1 Kings 15:21

21 When Baasha heard this, he stopped building Ramah and withdrew to Tirzah.

1 Kings 15:21 in Other Translations

21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, that he left off building of Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah.
21 And when Baasha heard of it, he stopped building Ramah, and he lived in Tirzah.
21 As soon as Baasha of Israel heard what was happening, he abandoned his project of fortifying Ramah and withdrew to Tirzah.
21 When Baasha got the report he quit fortifying Ramah and pulled back to Tirzah.
21 When Baasha heard [about it], he quit building Ramah and stayed in Tirzah.

1 Kings 15:21 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 15:21

And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof
What was doing in the northern part of his kingdom:

that he left off building of Ramah;
which was the thing designed to be answered by this diversion:

and dwelt in Tirzah;
in the tribe of Manasseh, nearer at hand, to observe and stop the motions of the Syrian king.

1 Kings 15:21 In-Context

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 the commanders of his forces against the towns of Israel. He conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel Beth Maakah and all Kinnereth in addition to Naphtali.
21 When Baasha heard this, he stopped building Ramah and withdrew to Tirzah.
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 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.

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