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2 Chronicles 15 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:1 - God's Spirit came upon Azariah son of Oded.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:2 - He met Asa and told him, "Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin! The LORD is with you when you are loyal to him. If you seek him, he will respond to you, but if you reject him, he will reject you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:3 - For a long time Israel had no true God, or priest to instruct them, or law.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:4 - Because of their distress, they turned back to the LORD God of Israel. They sought him and he responded to them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:5 - In those days no one could travel safely, for total chaos had overtaken all the people of the surrounding lands.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:6 - One nation was crushed by another, and one city by another, for God caused them to be in great turmoil.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:7 - But as for you, be strong and don't get discouraged, for your work will be rewarded."

Asa's Reforms

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:8 - When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he was encouraged. He removed the detestable idols from the entire land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities he had seized in the Ephraimite hill country. He repaired the altar of the LORD in front of the porch of the LORD's temple.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:9 - He assembled all Judah and Benjamin, as well as the settlers from Ephraim, Manasseh, and Simeon who had come to live with them. Many people from Israel had come there to live when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:10 - They assembled in Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa's reign.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:11 - At that time they sacrificed to the LORD some of the plunder they had brought back, including 700 head of cattle and 7,000 sheep.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:12 - They solemnly agreed to seek the LORD God of their ancestors with their whole heart and being.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:13 - Anyone who would not seek the LORD God of Israel would be executed, whether they were young or old, male or female.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:14 - They swore their allegiance to the LORD, shouting their approval loudly and sounding trumpets and horns.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:15 - All Judah was happy about the oath, because they made the vow with their whole heart. They willingly sought the LORD and he responded to them. He made them secure on every side.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:16 - King Asa also removed Maacah his grandmother from her position as queen mother because she had made a loathsome Asherah pole. Asa cut down her Asherah pole and crushed and burned it in the Kidron Valley.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:17 - The high places were not eliminated from Israel, yet Asa was wholeheartedly devoted to the LORD throughout his lifetime.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:18 - He brought the holy items that his father and he had made into God's temple, including the silver, gold, and other articles.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:19 - There was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asa's reign.

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