1 Kings 15:21

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

Read 1 Kings 15:21 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, that he left off building of Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah.
And when Baasha heard of it, he stopped building Ramah, and he lived in Tirzah.
As soon as Baasha of Israel heard what was happening, he abandoned his project of fortifying Ramah and withdrew to Tirzah.

What does 1 Kings 15:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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