Now there was war between Rehobo'am and Jerobo'am all the days of his life.
The rest of the acts of Abi'jam, and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? And there was war between Abi'jam and Jerobo'am.
And Abi'jam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David. And Asa his son reigned in his stead.
In the twentieth year of Jerobo'am king of Israel Asa began to reign over Judah,
and he reigned forty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Ma'acah the daughter of Abish'alom.
And Asa did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, as David his father had done.
He put away the male cult prostitutes out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
He also removed Ma'acah his mother from being queen mother because she had an abominable image made for Ashe'rah; and Asa cut down her image and burned it at the brook Kidron.
But the high places were not taken away. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was wholly true to the LORD all his days.
And he brought into the house of the LORD the votive gifts of his father and his own votive gifts, silver, and gold, and vessels.
And there was war between Asa and Ba'asha king of Israel all their days.
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