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2 Chronicles 16 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Asa’s Last Years

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:1 - In the thirty-sixth year of Asa’s reign Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and fortified Ramah to prevent anyone from leaving or entering the territory of Asa king of Judah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:2 - Asa then took the silver and gold out of the treasuries of the LORD’s temple and of his own palace and sent it to Ben-Hadad king of Aram, who was ruling in Damascus.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:3 - “Let there be a treaty between me and you,” he said, “as there was between my father and your father. See, I am sending you silver and gold. Now break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so he will withdraw from me.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:4 - Ben-Hadad agreed with King Asa and sent the commanders of his forces against the towns of Israel. They conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel Maim[fn] and all the store cities of Naphtali.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:5 - When Baasha heard this, he stopped building Ramah and abandoned his work.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:6 - Then King Asa brought all the men of Judah, and they carried away from Ramah the stones and timber Baasha had been using. With them he built up Geba and Mizpah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:7 - At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him: “Because you relied on the king of Aram and not on the LORD your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:8 - Were not the Cushites[fn] and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen[fn]? Yet when you relied on the LORD, he delivered them into your hand.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:9 - For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:10 - Asa was angry with the seer because of this; he was so enraged that he put him in prison. At the same time Asa brutally oppressed some of the people.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:11 - The events of Asa’s reign, from beginning to end, 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 was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the LORD, but only from the physicians.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:13 - Then in the forty-first year of his reign Asa died and rested with his ancestors.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:14 - They buried him in the tomb that he had cut out for himself in the City of David. They laid him on a bier covered with spices and various blended perfumes, and they made a huge fire in his honor.
NIV Footnotes
Also known as Abel Beth Maakah
That is, people from the upper Nile region
Or charioteers
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