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2 Chronicles 16 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Asa Wars against Baasha

(1Ki 15:16–22 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:1 - In the thirty-sixth year of Asa’s reign, Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah and [fn]fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asa king of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:2 - Then Asa brought out silver and gold from the treasuries of the house of the LORD and the king’s house, and sent it to Ben-hadad king of Aram, who lived in Damascus, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:3 - “A treaty must be made between [fn]you and me, as there was between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:4 - And Ben-hadad listened to King Asa, and he sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, and they [fn]conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel-maim, and all the [fn]storage cities of Naphtali.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:5 - When Baasha heard about it, he stopped [fn]fortifying Ramah and put an end to his work.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:6 - Then King Asa brought all Judah, and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber with which Baasha had been building, and with it he [fn]fortified Geba and Mizpah.

Asa Imprisons the Prophet

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:7 - At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, “Because you have relied on the king of Aram and have not relied on the LORD your God, for that reason the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:8 - “Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubim an immense army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet because you relied on the LORD, He handed them over to you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:9 - “For the eyes of the LORD roam throughout the earth, so that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will have wars.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:10 - Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in [fn]prison, for he was enraged at him for this. And Asa mistreated some of the people at the same time.
(1Ki 15:23, 24 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:11 - Now, the acts of Asa from the first to the last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:12 - In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:13 - So Asa [fn]lay down with his fathers, and died in the forty-first year of his reign.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:14 - They buried him in his own tomb which he had cut out for himself in the city of David, and they laid him in the resting place which he had filled with spices of various kinds blended by the perfumers’ art; and they made a very great fire for him.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit built
Lit me and you
Lit struck
Lit storage places of the cities
Lit building
Lit built
Lit the house of the stocks
I.e., died
NASB20

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