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2 Chronicles 16:1

Asa’s Last Years

16:1–6pp—1Ki 15:17–22
16:11–17:1pp—1Ki 15:23–24

16 In the thirty-sixth year of Asa’s reign Baashae king of Israel went up against Judah and fortified Ramah to prevent anyone from leaving or entering the territory of Asa king of Judah.

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2 Chronicles 16:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

In the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and built Ramah, that he might permit no one to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

2 Chronicles 16:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

2 Chronicles 16:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

In the thirty-sixth year of Asa’s reign, King Baasha of Israel invaded Judah and fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from entering or leaving King Asa’s territory in Judah.

2 Chronicles 16:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

In the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah and built Ramah, that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

2 Chronicles 16:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

In the thirty-sixth year of Asa’s rule, Baasha king of Israel attacked Judah. He made the town of Ramah strong so he could keep people from leaving or entering Judah, Asa’s country.

2 Chronicles 16:1 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not suffer any one to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

2 Chronicles 16:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

In the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, in order to let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

2 Chronicles 16:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

In the thirty-sixth year of Asa’s reign, King Baasha of Israel invaded Judah and fortified Ramah to keep anyone from going to or coming from King Asa of Judah. 

2 Chronicles 16:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

In the thirty-sixth year of Asa, Israel’s King Baasha went to war against Judah. He built Ramah in order to deny access to anyone—going or coming—to Judah’s King Asa.

2 Chronicles 16:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

In the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa, King Baasha of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, to prevent anyone from going out or coming into the territory of King Asa of Judah.

2 Chronicles 16:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

In the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha the king of Israel went up against Judah. And he built Ramah in order not to allow anyone to go out or come in to Asa, king of Judah.

2 Chronicles 16:1 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Baasha was king of Israel. He marched out against Judah. It was in the 36th year of Asa’s rule over Judah. Baasha built up the walls of Ramah. He did it to keep people from leaving or entering the territory of Asa, the king of Judah.

2 Chronicles 16:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

In the thirty-sixth year of Asa’s reign Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah and fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asa king of Judah.


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