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2 Chronicles 15:1–4

Asa’s Reform

15:16–19pp—1Ki 15:13–16

15 The Spirit of God came onc Azariah son of Oded. He went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with youd when you are with him.e If you seekf him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.g For a long time Israel was without the true God, without a priest to teachh and without the law.i But in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him,j and he was found by them.

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2 Chronicles 15:1–4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

The Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded, and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The Lord is with you while you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you. For a long time Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest and without law, but when in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found by them.

2 Chronicles 15:1–4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded: And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The Lord is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law. But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.

2 Chronicles 15:1–4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Then the Spirit of God came upon Azariah son of Oded, and he went out to meet King Asa as he was returning from the battle. “Listen to me, Asa!” he shouted. “Listen, all you people of Judah and Benjamin! The Lord will stay with you as long as you stay with him! Whenever you seek him, you will find him. But if you abandon him, he will abandon you. For a long time Israel was without the true God, without a priest to teach them, and without the Law to instruct them. But whenever they were in trouble and turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him out, they found him.

2 Chronicles 15:1–4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Now the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded. And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. For a long time Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law; but when in their trouble they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found by them.

2 Chronicles 15:1–4 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Spirit of God entered Azariah son of Oded. 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. For a long time Israel was without the true God and without a priest to teach them and without the teachings. But when they were in trouble, they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel. They looked for him and found him.

2 Chronicles 15:1–4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded: and he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: Jehovah is with you, while ye are with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. Now for a long season Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law: but when in their distress they turned unto Jehovah, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.

2 Chronicles 15:1–4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded. And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: Jehovah is with you while ye are with him; and if ye seek him he will be found of you, but if ye forsake him he will forsake you. Now for a long while Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law; but in their trouble they turned to Jehovah the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found of them.

2 Chronicles 15:1–4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

God’s Spirit came to Azariah, son of Oded. Azariah went to Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa and all you men from Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you will dedicate your lives to serving him, he will accept you. But if you abandon him, he will abandon you. For a long time Israel was without the true God, without a priest who taught ⸤correctly⸥, and without Moses’ Teachings. But when they were in trouble, they turned to the Lord God of Israel. When they searched for him, he let them find him.

2 Chronicles 15:1–4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Spirit of God came on Azariah son of Oded. So he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Asa and all Judah and Benjamin, hear me. The Lord is with you when you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you abandon Him, He will abandon you. For many years Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without instruction, but when they turned to the Lord God of Israel in their distress and sought Him, He was found by them.

2 Chronicles 15:1–4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The spirit of God came upon Azariah son of Oded. He went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The Lord is with you, while you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you abandon him, he will abandon you. For a long time Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law; but when in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found by them.

2 Chronicles 15:1–4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Now Azariah the son of Oded—the Spirit of God came upon him. And he went out before Asa and said to him, “Hear me, O Asa and all of Judah and Benjamin! Yahweh is with you while you are with him. And if you will seek him he will be found by you. But if you forsake him he will forsake you. Now Israel has been without the true God many days, and without a teaching priest, and without law, but at its trouble he returned to Yahweh, the God of Israel. They sought him, and he was found by them.

2 Chronicles 15:1–4 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

The Spirit of God came on Azariah. He was the son of Oded. 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.

“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. But when they were in trouble, they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel. When they did, they found him.

2 Chronicles 15:1–4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Now the Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded,

and 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. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.

“For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law.

“But in their distress they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him.