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2 Chronicles 15

NIRV 1 The Spirit of God came on Azariah. He was the son of Oded. NIV 1 The Spirit of God came on Azariah son of Oded. NIRV 2 Azariah went out to meet Asa. He said to him, "Asa and all you people of Judah and Benjamin, listen to me. The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you really look for him, you will find him. But if you desert him, he will desert 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. NIRV 3 "For a long time Israel didn't worship the true God. They didn't have a priest who taught them. So they didn't know God's law. NIV 3 For a long time Israel was without the true God, without a priest to teach and without the law. NIRV 4 But when they were in trouble, they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel. When they did, they 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. NIRV 5 "In those days it wasn't safe to travel around. The people who lived in all of the areas of the land were having a lot of trouble. NIV 5 In those days it was not safe to travel about, for all the inhabitants of the lands were in great turmoil. NIRV 6 One nation was crushing another. One city was crushing another. That's because God was causing them to suffer terribly. NIV 6 One nation was being crushed by another and one city by another, because God was troubling them with every kind of distress. NIRV 7 "But be strong. Don't give up. God will reward you for your work." NIV 7 But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” NIRV 8 Asa heard that prophecy. He paid attention to the words of the prophet Azariah, the son of Oded. So Asa became bolder than ever. He removed the statues of gods from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin. He also removed them from the towns he had captured in the hills of Ephraim. He did it because he hated those gods. He repaired the altar of the Lord. It was in front of the porch of the LORD's temple. 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. NIRV 9 Then he gathered all of the people of Judah and Benjamin together. He also gathered together the people from Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon who had settled among them. Large numbers of people had come over to him from Israel. They came because they saw that the LORD his 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. NIRV 10 They gathered in Jerusalem. It was the third month of the 15th year of Asa's rule. NIV 10 They assembled at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa’s reign. NIRV 11 At that time they sacrificed to the LORD 700 head of cattle and 7,000 sheep and goats. The animals were among the things they had taken after the battle. 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. NIRV 12 They made a covenant to look to the Lord, the God of their people. They looked to him with all their heart and soul. NIV 12 They entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul. NIRV 13 All those who wouldn't look to the Lord, the God of Israel, would be killed. It wouldn't matter how important they were. It wouldn't matter whether they were men or women. 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. NIRV 14 They took an oath and made a promise to the Lord. They praised him out loud. They shouted. They blew trumpets and horns. NIV 14 They took an oath to the LORD with loud acclamation, with shouting and with trumpets and horns. NIRV 15 All of the people of Judah were happy about the promise they had made. They turned to God with all their heart. When they did, they found him. So the LORD gave them peace and rest on every side. 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. NIRV 16 King Asa also removed his grandmother Maacah from her position as queen mother. That's because she had made a pole that was used to worship the goddess Asherah. The LORD hated it. So Asa cut it down. He broke it up. He 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. NIRV 17 Asa didn't remove the high places from Israel. But he committed his whole life completely to the Lord. NIV 17 Although he did not remove the high places from Israel, Asa’s heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life. NIRV 18 He and his father had set apart silver, gold and other articles to the Lord. He brought them into God's temple. NIV 18 He brought into the temple of God the silver and gold and the articles that he and his father had dedicated. NIRV 19 There weren't any more wars until the 35th 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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