-and-religion shrines. But he was well-intentioned - his heart was in the right place, in tune with God. NIV 14 Although he did not remove the high places, Asa's heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life. MSG 15 All the gold and silver vessels and artifacts that he and his father had consecrated for holy use he installed in The Temple. NIV 15 He brought into the temple of the LORD the silver and gold and the articles that he and his father had dedicated. MSG 16 But through much of his reign there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel. NIV 16 There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.