15 Now ain the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah. 2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. bAnd his mother’s name was ||Maachah, the daughter of ||Abishalom. 3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and chis heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father. 4 Nevertheless for David’s sake did the Lord his God give him a ||lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem: 5 Because David ddid that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, esave only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. 6 fAnd there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life. 7 gNow the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? h*And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam. 8 iAnd Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead.
9 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned Asa over Judah. 10 And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his ||mother’s name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom. 11 kAnd Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, as did David his father. 12 *And he took away lthe sodomites out of the land, and removed all the midols that his fathers had made. 13 And also nMaachah his mother, even her he removed from being oqueen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa †destroyed her idol, and pburnt it by the brook qKidron. 14 rBut the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the Lord all his days. 15 And he brought in the †things which his father had dedicated, and the things which himself had dedicated, into the house of the Lord, silver, and gold, and vessels.
16 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days. 17 And sBaasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built tRamah, uthat he might not suffer any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah. 18 Then Asa took all the silver and the gold vthat were left in the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king’s house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants: and king Asa sent them to wBen-hadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at xDamascus, saying, 19 There is a league between me and thee, and between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a ypresent of silver and gold; come and break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may †depart from me. 20 So Ben-hadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote zIjon, and aDan, and bAbel-beth-maachah, and all cCinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali. 21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, that he left off building of tRamah, and dwelt in dTirzah. 22 Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was †exempted: and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa built with them eGeba of Benjamin, and fMizpah. 23 gThe rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless h*in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet. 24 iAnd Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and ||Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead.
25 And j*Nadab the son of Jeroboam †began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel two years. 26 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin kwherewith he made Israel to sin. 27 lAnd Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at mGibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon. 28 Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah did Baasha slay him, and reigned in his stead. 29 And it came to pass, when he reigned, that he smote all the house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had destroyed him, according unto nthe saying of the Lord, which he spake by his servant oAhijah the Shilonite: 30 Because of pthe sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and which he made Israel sin, by his provocation wherewith he provoked the Lord God of Israel to anger. 31 Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
32 qAnd there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days. 33 *In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in dTirzah, twenty and four years. 34 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and rwalked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.
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