Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah.
For three years he was king in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Maacah, the daughter of Abishalom.
And he did the same sins which his father had done before him: his heart was not completely true to the Lord his God, like the heart of David his father.
But because of David, the Lord gave him a light in Jerusalem, making his sons king after him, so that Jerusalem might be safe;
Because David did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, and never in all his life went against his orders, but only in the question of Uriah the Hittite.
Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all he did, are they not recorded in the book of the history of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
Then Abijam went to rest with his fathers, and they put him into the earth in the town of David: and Asa his son became king in his place.
In the twentieth year that Jeroboam was king of Israel, Asa became king over Judah.
And he was king for forty-one years in Jerusalem; his mother's name was Maacah, the daughter of Abishalom.