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1 Kings 15 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Abijam Reigns over Judah

(2Ch 13:1—14:1 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:1 - Now in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:2 - He reigned for three years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was [fn]Maacah the daughter of [fn]Abishalom
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:3 - He walked in all the sins of his father which he had committed before him; and his heart was not [fn]wholly devoted to the LORD his God, like the heart of his father David
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:4 - But for David’s sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to raise up his son after him and to establish Jerusalem
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:5 - because David did what was right in the sight of the LORD, and did not deviate from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the case of Uriah the Hittite
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:6 - And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:7 - Now as for 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? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam

Asa Succeeds Abijam

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:8 - And Abijam [fn]lay down with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David; and his son Asa became king in his place
(2Ch 14:1—16:14 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:9 - So in the twentieth year of Jeroboam the king of Israel, Asa began to reign as king of Judah
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:10 - He reigned for forty-one years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:11 - Now Asa did what was right in the sight of the LORD, like his father David
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:12 - He also removed the male cult prostitutes from the land and removed all the idols which his fathers had made
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:13 - And even his mother Maacah, he also removed her from the position of queen mother, because she had made an abominable image [fn]as an Asherah; and Asa cut down her abominable image and burned it at the brook Kidron
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:14 - But the high places [fn]were not eliminated; nevertheless Asa’s heart was [fn]wholly devoted to the LORD all his days
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:15 - And he brought into the house of the LORD the [fn]holy gifts of his father and his own [fn]holy gifts: silver, gold, and valuable utensils
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:16 - Now there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:17 - Baasha king of Israel marched against Judah and [fn]fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asa king of Judah
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:18 - Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that was left in the treasuries of the house of the LORD and the treasuries of the king’s house, and handed it over to his servants. And King Asa sent them to Ben-hadad the son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Aram, who lived in Damascus, saying
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:19 - Let’s make a treaty between [fn]you and me, as there was between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you a gift of silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:20 - So Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, and [fn]conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth-maacah, and all Chinneroth, besides all the land of Naphtali
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:21 - When Baasha heard about it, he stopped [fn]fortifying Ramah and remained in Tirzah
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:22 - Then King Asa made a proclamation to all Judah—no one was exempt—and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber with which Baasha had built fortifications. And King Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin and Mizpah

Jehoshaphat Succeeds Asa

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:23 - Now as for the 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? But in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:24 - And Asa [fn]lay down with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of his father David; and his son Jehoshaphat reigned in his place

Nadab and Then Baasha Rule over Israel

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:25 - Now Nadab the son of Jeroboam became king over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel for two years
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:26 - He did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father and in his sin into which he misled Israel
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:27 - Then Baasha the son of Ahijah of the house of Issachar conspired against him, and Baasha struck and killed him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines, while Nadab and all Israel were laying siege to Gibbethon
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:28 - So Baasha killed him in the third year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his place
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:29 - And as soon as he was king, he struck and killed all the household of Jeroboam. He did not leave Jeroboam any [fn]persons alive, but kept killing until he had eliminated them, in accordance with the word of the LORD which He spoke by His servant Ahijah the Shilonite
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:30 - and because of the sins of Jeroboam which he [fn]committed, and into which he misled Israel, because of his provocation with which he provoked the LORD God of Israel to anger
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:31 - Now as for 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

War with Judah

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:32 - And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:33 - In the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha the son of Ahijah became king over all Israel at Tirzah, and he reigned for twenty-four years
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:34 - And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of Jeroboam and in his sin into which he misled Israel
NASB20 Footnotes
In 2 Chr 13:2, Micaiah, the daughter of Uriel
In 2 Chr 11:20, Absalom
Lit complete with
I.e., died
Or for Asherah; i.e., wooden symbol of a female deity
Lit did not cease
Lit complete with
Or votive offerings; i.e., gifts vowed
Or votive offerings; i.e., gifts vowed
Lit built
Lit me and you
Lit struck
Lit building
I.e., died
Lit breath
Lit sinned
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