1 Kings 15:21

21 When Baasha got the report he quit fortifying Ramah and pulled back to 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's make a treaty like the one between our fathers. I'm showing my good faith with this gift of silver and gold. Break your deal with Baasha king of Israel so he'll quit fighting against me."
20 Ben-Hadad went along with King Asa and sent out his troops against the towns of Israel. He attacked Ijon, Dan, Abel Beth Maacah, and the entire region of Kinnereth, including Naphtali.
21 When Baasha got the report he quit fortifying Ramah and pulled back to Tirzah.
22 Then King Asa issued orders to everyone in Judah - no exemptions - to haul away the logs and stones Baasha had used in the fortification of Ramah and use them to fortify Geba in Benjamin and Mizpah.
23 A full account of Asa's life, all the great things he did and the fortifications he constructed, is written in The Chronicles of the Kings of Judah. In his old age he developed severe gout.