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2 Chronicles 15 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Prophet Azariah Warns Asa

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:1 - Now the Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:2 - and he went out [fn]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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:3 - “For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:4 - “But in their distress they turned to the LORD God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:5 - “In those times there was no peace to him who went out or to him who came in, for many disturbances [fn]afflicted all the inhabitants of the lands.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:6 - “Nation was crushed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every kind of distress.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:7 - “But you, be strong and do not [fn]lose courage, for there is reward for your work.”

Asa's Reforms

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:8 - Now when Asa heard these words and the [fn]prophecy which Azariah the son of Oded the prophet spoke, he took courage and removed the abominable idols from all the land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities which he had captured in the hill country of Ephraim. He then restored the altar of the LORD which was in front of the porch of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:9 - He gathered all Judah and Benjamin and those from Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon who resided with them, for many defected to him from Israel when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:10 - So they assembled at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa’s reign.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:11 - They sacrificed to the LORD that day 700 oxen and 7,000 sheep from the spoil they had brought.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:12 - They entered into the covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and soul;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:13 - and whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:14 - Moreover, they made an oath to the LORD with a loud voice, with shouting, with trumpets and with horns.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:15 - All Judah rejoiced concerning the oath, for they had sworn with their whole heart and had sought Him [fn]earnestly, and He let them find Him. So the LORD gave them rest on every side.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:16 - He also removed Maacah, the mother of King Asa, from the position of queen mother, because she had made a horrid image [fn]as an Asherah, and Asa cut down her horrid image, crushed it and burned it at the brook Kidron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:17 - But the high places were not removed from Israel; nevertheless Asa’s heart was blameless all his days.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:18 - He brought into the house of God the dedicated things of his father and his own dedicated things: silver and gold and utensils.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:19 - And there was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asa’s reign.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: before Asa
Literally: were on
Literally: let your hands drop
With several ancient versions; Heb the prophecy, Oded the prophet
Literally: with their whole desire
Or, for Asherah

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