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2 Chronicles 15

NCV 1 The Spirit of God entered Azariah son of Oded. NIV 1 The Spirit of God came on Azariah son of Oded. NCV 2 Azariah went to meet Asa and said, "Listen to me, Asa and all you people of Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you obey him, you will find him, but if you leave him, he will leave you. NIV 2 He went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you. NCV 3 For a long time Israel was without the true God and without a priest to teach them and without the teachings. NIV 3 For a long time Israel was without the true God, without a priest to teach and without the law. NCV 4 But when they were in trouble, they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel. They looked for him and found him. NIV 4 But in their distress they turned to the LORD, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them. NCV 5 In those days no one could travel safely. There was much trouble in all the nations. NIV 5 In those days it was not safe to travel about, for all the inhabitants of the lands were in great turmoil. NCV 6 One nation would destroy another nation, and one city would destroy another city, because God troubled them with all kinds of distress. NIV 6 One nation was being crushed by another and one city by another, because God was troubling them with every kind of distress. NCV 7 But you should be strong. Don't give up, because you will get a reward for your good work." NIV 7 But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” NCV 8 Asa felt brave when he heard these words and the message from Azariah son of Oded the prophet. So he removed the hateful idols from all of Judah and Benjamin and from the towns he had captured in the hills of Ephraim. He repaired the Lord's altar that was in front of the porch of the Temple of the Lord. NIV 8 When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Azariah son of Oded the prophet, he took courage. He removed the detestable idols from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin and from the towns he had captured in the hills of Ephraim. He repaired the altar of the LORD that was in front of the portico of the LORD’s temple. NCV 9 Then Asa gathered all the people from Judah and Benjamin and from the tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Simeon who were living in Judah. Many people came to Asa even from Israel, because they saw that the Lord, Asa's God, was with him. NIV 9 Then he assembled all Judah and Benjamin and the people from Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon who had settled among them, for large numbers had come over to him from Israel when they saw that the LORD his God was with him. NCV 10 Asa and these people gathered in Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa's rule. NIV 10 They assembled at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa’s reign. NCV 11 At that time they sacrificed to the Lord seven hundred bulls and seven thousand sheep and goats from the valuable things Asa's army had taken from their enemies. NIV 11 At that time they sacrificed to the LORD seven hundred head of cattle and seven thousand sheep and goats from the plunder they had brought back. NCV 12 Then they made an agreement to obey the Lord, the God of their ancestors, with their whole being. NIV 12 They entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul. NCV 13 Anyone who refused to obey the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be killed. It did not matter if that person was important or unimportant, a man or woman. NIV 13 All who would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman. NCV 14 Then Asa and the people made a promise before the Lord, shouting with a loud voice and blowing trumpets and sheep's horns. NIV 14 They took an oath to the LORD with loud acclamation, with shouting and with trumpets and horns. NCV 15 All the people of Judah were happy about the promise, because they had promised with all their heart. They looked for God and found him. So the Lord gave them peace in all the country. NIV 15 All Judah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the LORD gave them rest on every side. NCV 16 King Asa also removed Maacah, his grandmother, from being queen mother, because she had made a terrible Asherah idol. Asa cut down that idol, smashed it into pieces, and burned it in the Kidron Valley. NIV 16 King Asa also deposed his grandmother Maakah from her position as queen mother, because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah. Asa cut it down, broke it up and burned it in the Kidron Valley. NCV 17 But the places of worship to gods were not removed from Judah. Even so, Asa was faithful all his life. NIV 17 Although he did not remove the high places from Israel, Asa’s heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life. NCV 18 Asa brought into the Temple of God the gifts he and his father had given: silver, gold, and utensils. NIV 18 He brought into the temple of God the silver and gold and the articles that he and his father had dedicated. NCV 19 There was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asa's rule. NIV 19 There was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asa’s reign.

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